AQUATICS - Aquatic Fitness Instructor

Location: Dallas, TX (Lake Highlands YMCA - 8920 Stults Road)

Job Description

 

GENERAL FUNCTION:

 Instructs water exercise classes and provides motivation for class participants.

 

PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES / POSITION RESPONSIBILITY:

The Aquatic Fitness Instructor Plans and leads water fitness classes in accordance with YMCA guidelines.  They develop positive relationships with class members/participants,  provide motivational support and guidance.  The instructor will increase class member/participant awareness of all healthy lifestyle factors. He/She will organize and put away class equipment and report equipment problems. He/She will maintain records as appropriate (i.e. class attendance).


He/She will follow all YMCA policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including emergency procedures.  Complete incident and accident reports as necessary. Attend staff meetings and applicable trainings approved by supervisor.  Trains and supervises volunteer class aides as assigned.  Encourages member involvement and identifies potential volunteers.  Conveys basic knowledge of all program areas to members and participants.

Requirements

 

KNOW-HOW:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Current state approved first-aid certification.
  • CPR
  • YMCA Lifeguard Certified
  • YMCA Fitness Leader certification, or equivalent.
  • Y Water Exercise Instructor, or equivalent.
  • Ability to demonstrate proper water fitness techniques.
  • Ability to lead and communicate with others.
  • Ability to provide motivational coaching to members.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fitness protocol.
  • Ability to make good decisions and exercise mature judgement.