YMCA of Greater Seattle Aquatics Supervisor,Swim Instructor in Auburn, Washington


Who are we?

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living and foster social responsibility.

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout King and south Snohomish counties to help kids and families thrive – and apply their positive behaviors and goals at home, school, the workplace and beyond.

  • 13 branches

  • 2 overnight camps

  • 10 swimming pools

  • More than 200 program sites

Where you’ll work…

You’ll work in our welcoming membership facility that offers programs ranging from health and wellness, to family programs, to child care, to aquatics (access is a staff benefit - swim a few laps before work, take a yoga class, do some laps on the track before you go home, if you like!).

The Seattle Y offers a competitive pay range and excellent benefit package including YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.

If this sounds like an organization you'd like to work for, read on!


What you’ll be doing…

Supervises branch Swim Instructors and creates class schedules, staffing schedules, and hiring, onboarding, and training of new staff. Maintains safe conditions for swim lesson participants and creates a positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.


  1. Provides leadership and support to branch Swim Instructors including conducting effective onboarding and training for new employees.

  2. Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff and volunteers. Conducts staff meetings and organizes trainings.

  3. Instructs swimming lessons in accordance with YMCA guidelines.

  4. Work with Lifeguards to maintain safe swimming conditions in the pool, on deck, and surrounding areas. Prevents accidents by maintaining constant observation of the pool area, enforcing health and safety rules, and maintaining emergency readiness.

  5. Develops positive relationships with participants and parents encouraging involvement and identifying potential volunteers.

  6. Assists with pool administration including the creation of the pool/Swim Instructor schedule.

  7. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required. Leads meetings as required.

  8. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Responds to emergency situations as needed and completes incident and accident reports.

  9. Organizes class equipment and reports damaged equipment immediately.

  10. Conveys basic information on YMCA programs and schedules to members and refers members to other YMCA Total Health programs and/or staff as appropriate.

  11. Other duties as assigned.


  1. 18 years of age or older

  2. Current state approved First-Aid Certification*

  3. Current state approved community CPR Certification, or equivalent*

  4. YMCA Swim Leader certification or equivalent**

  5. The ability to obtain or currently holds Y Swim Lesson Instructor Trainer Certification or equivalent within 90 days of hire.

  6. Demonstrated ability to assist children and others in the development of swimming skills

  7. Ability to lift equipment and to lift a small to average size child

  • Within 30 days of employment or at first available training.

**Within six months of employment or at first available training.


  1. Two to three years of directly related experience with supervisory experience preferred.

  2. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).

  3. Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.


Supervise Swim Instructors and YMCA branch swim program with the goal of students receiving competent and caring swim instruction in a well-maintained and safe environment that helps to develop their swimming/water safety skills.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y and Aquatics Team 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

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.

ID 2018-7400

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Auburn Valley YMCA

Category Aquatics

Address 1620 Perimeter Road SW