We'll bring the skills

You bring

The Fun

Teaching children how to swim may seem daunting, but that’s where we come in! We’ve been teaching hard-working people like you how to become water safety instructors for over 30 years. Our tried-and-true curriculum equips tots, and our top-of-the-line training equips YOU! So, bring your fun-loving personality and an open mind. We’ll save lives together!

Dive into an exciting career with Aqua-Tots

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Flexible Schedules

Home, school and work can get busy. We understand that and offer flexible shifts that fit your schedule.

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Lifelong Friendships

Saving lives is a bonding experience. That’s why team members start as co-workers and end up as lifelong friends.

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Advancement Opportunities

We believe in raising up leaders, in the pool and the school. Team members often stay with us for years—many even opening their own swim schools!

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Your Opportunity Starts Here

Available positions vary by location.

These are the calm, confident superheroes who teach children how to swim. No experience needed; we’ll certify you to become an Aqua-Tots Water Safety Instructor. Did we mention you get paid to swim?

Must love smiling and happy things! Greet tots, serve families and schedule lessons all while taking customers on the Aqua-Tots Swim Journey like a PRO.

With so many families growing with us, advancement opportunities are regularly available! General managers, aquatic managers and operation managers are just a few of the world changers who keep our schools running smoothly.

Spark local engagement and promote water safety in your community! Serve as the ultimate brand evangelist for the Aqua-Tots mission to save lives.

We will train you

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Login and learn! Aqua-Tots University (ATU) offers everything you need to know about your new, exciting position in an easy-to-use, self-paced online environment.

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This is where you really get your feet wet! You receive 30+ hours of in-person training alongside an experienced coach.

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Continuing Education

We’re always learning! Take part in regularly scheduled training opportunities throughout the year to advance your Aqua-Tots super skills.

Frequently Asked Questions

Typically, team members range from 16-99 (although swimming enthusiasts who are 100+ are also welcome to apply!) However, each Aqua-Tots Swim Schools location determines hiring age based on their state and local guidelines. Please check with your local school to learn more about their minimum age requirement.

Swim instructors, water watchers, deck supervisors and aquatic managers must be CPR certified in order to work with children around the water. While some Aqua-Tots Swim Schools locations require you to obtain this certification yourself, other locations include CPR certification as part of their training process. Additional training or qualifications may be required depending on location. In addition, all employees working in the water must obtain the Aqua-Tots Water Safety Instructor Certification prior to teaching lessons. But don’t worry about that—we’ll train you!

We love to hear from people who will sing your praises! We recommend listing coaches, teachers, religious leaders, family friends, neighbors and babysitting references. Please avoid immediate family members. (We already know your mom loves you!)

You sure do! All team members working in the water wear a rash guard, shorts and a swimming suit. This helps students and parents know who is qualified to be in the water. Our front desk team wears an Aqua-Tots polo or t-shirt to visually tell parents, “Hi there! If you have questions, we’ve got the answers!” Rash guards, polos and t-shirts are provided by your local school.

We know that swimming can be tiring, so most part-time shifts are approximately four to five hours. School managers also understand that life, school and home require flexibility sometimes and can offer shorter shifts when needed, but that varies by location.

We hear you, “Show me the money!” Aqua-Tots Swim Schools locations offer competitive pay, and precise hourly rates vary by location. This is a great question to ask during your interview.

The good news is that Aqua-Tots' pools are only four feet deep, and you should be able to comfortably stand in the water. However, throughout the Water Safety Instructor Certification process, you will be trained on how to showcase the skills you’ll be teaching. For those who are not comfortable in the water, the front desk is a great place to “get your feet wet” with Aqua- Tots.

Absolutely! Encourage all of your friends to apply; if they’re a good fit for Aqua-Tots, we’d love to have them join the family, too!

Once you’ve completed an application, it will be reviewed by the management team at your local Aqua-Tots. If they are hiring and feel as though you would be a good fit, they’ll contact you for an interview. Once hired, you will receive 40-50 hours of paid training to make sure you are well-equipped to safely serve your community.

It would look like a lot of fun, friends, high fives and hard work! During a four-hour shift, you will teach up to eight swim lessons (think of all the little lives you would be impacting!!) You’ll also offer parents feedback after lessons, answer questions, help with daily cleaning tasks and pool chemical checks. Plus, you’ll be bonding with the most amazing co-workers around. It really is the best job ever!

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