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Swimming Instructor

YMCA of Quebec

This is a Part-time position in Montréal, QC posted January 3, 2019.


Reporting to the Aquatic Activities Coordinator, the successful candidate’s primary responsibility will be to ensure the safety of the swimmers, and to teach swimming and water safety to people of all ages.


Perform lifeguarding duties during open swim, swimming lessons and aquafit classes. Prevention and intervention as needed. Conduct chlorine tests. Complete opening and/or closing forms. Participate in special events offered to centre employees, volunteers and members. Make note of all damaged equipment (lifejackets, aquafit belts, toys, cables). Prepare classes (lesson plans). Monitor participant progression from one class to the next. Fill out progress reports (children’s lessons). Follow up with parents of children in swimming lessons. Adhere to the YMCA’s Child Protection Policies and Procedures. Understand and integrate the value of philanthropy in both specific position and Association, and participate in the Annual Campaign and/or other fundraising events.


17 Years old or over National Lifesaver certification. CPR (Level C) and AED certification. Red Cross or YMCA swim instructor certification (an asset). First aid certification (an asset). Knowledge of and support for the YMCA’s mission and values. Able to work in both French and English. Interpersonal and communication skills. Punctuality. Have no criminal record in connection with employment.


Safety focused: Ability to enforce the rules in accordance with the values and mission of the YMCA.

Communication: Communicate with parents in an appropriate manner.

Initiative: Do the right thing at the right time without having to be instructed.

Teamwork: Encourage open relations in order to maximize the organization’s effectiveness.

Self-management: Ability to work autonomously.

Skills Required

  • Education level: None
  • Work experience (years): None


Salary: 15.25$ per hour