Under the direction and guidance of the aquatics supervisor and consistent with the mission and policies of the YMCA of Western North Carolina, the Swim Instructor will teach and direct swim lesson classes. The Swim Instructor is responsible for knowing and understanding the YMCA Swim Lessons Program structure and philosophy while conducting quality swim lesson classes in accordance with the policies set forth in the YMCA Swim Lessons Instructor manuals. The Swim Instructor is responsible for the supervision and safety of all swim lesson program participants in the pool area. He/she is also accountable for knowing and properly executing all aquatic policies and procedures.
Swim Lessons Instructors must be able to:
Remain alert, with no lapses in consciousness.
Assist the lifeguard and other personnel in emergency situations.
Perform all necessary survival skills.
Lift 50+ lbs. from the floor and 200+ lbs. in rescue situations.
Move to various locations in and around the pool area.
Communicate verbally including good voice projection.
Hear noises and distress signals in an aquatic environment. (Significant background noise may exist in the aquatic environment.)
Swim Lessons Instructors must be 16 years of age or older, preferably with previous swim instructing experience. Swim Instructors must hold current certifications in the following:
Accredited Swim Lesson Instructor (YMCA, ARC, or equivalent CPR for the Professional Rescuer
Standard First Aid
Emergency Oxygen Administration ~ O2
Automated External Defibrillation ~ AED
The following certifications are preferred:
YMCA Aquatic Safety Assistant (YASA) or YMCA Lifeguarding
YMCA Swim Lessons Instructor (YSL)
Must complete Blood Borne Pathogens and Darkness to Light within 90 days.
The YMCA of Western North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and it is our policy to comply with all existing statutes regarding Equal Opportunity as they relate to all employees, applicants for employment, and personnel decisions including recruitment, compensation, hiring, training, and other employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to sex, race, color, age, creed, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, uniformed service member, genetic information, sexual preference, gender identity, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws, regulations or ordinances, except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies. No question on our application is intended to secure information to be used for such discrimination. Testing of job-related skills may be required prior to employment.