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Swimming Instructor

YMCA of Quebec

This is a Contract position in Winnipeg Region, MB posted November 20, 2021.

Do you want your talent to have a positive impact on the people you work with?

Are you seeking new ways to maximize and develop your expertise?

Do you want to work in an environment where people come first?

We have an opportunity for you, because here, your talent can make a lasting impact Each day, more than 1,000 people work with the YMCA of Qubec network, providing a variety of services that create positive change in peoples lives.

Reporting to the Aquatic Activities Coordinator, the successful candidates primary responsibility will be to ensure the safety of the swimmers, and to teach swimming and water safety to people of all ages.

What challenges are we offering?

Perform lifeguarding duties during open swim, swimming lessons and aquafit classes.

Prevention and intervention as needed.

Conduct chlorine tests.

Complete opening and/or closing forms.

Participate in special events offered to centre employees, volunteers and members.

Make note of all damaged equipment (lifejackets, aquafit belts, toys, cables).

Prepare classes (lesson plans).

Monitor participant progression from one class to the next.

Fill out progress reports (childrens lessons).

Follow up with parents of children in swimming lessons.

Adhere to the YMCAs Child Protection Policies and Procedures.

Understand and integrate the value of philanthropy in both specific position and Association, and participate in the Annual Campaign and/or other fundraising events.

Why join the YMCA?

The YMCA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, but working with us also gives you the opportunity to: Develop your expertise; Be around passionate experts; Make a positive social impact; Work with different engaged partners; Really make a difference in peoples lives; Have the freedom to take on exciting challenges.

By joining the YMCAs of Qubec, you will also be a part of a team that makes people, cooperation, and collaboration a priority.

Who we are looking for?

National Lifesaver certification.

CPR (Level C) and AED certification.

Red Cross or YMCA swim instructor certification (an asset).

First aid certification (an asset).

Knowledge of and support for the YMCAs mission and values.

Able to work in both French and English.

Interpersonal and communication skills.


Have no criminal record in connection with employment.

COMPETENCIES Safety focused : Ability to enforce the rules in accordance with the values and mission of the YMCA.

Communication : Communicate with parents in an appropriate manner.

Initiative : Do the right thing at the right time without having to be instructed.

Teamwork : Encourage open relations in order to maximize the organization’s effectiveness.

Self-management : Ability to work autonomously.