Swim Instructor, Multiple Locations

YMCA of Greater Spartanburg Spartanburg, SC $13.20 per hour

Under the direction of the Program Director, the swim instructor is responsible for teaching swim lessons in accordance with the American Red Cross and/or YMCA of the USA aquatic program standards.


  • Certification as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor or YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor

  • Prefer Lifeguard with First Aid and CPR/AED certification

  • Certified in Adult, Child, Infant CPR/AEDĀ 


  • Maintain a safe pool environment.

  • Assist in maintaining the cleanliness of the pool, deck, storage, and surrounding areas.

  • Report at least 5 minutes before classes begin wearing an appropriate swimsuit and instructor shirt

  • Meet and greet parents and children as they arrive for swim lessons.

  • Maintain a professional appearance and attitude at all times.

  • Maintain attendance records, skill sheets, and progress reports for all students.

  • Know and practice all emergency action plans and procedures.

  • Secure a substitute in the event of illness or emergency and notify Program Director.

  • Teach safe swim lessons in accordance with YMCA National Swim Program policies.

  • Engage in positive public relations with members.

  • Refrain from eating, reading, talking, or texting on cell phones while on duty.

  • Perform additional tasks delegated by the Program Director for the overall benefit of the Aquatic Department and YMCA.

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