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Swim Instructor Part time

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YMCA of Greater Boston
Brighton, MA
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Part-time, Paid

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Job Classification:     Hourly (non-exempt)

Position Summary:

Swim Instructors should have experience teaching swim lessons and enjoy working with people, especially children as many lesson opportunities are with children.


  • Provide excellent member service by exceeding member expectations.
  • Engage in active listening with members in order to build relationships, understand individual’s goals and interests while taking the initiative to assist in the achievement of those goals.
  • Report on the deck 10 minutes before the scheduled shift dressed in a bathing suit.
  • Agree to teach for an entire session.  Absenteeism MUST be kept to a minimum. Please see Supervisor for substitution policy.
  • Maintain accurate attendance for each class as well as updated skill completions.  Any student missing 3 classes should be reported to the Aquatic Director.
  • Take notes as need on the strengths and weaknesses of each child in the class.
  • Maintain control and safety of the class. Keep a watchful eye on everyone in the class.
  • Exercise good judgment, competence in meeting the goals, objectives, needs and interest of the YMCA, the class as a whole and the individual student.
  • Incorporate all five-program components: personal safety, water orientation/stroke development, water sports and games, rescue and personal growth.



  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • First Aid
  • O2 Administration
  • Swim Instructor training (Preferred)

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