Camp Swim Instructor

Per hour: $30

Reports to: Camp Director


Under the supervision of the Camp Director, the swim instructor will lead group lessons for 2-5-year-olds in a fun, safe, and inviting learning environment to ensure a positive swim camp experience in accordance with the Y Aquatic Policy and Y Aquatic Safety Standards & Guidelines. Ensuring the students are water safe by the end of the session.


  • Embody an outgoing and enthusiastic personality at all times.
  • Reports to work in uniform a minimum of ten minutes prior to the assigned class
    Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.
  • Instructs classes in accordance with Y policies, including covering all class components and using proper teaching techniques.
  • Responsible for attending all scheduled classes within a session; when an absence is unavoidable, secure a substitute and provide lesson plans for that substitute.
  • Maintains accurate records as required by the Y such as class attendance and performance skills.
  • Maintains a constant watch on all class participants and ensures the highest level of safety during the class.
  • Maintains effective, positive relationships with the students and other staff.
  • Ensures the health and safety of all students by knowing, understanding, and consistently enforcing safety rules, policies, procedures, and regulations for the pool and aquatic area.
  • Teaches with enthusiasm and creativity
  • Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with Y policies and procedures.  Completes related reports as required.
  • Maintains all required certifications for the position while employed.
  • Exercise good judgment and communicate concerns to your supervisor.
  • Keep the pool area and equipment clean, neat, and organized.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by the Camp Director.
  • Attends and participates in all in-service training and staff meetings.
  • Maintains a professional appearance and demeanor


  • ARC (or equivalent) CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • ARC (or equivalent) First Aid
  • ARC (or equivalent) WSI preferred
  • Experience teaching swim lessons
  • Being familiar with the Emergency Action Plan for the Facility
  • Participating in continuing education activities through both internal and external sessions to promote an on-going development of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for lifeguards.
  • Physical effort required for daily duties includes lifting heavy weights, squatting, bending, reaching, spotting, and prolonged standing/walking.
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up 50+ pounds


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