Goldfish Swim School - Wicker Park

Children's Swim & Activities Teacher


Chicago, IL


Full Time

Do you love kids and want to help teach them a lifelong skill?  We’d love to have you on our team at Goldfish Swim School, where we teach kids ages 4 months and older how to swim. Some of the cool employee perks include working in a fun environment where there’s plenty of room from growth — and we have staff outings, potlucks, recognition events and special birthday perks!

Our Goldfish Swim School team uses integrity, compassion and trust to give everyone a GOLDEN experience while providing WOW! customer service.

The Swim Instructor is your child’s teacher: The one who instructs kids about proper techniques and water safety while using the proven Goldfish Swim School curriculum to produce those extraordinary results.

Job Duties:

  • Provides swim instruction based on the Goldfish Swim School curriculum.
  • Enforces safety rules and regulations to prevent accidents. Makes rescues and administers first aid when necessary.
  • Evaluates students’ progress. Completes required paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Interacts with parents/guardians on the activities and development of students’ swim skills.
  • Acts as a GSS “ambassador” to ensure parental satisfaction.
  • Uses problem solving/creative thinking skills to identify and resolve challenges that students encounter.
  • Inspects pool areas before and after each class for possible maintenance, cleanliness or damage issues. Reports issues to management as appropriate.
  • Maintains and ensures proper storage of all pool equipment. Places and removes lane lines.
  • Reports accidents and incidents to management. Completes required documentation and paperwork.
  • Performs deck teacher duties as needed.
  • Occasionally performs light cleaning duties such as window washing, deck mopping, trash
  • removal etc.
  • Occasionally required to attend in-service training outside of regular working hours.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.
  • Participates in training/in-service as required.


  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • High school diploma or GED preferred
  • Lifeguard certification highly recommended

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