Swim Instructor - YMCA of Austin

Location: Austin, TX

Department: Association-wide

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Student (High School)


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. It’s who we are, who we aspire to be and how we show up every day. We are cause-driven. We don’t just show up, we show up with purpose. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


We act with intentionality to connect people to our cause through our service and engagement principles. Every day we:

  • Welcome – Smile greet members by name, introduce yourself.
  • Connect – Ask questions, share a story, introduce them to other staff and members.
  • Support – Affirm and encourage them, wish them well.
  • Invite – Share opportunities to get involved and give back to the community. 

Join us and help transform lives.

The YMCA of Austin in Austin, TX, is seeking Swim Instructors to join our team. We have locations throughout Austin, Bastrop, and Buda, TX. YMCA hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 5:30am-10:00pm; Saturdays, 8:00am-7:00pm; Sundays 12:00pm-7:00pm.

PAY RATE: $8.50-$12.00/hour depending on experience


Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, the Swim Instructor is responsible for providing a safe and positive instructional swimming environment for YMCA members and program participants. The Instructor will focus on ages 6 months and up. The Swim Instructor must provide strong leadership, instruction (in accordance with National YMCA Aquatic Program Guidelines) and motivation for students in swimming classes. 


  • Minimum of 16 years of age.
  • Reliable transportation to attend work.
  • Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude.
  • Interested in contributing to the mission of the YMCA.



  • Current CPR/AED Certification preferred 
  • First Aid preferred
  • Oxygen preferred
    • The YMCA of Austin can provide  the CPR/AED, First Aid, and Oxygen courses in house for a fee. 
  • Swim Lesson Instructor (WSI or YSLI) preferred


  • Individual membership to all YMCA's of Austin (over $600.00/year value)
  • Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account 
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