YMCA of Greater Seattle

Aquatics Supervisor

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/4/2022 4:32 PM)
Regular Full-Time
# of Openings
Downtown Seattle YMCA
909 4th Avenue
Minimum compensation
USD $20.05/Hr.


Our Commitment to Equity
The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.


Job Summary

Coordinates and supervises the day-to-day operations of the aquatic programs. Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas.  Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Lifeguards and teaches classes as assigned. Acts as a liaison and champion for YMCA Whole Person Health. 

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to providing a positive atmosphere that prioritizes safety and inclusivity for all employees. The YMCA of Greater Seattle has implemented safety standards and protocols related to preventative health measures based on CDC and local health department guidelines.


YGS will comply with all WA State mandates regarding COVID vaccinations.


All YGS staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID regardless of work location. Religious and Medical Exemptions will be considered at time of hire.


  1. Provides day-to-day coordination of aquatic programs, including acting as a liaison between Aquatics Director and staff, and serves as the primary point of contact in the Aquatics Director’s absence.
  2. Assists in supervising staff and volunteers, including hiring, training, providing evaluation input, and scheduling staff to ensure safety and quality of program delivery.
  3. Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, on deck, and surrounding areas. Prevents accidents by ensuring compliance with Aquatic Safety Plan and local health department standards.
  4. Maintains knowledge and ensures all YMCA, state, county and Aquatic policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures are being adhered to.
  5. Act as a primary responder in case of injury, accident, or illness and reports injuries, completing required forms.
  6. Assists with pool administration including the creation of the schedules and performs chemical testing, taking appropriate action when necessary.
  7. Maintains aquatic program areas and equipment with a high attention to cleanliness and safety, immediately notifying a supervisor of any broken equipment.
  8. Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.
  9. Assists in developing program materials and distributing program information, including developing positive relationships with participants and parents encouraging involvement and identifying potential volunteers.
  10. Attends and assists in conducting all staff meetings, trainings, and in-services as scheduled.
  11. Teaches aquatic classes and lifeguards, as necessary.
  12. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Ability to obtain certification as a Lifeguard Instructor, Swim Instructor Trainer and Child Abuse Prevention Trainer once hired.
  3. Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness, including ability to lift equipment and small to average sized children
  4. Must be observant and able to react calmly, quickly, and with good judgment in an emergency.
  5. Demonstrated ability to assist children and others in the development of swimming skills
  6. At least two years’ experience and knowledge in aquatics including demonstrated ability to teach different levels of swimming.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Valid Lifeguard certification from YMCA of the USA or American Red Cross with Basic Life Support, First Aid and Emergency Oxygen*
  2. Y Lifeguard Instructor Certification or equivalent**
  3. Two to three years of supervisory experience preferred.
  4. Knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

*Within 30 days of employment or at first available training.  If Red Cross certified, must complete Y Lifeguard Certification class within 90 days of hire.

**Within 90 days of hire or at first available training


Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.



Core Competencies

  1. Supports the Mission, Vision and Direction of the YMCA: Understands and supports the mission of the YMCA; displays the YMCA values; displays flexibility and accepts change; is willing to try new methods and make suggestions; shows a strong commitment to the YMCA; conveys enthusiasm for the YMCA and his/her work.
  2. Builds Community: Understands and embraces the role of volunteers; helps members and participants make connections to others and to the YMCA; practices effective relationship-building techniques; supports the role of fund-raising in achieving the YMCA mission.
  3. Provides a Quality Experience for Members, Participants, Internal Customers and Others: Possesses the ability to deliver outstanding experiences for members, participants, internal customers and others; builds warm and supportive relationships; consistently greets and assists everyone in a positive way; strives to provide service that will exceed expectations; responds to concerns and complaints in a way that makes each person feel valued; initiates action for prompt resolution; looks for better ways to serve and involve members, participants, internal customers and others.
  4. Works Productively: Demonstrates responsible actions; consistently performs duties in a safe and conscientious manner within the agreed upon timeframe; follows standards, policies, and procedures; is reliable and consistently punctual; actively participates in staff meetings, required trainings, and other work-related activities; uses good judgment; uses YMCA resources appropriately and efficiently.
  5. Uses Effective Personal Behaviors/Communicates Effectively: Treats everyone with courtesy, respect, and consideration; displays integrity; listens actively and genuinely; communicates in a clear and pleasant manner; embraces differences among people; demonstrates an active willingness to learn and grow; accepts constructive criticism; works cooperatively as a team member.

*YGS is currently offering a "New Hire $600 Sign-On Cash Incentive"!
As of October 6th new Full-time and Part-time employees will receive a $600 bonus, which will be paid in one lump sum, after working 120 hours.


You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment.
  • Are very adaptable.
  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic.
  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet.
  • Truly enjoy being of service to people.
  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together.
  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all.

Our Mission

Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.


YMCA of Greater Seattle's Core Values

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Caring
  • Passion for Excellence

YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


All job offers are contingent on the results of a background check. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.


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