• Batavia, NY, USA
  • Part Time


The Y is a leading nonprofit for strengthening community, and the nation's larger provider of swim lessons to increase skill and safety in and around water. This position provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in swimming classes.



Under the direction of the Aquatics Director or Coordinator, provide direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in swimming classes.


  1. Instructs swimming lessons in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly.
  2. Builds effective, authentic relationships with students and parents; helps them connect with each other and the YMCA. Encourages parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
  3. Conveys information on aquatics programs and schedules and as appropriate refers students and parents to other programs.
  4. Maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, progress reports, etc.).
  5. Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.
  6. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
  7. Organizes and puts away needed class equipment. Reports damaged equipment.
  8. Trains and supervise class aides as assigned




  1. Recommended Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, and Basic First Aid certification.
  2. Must be able to demonstrate swim instructor skills in accordance with YMCA standards.
  3. At least 16 years of age.
  4. Requirements within 30 days of hire include completion of: Child Abuse Prevention; New Employee Orientation


Ability to instruct and observe participants in proper stroke techniques.

Ability to lift equipment, and to lift a small to average size child.



  1. The YMCA will be recognized by the community as providing excellent service to all who walk through our doors or contact us by phone.
  2. The YMCA will effectively connect and build relationships with its members and the community, resulting in increased member enrollment and retention.
  3. Consistent superior member service and satisfaction will result in continued growth in membership, programs and special services.
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