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Under the direction of the Aquatics Director and in accordance with the policies of the SKY Family YMCA, the Swim instructor will be responsible for planning, coordinating and teaching learn-to-swim and water safety courses
Knowledge of American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim levels, other Red Cross water safety courses and effective use of course materials
Able to adapt teaching approaches to the age, experience and ability of participants, to meet course objectives
Provide for the health and safety of participants, including ensuring that all teaching and practice areas are free of hazards, and that materials and equipment are safe
Cover all material required in a level
Communicate regularly with participants and their parents, as appropriate, to ensure they are aware of progress
Recognize and respond effectively in emergencies in accordance with facility emergency action plans
Enforce all aquatic facility policies, rules and regulations
Complete records and reports
Participate in regular in-service training sessions
Complete additional duties as assigned by supervisor
Experience/Performance Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
Thorough knowledge and application of swimming and water safety skills
Thorough knowledge and application of teaching swimming and water safety skills
An understanding of facility characteristics, rules, policies and procedures
Leadership and public relations skills
Successfully complete State of Florida Criminal History Background Check requirements as well as meet the YMCA's policies on background screening
Adhere to drug/alcohol/smoke free workplace policy
Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness.
Must be able to remain alert.
Must be able to climb steps, sit or stand for extended periods and walk, bend, reach or kneel to reach equipment.
Requires full range of motion, including manual and finger dexterity and hand and eye coordination.
Requires corrected vision, speech, and hearing to normal range, or special accommodations made of sufficient nature for completion of assigned tasks.
Ability to lift 50 pounds and perform strenuous physical tasks necessary for a water rescue and follow up care.
Ability to work in an outdoor, wet environment in summer and winter temperatures.
(Current certification in the following is preferred)
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
Other certifications required by local or state laws
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and First Aid
American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer