Aquatics Specialist

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Aquatics Specialist at Carlisle Family YMCA maintains a supportive, positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals and provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in swim classes.


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

  1. Instructs private and group swimming lessons in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly, and supports members and program participants in achieving their goals.
  2. Manages facility rentals and events.
  3. Develops and maintains positive relationships with volunteers, members or program participants and colleagues at all levels of the organization; helps participants and families connect with each other and the YMCA; and encourages parent or caregiver involvement.
  4. Creates and organizes swim lesson instructor schedules and programs.
  5. Establishes and maintains program quality standards for swim instructors, lifeguards and facility rentals.
  6. Conveys information on aquatics programs and schedules to staff and participants and as appropriate refers program participants and families to other programs.
  7. Maintains records as required (e.g., attendance, progress reports).
  8. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
  9. Organizes and puts away needed class and rental equipment. Reports damaged equipment.
  10. Trains and supervises instructors, lifeguards and facility rental personnel as assigned.
  • Lifeguard, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen certifications required
  • Must be able to demonstrate swim instructor skills in accordance with YMCA standards
  • At least 18 years of age
  • YMCA Swim Instructor certification, or equivalent. (Not required but preferred)
  • Water Safety Instructor certification or has had in the past. (Not required but preferred)

Questions? Contact:

Tara YoungAquatics Director
Facility Hours

Mon – Fri
5am – 10pm

7am – 8pm

10am – 6pm

Pool Hours

Mon – Fri
5am – 8:30pm

7am – 6pm

10am – 4pm