How do I become a YMCA water fitness instructor??
YMCA water fitness instructor job listings specify certification by the Aquatic Exercise Association, AEA, or an equivalent certification 1 2. If you choose a certification other than AEA, it is highly recommended that you contact the YMCA or other facility at which you wish to work and make sure your chosen certification is accepted.
Who is the water aerobics instructor course designed for??
Our water aerobics instructor course was designed by fitness industry professionals for fitness industry professionals. We understand that busy fitness professionals need a resource where they can study at their own pace and have testing available 24/7!
Does the YMCA offer swimming classes??
Swimming and water safety instruction has been one of the pillars of the YMCA, with over 80 years of experience in this area. Swimmers interested in becoming a lifeguard can participate in the Lifesaving Society’s certifications offered at the YMCA. NEW!
What are the YMCA foundations of exercise courses??
YMCA Foundations of Group Exercise and YMCA Foundations of Strength & Conditioning courses provide foundational knowledge of exercise and movement science to help Y instructors better serve members participating in healthy living programs at the YMCA. Both courses are available to Y instructors on the YMCA Learning and Career Development Center.