Employment Opportunities

Job Code: WE

Swim Instructor

Category: Aquatics
Location: West End YMCA

Job Type: Part-Time
Staff Contact: Sue Dietrich


The Lake County YMCA is seeking swim instructors at the West End YMCA in Willoughby.  This is a part-time, non-exempt position. 

Days and Times Will Vary, Approximately 6-10 Hours Per Week

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Applications are being accepted until positions are filled. The YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



  1. Instructs swimming lessons in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly.
  2. Builds effective, authentic relationships with students and parents; helps them connect with each other and the YMCA. Encourages parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
  3. Conveys information on aquatics programs and schedules and as appropriate refers students and parents to other programs.
  4. Maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, progress reports, etc.).
  5. Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.
  6. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
  7. Organizes and puts away needed class equipment. Reports damaged equipment.
  8. Trains and supervises class aides as assigned.


  1. Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid certification.
  2. Must be able to demonstrate swim instructor skills in accordance with YMCA standards.
  3. YMCA Swim Instructor certification, or equivalent.
  4. At least 16 years of age.


  • Ability to instruct and observe participants in proper stroke techniques.
  • Ability to lift equipment, and to lift a small to average size child.

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