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Nine Reasons to Dive into a Career at Aqua-Tots Swim Schools

Invaluable, imperative, important and indispensable—these describe the lifesaving water skills learned at Aqua-Tots Swim Schools and the superheroes who teach children every day. While lifeguard jobs may seem like the best way to get your feet wet for first-time job seekers, our swim instructors receive more training, get more time in the water and have a more direct impact on future swimmers!  

From the front desk staff and water safety instructors to the trainers and managers, every individual is a vital piece, and our Safety First, Fun Every Second approach to water safety echoes throughout our culture. In fact, we sat down with past and present team members and got the scoop on what it’s like behind the scenes. Here are the top nine reasons why working at Aqua-Tots Swim Schools is SWIMAZING!  

Professional and Personal Skill Development

As with any job, your role will help you gain experience, build your resume and earn some income. However, at our core, we are in the business of propelling the lives of the students enrolled in swim classes and the staff members teaching swim lessons. Our leadership teams are there to partner with employees and help them thrive; we consider it a privilege to be a part of your story.  

Additionally, Aqua-Tots Swim Schools is a great place to hone your customer service and leadership skills. Every employee has ample opportunities to step out of their comfort zone and try new experiences, and many of our employees become role models that encourage, shape and support our tots in addition to teaching them water safety skills.  

Consistent, Flexible Schedules

Sports? Finals? Class schedules? Vacation? Aqua-Tots gets it! Just like we offer families flexible swim lesson schedules, our employees have flexible, convenient scheduling options as well. This gives you the ability to plan appointments, outings, extracurricular activities and more.  

Another perk of working a consistent schedule at Aqua-Tots is the ability to cultivate relationships with co-workers, recognize families and truly get to know the children in the school. Need a little extra this month? There are plenty of opportunities to pick up shifts, teach additional lessons and add hours to your schedule.

Community Connections

Did you know each Aqua-Tots location is family owned and operated? By joining the team, you will be making a difference that matters in your local community, saving the lives of kiddos and helping provide parents with the peace of mind that comes from safe and confident swimming. 

Working at a locally owned business, you’ll also form relationships, get to know the families in your community, expand your network and make connections with parents, grandparents and caretakers alike. You’ll watch tots learn and grow up, all as part of the Aqua-Tots family. 

Career Growth and Development

At Aqua-Tots Swim Schools, there is always room for growth and career advancement. We believe in goals—setting them, achieving them and going after new ones. Whether you go from part time to full time or advance into management, opportunities for growth within Aqua-Tots are regularly available.  

You will have the opportunity to grow and progress into roles you strive for as well as ones that may surprise you. From front desk staff, trainers, instructors, managers, traveling positions, HQ positions to franchise owners, Aqua-Tots is a family that believes in lifting up and advancing our own. 

From swim instructors to franchise owners, Aqua-Tots employees' advancement opportunities are endless.

Franchise owners, Tyler and Lyndsey, began as Aqua-Tots water safety instructors in high school. Today, they are married and own three swim school locations. Maddie Nigh began a position at the front desk on her 16th birthday, and today, serves at our Worldwide Franchise Headquarters as the Franchise Support Manager. These are just a couple of the hundreds of stories that have been written through Aqua-Tots Swim Schools all over the world. Whether you continue to grow with us or strive for career goals outside the school, you will have the support of your Aqua-Tots family. 

Lifelong Friendships 

Fun, friendly and supportive—that’s the environment at Aqua-Tots Swim Schools. Saving lives is a bonding experience; team members start as co-workers and end up as lifelong friends. We believe it’s an inevitable outcome of joining a company that lives and breathes by its core values

Team Bonding Opportunities

Being an important part of the community outside the school starts with a tight-knit community inside the school. Many Aqua-Tots Swim Schools locations offer unique team building experiences, giving the staff time to connect, bond and have fun together. Aqua-Tots also encourages team goals and some locations offer incentives to further help with team unity.

Variety in the Workplace

Boring, monotonous work goes out the window at Aqua-Tots, and each day is different, keeping team members engaged and entertained. New opportunities for growth, crazy adventures, fresh challenges and the silly, unpredictable things children do and say will keep you laughing and on your toes. 

Employee Recognition and Perks

Aqua-Tots loves their employees and is driven to recognize excellence. Employees are often recognized for their work, commitment and positive attitudes. Some locations celebrate a job well done with gift cards, bonuses or extra treats. Others recognize “Coach of the Month” and show their gratitude in the school, on social media, etc.  

One of the best perks of all? Snacks! Hungry high schoolers or college students often find treats to stay energized while they work. And who doesn’t love free food?

Relaxed Work Environment 

Yes, the work is extremely important and requires diligent, attentive eyes on young swimmers, however, it is also extremely fun. That excitement children have when it comes to being in and around the pool is contagious, and our staff gets to join in the happy, splashy times as well. That means the attire is also casual and comfortable. It’s like an everyday vacay when you walk through those doors, smell that tropical “breeze,” hang by the pool (rain or shine) and unplug from all electronic distractions. 

So, if you’re looking for a first job or a whole new career, check out your neighborhood Aqua-Tots Swim Schools. You’ll make a difference that matters and have a lot of fun in the process. To learn more about available opportunities in your area, visit https://www.aqua-tots.com/employment.