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TEACH SWIM LESSONS AT THE Y!

Join our Swim Instructor Classes!

This course awards the YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor Certification. 

Upon successful completion of this course, instructors will be able to: 

  • Identify components of the YMCA Swim Lessons continuum 
  • Demonstrate the behaviors of an effective YMCA Swim Lessons Instructor 
  • Maintain an inclusive environment of learning while keeping order in a positive and safe environment 
  • Employ swim teaching techniques that break down the critical features of a swimmer’s skill progression at any age 
  • Stage and demonstrate the swim instructor’s role in the safety process and during an emergency. 

Candidates must be able to tread water for two minutes and demonstrate Stage 5 proficiency in at least four of the following six strokes by swimming 25 yards of each: Front Crawl, Breaststroke, Sidestroke, Butterfly, Elementary Backstroke, and Backstroke. 

Required Licenses: 

  • First Aid 
  • Oxygen 
  • CPR/AED

Class Rate:

  • $225 Member and Community Participant
  • $75 YMCA Staff

Class Schedule:

Port Orange Family YMCA

  • NEW DATES TBD

Southeast Family YMCA

  • May 23 – 24

Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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