Swim Instructor - Westminster (Hill)

Westminster, MD, USA Req #2648
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Overwhelmingly, people who decide they want to be a part of the Y in Central Maryland tell us they do so because it reflects their values and a conscious decision, they’ve made about how they choose to live their lives. The happiest and most fulfilled Y associates are those who are motivated to help others and who want to be a part of something larger than themselves.   If this speaks to your heart, then we invite you to join our team. Be a part of a charitable, mission-driven organization that works for individual and community well-being for all, for a better us.


Under the supervision of the Swim Director or other assigned associate, Swim Instructor is responsible to teach swim lessons (in compliance with the YMCA of the USA guidelines and levels), safety, and engagement of swim lesson participants during the swim lessons program.



  • Responsible for safety of all swimmers during lesson and for the interpretation and enforcement of all pool rules
  • Reports to work in uniform a minimum of ten minutes prior to assigned shift in order to receive communications and instructions from supervisor
  • Responsible for conducting classes according to the YMCA of the USA Aquatic Program, adapted where necessary for local conditions.
  • Responsible for the efficiency of the lesson program through rigorous adherence to    standards set for progression and honest evaluation of student's abilities.
  • Responsible for attending all scheduled classes within a session; when an absence in unavoidable, secures a substitute and provides lesson plans for that substitute.
  • Helps to promote participation in the Y Swimming Lessons program.
  • Assist the Swim Director or other assigned associate with administrative tasks
  • Prepares the program/service area with necessary equipment and returns all equipment to proper storage.
  • Actively engages, orients and assists all participants when not actively teaching.
  • Focus on quality experiences and engagement within programs, services, and activities
  • Promotes a professional image and maintains a clean and safe environment at all times.
  • Ability to work with diverse population, all ages, genders, and sexual orientations
  • Attend and actively participate in all meetings as assigned
  • Incorporate the four character values of the YMCA:  Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility and adhere to the YCM Code of Conduct
  • Communicate the Y mission and objectives to the community.
  • Assist in all other areas as assigned.


Swim Instructor will meet the qualifications set forth by the Y in Central Maryland. Associates shall be of good character and reputation; capable of carrying out assigned responsibilities; capable of accepting training and supervision; and capable of communicating effectively both orally and in writing as applicable to the job responsibility.  Minimum qualifications include:


  • Previous teaching experience preferred
  • Current CPR/AED/O2/First Aid certification (or O2 within 30 days of hire)
  • Preferred Lifeguard certification  
  • Successful completion and passing of the Y in Central Maryland  swim test
  • Flexible Schedule, days, nights and weekends
  • Completion of new associate training (including Child Abuse Prevention) before scheduled to work
The Y in Central Maryland provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. Moreover, the Y is firmly committed to celebrating and achieving diversity and inclusion in all we do. We strive to be an anti-racist organization and expect all associates to treat others with respect, kindness and dignity, at all times. Thank you for considering working for the Y in Central Maryland. If being a part of our cause feels right for you, we hope you will join us.

Other details

  • Job Family Swim/Aquatics
  • Pay Type Hourly