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Tracey Christiansen
Aquatic Director
507-433-1804 ext. 110
YMCA, Austin

Job Title

Swim Lesson Instructor

Work Type

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

2-10 hrs per week Hours per week


Under the direction of the Aquatic Director or Head Swim Lesson Instructor, a Swim Lesson Instructor will teach people of all ages using the YMCA of the USA program as laid out in Teaching Swimming Fundamentals, the Parent/Child and Preschool Aquatic Program Manual and the Youth and Adult Aquatic Program Manual. A Swim Lesson Instructor must be energetic, dedicated and motivated individual who enjoys swimming and teaching children. A Swim Lesson Instructor must demonstrate and enforce the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility that make up the YMCA's character development program.


Committed to the mission and goals of the YMCA. Current certification in Workplace CPR/AED, Oxygen Administration and First Aid. Strongly recommend having YMCA or American Red Cross Lifeguard or YSL(YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor certification). Full working knowledge of the facility's safety and emergency procedures. Ability to see and hear noises in the aquatic environment and be able to recognize swimmers who may need assistance. Must complete OSHA/Child Abuse, Character Development training within the first 6 months of hire. Patience and persistence coupled with the ability to relate to children and/or adults in a caring, professional manner. Demonstrate sound judgment in handling issues with staff and memebers/

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