Teaches YMCA swim lesson program classes while maintaining safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.

Tagged as: Camp Staff


Minimum age of 16 years.
Proven knowledge of various swim strokes and teaching levels.
Previous experience teaching swim lessons preferred.
Strong vocal ability to project instruction clearly during lessons.
Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills.
Strong problem-solving skills.
Must achieve YSL or American Red Cross certification within 1st year of teaching swim lessons.

Required Skills:


Ability to swim at least four laps (200 yards) of freestyle and be able to scissor kick (sidestroke) or breaststroke kick.
Must be willing and able to teach in the water for each class. Must be able to enter and exit pool without assistance.
Must be able to remain alert.
Adequate ability to hear noises and distinguish distress signals.
Ability to lift up to 55 lbs.
Ability to communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distance in normal and
loud situations.

Preferred Skills:

Responsible for teaching YMCA swim lesson program classes of up to 12 children. Instructors must teach in the water for every class.
Must be able to teach freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, elements of butterfly and elementary backstroke and sidestroke.
Teach the correct skills for the level of class and evaluates student progress based on criteria.
Make eye contact with students and communicate in terms of students understanding. Asks students questions to monitor their understanding and provide students


We are an all - inclusive organization joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. As a growing, mission focused, and future-oriented association of YMCAs, the Metro YMCA of the Oranges has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, mission-driven, candidate to join our team.

Application Instructions

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