Swim Instructor
Job Details
CPCT - Stamford, CT
Not Specified
$18.00 - $24.00
Description & Responsibilities

Mission Statement: Our mission is simple: provide any child the skills needed for a lifetime of confidence and enjoyment in the water. We strive to build a solid water safety and technical foundation from an early age. We work toward building up positive young mind and bodies throughout the stages of our effective swim program.

Primary Purpose: Instructs students on water safety and proper swim techniques based on thorough knowledge of the Chelsea Piers Swim School curriculum.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Be vocal and animated: Bring energy and enthusiasm to each class you teach.
  • Be punctual: Setting up your teaching area before the start of classes, cleaning up your area after class. Checking in with front desk for any new students or make-up lessons. Begin and end your lessons on time.
  • Skill Knowledge: A background in competitive swimming or teaching lessons is helpful but not required. Training in the Chelsea Piers Swim School curriculum is provided. Instructors must be willing and able to demonstrate and communicate the in water drills and four competitive strokes in the curriculum.
  • Classroom Management: Able to organize your classes based on your swimmers abilities. Convey key points about swimming in articulate/age appropriate manner to swimmers.
  • Teamwork: Be willing to help your teammates. Have the flexibility to teach in different classes to give the best possible instruction when asked.
  • Be prepared for each class: Know your students names and where they are in the program progression. Be able to keep tidy notes about their progress that are accessible onsiteComplete progress reports and report cards to give valuable feedback to our customers by the designated deadlines established by the program director. Ability to teach in various pools of varying degrees.
  • Attendance and participation during trainings: Ability and willingness to complete our training program. Attended and participate in all staff meetings and in-service trainings held throughout each semester.


Key Performance/Evaluation Factors

Excellent written and verbal skills; excellent inter-personal skills; Superior customer service; Creative problem solving; Ability to multi-task and make critical decisions; and have ability to work extended hours as needed. Must have a sense of urgency to ensure prompt responses to external and internal customers.

  • Ability to work with children
  • Effective verbal communication and well-organized
  • Experience as a competitive swimmer (preferred)
  • Experience teaching swim lessons (preferred)
  • All Chelsea Piers employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19 or willing to get their series of shots as a pre-condition of hire. 
    • Employees can request exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for medical or religious reasons. These will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Chelsea Piers Connecticut is an Equal Opportunity Employer