• Part Time
  • Clare

YMCA of South Australia


  • Permanent Part-Time Position (30 hours per week), with negotiable Full-Time Hours
  • Fun and engaging environment
  • Supportive and professional team
  • Opportunities for career advancement & professional development


An exciting and rare opportunity has presented for a passionate and innovative aquatics and swimming lessons professional to coordinate the swimming school in Clare Valley’s leading aquatic, fitness, recreational and lifestyle centre. The Valleys Lifestyle Centre is located in the beautiful valley of Clare, located a two hours-drive away from the Adelaide CBD.

The Swim School Coordinator will be responsible for all Swimming Lesson Programs, including weekly programs, holiday programs and schools programming. The successful applicant will be required to develop / possess a complete knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the YMCA Swim Lessons program. A key function of the role will be ensuring that all aquatic facilities are programmed to their maximum utilisation.


As the Swim School Coordinator at The Valleys Lifestyle Centre, you will:

  • Coordinate programming and growth of aquatic activities, including swimming lessons
  • Coordinate the administrative and compliance requirements of the assigned programs through Perfect Gym, our program management database
  • Regularly review and monitor programs, classes and timetables for effective delivery and participation
  • Provide leadership and direction to direct reports, and undertake recruitment, training, rostering and evaluation
  • Help promote and market programs within the local community
  • Compile monthly reports
  • Respond to any customer feedback in a timely and positive manner



YMCA South Australia is a not-for-profit community organisation that has served the South Australian community for more than 170 years.  With approximately 1000 employees (and growing), we deliver programs and services across the state in settings including community recreation centres, swimming pools, health and fitness facilities, community centres, camps, early education and schools and youth services.

Our aim is to develop the whole person, helping all South Australians connect with a better life.  Not only their physical fitness and capabilities, but also their sense of identity, purpose, hope and dignity; psychological health; resilience; social connectedness; lifelong learning; and their own contribution back into the community.  All the elements that together constitute a full, healthy, productive and satisfying life.



Successful candidates will also have, or be willing to obtain:

  • Austswim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety accreditation
  • Austswim / Swim Australia Teacher of Infant Aquatic certification
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID009 Provide CPR
  • Certificate of completion for “Responding to Abuse and Neglect” (RRHAN) – EC training (Must be willing to obtain within 3 months)
  • Experience in the aquatics sector as a swim teacher, or similar (Desirable)
  • Lifeguard Qualification (Desirable)

To view the position descriptions for this role, please visit our website at https://www.sa.ymca.org.au/get-involved/careers/find-a-job.



  • The opportunity to join a leading provider of recreation, community, and children’s services.
  • A culture of empowerment and growth with ongoing opportunities for career development.
  • Free access to YMCA South Australia’s recreation facilities.
  • Attractive discounts on YMCA programs – benefits extend to immediate family!



For a confidential discussion or any further questions about this opportunity, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Ben Whalan at ben.whalan@ymcasa.org.au or (08) 8842 3999.



Does this sound like you? Please submit your resume and cover letter via APPLY NOW!

You must address the key selection criteria in your application.

Applications close 12 July 2024.

Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be notified. 



At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe, at the Y, in their families and in their communities. As such, we ensure that all of our candidates are appropriately screened to make sure that the right people are in the right roles. This includes:

  • National Police Check (issued in the last 6 months)
  • DHS Working With Children Check
  • International Criminal History Record Check (if worked overseas in the last 5 years)

To learn more about our screening processes, click here to view our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy:


YMCA South Australia is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding children, young people and other vulnerable people.

To apply for this job please visit www.seek.com.au.