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Swim Lesson Instructor

Posted: 02/04/2024

Greater Philadelphia YMCA Employment Opportunity!

Your Impact:
The Swim Lesson Instructor (or Instructor Aide) is responsible for working in the water, assisting in conducting aquatic instruction for members and participants. Providing support and encouragement to assist students in learning to swim. Always Ensuring safety and cleanliness of pool area and adherence to all YMCA Aquatic Safety Standards.

Following employment, the Greater Philadelphia YMCA will cover the cost of the training and training hours required to secure YMCA Swim Lesson Certification. Successful completion of this certification will result in increased compensation.

Y Work for the Y:

  • Free YMCA gym membership.
  • Flexible work schedule available.
  • Discounted YMCA programs after meeting the eligibility requirements.
  • Eligible for a 12% company contribution to the YMCA Retirement Fund after meeting the requirements.
  • Employee referral bonus program.
  • Opportunities for continuing education and professional training and development.
  • Fun and collaborative environment.
What Qualifications You’ll Need:
  • 15 years of age with successful completion of swimming skills test.
  • Pursue YMCA swim Lesson Instructor certification, CPR, First Aid, Oxygen, and Lifeguarding.
What You’ll Do:
  • Provide a safe environment that allows members and participants to learn to swim.
  • Encourage and support students to provide an enjoyable aquatics experience.
  • Evaluate swimming skills; complete progress reports for each session; complete communications for parents.
  • Participate as a part of the aquatics staff team in providing a safe and enjoyable environment.
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings as required.
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The Greater Philadelphia YMCA is an equal opportunity employer. The Y considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or other protected classification and in accordance with applicable laws.


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