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Swim Instructor Interview Questions

26 Swim Instructor Interview Questions
Question 1 of 26
Do you know how to perform CPR/first aid?
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Be sure to know what the requirements are for CPR and first aid training in this particular role/facility. Ensure the hiring manager that you are more than qualified when it comes to first aid.

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"I am Level 2 certified CPR and First Aid trained. I have also had the opportunity to co-teach a first aid course. Safety is my primary concern and I feel well equipped to manage a variety of emergency situations."
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Question 2 of 26
How would your former employer describe you?
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When you answer this question be sure to talk about facts, rather than speculation. Tell the hiring manager that you would like to put these qualities to work for them!

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"My former employer has spoken very highly of me in my previous performance reviews. I've been described as reliable, a hard worker and a strong team player. These are all qualities that I would love to bring to your organization."
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What do you know about our organization?
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The level of research that you have done before your interview is a good gauge on your level of interest in the position. Talk about what you like most about the organization and how you think you will fit in, if given the opportunity.

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"I have researched your organization and found that you offer many different programs, for all ages and levels. Your facility is the top 3 in the city and your reputation is really great. I feel that your organizations' customer service and safety goals align really nicely with what I am looking for."
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Why do you want a career as a Swim Instructor?
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What makes you want to be a swim instructor? Talk a bit about what drives you to do a good job.

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"I have always had an interest in the water, even as a child, I would help my siblings learn how to swim. Being a strong swimmer is one of the most important life skills, and it's so vital to start at a young age. I am really happy to be able to facilitate that knowledge and teach people how to be confident in the water."
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If hired, how long do you plan on working here?
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Are you interested in being a swim instructor for the long term? Talk about your goals and how they fit into a long term opportunity with this organization.

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"I am interested in being a swim instructor for the long term. This facility offers strong advancement opportunities for me in my career and I would be happy to stay as long as I can."
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About Swim Instructor

August 30th, 2018

A Swim Instructor, also referred to as a Water Safety Instructor, teaches students of all ages and abilities how to swim. Most Swim Instructors are employed with public and city pools, recreation centers, and as private instructors. They may also find seasonal employment with a variety of summer camps.

In order to be equipped as a Swim Instructor you should be patient, attentive, highly energetic, and encouraging. Being able to objectively grade a student on their efforts and improvement is an important skill.

Because swimming lessons are available during the day, evenings, and weekends - the hours of a Swim Instructor may be sporadic. A Swim Instructor should be able and willing to be flexible with their work schedule.

Most employers will require a Swim Instructor to be First Aid and CPR Certified. Because Swim Instructors are often around underage children, or those with disabilities, they will be required to pass a criminal record check.

There is no formal post-secondary education required in order to be a swim instructor. In most states, individuals as young as 16 may be employed as Swim Instructors. Particular swim training and levels required will depend on each State. These Swim Instructor training courses are usually offered by city run recreation centers. There are usually a variety of Swim Instructor levels available to take which offers room for growth.