Lifeguard and Swim Instructor (Full and Part Time Available)

Closing date: 
September 6, 2019
Job Description: 

We are seeking Lifeguard/Swim Instructors who are energetic, personable, resourceful, well-organized, with superior interpersonal skills, an excels in a fast-paced, challenging work environment. Reporting directly to the Aquatic Supervisors and Manager, the Swim Instructor/Lifeguard is a key team member to the Aquatic Department at the H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre.
The Lifeguard/Swim Instructor is responsible for the safety of others, for teaching, and instilling the Y's core values of caring, respect, responsibility and honesty in Y staff and members. The Lifeguard/Swim Instructor maintains a safe and clean work environment and delivers aquatic programs during assigned shifts. The Lifeguard/Swim Instructor works as part of a large dynamic aquatics team, while building positive relationships with members.

  • $15.52/ hr
  • 3 weeks paid vacation
  • Paid sick days
  • Sick days for family members
  • Extended health & dental benefits
  • Gym Membership (for you and your family!)


  • 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:
Please apply via the link below with cover letter and resume addressed to:
Jenna Sullivan
Aquatics Manager, H2O Fitness and Adventure Centre

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