Through this program participants will see the behind the scenes of swim lessons at Daniel Meyer Memorial Pool, and as a result gain valuable insight on teaching swim lessons. Participants will learn the differences between each level within the Starfish program, and will also learn how they can become water safety instructor certified in the future. Participants will have the opportunity to hear personal experiences and ask questions of current swim lesson instructors at the Daniel Meyer Memorial Pool.
1st week: Participants will observe different lesson levels from outside of the pool. Instructors may request mentee assistance with class in the water as well. Be prepared to enter the water. Please bring notepad and pen to take notes.
2nd week: Participants will be in the water volunteering with lead swim instructors in the classes they previously observed.
Participants will spend approximately 6-15 hours total at the pool.
By the end of the course, participants will have had experience working with students in actual swim lessons, will have practiced writing their own lesson plans, and will have a better understanding of the Starfish Swim Lesson program and its requirements.
Applicants must attend all classes in their session and also attend an informational meeting prior to observing and aiding.
Applicants will be selected on the following merits:
Child-friendly, responsible, punctual, proactive, and organized.
Note: This program does not certify you to be a swim lesson instructor.
To apply for the Swim Instructor Mentorship Program please complete the application.