Job Description

Swim Instructor - Norton Commons (Aquatics)
Louisville, KY, United States of America


As the nation’s leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y offers more than just a job. We offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community. As a key member of the Aquatics team, a Swim instructor teaches both youth and adult’s pool safety and swimming techniques, and is responsible for proactive communication and maintaining a safe pool atmosphere while preventing accidents. The main purpose of this position is to provide a positive role model for members and to create a character-developing atmosphere.

Job Skills / Requirements

• Minimum age of 15
• Team player with personal commitment to YMCA Mission, Philosophy & Character Development Values.
• People centered, service oriented.
• YMCA Youth Swim Lesson Instructor preferred, but we will train.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Previous lifeguard and/or swim instructor experience preferred, but we will train if not.
• Completes required abuse risk management training. Adheres to policies and procedures in managing high-risk activities and appropriate boundaries of supervision. Reports suspicious or inappropriate behaviors and policy violations to supervisor. Follows mandated abuse reporting requirements to authorities.
• Uphold the mission of the YMCA, and demonstrate behaviors that reflect a determined, nurturing, genuine, hopeful, and welcoming nature.
• Maintain all required certification
• Take complete responsibility for scheduled hours and, if necessary, follow the appropriate substitute procedures
• Be on deck 15 minutes prior to class to greet participants; get all equipment set up before class time begins and put away after classes
• Work as a team member
• Standing for long periods in water
• Ability to hear
• Ability to see
• Ability to speak
• Ability to lift 25 pounds
• Noise level- High
Physical Demands:
1. Must be able to remain alert.
2. Adequate ability to hear noises and distinguish distress signals.
3. Ability to continuously scan all areas of the pool with clear vision.
4. Ability to communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distance in normal and loud situations.
5. Must be able to remain in water for long periods of time.

STATUS: Part-time, Non-exempt

Additional Information / Benefits

The YMCA of Greater Louisville maintains a strong commitment to training and professional development. As a new YMCA team member you will receive a community wide individual membership upon completion of the New Employee Orientation, program discounts, and participation in the YMCA retirement fund.


Benefits: Community wide membership

This job reports to the Aquatics Program Director

This is a Part-Time position 1st Shift, 2nd Shift, Hours vary depending on weekday vs. weekend sessions Mon/Wed/Fri 5-7:30pm, Tues./Thurs. 4:45pm-7:15pm, Sat. 9:30am-12:30pm.

Number of Openings for this position: 1