YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley
  • 22-May-2023 to 09-Jun-2023 (CST)
  • Aquatics
  • Davenport, IA, USA
  • 12.00 per hour $12.00/hr
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Part time employees enjoy a free individual Y membership and participation in the Y retirement program! (must meet hourly eligibility requirements)

Perks of working at the Y!

  • Free individual YMCA membership! Discounts on programs
  • Child Care discount 25% (must work min 20 hrs/week to qualify); Summer Camp discounts
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Program
  • Y Retirement Fund: Y pays 12% after employee meets eligibility requirements
  • Eligible to participate in 403B savings account through Y Retirement Fund
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Competitive Wages
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Career Development

PAY RATE: $12.00/hr

The Swim Instructor is responsible for the safety in and around pool area and ensuring high quality swimming instruction following YMCA National Aquatic Program guidelines is provided.


  1. Serve as role model to members and Y staff and, at all times lives the mission, vision and values of the YMCA movement.
  2. Must be responsible for and abide by all aquatic policies and procedures as written in the aquatics best practices.
  3. Ensure safety of all participants.
  4. Follow the YMCA national guidelines for all swim lessons.
  5. Maintain class attendance, class progress forms and student evaluation sheets and complete them according to schedule.
  6. Prepare and follow lesson plans for each swim instruction lesson.
  7. Clean and store teaching equipment properly.
  8. Assist lifeguard on duty with any emergency situation in the aquatics area.
  9. Participate in and solicit others to participate in necessary YMCA financial development efforts, specifically the Annual Campaign.
  10. Maintain certifications listed under Certificates and Other Requirements.
  11. Adherence to all policies and procedures of the YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley.
  12. Understand and follow all safety rules and regulations including knowledge of emergency procedures and location of emergency equipment.
  13. Regular and timely adherence to respective schedule/meetings.
  14. All other duties as assigned by the Program Director Aquatics.


  1. Must be at least 16 years of age.


  1. YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor certification (YSLI - within 90 days)
  2. Must be able to pass background check.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The employee is frequently required to sit, kneel, stand, stoop, swim, reach and manipulate objects; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate lifesaving equipment. The position requires mobility attentiveness to visual and audible cues for recognition and identification of swimmers in distress or in process of unsafe behaviors. Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision, distance vision, use of both eyes, ability to distinguish basic colors and shades; depth perception, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus. The position requires proficient swimming ability and the proper application of rescue and first-aid techniques. Must have the ability to lift various materials up to 25 lbs occasionally and the ability to properly extract individuals from the pool(s) to the deck as needed in rescues. The employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; observe and interpret people and situations; interact with the members and participants.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to pools, wet and very humid conditions, and chemicals. Additionally, this position is located in a fitness facility and as such the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts associated with fitness equipment. The noise level in the work environment can vary from quiet to loud depending upon the programming that is occurring at the time.

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