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Swim Instructor (WSI)

Portsmouth, Virginia
Closing date
Oct 7, 2023

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Instructs various levels of swimming including various strokes (e.g., front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, butterfly, etc.). Teaches students from age groups of infant through adult.
  • Instructs basic diving, safety and survival skills to students.
  • Works with lifeguards to ensure swim lessons are safe at all times.
  • Enforces pool safety standards and facility operational rules for all individuals using the facilities.
  • Plans and organizes instruction methods and goals that support the general teaching outlines provided by the Aquatics Program Manager and the certifying organization.
  • Organizes and directs activities of students in order to provide a high level of quality instruction for all pool patrons.
  • Develops swim program according to student's ability and promotes students to higher levels of swimming according to their skills.
  • Provides individual feedback to parents/guardians regarding student's swimming developments and achievements.
  • Provides introductory equipment orientations, when needed.
  • Inspects equipment used for swim instruction, ensuring they are within the condition required by environmental health standards. Informs supervisor of deficiencies.
  • Administers aquatic assessment testing and certification in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD), Department of the Navy (DON) and CNIC policy.
  • Completes and submits records and documentation of completed lessons to the Aquatics Program Manager and the American Red Cross office.
  • Works with the Aquatics Program Manager on an on-going basis to upgrade, improve and refine individual teaching skills related to teaching effective swimming lessons to various age groups and various skill levels.
  • Prepares and completes accident/incident reports during emergency situations. Notifies management of all emergencies immediately.
  • Works with hazardous materials (e.g., cleaning agents, pool chemicals, etc.).
  • Checks identification cards to ensure proper patron usage.
  • Helps organize and assists in the development of special programs, activities or instruction.
  • Completes regular cleaning and tidying of equipment used for swim lessons to ensure the maintenance of a safe environment for staff and patrons.
  • Answers telephone providing information in regards to facility hours of operation, upcoming special events and programs, etc.
  • Completes the Daily Activity Reports, handling cash where fees apply, verifying the amount of money collected and dropping the cashier bag in the drop safe.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must pass all applicable records and background check.
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment.
  • Must posses and maintain Water Safety Instructor (in accordance with CNICINST 1710.3)
  • Must posses and maintain Lifeguard Training Certification (in accordance with CNICINST 1710.3
  • Must posses and maintain current, active CPR, Lifeguard and First Aid certifications


Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience and knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs.A qualified candidate possess the following:
  • Knowledge of the organization's instructional methods and goals.
  • Knowledge of DoD, DON, and CNIC aquatic assessment and testing policy.
  • Knowledge of basic water safety equipment utilized for various age groups.
  • Knowledge of basic first aid procedures to include automated external defibrillator and blood borne pathogens.
  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic to compute charges, disperse change accurately, and prepare reports.
  • Knowledge of cash handling procedures.
  • Ability to complete a 300 yard swim in less than 10 minutes.
  • Ability to assess and provide instruction on various swimming skills, basic diving, and water safety skills to various age groups ranging from infant through adult.
  • Ability to plan and organize appropriate skill- and age-based swimming instruction.
  • Ability to handle/rescue persons in the water of various sizes, who may panic or be unconscious.
  • Ability to enforce rigid safety regulations to ensure maximum protection of swimmers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


This position does not have a positive education requirement.

Additional information

Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

Some positions have special requirements. Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 60 days of issuance of selection certificate. For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.

Executive Order 12564 requires a Federal workplace free of illegal drugs. According to the Executive Order, all Federal employees are required to remain drug free throughout their employment. Commander, Navy Installations Command is a Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated, and use of or intoxication by illegal drugs will result in penalties up to and including removal from Federal Service.

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