Join Our Team As a Water Safety Instructor!

The Aquatic Connection, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.  We are committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. We provide a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, family or parental status, or any other status protected under the law.

We’ll be accepting applicants until May 31, 2023. 

Please apply prior to this closing date to be considered for this role.

To apply, we require a letter of interest/cover letter and resume. Resumes sent alone will not be considered.

Do you have a passion for working with children?

Do you love the water & want to spend your workday at the pool?

Are you looking for a fulfilling job & want to make a difference in your community?

About The Aquatic Connection, LLC:

The Aquatic Connection (TAC), LLC, specializes in lifeguard & swim instructor training, as well as learn-to-swim education. Based in Vermont, TAC’s family of corporations includes: 

The Aquatic Training Academy (ATA), an American Red Cross licensed provider of lifeguarding & instructor certifications, delivers on-site instruction for public organizations & private businesses nationwide by providing interactive curriculum at employers’ locations— from open water sites & camps to indoor facilities— ATA creates an efficient, in-depth, reality-based educational experience for aquatic professionals. 

Teach America To Swim (TATS) Kids’ Swim School offers swim lessons in VT at private & public locations throughout VT for children ages 2-13 years.

At The Aquatic Connection, we believe that everyone should be water competent and know how to stay safe in, on, and around the water. Our mission is to raise awareness and educate communities across America about the importance of water safety and lifesaving skills by establishing new and enhancing current aquatic programming, providing essential training and professional development for aquatic professionals, creating a community of aquatic training professionals, and developing education programs for parents and community leaders.

We strive to:

  • Create a learning environment that promotes safety
  • Educate our communities and value their partnership
  • Share our joy and passion for swimming
  • Embrace Feedback, as it’s a gift
  • Celebrate wins

Position Summary:

HIRING LOCATION: Newport, Vermont

Water Safety Instructors will work closely with our Instructor Trainers to design, execute, observe, and reflect upon Learn-To-Swim lessons and programming to meet the needs of all our swimmers while educating our communities about how to stay safe in, on, and around the water.

We require a high school diploma (or equivalent) as well as experience working with children. 

Candidates must be able to demonstrate competency in the four competitive strokes and two survival swimming strokes, as this role will be educating our swimmers about water safety and swimming skills.

Our Ideal Candidate has:

  • a passion for working with children
  • a keen eye for recognizing areas of strength and areas of improvement
  • a willingness to learn new skills, open to feedback

Here is a list of the key responsibilities you would have in this position:

  • Plan for and teach American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Program during Swim Lessons
  • Observe swimmers and provide feedback to improve technique
  • Uphold facility and organization safety protocols
  • Build relationships with swimmers & their families
  • Communicate swimmer progress with families
  • Conduct facility safety checks and base-level maintenance
  • Complete daily attendance and progress logs
  • Complete and submit end-of-session paperwork
  • Attend weekly staff meetings & professional development training
  • Complete these duties and other duties as assigned in a professional and respectful manner


Have you performed duties similar to some or all of the above? If so, you may be our ideal candidate for this role!

If you apply for this position without experience in all the areas above, don’t worry. We are willing to train the right candidate on these skills as long as they have a solid set of base skills, such as swim stroke competency and proven experience working with children. Please be sure to mention your applicable skills in your letter of interest and exactly why YOU are a fit for the role!

Now, what you have been waiting for – pay!  This position starts at $18/hr.  Higher pay is dependent on experience and qualifications as outlined in this posting.  Please do not apply if this is not the starting pay you are seeking.

Reminder: This position closes on March 31, 2023. You must complete the job application by clicking the “Apply Here!” button below!

To apply, please include your letter of interest and a resume in your Application.