YMCA of Greater Seattle

Swim Instructor - Aquatics I

Job Locations US-WA-Bothell
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/22/2024 7:34 PM)
Regular Part-Time
# of Openings
Northshore YMCA
11811 NE 195th Street
Minimum compensation
USD $19.97/Hr.


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YGS has updated their Aquatics salary schedules! We will train and certify you!


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

Our Y is looking for outgoing Swim Instructors who enjoy teaching children and adults new skills, helping them achieve goals and preparing them for future success. In this role you will teach children and adults water acclimation and safety, water movement and stamina, and stroke development and mechanics. Each year our Y’s teach thousands of people to swim and enjoy the water as a form of play and life-long exercise.


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) 

Hiring Range: $20/hour - $22/hour DOE for 18 years or older; $19.97/hour for anyone under 18. 


Expected Hours of Work: Weekday shifts




  1. Instructs swimming lessons as assigned in accordance with YMCA guidelines.
  2. Assists with maintaining safe swimming conditions in the pool, on deck and surrounding areas.
  3. Develops positive relationships with participants and parents encouraging involvement and identifying potential volunteers.
  4. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.
  5. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Responds to emergency situations as needed. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
  6. Organizes and puts away needed class equipment. Reports damaged equipment.
  7. Conveys basic information on YMCA programs and schedules to members and, as appropriate, refers members to other YMCA Total Health programs and/or staff.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

Who are you?

If you're the right candidate for the job, you love teaching the joy of swimming to children and adults; you find satisfaction in helping others to learn and succeed; can command a class of 1-3 participants ages 3 and up through swim instruction; enjoy a fast-paced environment, and have the flexibility to teach multiple levels of instruction. You keep the safety of participants at the forefront of your work while teaching participants to thrive in an aquatic environment.

You will also be teaching parent/child classes which can have 10 parent/child pairs (20 participants total).


Code of Conduct for Applicants


*We can facilitate the process of you getting certified if you don’t have the required certifications yet. Please still apply if you are interested!

You are 16 years of age or older and have:

  • Demonstrated ability to assist children and others in the development of swimming skills.
  • Ability to lift equipment, and to lift a small to average size child.
  • Ability to teach skills to others.
  • Ability to pass a swim competency test.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current state approved first-aid certification*
  • 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.

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.


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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