Swim Lesson Coordinator | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Location:         Campus Recreation & Wellness Center (CRWC)

Supervisors:     Assistant Director for Aquatics

Rate of Pay:     $11.60/hour (starting wage)


The CRWC Swim Lesson Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the swim instructor staff and assisting with the overall operation of the Learn-To-Swim program. The Swim Lesson Coordinator will ensure that all safety and teaching guidelines are followed and will conduct regular evaluations of the swim instructor staff.  This position will also be available during swimming lessons to answer questions from participants of the program.


  • Attend swimming lesson sessions to supervise and answer participant questions.
  • Set up and track registrations for each Learn-To-Swim session.
  • Conduct regular in-service trainings and staff meetings.
  • Create Learn-To-Swim instructor schedules.
  • Evaluate instructors regularly and provide constructive feedback.
  • Assist instructors with lesson planning.
  • Create and update Learn-To-Swim instructor manual.
  • Communicate regularly with parents and guardians of lesson participants.
  • Fill in as a substitute instructor when needed.
  • Maintain current certifications including any additional safety training.
  • Track and organize lesson participant report cards for each session.
  • Complete additional duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Minimum one semester working at the CRWC as a swim instructor
  • Outstanding customer service skills; competent computer and audio-visual skills.
  • Ability to interact with diverse groups through a variety of situations.
  • High level of emotional maturity
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong communication skills
  • Punctuality
  • Attend weekly meetings with Aquatic program staff.
  • Ability to use independent judgment when needed.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to accommodate a variable work schedule that may include early mornings, late evening, weekends and University breaks (e.g. Thanksgiving, Spring Break).
  • Must be a currently enrolled college student.

Training/Certification Requirements

  • Current Certification in the following:
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED for Lifeguards (or Professional Rescuer)
  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid preferred
  • Completion of University of Iowa Bloodborne