Water Fitness Instructor - Middle Tyger YMCA
YMCA of Greater Spartanburg Duncan, SC $12 - $18 per hour


Under the direction of the Aquatic Director, the water fitness instructor will conduct classes that comply with the standards of the certification held as well as the YMCA’s mission and teaching philosophy.


  • Professional certifications in water exercise or fitness including, but not limited to:  YMCA, ACE, AFFA, ACSM, AEA, etc. or in-house training.

  • Current certification in Adult or Community CPR and First Aid

  • Ability to see and hear noises in the aquatic environment and recognize swimmers in distress

  • Communicate verbally and project voice across a 25-foot distance

  • Demonstrate appropriate exercises and activities in the water (86*) or on deck (88*)

  • Attend New Employee Orientation and Child Abuse Prevention Training within 90 days of initial employment


  • Maintain a safe instructional environment.

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

  • Maintain a professional appearance and attitude at all times.

  • Report for duty on time and prepared  to teach wearing appropriate fitness/swimwear

  • Know and practice all emergency action plans and procedures.

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

  • Engage in positive public relations with members.

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

  • Assist lifeguards in the event of an emergency, including accident/incident reports.

  • Complete all employment records in an honest and timely manner

  • Notify the Aquatic Director or Building Supervisor if a potentially serious problem is observed in the pool or surrounding area.

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

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