Swim Instructor

Join our team at the Oakland YMCA as a swim instructor! Swim instructors are responsible for providing direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in swimming classes as well as promoting safety, self-confidence, a healthy lifestyle and member involvement.

Minimum Qualifications :

  • Minimum of 16 years of age
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer (within 30 days of hire)
  • Standard First Aid (within 30 days of hire)
  • Demonstrated ability to swim in shallow and deep water, and tread water (Minnow or ARC Level 4 Swimming Level)

Desired Characteristics:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Patience and ability to communicate with members of all ages and diverse backgrounds
  • Professional demeanor - punctuality and shift consistency
  • Ability to model and teach the YMCA's four core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility


  • Free Y membership included
  • $15.50/hr - Swim Instructor starting rate

For more information, please contact the Aquatics Director, Evan Clark, at (510) 318-7630.

Employment Type
Oakland YMCA