Youth Swim Lesson Instructor, YMCA of Jefferson County
Job Details
Jefferson County YMCA - Port Townsend, WA
Part Time
Not Specified
$15.05 - $15.05 Hourly
Nonprofit - Social Services


Develops and implements high quality, engaging, and effective YMCA swim lessons for one on one trainings, as well as group sessions. Creates appropriate lesson plans to ensure student learning objectives are met and exceeded. Promotes a positive atmosphere encouraging growth, safety and engagement.



  • 16 years of age or older
  • Previous experience teaching swimming and/or developing lesson plans preferred
  • For Grade 3, Individual Lessons: YMCA or equivalent Swim Lesson Instructor Certification
  • Ability to swim proficiently
  • Must possess strong organization and planning skills
  • Ability to relate well and communicate effectively and relate to a diverse group of individuals, in all circumstances
  • Pass a comprehensive background check
  • Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations
  • Attends staff meetings and trainings as required and completes all on-line trainings which include child abuse prevention training within 30 days of hire
  • Upholds YMCA policies for safety, supervision, mandated reporting and risk management. Adheres to policies related to boundaries with youths

The following certifications are preferred

  • YMCA Lifeguard certification or equivalent
  • YMCA or equivalent Swim Lesson Instructor Certification or ability to obtain within 3 months
  • Current CPR Professional Rescuer, First Aid and AED certification
  • Emergency oxygen administration



  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Passion for high standards and believes in the YMCA mission of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility
  • Develop strong relationships with participants and guardians
  • Engaging, motivating, and positive personality
  • Compiles program statistics and provides data and reports as required for assigned program(s). Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program(s)
  • Ensures that safety procedures are followed and that all programs follow YMCA standards, all relevant regulations and other applicable standards


  • Ensures upkeep of related facilities and equipment
  • Accountable for all participants in assigned swim classes
  • Follow substitute procedures for staff; record all changes and maintain up-to-date staff schedule
  • Actively participate in all swim lesson instructor in-service trainings and meetings
  • Submits hours worked accurately on electronic timecard; within timelines for supervisor approval
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Aquatic environment.
  • Ability to work inside and outside (environments include humidity, heat, cold, and inclement weather conditions) year round
  • Evening and/or early morning, and/or weekend hours required periodically
  • Occasional travel required



  • Physical mobility to properly use aquatic equipment to rescue a 200lb. person; physical ability to see, hear, and communicate clearly
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency.
  • Must be mentally alert to potentially dangerous situations in order to assure the safety of all swimmers
  • Physical and mental ability to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aid effectively
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to perform activities which require sustained concentration and attention


The Olympic Peninsula YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer