YMCA of Greater Cleveland
  • 05-Feb-2018 to 06-Mar-2018 (CST)
  • Aquatics
  • Westlake, OH, USA
  • $8.30 - $9.00
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

At the Y, our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.  Join our Greater Cleveland YMCA team in living our cause and helping to provide quality, safe and healthy programs and services in our community. 

Position: Swim Instructor     

Description: YMCA of Greater Cleveland has an immediate need for Swim Instructors that plan and deliver effective classes in aquatic programming for YMCA members and program participants.  Instructors must be knowledgeable, professional, and show concern for class participants.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate skills and explain them clearly to class members. Work at the appropriate skill level for the class.
  • Plans each teaching class in advance, prepares to start class on time, with proper material, equipment, and in proper attire.
  • Observe YMCA attendance and safety rules in teaching classes.
  • Begin and end class on time.
  • Maintain positive rapport with participants and parents of participants.
  • Conduct classes in accordance with YMCA of Cleveland standards and guidelines.
  • Notifies supervisor of any problems relating to the class.
  • Is responsible for the safety of all participants, knows emergency procedures and the location of emergency equipment.



  • Must hold current certification in first aid, CPR and YMCA swimming Instructor (Red Cross WS1 is acceptable until the person can be certified to a YMCA instructor or leader).
  • Demonstrated public speaking ability and customer service orientation towards individuals and groups of people.
  • Minimum of six months of previous instructor experience in aquatic area.
  • Have a general knowledge of anatomy and exercise physiology.
  • Must have a working knowledge teaching aids: Kickboards, pull buoys, diving rings etc.
  • Have knowledge of pool readings and chemistry.


About YMCA of Greater Cleveland: Our vision is to be the premier community-based, charitable organization that embraces collaborations to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. That's why we offer an exceptional package that includes:

  • A free membership to your local YMCA and discount to YMCA programs including childcare (part-time positions do not receive discount on childcare).
  • Additional employee discounts at many places in and around town, just for being a YMCA of Greater Cleveland employee.
  • Eligible employees receive comprehensive Benefits Plan including Health, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Plan, Retirement 8% paid by the YMCA of Greater Cleveland and paid vacation.
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