Summer Swim Instructor

Upper Main Line YMCA, 1416 Berwyn Paoli Rd, Berwyn, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #3324
Friday, April 12, 2024

We are a diverse community joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster social responsibility.

With more than 60,000 members across Chester County, our programs and facilities are always based on the unique needs and interests of the communities we serve. In addition, our volunteers, staff, members and donors are all united by a deep commitment to continually strengthen Chester County.

Job Title: Summer Swim Instructor

Branch: Upper Main Line YMCA

Pay Class: Part Time
Shifts/Availability: Mid-day, evenings, and Saturday morning (FOR SUMMER OF 2024)
Rate: $14.00-$16.00


About the YMCA of Greater Brandywine: The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW), an association of eight YMCAs serving Chester County, is a non-profit organization committed to nurturing the potential of every child, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility through life-changing programs for all. 


Position Purpose: The Upper Main Line YMCA is looking for an enthusiastic Swim Instructor to deliver our swim lesson program while providing excellent member service and engagement of program participants.  




  • Lead swim instruction to develop skills of all participants 
  • Assist in ensuring the safety and well-being of all participants 
  • Follow YMCA of Greater Brandywine Aquatic Class best practices: 
  • Be a positive YMCA role model with an enthusiastic attitude 
  • Classes will start and end on time 
  • Greet participants and learn their names 
  • Identify your participants’ limitations and adapt your classes and/or provide modifications accordingly 
  • Communicate positively and accurately with all the parents/guardians of participants 
  • Participate in branch and swim lesson special events 
  • Actively participate in all in-house required drills, including mock drills and monthly in-house trainings 
  • Assist in setting up and cleaning up pool deck and help in closing pool if conditions are unsafe 
  • Assist with the completion of progress reports and deliver in a timely manner 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor  




  • Must be 15 years of age or older 
  • Swimming experience required, prior experience in competitive swimming and/or teaching swim lessons preferred 
  • Obtain and maintain YMCA YSL certification within 6 months of hire 
  • Demonstrated the ability to relate and positively interact with children and adults 
  • Be able to demonstrate the five main components of swimming – freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly  




  • Making a difference in a person’s life every day. 
  • Fun, fast-paced work environment  
  • Working for a diverse and inclusive community-based non-profit 
  • Opportunities for training and advancement 
  • Free Family Membership (all members of the family membership must live in the same household)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Referral bonuses


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY - The YMCA of the Greater Brandywine considers candidates for all positions on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or other protected classification and in accordance with applicable federal, state & local laws.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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