Are you enthusiastic about swimming, teaching, mentoring and working with all age groups? 

We are now hiring for September, join our Aquatics Team , multiple part- time positions available!

Our Lifeguards/Swim Instructors helps maintain the safe operation of our Aquatics programs and ensure service excellence.


Peter Gilgan Family YMCA

Work Schedule

Monday to Friday, 5:30 am – 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm – 8:00 pm, or

3.5 hour shifts Monday to Friday, between 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Weekends between 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Salary & Benefits

  • Pay rate $14.79 per hour
  • Staff Membership to YMCA Health, Fitness & Aquatics facility
  • Opportunities for leadership roles, career growth and professional development
  • Significant staff discount for Lifesaving Society re-certification
  • Convenient hours to be scheduled for private lessons at competitive pay


Lifeguard/Swim instructors are responsible for:

  • The safety and well being of all patrons swimming in the pool
  • Enforcing all Ontario pool regulations and YMCA of Oakville pool rules and admission standards

Swim Instructors are required to:

  • Teach various levels of swimming to all age groups with provided lesson plans
  • Update swim lesson roster weekly and prepare progress card seasonally
  • Effectively communicate with participants, parents for their progression 


Essential Criteria

  • NLS, Standard First Aid and AED
  • Swim Instructor Certification
  • Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening

Desirable Criteria

  • LSS advanced instructors
  • Aqua Fitness certification

The position requires the following Association Core Competencies: Quality focus, Relationship building and collaboration, Commitment to organization mission, vision and values, Communication, Diversity and inclusion, Integrity and trust.

If you or someone you know is interested in joining our team, please forward a cover letter and resume to [email protected] .

We thank all applicants and only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

The YMCA of Oakville values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association. If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter or email.