Community Education | Water Safety Aide | Richfield Middle School


The Richfield Community Education program is accepting applications for part time Water Safety Aides at the Richfield Middle School. The Water Safety Aide will assist the Water Safety Instructor in teaching the Richfield Olympic Style Swim curriculum in the indoor pool as scheduled. An instructor aide must be an energetic, dedicated and motivated individual who enjoys swimming and teaching children or adults. 

Work Timeframe:

  • School year:  11:00 am-3:30 pm Saturdays
  • Summer: 8:45 am-4:00 pm Mon-Thur (some Fridays due to holidays)

Pay rate: $11.67 – $12.84 per hour

Must be at least 15 years of age
Must have knowledge of water safety and stroke technique
Ability to listen and demonstrate instructions to others
Available for the entire program session and have a flexible schedule for changes
General duties
Attend new employee orientation as well as required trainings, in-services, and staff meetings
Follow and be a role model for all rules, policies and chain of command of the pool facility
Be responsible for knowing and assisting in performing the Emergency Action Plan
Assist with classes as assigned and scheduled.
Arrive on deck 15 minutes prior to the star of the first class to assist with preparations
Assist in providing for the safety of your students and never leave a class unsupervised
Assist the instructor as directed during the lessons
Assist with putting equipment away
Physical Demands
Ability to safely work in shallow and deep water, including the diving well (approximately 3 – 10 feet deep)
Must be able to remain alert in the pool area, with no lapses of consciousness in a warm environment with air temperatures of 80 degrees or higher for one to four hours
Ability to recognize distress signals
Ability to support child or adult body weight in the water
Demonstrate (model) appropriate swimming skills and stroke technique to participants as directed