Swimming Instructor

Date: 29-Nov-2021

Location: Tea Gardens, AU

Company: YMCA NSW

  • Fun, supportive team focused on helping people and making a real difference to the community
  • Chance to dive in, start your Y career & learn new skills with full training provided
  • Flexible work hours


Do you love people? Does helping others put a smile on your face? Would you love a career where you could change peoples’ lives? 


Whether you’re a Beach Lover, Return to Work Parent, Student, Educator, First Jobber, Retiree, or transitioning careers; if you bring energy and passion, there are so many possibilities for you at the Y. 


Right now, the Y NSW is looking for aspiring Learn-to-Swim Instructors to join our friendly Y team at Tea Gardens. 


We’ll train you up and support you to get qualified so you can make a difference to your community and your career.


Being able to swim is one of the most important skills a person can have. Our Learn-to-Swim Instructors change and save people’s lives by equipping them with the ability to swim confidently – it is a truly rewarding role.


As well as nurturing and encouraging future swim stars, our Instructors can plan a lesson well, follow that plan, all while keeping their eyes on up to five students at a time. 


Our Instructors are splashtastic communicators – they know how to calm an anxious student and reassure a worried parent. You’ll hear a lot of laughter in their classes.


While our Instructors are teaching their students to be confident swimmers, they’re also looking out for their team members and ensuring hygiene is a top priority – keeping our students safe is a team effort.


Many of our Instructors have other commitments like study or family or are recently retired but enjoy making a difference in people’s lives. The Y NSW encourages and supports this by offering flexible permanent part-time and casual work. 


 What we need from you:

  • Passion for customer service and excellent communication skills
  • A friendly and approachable manner
  • A love for working in a team environment
  • An enthusiasm for teaching
  • The desire to learn and grow


What the Y can offer you:

  • Flexible working hours
  • A friendly and fun team environment
  • A detailed induction with ongoing support and training
  • Y Family benefits including free gym membership, uniform, access to salary packaging and more
  • Parental leave benefits for permanent employees with over one years’ service
  • Be part of our existing network of Midcoast Y's with the potential to work across Great Lakes, Wingham and Manning Aquatic Centres
  • The opportunity for career progression with multiple development pathways available across the Y 




Our Recreation Team is a close-knit community of energetic people-people, with a passion for staying active and helping others. From our Duty Managers and Customer Service Officers, to our Instructors and Coordinators, the team are responsible for transforming our 24 Recreation Centres into warm, inclusive and safe spaces – providing access to health, fitness and recreation opportunities for those who need it most. As part of The Y family, you’ll be responsible for the care and wellbeing of vulnerable and underprivileged young people, always acting with integrity and respect to provide fun and meaningful experiences, safely. We’ll reward you with perks like flexible hours and free facility membership, and support you to build valuable people, leadership and life skills – all while you make a difference to your community.


Vaccination Policy

This position involves direct contact with vulnerable persons who have an increased risk of COVID-19, including children. It is a condition of employment that successful applicants provide evidence of compliance with YMCA NSW's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy prior to commencing.


Commitment to Safeguarding
At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe, at the Y, in their families and in their communities. As such, we embed Safeguarding into everything that we do to make sure Children and Young People are kept at the front of our minds in all our programs and services. We also ensure that all our candidates are appropriately screened to make sure that the right people are in the right roles to keep our children and young people safe. 


To learn more about our Commitment to Safeguarding Statement and our screening processes, click here.

What are you waiting for? Dive in and explore the possibilities – shape your future with a career at the Y!