Swim counselors teach three swim lessons a day and lifeguard for three free swim periods a day (please note, during the 8 week summer, swim counselors will rotate through one 2-week assignment as a swim lesson guard and will not teach for those 2 weeks). Swim counselors are required to hold a lifeguard certification – for those who are not already certified, the camp provides Red Cross Lifeguard training in June at no cost to the counselor. Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification is preferred, but not required, as training to teach the Sewataro Swim Program will be provided in June.
The goal of the Sewataro swim program is to develop swimmers who are safe, comfortable, and confident in the water. We strive to develop our campers’ swimming proficiency to the best of their abilities. Waterfront Supervisors are in place to support and assist swim counselors with placement, tips on instruction, assessment, and the overall responsibilities of their positions.
Swim counselors are also assigned to a camp group. During morning arrival time, at lunch, and at the end of the day the Swim Counselor joins their group and works with the Group Leader in providing support for the campers. Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:15 PM