Summerville Family YMCA

Job Description




Job Title:                Swim Instructor

Branch:                  Oakbrook/Wellness

FLSA Status:           Non-Exempt (Hourly) Part-Time

Reports To:            Aquatics Director

Job:                        Grade     Starting Pay


III         $10.00



General Statement of Duties:


Under the general direction of the Aquatic Director, the Swim Instructor is responsible for providing direct leadership, instruction and motivator for students in swimming classes.




  • Current certification in CPR, plus YMCA Swim Lesson Certification or Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification preferred.
  • Knowledge and enforcement of pool rules and regulations.
  • Understanding of risk management issues and safety requirements for the facility
  • Must have good communication skills
  • Ability to instruct and observe participants in proper stroke techniques



Principle Activities:


  • The Swim Instructor will be responsible for:
  • Instructs swimming lessons as assigned in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly.
  • Maintains records as required (ie. 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.
  • Trains and supervises new class aides as assigned.
  • Secures a qualified substitute sub when needed, and notifies supervisor of the shift change.
  • Teaches to the YMCA standard and within safety guidelines set forth.

Safety Policy:


  • The Swim Instructor will be responsible for observing the following rules.
  • No Alcohol or drugs will be used on the job at any time.
  • Report all job accidents the same day the accident happens.
  • Obtain authorization from your supervisor for all non-emergency treatments for accidents.
  • Wear seat belts at all times in company vehicles
  • Keep the area where you work clean and neat at all times.
  • Do not remove or bypass any guards on any machinery at any time.
  • Ask you supervisor when you need additional equipment or instructions to get the job done safely.
  • Lift with your legs, not your back, and get assistance with loads over 50 pounds.
  • Advise your supervisor of any hazardous conditions.
  • Follow all other written and spoken safety rules.


Effect on End Result:


The Swim Instructor represents the Summerville Family YMCA in a professional, courteous, friendly, and helpful manner to members and prospective members.



Physical Demands:


Carrying _X_            Kneeling_X_             Pushing_X_              Sitting_X_

Climbing_X_             Lifting_X (min 25 lbs)Running_X_            Stooping_X_

Crouching_X_           Pulling_X_                Standing_X_            Walking_X_




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Employee Signature                                           Date


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Aquatics Director Signature                                Date