TideWater is looking to add talented, experienced swimmers to join our growing team of Swim Instructors. While prior instruction experience is beneficial, we provide paid training to ensure all instructors and lessons adhere to our high standards for safety, technique, approach and fun.


  • Pre-Employment background screening and interview
  • Must be available to work evenings
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Working toward or obtained High School Diploma or GED
  • Knowledge of all four competitive strokes (Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke & Butterfly)
  • CPR, First Aid and Lifeguard Certifications (within 60 days of hire, training classes provided)
  • Provide three references
  • Pass background check

We Provide:

  • Rewarding job
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Short Shifts (2-3 hours)
  • $15 / hour
  • Paid Swim Instructor Training
  • Paid Lifeguard Training available after 6 months of lessons
  • Outstanding work environment
  • Retention Bonus after 3 months
  • Referral Bonuses

You Provide:

  • Love of the water and swimming
  • Enjoy working with kids
  • Positive, energetic yet patience when teaching
  • A ‘can do’ attitude shared with your team

We are looking for outgoing, energetic and responsible individuals who communicate well with children and are eager to share their swimming knowledge. Our ideal candidates have prior swim lesson instruction or swim team experience with working knowledge of all four competitive strokes. All instructors are trained by TideWater with our copyrighted curriculum to provide inclusive lessons to all children. We provide lessons at three locations; RiverWinds Community Center, Gloucester County YMCA and Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT). To date, our Program has taught over 5,000 children how to swim! Collectively our staff has more than 60 years of instruction experience, sending our swim school graduates on to Swim Teams for competition, High School and Collegiate programs. While other facilities ‘give lessons’ we teach a lifelong love of swimming.

If you are interested in learning more about the position, please complete this Google Form. We will be in touch within 2 business days, if you apply after 5pm on Friday, we will return your inquiry on Monday.