YMCA of the Suncoast
  • 01-Jan-2018 to 31-Dec-2018 (EST)
  • Clearwater, FL, USA
  • $9.51/hr + possible incentives
  • Hourly
  • Part Time
  • High Point Branch


$9.51/hr + possible incentives


This position is responsible for the integral part of teaching all National YMCA swimming programs, from Parent-Child to Adult, thereby allowing each participant to gain the swimming skills necessary to graduate to the next level of instruction.


Must be at least 16 years of age and possess a current YMCA Swim Instructor or Red Cross WSI certification upon hire. If Red Cross certified, must complete the YMCA Course within 90 days (or earliest opportunity) of employment. Upon hire, Professional Rescue CPR or Basic Life Support, AED and First Aid certification required.  Upon hires, must complete YUSA HIPAA training.  Within 30 days of hire, Child Abuse Prevention in an Aquatics Environment training required.  Within 90 days of hire, Foundations of Listen First, Principles of Youth Development, Intro to the Ys Cause and Culture, Experience Storytelling, Engaging with Families, and Youth Affirmatins:  Distinguishing Between Praise and Encouragement trainings required.  Life Guard certification of YASA preferred.  Get Smart preferred.  Broad overview of the YMCA as it operates as a local, national, and international movement preferred. 


Must possess effective communication and human relations skills.  Must show maturity and have the ability to relate to children and adults from all socio-economic segments of the community.


This individual needs to be able to lift and carry at least 50 pounds.  If individual must lift and carry more than 50 pounds, they must ask for assistance from another staff member.  May be required to maintain continual physical endurance for thirty to sixty minutes of aerobic activity.  Must be able to give and follow detailed instructions.  May be required to work outdoors for extended periods.  Must be alert at all times.  Must possess acceptable hearing and visual capabilities in order to monitor environment and students' well being.  Must possess auditory and verbal capabilities to effectively communicate with students, parents, and staff.


1. Provides direct teaching leadership to each swimming participant in each class of instruction.

2. Role model all aspects of SMART pledge.

3. While instructing, maintain all aquatic standards required by the YMCA of the USA for each skill level.

4. Assists in supervision of children in the locker room and pool.

5. Know all emergency procedures and how to apply them.

6. Shares responsibility in interpreting and communicating child's progress to parents.

7. Has written lesson plans available for substitutes for each day of each class taught.

8. Takes responsibility for proper record keeping, and award and progress cards at the conclusion of each session.

9. Conducts themselves in an appropriate and professional manner with staff and participants in all areas of the YMCA.

10.  Create a nurturing and safe environment by reporting suspicious activity that may lead to child abuse or may violate the code of conduct.  Keep supplies organized, maintain and clean facility and care for equipment.  Assists in proper storage of aquatic equipment.

11. Other duties:              

     A. Attends all staff meetings and staff training sessions.

     B. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Key Leadership Competencies:




Developing Others

Quality Results

Functional Expertise   



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