Position Information

Job Title:            Swim Instructor (group & private)

Branch:              Oakbrook/Wellness

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

Reports to:          Aquatics Director

Grade Starting pay (group) Starting pay (private)
III $8.36 $14.00

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, 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.
  • Contact participants in your swim lessons if a lesson is cancelled/postponed

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.

High School diploma or currently enrolled.

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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