Head Lesson Supervisor

Pedalheads is looking for a Head Lesson Supervisor for our Toronto pool, located in Forest Hills area. This position is Part-Time 20 hours with the possibility of Full-Time come February 2023. You will represent the Pedalheads Swim brand to our customers as well as be a mentor to our growing team of swim instructors. We provide training, lots of opportunities to learn new skills and gain experience, a fun work environment and our pools are warm.


As the North American leader in children’s programming, Pedalheads is a $25 million organization headquartered in East Vancouver, with an impact that has taught foundational bike, swim, and sport skills to more than a million children across North America. Founded by award-winning entrepreneur, Claudia Sjoberg, Pedalheads has experienced rapid growth and demand for its world-class children’s camp programming.  Operations now span across North America, with locations throughout Canada and the United States with new markets that include Boston, Los Angeles, and Washington DC. Check us out at pedalheads.com


Our Head Lesson Supervisor position will be running our Toronto pool. Have a passion for mentoring and training young adults whilst having a flare to communicate with customers. Your time will be split fifty/fifty. Half of your time is spent supervising your own scheduled pool shift and the other half will be spent working with the Assistant Regional Manager, Bike and Swim. Overseeing the programs and the running of the facility. You must be available to work evenings and weekends.


  • Being the on-floor mentor, the go to person for tips, tricks and instructing advice.
  • Supervise, and be the responsible individual for, the facility, staff & programs when the Assistant Regional Manager is not present.
  • Enhances aquatic instruction by increasing instructor’s knowledge on teaching techniques and overall program knowledge. Reinforce Pedalheads Swim advanced teaching methodologies.
  • Provides effective, professional customer service and be familiar with all Pedalheads programs and provide information to the public in a polite and helpful manner.
  • Monitors staff job performance.
  • Monitors and ensure program and safety standards are being followed.
  • Helps coordinate the staffing and scheduling of Instructors.
  • Helps with payroll, inputting hours
  • Ensures classes start and end on time and progressive evaluations are being completed on all students.
  • Reports, update and advises the Assistant Regional Manager and Swim Manager of customer feedback, staffing items and program activities.
  • Always maintains facility cleanliness and security and ensure the pool is properly maintained and abides by Health Regulations. Performs minor chemical adjustments to pools as needed.


  • Communicator – You can communicate efficiently and effectively to a variety of audiences.
  • Relationship Builder – builds and preserves trusting relationships with staff, customers, and children within your programs.
  • Work ethic – self-motivated, works continuously towards successful outcomes
  • Commitment to Quality – takes pride in work and strives for excellence
  • Mentorship – You have a passion to want to share your experience and knowledge to those around you.
  • Responsible - takes initiative and takes charge of situations
  • Organizer and planner – assist with schedules. Organizes the swim facility, entering the pool with plans in mind.
  • Flexibility/adaptability – Pools are fast pace, being able to adapt quickly and effectively is important for the success of this role.
  • Team Player – You thrive on working with others. Being apart of the circle that makes Pedalheads Swim a successful program.
  • Fun – You are not shy to show your fun side. You create an open and social work and play space for both staff and customers.


  • Swim For Life Instructor
  • Lifesaving Society NLS Pool Option
  • CPR C and Standard First Aid
  • Experience teaching swimming lessons


  • Experience in delivering training
  • Life Savings course


At Pedalheads, we are a collaborative team and we seek feedback and buy-in whenever it is possible.  We’re a spirited, fun and playful group who are always looking for new or innovative ideas to grow, learn and build.  We’re dedicated to continuous improvement and focused on excellence and achievement.  We are trail-blazing and this is illustrated by us forging ahead even though many of those who we spoke to when we started the company said it would never work.  We’ve blazed this trail and made it work! 

We’re empathetic, highly rational and caring. This is demonstrated through the building of our team from within and our belief in giving back. Internally, we identify stars and give them opportunities to lead and manage.  We have a path that starts with junior instructors (volunteers) and advances to site leadership to trainers to full-time, year-round positions, to management. Externally, we lead by example in giving back to our communities.  This is done through financial donations, bursary/scholarships, and participating in community volunteerism. 

Finally, we’re very conscious of, and take an active approach to initiatives that support diversity, equity and inclusion. 


To apply please submit your application online.

Pedalheads is committed to creating and upholding a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment that is respectful and welcoming to everyone. We believe that the presence of many voices from a variety of racial, cultural and religious backgrounds, political beliefs, ages, sexual identities and orientation, socio-economic backgrounds and physical and cognitive abilities will make our programs and workplaces richer for all.

We welcome applications from individuals of all identities and backgrounds. If you face any barriers to employment or require financial assistance or other accommodation during the recruitment and/or employment process, please feel free to contact the Pedalheads Human Resources Department in confidence.