Aquafit Instructor

January 13 2020
Industries Public administration
Categories Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Sports, Fitness, Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports
Markham, ON

The City of Markham’s Recreation Services - Aquatics Department in the Community and Fire Services Commission is currently accepting applications for the temporary part-time position of Aquafit Instructor. To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume online. In your cover letter please indicate which term you would like to be considered for.

Location: All City of Markham Pool locations (Aaniin Community Centre, Cornell Community Centre,

Angus Glen Community Centre, Centennial Community Centre, Milliken Mills Community Centre, Thornhill Community Centre, Thornlea Pool)

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Community Program Coordinator and / or Pool Supervisor, the Aquafit Instructor will be responsible for planning, organizing, instructing and leading Aquafit classes for various ages and abilities.

The candidate will also be responsible for the training and supervision of a variety of participants of various ages and physical abilities and developing a program that recognizes their capabilities and level of fitness within a community recreation environment. They will also help motivate participants to achieve their fitness goals, while ensuring a positive and safe environment.

Job Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitates, leads and supervises cutting edge group Aqua fitness exercise classes and programming that meets the individual needs of participants.
  • Utilizes innovative teaching strategies that will maximize participant success.
  • Observes participant capabilities and teaches program approach as outlined in program description. May adjust Aqua fitness program content specific to the abilities of each group.
  • Participates in all mandatory staff training and meetings.
  • Completes all related administrative duties assigned.
  • Ensures all program participants are aware of upcoming events, program changes or cancellations. Advises participants on program/class procedures and policies, as appropriate.
  • Oversee volunteers as required
  • Advises Program Coordinator and/or Pool Supervisor of any customer service issues, complaints or inquiries.
  • Ensures the site, equipment and supplies are appropriate to the activity and environment to reduce and minimize risk to other staff and participants.


  • Current Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid
  • Experience as a Lifeguard and/or Swimming Instructors, or Group Fitness Instructors preferred
  • Good customer service and communication (written and verbal) skills to coach and mentor a diverse range of generally adult students enrolled in the Specialty Aquatics Programs
  • Excellent Leadership skills
  • Ability to read, understands, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • The ability to work effectively with a wide range of fitness levels in a diverse community.
  • Service Excellence: Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization.
  • Change & Innovation: Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change.
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building: Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that creates effective working relationships.
  • Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening.
  • Accountable & Results Oriented: Demonstrates ethical behaviour and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation.
  • Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example.

The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities during the recruitment process. If you have a disability and require an accommodation, please contact the HR department with your requirements.

We thank all applicants who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by email.

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