Job Code: Swim Instructor

Swim Instructor

Category: Aquatics

Rate: $12 - $16 per hour
Keywords: Swim Lessons


The Y is a leading nonprofit for strengthening community, and the nation’s largest provider of swim lessons to increase skill related to Safety around Water. This position provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in swimming classes of all ages and abilities. Provides exceptional customer service to promote aquatics programs and the YMCA.

Essential Functions
-Instructs swimming lessons in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly.
-Builds effective, authentic relationships with students and parents; helps them connect with each other and the YMCA. Encourages parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers. Provides exceptional customer service to promote the Aquatics program and YMCA.
-Conveys information on aquatics programs and schedules and as appropriate refers students and parents to other programs.
-Maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, progress reports, etc.).
-Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.
-Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
-Organizes and puts away needed class equipment. Reports damaged equipment to Aquatics Manager and lifeguard on duty.

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture.  It’s who are, who we aspire to be and how we show up every day.  We are cause-driven.  We don’t just show up, we show up with purpose.  As a cause-driven leader you are expected to be:

  • Welcoming – Accept neighbors eagerly, warmly, hospitably, and as equal participants.
  • Nurturing – To care for, support, and help develop through encouragement.
  • Hopeful – Take an optimistic or positive view of future outcomes.
  • Determined – To devote full strength and concentrated attention to the cause.
  • Genuine – To be honest and open in relationships with others.

We act with intentionality to connect people to our cause.  Join us and help transform lives!

Apply here or in person at The Midland YMCA


-Free YMCA Membership
-Career growth
-Set Hours
-Discounts on programs


-Must be 16 years of age or older
-Valid Driver's License
-Pass Background Check & Drug Test
-CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid certification(or be certified within 30 days of hire)
-Must be able to demonstrate swim instructor skills in accordance with YMCA standards
-Complete YMCA child abuse prevention within 30 days of hire along with other required trainings.

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