Expressions of Interest - Swimming teachers

Department: Recreation & Fitness

Type: Casual

Posted: 18 January 2024


  • Casual Position | Flexible hours
  • Fun and engaging environment
  • Supportive and professional team
  • Opportunities for career advancement & professional development


  • Construct and implement lesson plans that promote group teaching methods, combine stroke development with water safety, and enhance the developmental assets aspect of YMCA programs!
  • Enhance student interaction and collaboration to ensure students meet program outcomes and continually progress through the levels
  • Display interest, enthusiasm, patience, respect and innovation to students and peers
  • Challenges and develops students’ values and attitudes
  • Be responsible for the safety and supervision of students in the class
  • Liaise with the Aquatic Director and/or Teacher in Charge around student feedback, assessments, and progression
  • Adapt lesson format to meet the needs of all participants at any given time
  • Understand the unique needs of families and can respond appropriately, using respectful language and exhibiting behaviour that instils trust in students and parents.


YMCA South Australia is a not-for-profit community organisation that has served the South Australian community for more than 170 years. With approximately 1000 employees (and growing), we deliver programs and services across the state in settings including community recreation centres, swimming pools, health and fitness facilities, community centres, camps, early education and schools and youth services.

Our aim is to develop the whole person, helping all South Australians connect with a better life. Not only their physical fitness and capabilities, but also their sense of identity, purpose, hope and dignity; psychological health; resilience; social connectedness; lifelong learning; and their own contribution back into the community. All the elements that together constitute a full, healthy, productive and satisfying life.


Successful candidates will also have, or be willing to obtain:

  • Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety accreditation
  • HLTAID009/001 Provide CPR
  • Certificate of completion for “Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care” Training


  • The opportunity to join a leading provider of recreation, community, and children’s services.
  • Free access to YMCA South Australia’s recreation facilities.
  • A culture of empowerment and growth with ongoing opportunities for career development.
  • Career pathways in the aquatics field


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 ensure that all of our candidates are appropriately screened to make sure that the right people are in the right roles. This includes:

  • National Police Check (issued in the last 6 months)
  • DHS Working With Children Check
  • International Criminal History Record Check (if worked overseas in the last 5 years)

To learn more about our screening processes, click here to view our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy:

YMCA South Australia is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding children and young people and other vulnerable people

Swimming teachers must be at least 16 years of age
Do you currently hold a swimming teacher qualification?  
Morning availability  
Afternoon availability