Glacial Community YMCA
  • Oconomowoc, WI, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

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Classes are held on Wednesday evenings, 4-7:15pm year round; providing one-on-one or small group swim instruction for individuals with disabilities.


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.  Provide individualized adaptive swimming instruction to participants with disabilities in a safe and nurturing environment. 


  • 16 years of age or older.
  • Previous experience working with individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities, preferred.
  • Ability to instruct water safety and swimming skills to others, making modifications based on abilities of each participant.
  • Certifications that must be obtained and maintained within first 90 days:  CPR, AED , First Aid , Child Abuse Prevention, Blood borne Pathogens, Hazard Communication.
  • Willingness to attend meetings, training, and obtain additional certification as requested.


Ability to perform all physical aspects of the position; including leading classes, walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting in and out of water.   


Individuals in this job will be subject to loud, humid, and hot facilities. 


  • Prepare lesson plans and provide instruction to participants in accordance with YMCA guidelines.
  • Develop relationships and regularly communicate progress with parents or care-givers, as needed.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date class records, including but not limited to:  attendance, lesson logs, and progress reports.
  • Ensure class preparations are complete and begin instruction according to set schedule.  Clean-up and put materials away after class. 
  • Address and redirect inappropriate behavior as needed in accordance with YMCA guidelines.
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