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Swim Instructor

Downtown Orlando YMCA Family Center


Swim Instructor

Downtown Orlando YMCA Family Center, FL • Aquatics



Provides skill-based swim and water safety instruction to people of all ages. Maintains constant supervision of students to ensure safety. Creates positive, nurturing relationships with students and builds cooperative relationships with parents and caregivers. Promotes and supports the potential of all students in program. Facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall program experience.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides swimming and water safety instruction to students of all ages and abilities
  • Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate, and consistent with YMCA values
  • Helps to create new approaches to serve the needs of program participants
  • Adheres to program standards, including safety and cleanliness standards, and ensures consistency with evidence-based practices
  • Maintains constant supervision of students, identifies students who need assistance, and supports students as necessary to ensure a positive learning environment
  • Attends staff meetings and trainings
  • Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention, and emergencies
  • Maintains positive relationships with parents and caregivers and other staff. Models relationship-building skills, including Listen First in all interactions


  • Minimum age of 16
  • Basic life support or professional rescuer CPR/AED, first aid, and emergency oxygen administration certifications and child abuse prevention training within 30 days of hire date
  • YMCA Swim Instructor certification required
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize students who may need assistance
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize and remedy hazardous and dangerous situations
  • Demonstrated ability to swim in shallow and deep water and tread water
  • Patience and the ability to communicate with all ages and levels of students, parents and caregivers, and other Y staff and volunteers

Working conditions

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to perform all physical aspects of the position, including walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting.
  • The employee must be able to perform medium work: exerting up to 30 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
  • The employee is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures.
  • The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions: protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
  • The employee is subject to noise: there is sufficient noise to cause the employee to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
  • Must be capable of working under pressure in a somewhat disruptive environment.
  • The employee is subject to hazards: includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.


  • Must complete successful background screening, which includes criminal and drug screening.
  • All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. The YMCA promotes an equal employment opportunity work place which includes reasonable accommodation of otherwise qualified disabled applicants and employees. Please see your manager should you have any questions about this policy or these job duties.
  • This job description may not be all-inclusive and employees are expected to perform all other duties as assigned and directed by management. Job descriptions and duties may be modified when deemed appropriate by management.