Aquastar Swim School first wants to Welcome you to our amazing family. We treat our instructors like our brothers and sisters. Everyone should respect each other and help each other to grow. Your success is our success. If you ever come up with any great ideas or something that is bothering you, please feel free to share it with us. Aquastar Swim School is more than just a swim school. We care about you in every way. We will listen and support you in every way possible. Nothing is impossible; always have the heart to learn is the way to your success!

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Aquastar Swim School

Founder

Swim Instructor's Cash Incentives

 

This program is for our hard working dedicated Aquastar Instructors who put out their hearts into giving back to the community. I know that not many companies out there are willing to give back to their Instructors as much as AQUASTAR. So we want to show that we care as much as you care about the quality lessons you are providing to the clients.

Cash Bonus

Requirements:

When YOU achieve 100 hours with AQUASTAR, Instructors will be rewarded

$500

When YOU achieve 300 hours with AQUASTAR, Instructors will be rewarded

$1000

When YOU achieve 500 hours with AQUASTAR, Instructors will be rewarded

$1500

When YOU achieve 1000 hours

SPECIAL APPRECIATION REWARD TO OUR INSTRUCTORS

We Care, We Teach, We Give


Referral Instructor Bonus

AQUASTAR is looking for Superstar like Instructors to teach for our community and our clients. As simple as telling them to fill out the application at our AQUASTAR career page, making sure they write your name at the referral section so we know who you got approached from and we will sort out everything in our backend.

If one of your referrals is hired, they need to minimum teaches a 12 classes lessons  we offer from AQUASTAR, and remains in good standing for a minimum of 3 months with AQUASTAR, you will receive a cash bonus

$50

So help spread the words and easy money can be made on top of the pay you get from AQUASTAR. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us on Aquastarlessons@gmail.com for more information.


Instructor's Referral Client Bonus

 

AQUASTAR wants to provide our professional swim lessons to every individual who YOU know that lives in a Condo/Apartment, House that has a swimming pool. If you have gotten someone to registered and purchased either () Plan, we will have a record of who you have invited and make sure you have done an amazing job. Once the client has completed the package, AQUASTAR will pay you

$100

So help spread the words and easy money can be made on top of the pay you get from AQUASTAR. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us on Aquastarlessons@gmail.com for more information.


Condo/Apartment/House Access Instructions

Access Instruction

 

We understand that not all Instructors have ever entered into Condo Building. Here are the Instructions to prevent and minimize error of miscommunication with Residents.

  1. If traveling by vehicle, when entering condo, please be respectful to all condo units and follow guideline and procedures.
  2. In some condo such as River Green, in which they have concierges, you will need to get a daily pass from the front desk, giving your car license plate and the first unit number to whom you will be providing swimming lessons, and display it on top of the dash to prevent getting towed or parking violation warning.
  3. Before entering the parking lot, if required, find out the buzzer code of the unit # the resident lives in.
  4. Once Buzzed, please enter safely and wait until the gate closes before entering to the parking lot for available parking.
  5. Follow the procedures to meet with the Resident and follow to the change room and get ready for lessons.
  6. All Instructors should have at least some teaching tools to bring when providing swimming lessons. *If no equipment, AQUASTAR will lend out tools such a swimming dumbbells and toys to instructors, but they will have to pay a damage deposit*
  7. When all lessons are finished, please coordinate with the last client on how to return back to the parking lot or to exit the building.
  8. Please be respectful at all times when teaching in the pool with other residents. Be on your best behaviour when you are in the condo, whether you are in the pool or not. If a student accidentally bumps into another patron, please politely apologize to show that we respect the tenants.
  9. All Instructors must be in the pool teaching swimming lessons at all times. If you need to go to the washroom, please notify the parents of the short leave or wait until the end of class. Students should never be left unaccompanied.
  10. If you have any client questions that you cannot answer, please help the resident or client get in touch with AQUASTAR and we will help. Thank you

Boundaries & Guidelines for Employees

Boundaries & Guidelines

Refrain from giving out your personal contact information. Telling clients to contact you at all hours and giving out your personal cell phone number, e-mail, or home address, may lead to an unprofessional dynamic. It may also cause your client to lose trust if for some reason you do not answer your phone or you cannot help.

Always provide a professional work email, phone number, and office location for your clients to use to contact you.

Protect your privacy on social media. Your client might be tempted to “friend” you on Facebook or another form of social media. But interacting with your client in this context could breach professional boundaries.

Make sure your Facebook settings and other on-line profiles are set to private or limited to people you have approved to follow you. If your client can access information about you publicly on-line, this could lead to a conflict of interests.

Similarly, do not seek out information about your clients on-line that is private or irrelevant to your work with that client.

Establish clear physical boundaries. One of the most effective ways to establish clear professional boundaries is to let your behavior set the standard for your meetings with your client. It is important that you do not touch your client in any inappropriate way.

Inappropriate forms of touching might include hugging, caressing, or holding your client’s hand. While you might think these gestures show compassion or care, it is possible they could make your client feel uncomfortable and as if he or she is in an exploitative dynamic

Dress appropriately. Your style of dress will also signal professional boundaries to your client.

Avoid wearing any form of low-cut or revealing clothing. This could make your client feel deeply uncomfortable.

Refrain from discussing your personal life.You might feel the urge to discuss your personal problems or difficulties in order to relate to your clients. But your clients benefit more from your professional expertise than your personal life experiences.

When you discuss intimate, personal details of your life with your clients, it could confuse your clients about to the nature of your relationship and this could be distressing for your client.

Prohibit sexual relationships with your clients or former clients. Sexual or intimate relationships with your current clients are unethical and inappropriate. You cannot have sex with a former or current client and you cannot accept a client with whom you have had an intimate relationship. You may lose your job or be prosecuted for doing so.Former clients could also be harmed by a sexual relationship due to your privileged knowledge of their case work.

Never enter into a sexual relationship with any of your clients’ relatives or close friends either. These relationships could also potentially exploit your clients and their treatment.

If you find yourself developing romantic feelings toward your client, excuse yourself from the case and refer the person to another social worker.

Decline to enter into financial relationships with your clients. You must never give your client money or accept money or gifts from your client. Do not engage in relationships where your client gives you additional money or gifts for things unrelated to social work.

Do not borrow money from or lend funds to current or former clients. These are actions that can easily confuse your client and put your client in an exploitative position in relation to you.

Cultivate friendships outside of work. One of the best ways to maintain professional boundaries is to have a clear line between your professional life and your social life.

Do not friend a client in any circumstances. These actions can easily confuse your client to your intentions.

Not visiting clients outside work hours.

  • It sets the expectation that you are available to the client outside of your normal working hours. This expectation can cause inconvenience later on, as the client may think you are “on call” and available whenever he needs you to be.
  • May confuse your client in your kind gesture to become something more than just professional.

Lesson Plan & Structure

How to plan & structure your lesson plan

Our goal is to ensure that our private lessons are efficient, clear, and consistent with all of our AQUASTAR instructors. I have been teaching for 6 years and I have gathered all of my knowledge to share with all of you how get the lessons going efficiently and to improve them in every single way possible.

DESCRIBE

DEMONSTRATE

DO

First no matter at what age, start off with bubbles. See if they can blow bubbles properly.

  • Do 10 Bubbles.
  • If cannot perform, make it an exercise to practice bubbles together with the student.
  • Big breath blow on palm to practice breathing. x2 (repeat) Until Comfortable
  • Blow in water using same technique x 1 (repeat) Until Comfortable
  • Learn how to hold breath without going into water 3sec x3 (repeat) Until Comfortable
  • Proceed with floats, glide, kick, arms, distance swim.
  • Ask the child what he/she likes to do more, looking up or looking down for Floats (Starfish Up/Starfish Down) x2 (assist)
  • Glide (at the stairs if have available). Push off using a Marshmallow looking DOWN / Wall looking UP. No kicking. Glide for 3sec x3
  • Kicking (practice and show how to kick properly) Tell them to splash *ONLY IF THEY ARE LOOKING DOWN,OTHERWISE NO SPLASH WHEN LOOKING UP. x3 with Marshmallow
  • (ONLY IF THEY ARE COMFORTABLE WITH LOOKING DOWN. DO NOT FORCE THE CHILD TO DO SOMETHING THEY ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH. GIVE THEM 2 CHOICES THAT THEY CAN CHOOSE FROM, UP OR DOWN AND ALLOW THEM TO TEST OUT EACH TO SEE WHICH ONE THEY LIKE MOST FIRST, THEN PROCEED WITH THE LESSONS).

Teach them what I call the *1,2,3 Bubble Bubble Breath*

  • Tell them to hold their breath for 3 seconds as they are performing kicking. After 3 seconds, tell them to blow all their bubbles while they are looking down before they come up for air
  • Repeat again until they are used to the repetition and understand blowing bubbles in the water before lifting their head up for air. x 3-5 (repeat)
  • Circle arms with Kicking (From Swim)
  • If they can perform all these skills start teaching arms. Separate arms from the kick. Wrap your arm around the legs to hold them still as they perform what I call the *Circle Arms*. Basically tell them to draw a circle, think of it and do it. Hold their hip as they use the Marshmallow to set balance. As well to remind them to brush the side of their BUM BUM making sure their arms are LONG and SOFT, instead of SHORT and HARD. x 4-6 (repeat)
  • Practice Circle Arms only for short distance while continuously correcting them at the same time. x 4-6 (repeat)
  • After then try to add kicking with the arms. Yet you are reminding them about the 1,2,3, Bubble Bubble breath methods. x 4-6 (repeat)
  • Back kicking (Back Swim)

If kids are more confident with looking up. Proceed with everything in looking up such as floats, glide, kicking, circle arms on back

  • Glide push off wall. Understand bum needs to come up instead of tummy. Legs will be in the water, arms will be on the side. x3 assist and repeat
  • Kick push off wall. Understand bum up legs down and kick in the water. Tell them imagine they are running or walking. legs are close together and stretch their body to become long and soft. Keep reminding them that bum up with keep up floating, bum down will get them sinking in the water. x3 assist and repeat.
  • Shoulder Kiss – Teach them how to roll their body from side to side using their shoulder. x3-5 (short distance)
  • Circle arms with Marshmallow. Tell them only allow to move their arms using their shoulders. Everywhere else will be long and soft. (Do not use words that will confuse them making them thinking that having their body becoming stiff and hard will do the job).

These are some of the drills I will do with my new students and to get them going with their lessons as soon as possible. Drill them as many times as possible. Making sure they are comfortable. Drills will help build up a baseline endurance and practice good technique for longer distances in the future and will help them build confidence with their skills and continue to develop.  

Every time when finish a set of practice, ask them if they are tired or need rest. Usually I will allow them to rest for 1-2 mins. This allows  them time to relax and not think about how much work they are doing. First and foremost, AQUASTAR wants our students and teachers to BOND. But having a balance between STRICT lessons and rest with a bit of fun and games can allow them to feel more comfortable with you and perform at their best. There is no perfect routine of how to teach a lesson. As long as the BOND is strong between the instructor and the student, they can accomplish anything together.


Lesson Structure

 In order to provide the best and most effective lessons, I have learnt from my last 6 years of swimming lessons that it is a matter of trial and error. Everyone has their own style but I would prefer to have all instructors follow a similar pattern for your lesson, below is a sample. Not only will it  be easy on you, it will be good for the student to have repetition.

Samples

  • Warm up 10 Bubbles / Up and Down
  • Practice their strong side whether it’s Up / Down
  • 2 Floats per side if beginner (assist), 1 Float per side un-assist
  • 2 Glide per side assist, 1 Glide un-assist
  • 3x Kicking only with distance swim(short, medium, long)
  • 3x exclude kicking and only work with circle arms (Short, medium)
  • 3x Kicking with circle arms distance swim(short, medium, long)
  • 3x Side kicking with marshmallow (Short, medium)
  • Skill test with and without floatation device
  • 3x Treading water
  • 3x Jumping into water and swim / float
  • Pick up toys when available to learn how to move freely in the water
  • Provide more detail to strokes once you see students has gotten the skills down properly
  • Rest in between each activities, allowing yourself and student to re engage the activities (30sec-2mins)

TEACH FROM THE HEART DURING EVERY LESSON, AND YOU SHALL BE REWARD FROM THE HARD WORK YOU PUT IN TO THE STUDENTS YOU TEACH. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, TRUST IN YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE  AND APPLY IT. KEEP TRYING, AND NEVER GIVE UP, I PROMISE YOU WILL BE RECOGNIZED FROM THE PARENTS AND AQUASTAR.


How to get pay

 

Payment Date

 

After working hard on your lessons, I am sure everyone is interested how and when you will get pay. AQUASTAR knows that your effort to all your swim lessons are important so we want to make sure you get pay properly, here are the steps to get your money processed.

  1. Any lessons you have taught from 1-15th or 16-31th, our company will go through to make sure all lessons are accounted for.
  2. Our company will take 1 – 4 Business days to process to make sure it is correct.
  3. Our company will take 1 Business days for banking to process.

*Instructors are paid for hours of instruction only.

Personal Direct Deposit Information


What to bring to your amazing lesson

 

General

Aquastar wants to make sure all instructors teach amazing lessons to all our clients, please bring some of the equipment to help your clients learn faster in their lessons and as well for safety precautions. Equipment does help many new beginners to get comfortable in the water since they have no experience in adapting the behavior when they are surrounded by a pool of liquid.

If you do not have any teaching equipment, you can buy it from our company. Contact our company for more information as needed.

Here are some of the pieces of equipment, lesson info, contact info AQUASTAR wants all our swim instructors to bring along to your amazing AQUASTAR swim lessons.


General: Swimming Equipments

 

  • Aqua barbells (pair)
  • Flutter Kickboards
  • Pool Noodles
  • Pull Buoy
  • Hand Paddles
  • Small Sinking Toys
  • Diving Rings and Sticks

 


 General: Lesson Information

  • Lesson Plans
  • Schedule Next Lessons
  • Program Worksheets
  • Report Cards

 


 General: Safety Equipments

 

  • Waterproof Watch
  • Whistle

 General: Contact Information

 

  • Company Contact Info
  • Business Cards
  • Company Flyers
  • Client’s Contact Info

 

Aquastar Swim School

 

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