18 Nov 2019

Part Time Swim Instructor (Greenpoint YMCA)

YMCA of Greater New York – Posted by YMCA of Greater New York Kings County, New York, United States

Job Description

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

The Greenpoint YMCA is seeking individuals who will be responsible for maintaining safe conditions at the branch, and promote a safe and positive atmosphere in accordance with YMCA of Greater New York Aquatics policies and procedures.  The Swim Instructor will also provide swim instruction for different ages and ability levels and motivate their participants.


  • Must be Instructor Ready: uniform, lesson plans, maintain records (attendance, track progress and complete end of session report).
  • Instruct participants according to YMCA Aquatics program standards: using lesson guides, guided discovery teaching, effective class organization and positive relationship with participants.
  • Check equipment before and after each class, and report repair needs to supervisor whenever necessary.
  • Set-up, breakdown and store equipment for each class.
  • Attend mandatory in-service training on a monthly basis.
  • Must attain the YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor certification within 120 days of hire.
  • Know and understand the Emergency Action Plan and Emergency Evacuation Routes.
  • Enforce Aquatics safety rules consistently and fairly.
  • Maintain positive relationships with class participants, parents, non-class members and staff.
  • Promote other Aquatics programs; have knowledge of pool schedule and programs.
  • Maintain certification level of physical and mental readiness. Responsible for recertification before expiration.
  • Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings and special events.


  • Must be 17 years of age or older.
  • High School diploma or equivalent, desired.
  • Current YMCA Swim Lessons certification or equivalent.
  • Current CPRO, First Aid and Emergency Oxygen certifications.
  • Demonstrate swim strokes and CPRO/FA/EO skills.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays.
  • Excellent hospitality skills.

How to Apply

If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please forward your cover letter and resume with subject line “Swim Instructor” to [email protected] or to: Greenpoint YMCA Attn.:    Jazzmine Randolph 99 Meserole Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11222 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER ♦ DRUGFREE WORKPLACE Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities New York City’s YMCA | WHERE THERE'S A Y, THERE'S A WAY

Job Categories: Swim Lesson Instructor. Job Types: Part Time. Job Tags: aquatics, cpr, instructor, lifeguard, swim, and swim lessons. Salaries: Hourly.

Job expires in 40 days.

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