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Aquatics Instructors and Lifeguards

  • Category: Edmonton & Area
  • Location: YMCA Various locations
  • Posted: April 24, 2019
  • Application deadline: Open until a suitable candidate is found.


About this Job Role (Aquatics Instructors and Lifeguards):

Are you certified swim instructor or lifeguard and are looking for a great place to work? Put your swimming and lifesaving training to work with a friendly, professional, and diverse team at the YMCA! The YMCA of Northern Alberta is a charitable organization that provides health and fitness opportunities, child care, housing, and other quality programs to our community.
If you’re looking for a fun and meaningful job in Aquatics, we’re looking for you to join our team! We have positions for Aquatics Instructors and/or Lifeguards available at all our health, fitness, and aquatics centres in Edmonton. If you have the qualifications below and want to work for an organization that builds strong and healthy communities, we urge you to apply today!

Compensation: An attractive compensation package.

Key Responsibilities:

• Deliver high quality services through excellent relationships with participants.
• When instructing, develop lesson plans for assigned classes and provide quality instruction.
• Deliver high quality supervision at all times while on guard duty, guard from appropriate location and follow guard-to-bather ratio.
• Correct unsafe techniques and ensure safe and effective use of equipment by participants.
• Promote prevention of accidents and incidents through rule enforcement and good maintenance practices.
• Follow Provincial and Local Public Health regulations at all times and monitor and reinforce Aquatics Safety Standards.
• Respond to all incidents and accidents that may occur in the aquatic or surrounding area.
• Role model best practices daily by interacting with members in the facility.
• Role model a personal commitment to a healthy lifestyle.
• Demonstrate and promote a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, and values and the YMCA programs and services.


Education/Certifications/Credentials/Professional Registration

YMCA Instructor award required within 6 months of hire.
LSS Swim Instructor and/or Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certificates, and Bronze Cross Award.
• Standard First Aid and CPR-C, and WHMIS Certification.
• Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Police Information Check including a Vulnerable Sector Search.
• Lifeguard qualifications would be an asset.

• Previous experience leading Aquatic classes an asset.

• Excellent problem solving, multitasking, interpersonal and communication skills.
• Able to lead Aquatic instruction and programming.
• Able to deal with difficult situations and customer complaints with confidence.
• Developed coaching and team building skills.
• Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Windows).

To apply

Applicants are requested to apply for this position directly through our website at

Note: A Security Clearance Check is a condition of employment for successful candidates. The check must be completed prior to commencement of work and is the financial responsibility of the candidate.