Feb 11, 2020

Aquatics Professionals

  • Aquatic Jobs Network
  • Framingham, MA, USA
Part time Swim Instructor Other

Job Description

Aquatics Professionals

 Framingham, MA

Job Description

The MetroWest YMCA is here for all — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Incorporated in 1960, our Y serves a diverse population who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 2 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y.

The MetroWest YMCA is seeking qualified individuals as lifeguards and swim instructors who will be responsible for maintaining safe conditions in our aquatics program, and promoting a safe and positive atmosphere in accordance with aquatics policies and procedures. The Swim Instructor will also provide swim instruction for different ages and ability levels and motivate his/her participants.

  • Must be Lifeguard ready: uniform, pocket face mask/gloves, whistle and rescue tube.
  • Must be Swim Instructor Ready: uniform, lesson plans, maintain records (attendance, track progress and complete end of session report).
  • Continuous and active scanning of the pool.
  • Ensure instructional equipment remains in good condition; have all equipment ready prior to classes and put away after
  • Instruct participants according to YMCA aquatics program standards: using all 5 components, guided discovery, effective class organization and positive relationship with participants.
  • Know and understand the Emergency Action Plan and Emergency Evacuation Routes.
  • Enforce aquatics safety rules consistently and fairly.
  • Perform second duties, as requested, only when not lifeguarding.
  • Maintain positive relationships with members and staff, class participants, parents, and non-class members.
  • Follow the directions of the MetroWest YMCA aquatic supervisors, in accordance with the YMCA aquatic standards.
  • Must be YMCA Lifeguard certified or American Red Cross certified at time of hire.
  • Must attain the YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor certification within 120 days of hire.
  • Maintain certification level of physical and mental readiness; responsible for re-certification before expiration.
  • Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings and special events.
  • Promote other aquatics programs and have knowledge of pool schedule and programs.


  • Must be 17 years of age or older.
  • High School diploma or equivalent, desired.
  • Current YMCA Lifeguard certification or equivalent.
  • Current YMCA Swim Lessons certification or equivalent.
  • Current CPRO, First Aid and Emergency Oxygen certifications.
  • Demonstrate swim strokes, lifeguard rescues and CPRO/FA/EO skills.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays.
  • Excellent hospitality skills.
  • Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply


  • Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and ADD&D
  • 10% YMCA Paid Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off – Vacation, Holiday and Sick time
  • MetroWest YMCA Household Membership
  • Membership/Program/Childcare Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Professional Development opportunities

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve. Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity.

At the MetroWest YMCA, our cause defines us. We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. The Y is open to all, and we pride ourselves on the diversity of our members and employees. EOE

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