Swim Instructor (In Training) job Twin Cities Minnesota
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Swim Instructor (In Training) Job

Employer Name: YMCA Of The North SpiderID: 13216085
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota Date Posted: 2/3/2023
Wage: Category: Firefighter/Paramedic/Emergency
Job Code:
Number Of Openings: 6

Job Description:
Dive into a career!

The YMCA aquatics program is hiring enthusiastic, safety conscious, customer focused individuals that are looking for an opportunity and have a passion for water safety! 


Do you like to teach?  Are you comfortable in the water and know the basic strokes?  Do you want to make a difference in your community? The YMCA Swim Instructor aquatics role offers career development, a great mission to get behind, and is a FUN environment. 

The YMCA Swim Instructor aquatics role is more than a job and is a critical role at the YMCA.  A Swim Instructor teaches youth and adults critical swim skills to be safe and have fun in a land of over 10,000 lakes.  At the aquatic pools we have a passion for having a positive impact on children. 

Our goal in the YMCA aquatics swim lesson program is to provide kids and adults with a safe, fun space in the water to thrive. If you want to make a positive impact on children, the aquatics Swim Instructor role is the adventure for you. The aquatics Swim Instructor is a hero by helping to create recreational swimmers, refine skills and ensure kids stay safe in and around water. 

The aquatics Swim Instructor role is a great job for anyone in the community who wants to make a difference in the lives of youth teaching and coaching!

Apply today for the YMCA aquatics Swim Instructor program and ask us about your next adventure and join our team of passionate Community Teachers!

Requirements and Opportunities:

Minimum age of 16
Experience swimming – we will train how to teach swim lessons techniques and help with your certification!
Work with diverse kids and families in a group setting
4:00pm – 8:00pm Monday-Thursday, Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm with flexibility when needs change

Benefits include:

YMCA of the North membership
YMCA Program Discounts for your family

1.  Job Summary: 

This Swim Instructor (In Training) will shadow certified swim instructors while working to obtain required YMCA Swim Instructor Skills Verification up to but no longer than 90 days of hire date. The incumbent will provide excellent customer service in a safe, enjoyable, and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and satisfaction in accordance with the YMCA policies and procedures.


2.  Essential Functions:

Shadow and assist certified swim instructors and learn programming and emergency procedures.
Know, understand, and consistently communicate policies and procedures for the pool, body of water and whirlpool.


3.  Relationships: 

This position reports to the Aquatics Supervisor/Aquatics Director who reports to the Senior Director of Aquatics/Senior Aquatics Manager.  The incumbent interacts regularly with their supervisor, staff, volunteers, and participants.

Job Requirements:
4.  Qualifications: 


Minimum age of 16.
Complete YMCA Swim Instructor Skills Verification within 90 days from date of hire.
Patience and the ability to communicate with all ages and levels of swimmers.
Demonstrated ability to swim in shallow and deep water, and tread water (Stage 4 level swimming skill)
Dedicated to member safety and the mission and philosophy of the YMCA.


5.  Work Conditions: 

Must remain in the pool area at all times.
Ability to support child or adult body weight in the water.
Must be able to remain alert with no lapses of consciousness in a warm environment with air temperatures of 80 degrees or higher.
Demonstrated ability to recognize and remedy hazardous/dangerous situations.
Ability to recognize and react calmly and effectively in hazardous/dangerous situations.
Communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distance in normal and loud situations.
Perform all physical aspects of the position, including walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 50 pounds at a time in a warm pool environment.


6.  Additional Notes: 

This job description represents the major functions of the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive. The incumbent is also responsible for taking direction from branch representatives in completing projects or performing duties deemed necessary for the branch or Association’s success.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Pledge 

The Y of the North is committed to the work and everyday practices of eliminating disparities and eradicating of unjust systems to become a multicultural, anti-racist and anti-oppressive organization. YMCA of the North team members and volunteers must exemplify the association’s mission, vision and values of caring, equity, honesty, respect and responsibility. 

The YMCA of the North continues to develop plans and strategies to ensure team members and volunteers reflect the demographics of the communities we serve. We will continually conduct institutional racism and oppression review of our policies, procedures and practices in recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a multicultural, anti-racist and anti-oppressive work environment and culture that promotes equity and respect for the human dignity of all. We value and respect this diversity and choose to be inclusive through our acceptance of all.

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Part-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
Education Required:
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time:

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Stock or Stock Options, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Recruit YMCA Company Type:
City: Minneapolis
State: Minnesota

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