Swim Instructor Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Swim Instructor interview, here are 26 interview questions and answer examples.

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How long have you been swimming?

"I started taking formal swimming lessons at the very young age of 3. I have been in lessons and then lifeguard training ever since. Also, I have experience as a competitive swimmer having training on the national team for 5 years."

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26 Swim Instructor Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. How long have you been swimming?

  • 2. Tell me about how and when you learned your basic swim skills, and why you are confident in your ability to teach those skills to new swimmers.

  • 3. When have you worked with children before? What do you enjoy about working with children the most?

  • 4. Are you comfortable teaching lessons to all ages, and ability levels?

  • 5. Tell me about a few water safety lessons you would teach.

  • 6. How would you handle a student that was acting inappropriately?

  • 7. When have you taught swim lessons, or any kind of lesson, before?

  • 8. Tell me about yourself.

  • 9. What qualifies you for this job?

  • 10. How do you practice safety on the job?

  • 11. Are you a patient person?

  • 12. Do you like working with kids?

  • 13. How do you deal with unsatisfied parents?

  • 14. Why do you want a career as a Swim Instructor?

  • 15. Do you have experience working with children?

  • 16. How do you handle stressful situations?

  • 17. If hired, how long do you plan on working here?

  • 18. How would your former employer describe you?

  • 19. Do you know how to perform CPR/first aid?

  • 20. What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?

  • 21. What is your greatest strength? How does it help you as a Swim Instructor?

  • 22. Why are you the best candidate for us?

  • 23. Tell me about your swimming skills.

  • 24. As a Swim Instructor, what do you believe is your best asset?

  • 25. What do you know about our organization?

  • 26. Why should we hire you?