Swimming Instructor Salary
The average wage for a Swimming Instructor is $11.52 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. A skill in CPR is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Job Description for Swimming Instructor
A swimming instructor teaches students how to swim or how to improve their swimming skills. The swimming instructor will help students gain confidence in the water, so that swimming skills can be utilized. Some students will even be prepared for competitions.Read More...
At the first level, students are usually taught to be comfortable in the water, including how to float and tread. After that, they are taught basic swimming strokes. At more advanced levels, they are taught more difficult strokes and how to dive. Students will be observed, and techniques should be shaped by the instructor according to students’ needs. That way, students can improve, and new skills can be mastered. Since this job often requires teaching various age groups, it is important to know how to communicate appropriately with all kinds of students and to possess patience. It is important to have physical strength and strong endurance, since this job is physically demanding. It is also important to be able to control a group of students and to be alert, in order to prevent accidents from occurring. Some administrative work is often required, such as creating lesson notes and administering student evaluations.
A minimum of a high school diploma is sometimes required, though some jobs are open to people under the age of 18. Proficiency will usually have to be demonstrated prior to being hired. Some jobs will require the swimming instructor to have competitive swimming experience and/or childcare experience.
Swimming Instructor Tasks
- Instruct and coach people of all ages to perform a variety of different swimming techniques.
- Will teach water safety knowledge and inform students about safety procedures.
- Teach technique specific drills to improve the skill level of the students.
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