Lifeguard / Swimming Instructor

Robert Lee YMCA
Closing date: 
November 16, 2017
Job Description: 

 Position Title: Lifeguard / Swimming Instructor

Location: Robert Lee YMCA, Vancouver

Terms: Permanent Part Time: (4-24 hours per week)

Shift: Shifts will vary and may include mornings, evenings and weekends (Thursday availability preferred)


Salary: 0-520 Hours $13.26

After 520 $13.77

After 1100 $14.28

After 2500 $15.13


Start Date: Ongoing


Reports To: Aquatics Supervisor



The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community, by nurturing the potential of children, teens & young adults, promoting healthy lifestyles, fostering a sense of social responsibility and delivering lasting personal & social change. We are building a community in which a generation of children and families reach their full potential. Our values guide our decision-making and behaviour—we do the right thing, put people first, keep our promises and lead by example.

Nature & Scope:

The Lifeguard/Swim Instructor will report to the Aquatics Supervisor & Supervisor of Children’s Programs and work collaboratively with other members of the YMCA team to provide a safe and fun aquatics environment.


Major Responsibilities:

· Guard the pool and teach swimming lessons in a positive and professional manner

· Build meaningful relationships through positive daily interaction with YMCA members, visitors, and colleagues

· Promote philanthropy through the YMCA’s annual Strong Kids Campaign

· Develop lesson plans for various programs and administer progressive evaluations for participants

· Ensure program design, lay-out, and offerings meet the needs of all participants at various levels

· Lead program delivery, while ensuring contents meet the appropriate criteria and outline

· Perform general administrative duties and record keeping responsibilities

· Maintain an atmosphere of achievement that inspires self and others to succeed at the highest levels

· Ensure the safety of all members, participants, staff, and property by following YMCA standards/policies/procedures and ensuring they are maintained amongst all members and staff, including all locker rooms and spectator viewing areas.

· Maintain a neat, orderly, and clean environment, including all program areas, common spaces, and washrooms

· Assist with training new staff/volunteers in procedures and practices

· Remain flexible – willing to learn new skills, alter shifts

· Attend staff meetings, planning sessions and training events as required

· Maintain regular attendance, punctuality and be appropriately dressed and well groomed



· Current Standard First Aid certificate (valid within 2 years)

· CPR level C and & AED certificate (valid within 1 year)

· Current National Lifeguard – pool option

· Experience as a Lifeguard or Swimming Instructor - preferred

· YMCA Aquatic Fitness Certificate, or equivalent - preferred

· Advanced leadership courses are an asset

· Demonstrated high level of customer service skills

· Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date

· 3 professional references

Complete online application using the following link:


Application deadline: Ongoing


Thank you for your interest and application.

Due to the high volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Contact Info
Robert Lee YMCA
Information Phone: 
(604) 689-9622
Registration Phone: 
(604) 689-9622
955 Burrard St
Province or Territory: 
British Columbia
Postal Code: 
V6Z 1Y2