Swim Instructor - Kroc Memphis- Memphis, Tennessee

800 E Pkwy S, Memphis, TN 38104, USA Req #21724
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has an opening for an Swim Instructor in Memphis, Tennessee for the Southern Territory Headquarters, located in Atlanta, Georgia.


Job Summary

Instruct aquatic private lesson to all ages and levels. Design instructional programs and demonstrate proper techniques and styling to all levels of participants.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of current best practices in regard to the aquatics programs and keep current with new changes that will affect programs;

Knowledge of health and safety regulations as defined by the Health Department and The Salvation Army;

Ability to swim and extensive knowledge of swim programs;

Ability to deal comfortably with stressful situations, and follow emergency procedures;

Ability to multi-task, ability to follow instructions and complete tasks in a safe and effective manner.  Must be able to adhere to safe aquatic practices;

Ability to effectively build teams;

Ability to interact with co-workers and the public in a positive, professional manner in conformity with The Salvation Army Mission Statement.  Must be able to work with people of diverse backgrounds and circumstances.

Ability to effectively provide leadership, counseling and education to youth, parents and staff;

Ability and aptitude to make decisions and meet commitments within established policies and procedures and handle sensitive situations appropriately with staff, children and parents;

Ability to supervise staff and participants with varying educational and cultural backgrounds;

Ability to teach private lessons, beginning through advanced, to a diverse group of individuals.

Ability to create programs geared to individual needs.

Ability to speak with poise and enthusiasm.

Knowledge of safety precautions needed, and ability to ensure compliance/adherence by each individual receiving private lessons.

Ability to read, write and communicate the English language;


Education and Experience

Prior experience teaching swim lessons


Some College, or working towards a four year degree;


Two to Three (2-3) years of lifeguarding experience;


Any equivalent combination of training and experience with provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

Ability to meet attendance requirements;

Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs on a regular basis;

Must be able to perform tasks of a repetitive nature without diminished performance;

Must be able to bend, squat, twist, and stand, as these movements are a regular requirement of this position;

Must be physically able to give emergency care if a situation arises;


Working Conditions

Work is performed in an environment where there may be a little physical discomforts associated with changes in temperature, pool chemicals as well as discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.



Must have a certification in swim class instruction, or prior education and experience that provides proper execution of an aquatic fitness program.

Must have or be able to obtain and maintain CPR/First Aid certification within first 30 days of employment.

Certification accepted from American Red Cross or Ellis & Associates;

Certification in Waterpark Lifeguarding or equivalent (Preferred)

Safe From Harm Certification, as directed by supervisor.

Swim lesson instruction complete or successfully complete within 90 days of hire;

Water exercise instruction are strongly preferred;

Successfully complete and pass the Lead Lifeguard Training

NSPF Certified Pool Operator (CPO) (Preferred)


Additional Comments:
All employees recognize The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
To apply, please select the "Apply Now" icon at the bottom of this positing.
Application Submittal Period: 8/16/2022 – 11/25/2022

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled 

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Other details

  • Job Family KT-NON-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Recreation
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 800 E Pkwy S, Memphis, TN 38104, USA