If you’re interested in joining the team, here’s what you need to know!
Job Requirements for Gilbert
As an AquaMobile swim instructor, you will need:
- Up to date First Aid & CPR certification: Get a two-year certification from the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association. Courses are offered at United Hearts CPR and Learn CPR Arizona.
- Swim Instructor/Lifeguard certification: Obtain a valid certification from the American Red Cross after passing the practical and written exams. Classes are offered by Gilbert Parks and Recreation as well as Chandler-Gilbert Family YMCA.
- Access to reliable transportation: Valley Metro (light rail and bus system that serves Maricopa County and makes stops in Phoenix, Gilbert, Chandler and surrounding areas), Uber/Lyft (rideshare services), cabs (Valley Taxi, Ride Share Mamma, etc.), personal car
- Two or more years of swim teaching/coaching and/or lifeguarding experience
- A love for swimming and a passion for teaching
Become a swimming instructor in Gilbert
AquaMobile Instructor Core Values
At AquaMobile, we're passionate about ensuring every student has the best possible experience in and out of the water. That's why we pride ourselves on our strong, core values.
- Building Confidence Through Sport: Using positive reinforcement and encouragement, our swimming instructors promote self-confidence to foster a safe and comfortable learning environment.
- Water Safety: By possessing the proper certifications and integrating water safety skills as the foundation of every lesson, our swimming instructors ensure lessons are safe and fun for all ages.
- Flexibility and Responsibility: Our instructors have the flexibility to set their own schedules. All we ask is that you maintain up-to-date availability on your AquaMobile profile.
- Hands-On Teaching: We believe the best way to learn is by participating. You can't learn to swim on dry land, so as an instructor, you'll be getting clients into the water right away!
- Customer Focused: We want our clients to be happy, so we adopt a customer-focused approach to lesson planning. Any customer feedback should be used to influence future sessions.
Key Gilbert Swimming Networks for Instructors
Continually developing existing skills and learning new ones is an essential l practice for a swimming instructor. Listed below are some helpful resources for skill improvement and certifications in Gilbert.
Gilbert Parks & Recreation
90 Civic Center Dr, Gilbert, AZ 95296, United States
The city of Gilbert offers many programs for swim instructors and lifeguards in the area. There are local swim teams as well as a training program for new lifeguards. The city also promotes water safety everywhere!
Mesquite Aquatic Center
100 W Mesquite St, Gilbert, AZ 85233, United States
There’s a huge outdoor pool to practice in at this facility. There are a variety of programs offered at the pool as well. There’s a lifeguard training program that’s funded by the city and a youth swim team. This is a great place to refine your skills.
381 E Warner Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296, United States
Head over to this gym that offers specialized aquatic training classes for all ages. Try AquaFitness, Cardio Training or Water Yoga to get in shape. Building up your strength and endurance is part of becoming a better swimmer.
United Hearts CPR
351 E Civic Center Dr, Suite 1039, Gilbert, AZ 85296, United States
Come here to get your essential certification in CPR and First Aid. The certificate is valid for two years. Additionally, instructors use hands-on examples to show you how to apply these techniques in real-life situations.
3100 E Vermont Dr, Gilbert, AZ 85295, United States
Get your Heartsaver CPR/AED and First Aid certification from this licensed community instructor. Classes are personal and done in small groups to ensure you understand each concept.
Swimming Careers in Gilbert
Sometimes you can love something so much that you want to turn it into a career! Here are some of the options for swimming careers in Gilbert.
- Pool Cleaner: Use various tools to clean pools around your community. You will vacuum, use a net, check filters and more. There are opportunities with Aloha Desert Pools and Presidential Pool Service and Repair in Gilbert.
- Resort Pool Manager: Work in a fast-paced environment at a local resort. As the pool manager at a facility such as Great Wolf Lodge, you will train lifeguards and help maintain the resort’s facilities.
- Pool Concierge: Welcome guests to the pool, give out towels and perform basic upkeep of the area around you. This job will keep you busy as the weather in Gilbert gets hotter. Apply at Life Time or Mesquite Aquatic Center.
- Country Club Swim Coach: Work at a luxurious country club pool such as Seville Golf & Country Club or Trilogy Golf Club in Gilbert. You will help swimmers perfect their technique by teaching everything from the basics up to fitness and endurance skills.
- Aquatics Monitor: This role is two in one. You will act as a swim instructor or lifeguard where you’re needed in Gilbert. Opportunities are available at Williams Field Pool and Greenfield Pool.