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Swim Instructor

Presidio Community YMCA
Part time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Aquatics Coordinator
Salary range: 
$18.50 per hour

Careers with a Cause

The YMCA of San Francisco was named as one of the Bay Area's Best Places to Work by its employees as well as one of the Healthiest Employers.   Join our team and make a lasting impact every day in communities across San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties.  Every day, our staff—of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences—are transforming lives through YMCA programs for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. When you work for the Y, you’ll be supported with training, mentoring and career development opportunities. Plus, we offer great benefits to help you grow stronger in spirit, mind and body, even as you’re helping others.

About the Job

Under the supervision of the Aquatics Coordinator, swim instructors provide direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in swimming classes.  Swim Instructors must be able to relate to students, parents, members and guests in a positive manner, to communicate the Y’s Aquatic Program philosophy and to exercise mature judgment and sound decision-making.


  1. Minimum 16 years old.
  2. Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  3. Current YMCA approved first aid and CPR certification *
  4. YMCA Swim Instructor certification or equivalent certification/background experience.*
  5. Personal aquatic background preferred.
  6. Previous experience as a swim lesson instructor preferred.
  7. Must be flexible with a schedule that may include afternoons and weekends

*Within 90 days of employment or at first available training.

To Apply

All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and CA Fair Chance Act we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 

Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees