Lifeguard/Swim Instructors

Kelowna Family YMCA
Closing date: 
July 31, 2018
Job Description: 

We are seeking part time Swim Instructor/Lifeguard(s) who are energetic, personable, resourceful, well-organized, with superior interpersonal skills who excel in a fast-paced, challenging work environment. If that sounds like you, then this is your ideal job!

Reporting directly to the Aquatic Manager, the Swim Instructor/Lifeguard(s) are key team member(s) to the Aquatic Department at the Kelowna Family YMCA.

The Swim Instructor/Lifeguard(s) are responsible for the safety, teaching, and administration of lessons and instilling the Y’s core values of caring, respect, responsibility and honesty. The Swim Instructor/Lifeguard will maintain a safe and clean work environment, and deliver aquatic programs during assigned shifts. In addition, the Swim Instructor/Lifeguard will be a part of a large dynamic aquatic team at the Kelowna Family YMCA, while building relationships with our members.

Major Responsibilities and Abilities:

  • 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
  • When needed, performs on deck lifeguarding of members and the public
  • Performs other related work as required


  • YMCA Canada Swim Instructor or Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • National Lifeguard Service Certification-Pool Option
  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR
  • AED Responder must be completed upon hire (must be Lifesaving Society certification)
  • National Lifeguard Service Certification-Waterpark Option (considered an asset. Those with the NL Waterpark certification will be able to choose lifeguard shifts in addition to instructional shifts)
  • Upon request provide 3 references, a minimum of 2 will be professional in nature (eg. Employer, Supervisor or Colleague)

Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than 6 months preceding their 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 in writing, with cover letter and resume, to:

Torrie Zimmerman


Application Deadline: July 31, 2018


Contact Info
Torrie Zimmerman
Information Phone: 
Registration Phone: 
375 Hartman Road
Province or Territory: 
British Columbia
Postal Code: 
V1X 2M9