William Lutsky Family YMCA - due to the extreme cold temperatures, we are experiencing issues with the heating systems in both women's change room. All change rooms are open for use, but please expect cooler than normal temperatures during use. We apologize for this inconvenience.  
William Lutsky Family YMCA, Edmonton, AB
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Do you enjoy spending more time in the water then on dry land? The YMCA of Northern Alberta is seeking individuals who enjoy water and contributing to a fun aquatics learning environment. The Volunteer will assist in teaching high-quality swim lessons to children. Join the YMCA as a Volunteer and help others learn to float!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in class instruction and candidate evaluation instruction as outlined by The YMCA of Northern Alberta Aquatic guidelines and
    the YMCA Swimming Instructor’s Manual
  • To communicate with other volunteers, staff and patrons
  • To help ensure that safety standards and policies are maintained and followed
  • To assist in first aid situations and/or treatment as needed as outlined in the emergency procedures
  • To help tidy pool deck and equipment during/after program
  • Other duties as required
  • Role model recruitment and retention of members, best practices, and a healthy lifestyle.
  • Demonstrate and promote a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, and values and the YMCA programs and services.


Education/Certifications/Credentials/Professional Registration

  • 12 years or older
  • Must hold YMCA Star 7 or equivalent
  • Standard First Aid (SFA), CPR-C, AED and WHIMIS an asset
  • Current Swim Instructor Award (WSI, Swim for Life, YSI)  an asset
  • Bronze Cross or National Lifeguard (NL) an asset
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Police Information Check including a Vulnerable Sector Search


  • Previous leadership experience an asset.


  • Basic swim skills.
  • Good rapport with children.
  • Able to take direction.
  • Friendly, energetic, positive attitude.
  • A love of swimming!


  • Minimum 3 hours or more a week; weekday evenings or Saturday mornings

If this position interests you, please visit the centre to fill out paperwork.

Application Deadline