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Swim Instructor 

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Swim Instructor


Swim Instructors Wanted! 


Earn a $300 sign-on bonus upon achievement of your lifeguard certification, provided you are an active employee working as a lifeguard or swim instructor at the time of payout. Earn another $300 retention bonus after 6 months of employment as a Lifeguard or Swim Instructor. 


The Foglia YMCA is hiring part-time Swim Instructors to teach our children and adult members how to swim and stay safe in and around the water.


The Foglia YMCA is a community-focused nonprofit that is part of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago Located in Lake Zurich, IL, the Foglia Y offers a variety of impactful programming to all ages and families. Following the Y's impact for more than 150 years, the mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families, and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness, and healthy living. 


As a Swim Instructor, you are a vital member of the Foglia Aquatic team and will provide group and private swim lessons for program participants ensuring an outstanding experience. You will also be responsible for creating a safe and welcoming environment that fosters physical and emotional well-being to program participants, members and guests.



Effectively implements YMCA swim curricula for various levels and populations depending on class needs as outlined by the YMCA standards.

Prepares progressive lesson plans to enhance the experience of program participants.

Prepares reports and maintains records, including attendance records, skills sheets, progress reports, etc. 

Enforces aquatic rules and policies by maintaining constant surveillance of class participants.

Acts as a primary responder in case of injury, accident, or illness in the pool area and provides backup to lifeguards as needed in emergencies and crowd control. 

Reports injuries and completes required forms.

Sets up facility or equipment and stores equipment upon completion of the class. Immediately notifies supervisor of any broken equipment or unsafe aspects of the pool. 

Attends all in-service training and staff meetings as scheduled by supervisor or center leadership.

Maintains job-related certifications and documents completion of certifications in the HR information system 

Supports the mission and vision of the YMCA as assigned

Provides leadership to other team members (Level 3)


Minimum Requirements:

Must be at least 16 years of age.

Current certification YMCA Swim Lessons or ARC Water Safety Instructor, CPR, First Aid, AED, and Oxygen certification or must complete the YMCA's Aquatics Academy training program resulting in certification. 

Physical mobility to properly use aquatic equipment to rescue a 200 lb. person. 

Must be mentally alert to dangerous situations to assure the safety of all swimmers.

Must be physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aide effectively.

Meets physical qualifications required for certification in job

Passion for working with diverse youth and ability to provide high-quality instruction using age-appropriate practices

YMCA Vaccine Policy

We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.


All YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago employees are required to support the YMCA's commitment to child abuse prevention by:

Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members, or guests to your supervisor

Following all policies and procedures related to

keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children

Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor

Completing all child abuse prevention training as required


Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including:

Comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees 

Opportunity for eligible employees to participate in the Y's retirement fund 

Be part of a team that is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment for all staff, volunteers, and members

Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities

Complimentary Adult YMCA membership and an employee discount on select programs

Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y!