Under the direction of the Aquatic Director, the Swim Instructor teaches swim techniques, skills and water safety to participants of various ages and skill levels based on YMCA of the USA Aquatics Program Guidelines. The Swim Instructor will consistently exhibit behaviors and attitudes that are consistent with the YMCA Mission and policies of the Association.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prepare and follow lesson plans for each session which are appropriate for the age and skill level of students.
Complete all necessary paperwork and record keeping (i.e. skill sheets, attendance, and progress reports.)
Prepare pool with necessary equipment prior to class ensuring the equipment is clean and in working order.
Maintain a safe instructional environment, reports accidents/incidents promptly and maintains order and discipline during classes.
Communicate with members/participants before and/or after class to provide information or answer questions.
Establish and maintain a professional image and rapport with members and students.
Return equipment upon completion of class and reports repairs/maintenance needed and cleans area as appropriate.
Perform rescues and emergency procedures in accordance with facility polices and certification requirements.
Maintain accurate record of hours worked and be responsible for finding substitutes for absences.
Perform additional functions or assume additional responsibilities as needed or as requested by the Program Director or supervisor.
Engage in positive public relations with participants, members and guest ensuring a positive experience.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Aquatic Director.
Adheres to the Association operating policies and procedures by operating the programs within the guidelines set forth.
Follow YMCA policies and procedures regarding the safety, health and welfare of members, program participants, guests and staff; responds to emergency situations in accordance to facility policies and certification requirements.
Attend and actively participate in all trainings, staff meetings/in-services as assigned.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
This position requires a minimum age of 16 years old.
This position requires availability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
Licenses & Certifications
ASHI BLS/Advanced Life Su
ARC BLS CPR/AED
AHA BLS CPR/AED
ASHI Basic First Aid
Tampa Metropolitan Area Ymca