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Now Hiring for the Spring/Summer 2022 Season!

Mountain Kids Swim Lessons is seeking applications from experienced Swim Instructors to join our Spring and/or Summer 2022 team! We will be growing this year to offer even more lessons over 8 weeks of Summer; both at Tie Lake (in Jaffray, BC), and another local lake for the older kids too. Registration will open ASAP; last year we booked out the whole summer in 48 hours, added another instructor who booked out in 4 days, as well as building a long waitlist by the end of the Summer.


A great fit for Mountain Kids Swim Lessons is someone who is patient, kind and fun, as well as safe and responsible. You will be excited to get in the water, be engaging to all different kinds of kids, be encouraging and supportive, and most of all be dedicated to establishing trust and respect with swimmers from day one. You will be provided with training and practice in advance (as necessary), as well as lesson plan guides, progressions, games and familiarization with the lake environment (via Zoom and at the lake in June). You will also be provided with all necessary equipment and teaching tools, and we welcome your ideas and feedback to improve our offerings.

Job Description:

Your role is to provide the best possible Swim Lessons you can, to the most awesome kids around. Many kids in our local communities have difficulty accessing swim lessons for various reasons and many do not have basic swim skills, but they all spend time around lakes. COVID has made this even more difficult with most swimmers having had large gaps in their learning over the past 2 years. Mountain Kids Swim Lessons wants to change this by providing lessons right there at the lake, while being able to focus on the safety skills and survival swim skills needed to confidently explore the open water environment. Your goal is to share the joy and freedom of learning to swim, while teaching the fundamental swim skills needed to improve endurance, motor coordination development and confidence. As the Red Cross closes down its Water Safety programming this year, we (as an Independent Red Cross Training Partner) will be expected to transition to the Lifesaving Society ahead of Summer operations – more information and guidance will be provided to successful candidates.

Spring Season (2 weeks in June):

  • Seeking 1-2 Instructors for Tuesdays and Thursdays in June (June 7, 9, 14 and 16) at Tie Lake to provide swim and water safety lessons to Grades 3-6 Jaffray School students. Small groups in the water, with dry land water safety activities too.

Summer Season (starting last week of June – 4 weeks on, 1 week break, 4 weeks on):

  • Seeking 1-2 Instructors for 4-5 days a week at Tie Lake for private swim lesson sets; 1-2 swimmers per lesson (completing minimum 4 lesson sets), 6 lessons a day with breaks (approx. 12-4pm). Ideally 1 of these Instructors will be more experienced (with kids and with supervising and encouraging other staff), to take on a supervisory role as needed.

  • Either for the same Instructors, or an additional one, seeking 1 Instructor for 2-3 afternoons a week for small groups at a different South Country local lake for older swimmers, as well as lessons and water safety programming at a third local lake.

For the right person, we can be flexible; for example, splitting the days of the week between two Instructors, or just working in June or just the Summer. You must be able to complete all scheduled days; reliability and consistency is a must to provide a better learning environment for our swimmers.

Our ideal Instructor will have:

  • Experience working with children aged 3-12 years (and love it!)

  • Experience working as a Swim Instructor (Qualifications preferred)

  • Canadian Bronze Cross minimum (National Lifeguards preferred for insurance reasons)

  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR required (or willing to obtain prior)

  • Lifesaving Instructor qualified (bonus)

  • Clean vulnerable sector criminal record check and strong references

  • Reliable vehicle for own transportation, always on time (carpooling may be an option)

  • Willingness to work within COVID guidelines and promote safety

Remuneration: $24-$28/hr depending on experience (including paid breaks, EI, Worksafe and vacation pay).

For more information or to apply, please head to to learn more about us before emailing Sarah Laverick at, along with your CV/Resume, copy of qualifications and a short description of yourself and why you think you would be a good fit for Mountain Kids Swim Lessons. Many thanks!

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