Swim Instructors and Lifeguards

Applications due 10/31/19

Job Description:

Location: 1 East Chestnut Street, West Chester, PA, USA


Shifts/Availability: Varying shifts (days, nights, and weekends)

Lifeguard Responsibilities:

  • Maintains active surveillance of the pool area.
  • Knows, understands and consistently applies safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic areas.
  • Acts professionally and responsibly when communicating with members, co-workers and the public.
  • Consistently enforces all pool rules at all times with courtesy and fairness.
  • Assists with maintaining a clean facility by following the down duties and other responsibilities while on rotation away from actively lifeguarding.
  • Knows and reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies, procedures; completes related reports as required.

Lifeguard Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Ellis Lifeguard Certification (Ellis Lifeguard Training course is available through the YMCA)
  • Up to 4 hour of additional training required every month

Swim Instructor Responsibilities:

  • 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

Swim Instructor Qualifications: 

  • 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

How to Apply

Please apply at https://www.ymcagbw.org/careers or submit your resume to [email protected]

Contact Information

1 E. Chestnut Street