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Water Exercise Instructor - City of Issaquah ( Job # 18-0058)

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Minimum Salary: $12.00 per hour
Maximum Salary: $15.00 per hour
Employment Type: Part Time
Department: Parks & Recreation
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Are you passionate about exercise? Have you taught group exercise classes before or maybe you were just a long-time participant? We are looking for the right instructors to teach a dedicated and enthusiastic group of water exercise participants. You may be new to water exercise, but we can provide training and coaching to get you ready. There are continuous opportunities to learn and grow as you lead this dynamic and engaged class.

Come join our team! Our misison – We enhance lives through public service.

Essential Functions
  • Lead and instruct program participants in the rules and proper participation in swimming related activities.
  • Serve as a swim class instructor
  • Ensure proper procedures are followed in program activities, both with regard to safety and program guidelines.
  • Attend work on a regular, reliable, and punctual basis.
  • Rescue persons in distress, in danger of drowning or incurring an injury.
  • Ensure proper behavior on the part of swim or other assigned class participants and respond quickly to potentially hazardous situations and accidents.
  • Teach and mentor new swim instructors and lifeguards.
  • Maintain relevant program records and prepare related reports.
  • Set up ropes, laddres, pool lift, diving boards, and other equipment for different types of swim lessons, including drop-in swim, water exercise classes, and occasional swim meets.
  • Administer first aid in the event of an injury, participate in all first aid and safety drills.
  • Perform deck cleaning and some pool maintenance.
  • May be responsible for teaching CPR, First Aid, and/or Lifeguard Training.

One year of recreation work experience related to exercise instruction or any combination of education and experience that would provide the applicant with the relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job.

  • Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Certification preferred.
  • Must complete Physical Capacity Screening.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., sit or stand for long periods of time, see and hear.
  • Must complete a comprehensive criminal background screening.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of effective safety standards and precautions related to swim instruction.
  • Knowledge of swim exercise instruction methods.
  • Ability to assist in instructional tasks.
  • Ability to perform administrative tasks, such as record keeping, report preparation, and similar tasks.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain detailed program records.
  • Ability to work some weekends, or other irregular hours as necessary.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, agencies, and the public.
  • Ability to stand on cement floor for up to 8 hours per day.
  • Ability to actively participate in program activities, requiring varying degrees of physical exertion; this includes lifting children weighing between 30 and 80 lbs. during swim lessons.
  • Instruct swim lessons which require lifting, twisting, bending, and performing swimming skills needed to demonstrate skill to participants.


Parks & Rec - Pool
50 SE Clark Street
Issaquah, WA 98027