Ascension Health Aquatic Instructor in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Job ID: 251511

Aquatic Instructor

Kalamazoo, Michigan


Additional Job Information

Working for Ascension is more than just a job. It’s a career where your talent and passion for delivering quality healthcare can make a difference for patients, team members, and the community.

What we offer:

Culture of Teamwork: We encourage diversity of talent and thought; while offering the support of a multidisciplinary team. We work to build teams that respect each other. A team that respects each other feels good. We are on a mission to help people feel good, patients and associates.

About Us

Ascension Michigan

Michigan physicians and associates have embraced changing times and growing communities to provide quality healthcare for our patients since 1844. We work in collaboration to provide compassionate, personalized care for all, especially those who need it most. We are the largest healthcare non-profit in the country. We are faith based - called to be the expression of God’s healing love in the world. Ascension Michigan is comprised of 6 hospitals systems - coming together as one and uniting under the same mission.

Our Story

Together, our physicians, associates and members offer a complete continuum of services to nearly 1 million people living in 10 counties in southwest Michigan. Delivering comprehensive prevention, primary care, advanced treatment programs and rehabilitation services, Borgess is one of the area’s largest health care providers and employers. Borgess, an Ascension ministry, includes Borgess Medical Center, our flagship hospital, along with Borgess-Pipp (our specialty care hospital in Plainwell, MI), Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital (critical access hospital in Dowagiac, MI), Borgess at Woodbridge Hills (outpatient health facility in Portage, MI), Borgess Health Park (outpatient health facility in Battle Creek, MI) and many other owned or affiliated entities.

Job Description

The Aquatic Instructor develops and provides swim instruction programs for various populations.


Develops swim instruction programs for various patient populations.

Instructs individuals or groups in swimming and aquatic activities.

Monitors pool area for safety violations and persons in distress and responds appropriately.

Assists therapists and fitness staff as needed with patient transfers, stabilization and assistance in and out of the pools.

Evaluate participant’s progress and make recommendations for their continued advancement.

Ensure proper coverage for classes.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.


Required Credential(s):

Certification specializing in Lifeguard obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.


High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED) required.

Minimum 2 years experience as a lifeguard and one year aquatic teaching experience is required.

Additional Job Details:

PRN. Rotating. Evenings and Saturdays.

How To Apply

We urge you to apply to any/all positions that you have interest in. If you fit the qualifications for the role, we will reach out to you. Please ensure you complete all required fields within the application (indicated with an asterik), as well as additional information that is requested of you. Information that you offer us will better assist us in understanding your qualifications and fit for the position(s) you've applied for.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Borgess Health is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran or marital status.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.