Under direct supervision of the Aquatics Director provides water aerobics instruction, monitors, educates patrons on fitness and safety, and maintains a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for class participants. 


Instructs patrons on effective workout methods; explains proper techniques, demonstrates exercises; identifies different muscle groups, and teaches appropriate methods to strengthen specific muscles

Assists patrons, answers questions, and maintains a positive exercise experience for members and class participants

Attend staff meetings

Lead water fitness classes following YMCA Guidelines, Protocols, and Visions of Excellence

Enforce aquatic rules and policies

Prepare progressive exercise plans for program participants

Record and maintain attendance records daily

Set up facility or equipment, store equipment, and secure facility and equipment upon completion of each class

Act as a Primary Responder in case of injury, accident, or illness in pool area and provide backup to lifeguards as needed in emergencies and crowd control. Report injuries and complete required forms

Support and follow YMCA policies and decisions and answer member questions about the YMCA and its programs and fitness related questions

Attend staff meetings

Learn and teach the mission of the YMCA which is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all, including the four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility

Plans and implements a program in accordance with the goals and policies of the YMCA

Coordinates activities which are culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate

Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures


At least one year experience leading fitness classes

General knowledge of exercise training and leadership and exercise principles

Able to demonstrate all phases of aerobic exercises.

Mentally alert to recognize potential hazards and accidents.

Able to vocalize cues and use equipment properly.

Current CPR for the Professional Rescuer and AED


Ability to plan, lead, and participate in a variety of physical activities. May be required to drive between YMCA facilities and to training or meetings in various locations. May require lifting up to 25 lbs.


For consideration, please email Peter Foster, Executive Director, at Peter.Foster@ymcali.org. Please include a resume and cover letter indicating your interest, qualifications, and salary requirements.

Locations: YMCA at Glen Cove