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Swim Instructor - Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA


We strive to live out our values and mission every day as the YMCA. 

Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. 

The YMCA staff works hard to serve our members and strengthen the community with values like:

Caring. We show a genuine interest in others, putting them first, and engaging everyone with a positive attitude. 
Honesty. We do the right thing, even when no one is looking. 
Respect. We accept differences and meet people where they are at, honoring others with thoughtfulness and courage. 
Responsibility. We do what we say we’re going to do, taking ownership of our decisions and being good stewards of our resources.

Join us as we transform lives through our loving, caring and serving as employees of the Y.



Under the direction of the Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA Aquatics Director, the Swim Instructor is responsible for providing a safe and positive instructional swimming environment for all YMCA members and program participants. 

They must provide strong leadership, instruction, and motivation for developing the abilities of swimmers of various ages, skill levels, including those with disabilities. 

This is done by conducting swim lessons that are in accordance with the core values and standards set by the National Aquatic YMCA programs, including adaptive swim principles and practices for those individuals with disabilities.

Through the work of the Swim Instructor, participants of every ability will learn to swim more confidently and/or expand their current skills in a safe and positive environment that nurtures a love for swimming they can enjoy for life.



Starting pay range: $7.50 to $8.50 depending on experience

Hours Available at the Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA:

  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings
  • Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings

Free training to become a swim instructor is available.



  • Minimum of 16 years of age.
  • Reliable transportation to attend work.
  • Able to fulfill all demands and skills in spirit, mind, and body for a certified swim instructor in accordance with YMCA standards.
  • Positive, service-oriented attitude serving diverse groups of people in regard to age, ability, ethnicity, gender, race, economic status, religion, etc.
  • Open to being trained to provide adaptive swim lessons for individuals with disabilities.
  • Team player willing to contribute to the culture, mission, and values of the Y.



  • Free individual membership at all YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne facilities (Allen, Whitley, Wells counties); part-time staff have the opportunity for a small cost to add additional eligible members.
  • Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account
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