Swim Lesson Instructor

YMCA of Greenville

Greenville, SC

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The YMCA of Greenville is a dynamic and rapidly growing association that seeks to strengthen the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

The Swim Instructor ensures safety in YMCA pools and aquatics areas for all members, guests, and program participants, by leading swim lessons and aquatics programs in a safe and effective manner; enforces rules and guidelines in accordance with YMCA policies, responds to member and guest needs, provides customer service, and maintains a safe aquatics environment.

Not only will you be part of amazing mission driven work, we offer the following benefits for our Part-time Staff

  • Free individual Y membership, with 75% discount on upgraded memberships.
  • 50% Discount on Programs, including Childcare, sports, and aquatics.
  • 20% Discount on Personal Training.
  • 12% Retirement Contribution once fully vested.
  • 403b Retirement Savings Plan.
  • Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.

We are welcoming we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become.

We are genuine we value you and embrace your individuality.

We are hopeful we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world.

We are nurturing we support you in your journey to develop your full potential.

We are determined above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

  • Prepared to teach the assigned class. Greets and welcomes participants to class each day. All equipment and instructional methods are appropriate for the class.
  • Provide timely and accurate feedback to participants (or parents) about their progress and skills they need to work on.
  • Keeps classes fresh by incorporating new skills and drills to keep participants learning and growing in their skills.
  • Wears required uniform to convey a professional appearance.
  • Provides excellent service to members, guests, and program participants.
  • Maintains a clean, safe, fully stocked and well organized work area. Keeps supervisor informed of any equipment needs or concerns.
  • Handles and resolves concerns and informs supervisor of unusual situations or unresolved issues.
  • Provides accurate, appropriate, and immediate responses to all requests by members/guests.
  • Leaves the instructional area in a clean and orderly condition by ensuring all equipment is returned to its appropriate area.
  • Maintains required instructional certifications.
  • Adhere to policies related to boundaries with consumers
  • Attend/complete required abuse risk management training
  • Adhere to procedures related to managing high-risk activities and supervising consumers
  • Follow mandated reporting requirements
  • Adhere to job specific abuse risk management responsibilities
    • Maintenance Employees-ensure unused rooms and closets remain locked; routinely monitor high-risk locations (locker-rooms and bathrooms), etc.
    • Shifts May Vary*
    • Current swim instructor certification, CPR, First Aid, & AED Certification (American Red Cross or YMCA) or complementary experience as an instructor/coach.
    • One year of relevant experience.
    • Able to teach and communicate aquatics skills to participants.
    • Able to communicate and enforce policies and procedures to members, program participants, and guests.
    • Able to react quickly and properly in emergency situations.
    • Must have enthusiasm and possess excellent customer service skills.
    • Excellent communication skills.


    • Completion of Blood Bourne Pathogen training within the first 30-days of employment.