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Swim Instructor 

Category Fitness & Spa  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Employment Type Seasonal and Year Round opportunities are available.  
Shift Various Shifts  
Age Requirements The minimum age requirement for this position is 18.  

This position provides instruction in swimming techniques, skills, and water safety to guests of the Peak.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans and organizes personal class teaching outlines, methods and goals that support the general teaching outlines provided by the Peak Manager.
  • Organizes and directs activities of assigned students in order to provide a high level of quality instruction for all students.
  • Establishes positive public relations with parents/guardians of class students helping them recognize and understand swimming developments and achievements.
  • Enforces pool safety standards and facility operational rules for all individuals using the facilities.
  • Helps organize and assists in the development of special programs, activities or instruction.
  • Completes and submits records and documentation of completed lessons to the Peak Manager.
  • Works with the Peak 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.
  • Be familiar with American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim levels and other Red Cross water safety courses and know how to use course materials effectively
  • Adapt your teaching approaches to the age, experience and ability of participants so they can meet course objectives
  • Provide for the health and safety of participants, including ensuring that all teaching and practice areas are free of hazards, and that materials and equipment are safe
  • Cover all material required in a level
  • Communicate regularly with participants and their parents, as appropriate, to ensure they are aware of progress
  • Recognize and respond effectively in emergencies in accordance with facility emergency action plans
  • Enforce all aquatic facility policies, rules and regulations
Position Requirements


  • Previous aquatic experience is preferred.
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and First Aid
  • American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  • Clear and concise verbal communication skills.
  • Maintains office, employee and company confidentiality at all times.
  • Exemplifies professional conduct and adherence to company Core Values.


  • High School or Equivalent

Physical & Other Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Evenings, weekends and holidays are a regular part of the schedule.
  • Must have excellent attendance and conduct record for consideration.
About the Organization Resort Recreation Benefits:

ALL employees at Crystal Mountain receive these resort benefits to include FREE; fitness center, indoor pool, outdoor water park, golf, wellness programs, climbing wall, adventure courses, alpine slide, mountain biking and trail access, group ski lessons, downhill skiing/boarding and ski & snowboard rentals. DISCOUNTS on; spa services, fitness classes, retail products & apparel, food, lodging and personal training!

Resort Overview:

Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four-season resort recognized nationally as one of the Midwest’s premier destinations. Located 28 miles southwest of Traverse City, Crystal Mountain offers 58 slopes for downhill skiing and snowboarding, Crystal Mountain Snow Sports School, winter activities like dog sledding, cross-country skiing and fat tire biking, snowshoeing through Michigan Legacy Art Park, the Edge Adventure Course, award-winning Crystal Spa, fine-dining, shopping as well as wedding, meeting and conference facilities.  

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