Swim Lesson Instructor

Swim Lesson Instructor Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Swim Lesson Instructor to join our team.


  • Is visible on the pool deck and accessible to answer swim team related questions;
  • Performs the Essential Functions and Responsibilities as described (other duties may be assigned);
  • Teaches progressive swim lessons and follows acac’s learn-to-swim program;
  • Maintains vigilance while conducting swim lessons in order to maintain constant control of the lesson and emphasize safety at all times.


  • Able to swim in both deep and shallow water;
  • At least 16 years of age;
  • Able to work varied shifts, including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays;
  • Able to be creative in finding the best teaching methods to accommodate different populations;
  • Must be able to demonstrate swim instructor skills in accordance with YMCA standards;
  • Current CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications a plus;
  • High school diploma or GED preferred;
  • Water Safety Instructor certification preferred;
  • Previous teaching or coaching experience preferred;
  • Able to actively participate in swim lessons using repetitive arm and leg motions;
  • Must have a genuine interest in working with and interacting with children and adults of all skill levels;
  • Able to work in an often warm and humid environment with heightened noise;
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen certifications required;
  • Able to successfully instruct and demonstrate proper swim techniques and use of swim equipment;
  • Able to motivate and inspire participants while teaching a safe and effective class.

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