YMCA of Northern Colorado
  • Swim Lessons
  • Lafayette, CO, USA
  • Part Time

Do you love flip flops and pool noodles, are you comfortable and confident in the water? Does laughter and the sound of splashing make you smile? If you've got the personality, we can train you for this job.

The YMCA of Northern Colorado is hiring now for summer group and private swim instructors at our Arapahoe branch in Lafayette Colorado. Our pool bubble comes down in early May to reveal our amazing outdoor pool. Summer is our busiest season and right now is a great time to secure your summer job!

Summer seasonal salaries range from $12-15/hour based on experience and availability. We offer a +10% differential for verified bilingual staff and a +10% differential for lifeguards working the opening shift. These increases can be combined. In addition, all staff receive discounted membership and discounted programs (including camp, swim lessons, personal training) for you and your family. 

Swim Instructors are enthusiastic and portray a positive attitude. You'll need to relate positively to a variety of people including other staff and parents and kiddos. Instructors must be organized and eager to teach. We provide the lesson plans.

We will match you with private clients based on your availability and skill set. Group lessons meet most mornings from 8:15-11am. Weekend private and group lessons are available. It is not required that instructors be certified lifeguards but additional work hours will available for certified lifeguards.


  • Current ARC/YMCA First Aid, and CPR-PR Certifications. We can provide you with this class prior to assignment.
  • Experience teach swimming lessons or previous competitive swimming experience is not necessary but preferred.
  • Proficient swimming and safety/rescue skills
  • Professional, alert, courteous, and tactful
  • Blood Borne Pathogens within 30 days of being hired
  • YMCA Swimming Lessons Instructor and Red Cross Water Safety Instructor preferred
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