Swim Instructor
YMCA of Middle Tennessee - Brentwood, TN

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Hours vary. Monday-Friday 9am-12pm and/or 4pm-7pm; Saturdays 8am-12pm.


Consistent with the Christian mission and Hope for Life Vision of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, under the direction of the Aquatics Director, the Swim Instructor is responsible for the instruction, leadership, supervision, control, and safety of all class participants. The Swim Instructor is responsible for the appearance, presentation, and working order of all equipment used for swim instruction. S/he will observe and direct all class participants, and provide feedback and encouragement to students.

Required Skills •
Minimum 16 years of age •
Demonstrate Intermediate swimming ability •
Ability to work with children and adults •
Positive attitude a MUST!

Certifications Required: •
Pre-hire: complete YMCA of Middle TN employment application, new hire packet and Praesidium Child Abuse Detection / Prevention training •
Before first shift: First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Emergency Oxygen, and BBP

Responsibilities •
Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility •

Arrive to work on time, properly dressed (one-piece swim suit), and ready to teach with enthusiasm. You are responsible for securing an approved substitute and notifying your supervisor of your absence / schedule change if you can not teach •

Safety is priority! Ensure the safety of participants with proper precautions, facility set up, and by supervising and guiding students when conducting skill practice sessions •

Prevent accidents and avoid dangerous situations; know, adhere to, and enforce all pool, slide, diving board rules, and all YMCA rules and policies among class participants; report any problems to the lifeguard on duty •

Be focused on class participants at all times--socializing is not allowed. Do not turn your back to a class and do not leave a class unattended •

Teach classes from in the water, and actively participate with the class •

Follow all appropriate procedures for scheduling and teaching private swim lessons •

Prepare in advance organized Session Plans & Daily Lesson Plans to facilitate your classes; lessons should follow a logical progression, allowing for constructivist teaching methods & styles. Always keep a copy of up-to-date plans on site •

Lead your class/group within the guidelines established by the YMCA of the USA’s swim lesson programs. Maintain in theory (subject matters) and in practice (skill matters) the ultimate goal to develop the whole person; in spirit, mind and body •

Provide verbal feedback to each participant consistently throughout each class. Communicate regularly with each participant and/or the participant's parent(s) about the performance, progress, goals and needs of the participant •

Be attentive, be available to greet and connect with participants and their parents before and after class •

Complete all required records and reports, including attendance records, progress reports, and accident/incident reports; check your roster and swimmer skills sheets each class day •

Ensure proper and timely set ups and clean ups before and after classes, and store all instructional equipment in proper locations •

Attend all required staff meetings/in-services

To Apply
Submit YMCA of Middle TN application to:
Julie DiTraglia
Phone: 615-373-9622
Email: jditraglia@ymcamidtn.org

Additional Information
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