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8288 / Daytime Lifeguard
YMCA of Middle Tennessee

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Consistent with the Christian mission and vision of the YMCA of Middle TN, and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, under the direction of the Aquatics Director, the Swim Instructor is responsible for the instruction, leadership, supervision, control, and safety of all class participants. The Swim Instructor is responsible for the appearance, presentation, and working order of all equipment used for swim instruction. S/he will observe and direct all class participants, and provide feedback and encouragement to students.

Essential Functions:

Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
Ensure safe and risk free environment at all times while meeting the individual needs of the participants
Arrive to work on time, properly dressed (one-piece swim suit), and ready to teach with enthusiasm. You are responsible for securing an approved substitute and notifying your supervisor of your absence / schedule change if you cannot teach
Safety is priority! Ensure the safety of participants with proper precautions, facility set up, and by supervising and guiding students when conducting skill practice sessions
Prevent accidents and avoid dangerous situations; know, adhere to, and enforce all pool, slide, diving board rules, and all YMCA rules and policies among class participants; report any problems to the lifeguard on duty
Be focused on class participants at all times--socializing is not allowed; do not turn your back to a class and do not leave a class unattended
Teach classes from in the water, and actively participate with the class
Follow all appropriate procedures for scheduling and teaching private swim lessons
Prepare in advance organized Session Plans & Daily Lesson Plans to facilitate your classes; lessons should follow a logical progression, allowing for constructive teaching methods & styles; always keep a copy of up-to-date plans on site
Lead your class/group within the guidelines established by the YMCA of the USA’s swim lesson programs; maintain in theory (subject matters) and in practice (skill matters) the ultimate goal to develop the whole person; in spirit, mind and body
Provide verbal feedback to each participant consistently throughout each class; communicate regularly with each participant and/or the participant's parent(s) about the performance, progress, goals and needs of the participant
Be attentive, be available to greet and connect with participants and their parents before and after class
Complete all required records and reports, including attendance records, progress reports, and accident/incident reports; check your roster and swimmer skills sheets each class day
Ensure proper and timely set ups and clean ups before and after classes, and store all instructional equipment in proper locations
Build relationships and interact with members
Attend all required staff meetings and training sessions
Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA

An enthusiastic personality with the desire to serve members, volunteers, guests, participants and staff to create a culture of service within our Centers

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community

Must present a professional image and possess conflict resolution skills, and demonstrate sound judgement and initiative
Minimum 16 years of age
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
Demonstrate Intermediate swimming ability
Lifeguard and Swim Instructor certifications preferred

Certifications Required:
(All required trainings will be PAID and provided by the YMCA of Middle Tennessee)

Before start of 1st shift: New Hire Orientation training
Before first shift: Basic Life Support, First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen

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Sports, Fitness, Health & Wellness
Student Employment
Eligible to work WITHOUT employer visa sponsorship (i.e. U.S. Citizen/Perm. Resident)

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