YMCA of Greater Seattle

Aqua Fitness Instructor - Healthy Living II

Job Locations US-WA-Sammamish
Posted Date 2 days ago(11/30/2023 4:50 PM)
Regular Part-Time
# of Openings
Sammamish Community YMCA
Health & Well-being
831 228th NE
Minimum compensation
USD $22.00/Hr.


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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

*This is an on-site position

Instructs water exercise classes and provides motivation for class participants. Acts as a liaison and champion for YMCA Total Health.


What you'll get from working at The Y

  • Individual membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle
  • Free access to mental health resources
  • Rapidly-accruing paid time off (PTO) available immediately upon hire


Hiring Range: $22/hour - $24.20/hour DOE





  1. Plans for and instructs wellness/fitness and/or related classes following Association standards and guidelines. Observes and discusses individual progress with participants.
  2. Develops positive relationships with participants and facilitates relationships among participants and members. Provides motivational support and guidance.
  3. Increases participant awareness of all healthy lifestyle factors.
  4. Encourages involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
  5. Sets up and takes down class equipment. Reports equipment problems.
  6. Attends staff meetings and approved trainings as required.
  7. Ensures safe and effective workouts. Responds to, and reports, accidents and incidents.
  8. Accurately maintains related records.


  1. 18 years of age or older.
  2. Water Fitness Instructor or equivalent. **
  3. Ability to demonstrate proper water fitness techniques.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of fitness protocol.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Current state approved first-aid certification. *
  2. CPR for the Professional Rescuer. *
  3. Knowledge of, and previous experience with diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).
  4. Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

*       Within 30 days of employment, or first available training.

**     Within six months of employment, 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.


Expected Hours of Work: Branch operational hours that may include mornings, evenings, and weekends.


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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