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Fitness Alive is always looking for experienced swimmers, swim instructors and coaches to join our team. We are Philadelphia’s premier swim school and personal training company.

Brainchild of Philadelphia personal trainer and swim instructor Holly Waters, one of the most sought after infant and child swim coaches in Philadelphia, Fitness Alive teaches kids and adults to be confident and strong in the water and on land. Our unique psychology-based approach focuses on building confidence and fostering a lifelong love of fitness and the water.

We are looking to add talented, experienced swimmers to join our growing team of coaches. Although prior experience as a swim instructor is helpful, we will provide training to ensure that all swim instructors and lessons adhere to our high standards for safety, technique and fun. 

The ideal candidate: 
    • Is aged 18 and older (this is a must!).
• Is enthusiastic and passionate about swimming and pool safety.
• Has collegiate-level swimming experience or, at minimum, a strong background in competitive swimming. 
• Demonstrates a passion for and patience with children; prior experience working with children is helpful. 
• Is a team player and has a positive, go-getter attitude.
• Has up-to-date CPR-certification; lifeguard certification is a plus.
• Is willing to complete a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Certification and a criminal background check.

Please note this is not a full-time position; instructors are paid on a per-client basis, and the number of clients you can take on is dictated by your schedule and availability. This could be an ideal situation for someone looking for supplemental income and a flexible schedule. 

Please send a cover letter, resume, and two references to emily@fitnessalivephilly.com. No phone calls, please.


Fitness Alive seeks part- and full-time deck supervisors for its Center City pool. Weekday and weekend hours available.


Assist the staff by:

 Assist in-water coaches with any deck needs (equipment, helping with clients, last-minute cancellations).
• Report to supervisor in written and verbal communication on any matters pertaining to swim lesson program staff, participants, equipment, and curriculum.
• Other duties as needed.

Ensure customer service by:

• Provide front-of-house customer assistance by greeting clients upon arrival, directing people to where they need to go, problem solving any on-deck issues, etc.
• Provide knowledgeable answers to potential walk-in clients about facility and programming.
• Be aware and knowledgeable of emergency procedures.
• Maintain high visibility, especially during peak swim hours.
• Build and foster relationships with swimmers.
• Establish and ensure swim lessons are held to the highest standard and curriculum is followed.

Provide facility supervision and administrative assistance by:

• Inspect equipment, recommend upgrades when needed.
• Maintain tidiness of pool deck.
• Daily water testing (we will train you!)
• Complete regular walk-through inspections of pool deck, locker rooms and facility.
• Report to manager daily.
• Attend manager and team meetings, as needed.
• Keep accurate logs of swim lesson attendance.
• Lock and unlock facility at beginning and end of shift.
• Assist with swim class “report cards.”


The Deck Coordinator is present on the pool deck during swim lessons, group classes and lap swimming hours. They serve as the "front desk" of the facility, and ensure that lessons and classes start and end on time. The Deck Coordinator is also responsible for ensuring the pool, pool deck and facility are maintained in a safe and orderly manner. Additional responsibilities include assisting parents and swimmers as needed.


• Punctual and highly responsible.
• Cheerful problem-solver with solid communication skills.
• Go-getter willing to pitch in anywhere when needed.
• Highly trustworthy and organized team player.
• Prior swimming and/or coaching experience a plus.
• Ability to work on one’s feet for duration of shift time.
• Able to work at least 3 shifts per week preferred.


• 5am-1pm, M-F
• 1pm-9pm, M-F
• 8am-5pm, Sat + Sun

 Please send a cover letter, resume, and two references to emily@fitnessalivephilly.com. No phone calls, please.


Position Description

The lifeguard is responsible for safety in the pool and on the pool deck at Fitness Alive facilities by preventing and responding to emergencies.

Job Duties

• Maintain constant surveillance of patrons in the facility, acting immediately and appropriately in event of an emergency.
• Provide emergency care and treatment as required until arrival of emergency services.
• Present a professional appearance and attitude and maintain a high standard of customer service.
• Prepare incident reports as needed.
• Ensure orderliness and cleanliness of pool and pool deck.
• Perform other job tasks as assigned.

Required Certifications

• Up to date Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification from the American Red Cross
• Criminal Background and Child Abuse checks

Skills and Attributes

• Excellent communication skills
• Dependability and punctuality
• Reliable transportation


• Monday through Friday 3-7pm
• Saturday, 9:30am-2pm
• Sunday, 10-3
• Additional hours as needed for Family Swim and birthday parties


Fitness Alive Center City, 1425 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19102

To Apply
Send cover letter, résumé and 2 references to emily@fitnessalivephilly.com. No calls please.