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YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor

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Evansville, IN



This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. This position is responsible for the instruction of students on water safety and proper swim techniques based on the YMCA Swim Lesson curriculum. 


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.  We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.



  1. Adhere to policies related to boundaries with youth.

  2. Complete required abuse risk management training.

  3. Adhere to procedures related to managing high-risk activities and supervising consumers.

  4. Report suspicious or inappropriate behaviors and policy violations.

  5. Follow mandated abuse reporting requirements.

  6. Provide swim instruction based on the YMCA curriculum.

  7. Enforce safety rules and regulations to prevent accidents.

  8. Assist lifeguards in the event of an emergency.

  9. Evaluate student progress by keeping records as required.

  10. Interact with guardians on the activities and development of students.

  11. Perform other duties as assigned.



  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.  

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  • The employee must be able to respond quickly to any emergency situation and be willing to administer any first aid or care under the scope of their training.







  • CPR/AED, First Aid, Oxygen and Blood Borne Pathogen training required within 60 days of employment.

  • Child Abuse Prevention training required before/on first day of working with consumers.

  • At least 15 years of age

  • YSL certified or willing to be certified.

  • Swimming or teaching experience preferred.