YMCA of Greater Omaha

Swim Instructor

Downtown Omaha YMCA


The Downtown Omaha YMCA is looking for caring and outgoing people to help teach the children and adults in our community how to swim. We, as a YMCA, teach group swimming lessons and private swimming lessons that are flexible to your schedule. The swim lessons offered my the YMCA have a set curriculum that is easy to follow and fun teach! To be a swim instructor, you have to be certified in CPR, First Aid, YISA, and our YMCA swim lessons. We offer class for these certifications for free upon applying! We also offer the opportunity for you to shadow these lessons before certification to get on-the-job experience.




Group Lesson Hours:

Tuesdays- 6pm-8pm

Thursdays- 6pm-8pm



Private Lesson Hours: Vary


  • Prepares lesson plans and instructs swimming
  • Anticipates possible hazardous situations and acts to prevent future
  • Effectively communicates information on aquatics programs and
  • Actively cultivates relationships to proactively retain and gain
  • Assists with aquatics-related special events as
  • Responds quickly, efficiently and professionally to any emergency Completes incident and accident reports as necessary; notifies appropriate staff member
  • Attends and participates in required training and
  • Regular scheduled attendance; on-site
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must be at least 16 years of age. Tenth grade education required; high school diploma or GED highly
  • YMCA Lifeguard, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED and Basic First Aid certification required
  • YMCA Swim Instructor certification
  • All certifications required for the position within 30 days from date of hire, remain current.
  • Experience working with children preferred

  YMCA of Greater Omaha, an Equal Opportunity Employer


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