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Become a Swimming Instructor

Become a Swimming Instructor

Looking for a fun job with flexible hours and great pay? Training is available to become a swim instructor with the City of Calgary. We are looking for individuals who love the water and work with children for our 14 conveniently located pools around Calgary.

The instructor is responsible for conducting and developing program and lesson plans for swimming instruction at all levels. Instructors evaluate students' performance and maintain records of performance and attendance. They also ensure compliance with safety procedures and deal with patrons' questions and concerns regarding swimming lessons.

  • Competitive wages.
  • Flexible hours (daytime, evenings and weekend hours available)
  • A fun and friendly atmosphere

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and hold a current Swim for Life/Life Saving Instructor Award to be considered for a position.

Call 403-268-3800 for upcoming Instructor training courses, or search for courses in the Online Recreation Program Guide - search under the "Certifications" category for the Lifesaving/Swim for Life Instructor course.

Please ensure your resume states all your work experience. Your cover letter should also include the days and hours you are available to work and which quadrant(s) in the city (N.E., N.W., S.E., S.W.) you are able to travel to.

We regularly recruit instructors, with major seasonal hires taking place in January, March and September. We also hire according to need and will hire in between the seasonal times. Interested candidates can fill out an application and drop it off at any city pool or leisure centre, or apply on-line through the City of Calgary Career Opportunities.