YMCA of Greater Seattle

Swim Team Coach - Aquatics III

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 2 days ago(11/30/2023 5:07 PM)
Regular Part-Time
# of Openings
Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA
1700 23rd Avenue
Minimum compensation
USD $22.00/Hr.


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YGS has update their Aquatics salary schedules!


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

Organizes and conducts team workouts. May supervise other coaches as assigned. 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 for 18 years or older; $19/hour for anyone under 18. 




  1. Organizes and administers all assigned coaching responsibilities, including daily practices, recruiting, record keeping and scheduling.
  2. Develops positive relationships with team members and provides motivational support and guidance.
  3. Increases team member awareness of all healthy lifestyle factors and YMCA values.
  4. May supervise assistant coaches.
  5. Recruits prospective members and provides information about YMCA membership and swim team fee structure.
  6. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.
  7. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including emergency procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
  8. Attends swim meets and swim team functions as agreed upon with supervisor. Accountable for discipline and conduct of team members at these events.
  9. Encourages member and parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
  10. Conveys basic knowledge of all program areas to members and participants and as appropriate refers members to Total Health program or staff member.
  11. May assist with total health orientation.


  1. 18 years of age or older.
  2. Ability to teach proper competitive swimming techniques.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of sound competitive swimming skills, and the ability to implement and teach these skills in a positive, healthy manner.
  4. Knowledge of basic exercise.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. One year or more of swim team experience.
  2. Current state approved first-aid certification.*
  3. Current state approved community CPR certification, or equivalent.*
  4. American Red Cross Coaches Safety Training or equivalent.*
  5. Knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).
  6. Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful. 

*       Within 30 days of employment, 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.

Expected Hours of Work: Branch operational hours that may include mornings, evenings, and weekends dependent on swim practice and swim meet schedules.


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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