Sep 20, 2018

Swim Instructor

  • Ymca of Metropolitan Washington
  • YMCA Alexandria, East Monroe Avenue, Alexandria, VA, USA
Part time Swim Instructor

Job Description

Basic Function and Scope of Responsibility:

  • Provides swimming instruction/or water exercise instruction to children and/or adults under the direct supervision of the Aquatic Director, Assistant Aquatic Director or Aquatic Coordinator; following the philosophy and goals of the YMCA Aquatic programs
  • Primary responsibility is the safety of participants during class sessions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures adequate safety procedures are in place for the class being taught
  • Communicates directions and/or corrections in a clear and concise manner
  • Maintains class control and discipline at all times
  • Instructor must be in proper attired (bathing suit) and on pool deck at least five minutes before start of class and have equipment ready and roster ready to take attendance
  • Instructors shall not leave the area of their class unless students in the class have left or their safety has been turned over to a department lifeguard, confirming transfer with the guard on deck
  • Develops lesson plans for each class of the session. It is the responsibility of each instructor to provide “practical” lesson plans for their substitutes (A substitute slip must be completed and signed for all classes missed)
  • Evaluates stroke technique of participants
  • Keeps skill sheets, student progress records and attendance records up to date after each class meeting
  • Prepares student evaluations, with recommendations and comments for either staying in the current level, with an explanation why, or movement to the next level
  • Teaches group and private lessons
  • Maintains an uncluttered teaching area, returning all instructional equipment to the proper place
  • Relates with enthusiasm, patience, courtesy, tact, and concern when dealing with class members and parents
  • Attends and participates in all staff and instructors meetings
  • Is considerate of other classes conducted in the same pool at the same time
  • Enforces all facility and pool rules
  • Other duties as required

Education, Certification, Skills, and Experience:

    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    • Blood Borne Pathogens
    • Facility Orientation/Aquatic Policy
    • Emergency Procedures
    • Preventing Child Abuse
  • Possess an outgoing personality with the ability to relate well with participants of various age groups
  • Must be attentive, multi-faceted, reliable, and a proven problem solver
  • Must have positive mentality

  • CPR and First Aid completion cards
  • Must have aquatics teaching experience
  • At least 2 water instruction certifications. (including YASA, YMCA lifeguard, YMCA lifeguard instructor, Swim lesson instructor, YMCA swim coach cert, USA swim coaching cert, Red Cross WSI, Red cross Lifeguarding instructor, Aqua aerobics cert, Action against arthritis Cert, and other certifications along these lines) If certification not listed and questionable can be reviewed by association aquatics director.
  • Copies of certifications and reference checks required.


How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send resume to the Aquatics Director Cece:

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