YMCA of Greater Seattle

Aqua Fitness Instructor - Healthy Living II

Job Locations US-WA-Bellevue
Posted Date 2 days ago(11/30/2023 4:27 PM)
Regular Part-Time
# of Openings
Bellevue Family YMCA
Health & Well-being
14230 Bel-Red Road
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 and leads water fitness classes in accordance with YMCA guidelines.
  2. Develops positive relationships with class members/participants providing motivational support and guidance.
  3. Increases class member/participant awareness of all healthy lifestyle factors.
  4. Organizes and puts away class equipment and reports equipment problems.
  5. Maintains records as appropriate (i.e. class attendance).
  6. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including emergency procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
  7. Attends staff meetings and applicable trainings approved by supervisor.
  8. Trains and supervises volunteer class aides as assigned.
  9. Encourages member involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
  10. Conveys basic knowledge of all program areas to members and participants and as appropriate referring members to appropriate Total Health program or staff member.
  11. May make follow up motivational phone calls to Total Health participants.
  12. May assist with total health orientation.


  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: Monday and/or Wednesday, 8:45am-10:00am.


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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