Aquafit Instructor Non-Union, Temporary Part Time

Website City of St Catharines


Develops and delivers safe and enjoyable fitness instruction while following the safety guidelines/standards of care of the certifying agency and in accordance with corporate and departmental policies, procedures, guidelines and standards. Educates patrons on fitness and safety and maintains a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for class participants.

Duties and Responsibilities:

(These set out the principal functions of the position, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements.)

  • Organize equipment and materials before and after each class.
  • Create a friendly and positive learning environment for all new and existing participants.
  • Deliver safe, effective fitness classes that create a pleasant exercising environment for customers and enable them to achieve their aquatic and fitness goals.
  • Demonstrate skills and include a variety of progressive exercises that will allow for all fitness levels to participate.
  • Keep current with industry trends and new class formats.
  • Teach scheduled classes beginning and ending on time, providing adequate warmup, exercising, stretching and cool down.
  • Instructs participants on effective workout methods; explains proper techniques, demonstrates exercises, identifies different muscle groups, and teaches appropriate methods to strengthen specific muscles.
  • Knowledge of water fitness teaching strategies and the incorporation of music, temp, cueing technique and rhythm.
  • Be familiar with the facility’s emergency procedures and be confident of your own role in an emergency situation.
  • Be prepared to assist in an emergency if one occurs.
  • Contribute to a positive, motivated, energetic and enthusiastic work environment.
  • Be self-motivated and a dependable team player.
  • As a member of a team, promote and enable safe and enjoyable experiences for participants and guests of the facility through effective customer service.
  • Represent the City of St. Catharines with a high level of professionalism.
  • Complete accident and incident reports immediately following an accident or incident.
  • Understand and follow all applicable facility, aquatic, municipal policy and procedures, including Health and Safety, to ensure the aquatic facility remains safe, clean and healthy.
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately with patrons and guests of the facility as well as other municipal staff, including face to face, telephone, print and electronic communications.
  • Carry out any other duties as requested.

Customer Care:

  • Greet guests as they enter the facility.
  • Direct patrons, answer inquiries, remind people to shower and where to wait before their classes.

Position Requirements:

  • Standard First Aid and CPR C (valid for three (3) years from the date of issue)
  • WaterART Instructor Certified
  • Vulnerable Sector Police Clearance valid for two (2) years from the date of issue
  • A professional and enthusiastic employee who embraces a service-minded approach.
  • A demonstrated commitment to enhancing a safety culture.
  • Must be willing to work a variety of shifts including days, evenings, weekends and holidays.

Wage: $27.21


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