This Swim Instructor or Lifeguard (In Training) will shadow certified swim instructors or lifeguards while working to obtain required certifications up to but no longer than 90 days of hire date. The incumbent will provide excellent customer service in a safe, enjoyable, and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and satisfaction in accordance with the YMCA policies and procedures.
Shadow and assist certified swim instructors and lifeguards and learn programming and emergency procedures.
Know, understand, and consistently communicate policies and procedures for the pool, body of water and whirlpool.
This position reports to the Sr. Coordinator/Aquatics Director who reports to the Branch Management. The incumbent interacts regularly with their supervisor, staff, volunteers, and participants.
Minimum age of 16.
Certifications required within 45 days of hire: BLS, First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration.
Certification required within 90 days of hire: YMCA Swim Instructor or nationally accredited lifeguard certification.
Patience and the ability to communicate with all ages and levels of swimmers.
Demonstrated ability to swim in shallow and deep water, and tread water (Stage 5 level swimming skill) or physically able to perform all skills required for a lifeguard.
Dedicated to member safety and the mission and philosophy of the YMCA
Must remain in the pool area at all times.
Ability to support child or adult body weight in the water.
Must be able to remain alert with no lapses of consciousness in a warm environment with air temperatures of 80 degrees or higher.
Demonstrated ability to recognize and remedy hazardous/dangerous situations.
Ability to recognize and react calmly and effectively in hazardous/dangerous situations.
Communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distance in normal and loud situations.
Perform all physical aspects of the position, including walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 50 pounds at a time in a warm pool environment.
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