Lifeguard and Swim Instructor

Closing date: 
December 2, 2019
Job Description: 

Position Details:
The YMCA of Okanagan is looking to add Lifeguards/Swim Instructors to our team! This is an integral role among the Aquatics department reporting directly to the Aquatic Supervisors and Manager. If you are aligned with the Y's core values, enjoy a fast-paced, energetic, and challenging work environment and love building positive relationships, we encourage you to apply now!

  • $15.52 / hour
  • H2O Facility Membership

H2O Adventure and Fitness Centre

  • Performs on deck lifeguarding of members and the public
  • Delivers exceptional aquatic swim lessons, programs, and courses to members
  • Develops swim lesson plans
  • Completes reports, statistics, records, etc. as needed
  • Work as part of a staff/volunteer team, ensuring a welcoming environment and excellent customer service
  • Maintains a clean and safe working environment
  • Ensures all awards or certifications are kept up to date
  • Performs other related work as required


  • YMCA Canada Swim Instructor or Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • National Lifeguard Service Certification-Pool Option
  • National Lifeguard Service Certification-Waterpark Option (or ability to obtain certification by start date)
  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR- C
  • AED Responder must be completed within 3 months after hire (must be Lifesaving Society certification)
  • Upon request provide 3 professional references. (e.g. Employer, Supervisor or Colleague.)
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
  • 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. The YMCA will provide applicable instructions and paperwork.


  • Commitment to Mission, Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision and values of YMCA of Okanagan.
  • Service Attitude: Identifies needs and wants of members/participants as priority and responds in an effective and timely manner to enhance every person's Y experience.
  • Relationship Building: Works proactively to develop positive relations with participants, staff, and volunteers to encourage personal growth.

Application Process:
Applications can be submitted via or in person with cover letter and resume to the address below:
Jenna Sullivan, Aquatics Manager, H2O Fitness and Adventure Centre
4075 Gordon Drive, Kelowna BC

Contact Info
Jenna Sullivan
Information Phone: 
Registration Phone: 
4075 Gordon Drive
Province or Territory: 
British Columbia
Postal Code: 
V1W 5J2