Aquatics – Swim Instructor

September 1, 2023
Reno, NV
Job Type


Aquatics - Swim Instructor

This position does not require a lifeguard certification. Employees will be tasked with teaching individuals how to swim and safely be in the water.

Distinguishing Characteristics

  • Parks and Rec Specialist
  • Positions in this band have direct supervision available.Work tasks are routine, repetitive, and/or narrowly defined.

Work Schedule

  • Less than 233 hours per quarter and may be year round or
  • 233 hours or more in a quarter with a maximum of six months employment or
  • Not to exceed 1,039 work hours within any fiscal year

Essential Functions & Tasks

Include, but are not limited to:

  • Under direction, teaches water safety, swimming and diving
  • Plans daily program activities/schedules and organizes supplies and equipment necessary for instruction
  • Assists in providing inclusive environment and accommodating participants with special needs
  • Assists with special events
  • Other duties assigned

Working Conditions

  • Conveys and exchanges verbal and written information.
  • Swimming in water.
  • Walking, standing, sitting and instructing swimming lessons.
  • Walking on various surfaces including uneven ground that may be slippery.
  • Work may be performed outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Lifting, moving or carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds for short distances.
  • May work weekends and evenings.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Age: 15
  • Certifications: ARC Level 5 Swimming Skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certifications: CPR/AED, First Aid

A completed City of Reno Employment Application is required. Applications may be submitted online at Applications are also available at Parks and Recreation facilities.

For more information, call the Aquatics Office at 775-657-4651.

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