Swim Instructor


Join the Y movement today!

Join the Aquatics team at our downtown Burlington facility or at Myers Pool in Winooski (summer only). At both locations, Y Swim Instructors support youth and adult programs that include community swimming lessons, camp splash and early childhood swim.


  • Protect the safety of all swimmers by preventing accidents and responding to an emergency quickly and effectively.
  • Greet and welcome participants by name with a smile and enthusiasm as they enter the Aquatics area.
  • Develop lesson plans using level specific skill sets for each class.
  • Take attendance at each class.
  • Complete participant evaluations and provide feedback to parents/guardians.
  • Maintain a knowledge of the skill progression to teach different levels of instruction.
  • Attend staff meetings, in-service, and training.
  • Enforce pool rules.
  • Arrive 10 minutes before scheduled class to prepare for lessons and pick up area after class.
  • Secure a substitute following sub procedure.
  • Work cooperatively as a team member with all staff, modeling behavior supporting the YMCA mission and character values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.


  • Must be at least sixteen (16) years of age.
  • Ability to obtain or currently hold certification for CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and YMCA Swimming Instruction or Water Safety Instructor.
  • At least one year of experience working with children and adults.
  • Demonstrate a strong sense of patience and empathy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly.
  • Must have a firm grasp on the basics of swimming.

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Pomerleau Family Y
298 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401
802 862 9622 (YMCA)

Camp Abnaki
1252 Abnaki Road
North Hero, VT
802 372 9622 (YMCA)

Additional Program Sites
in Vermont

Franklin, Grand Isle, Washington and Chittenden Counties