YMCA of Greater Seattle Swim Instructor (outside Seattle) in Bellevue, Washington


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.


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 3 – 6 children 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 are 16 years of age or older and have:

  • Current state approved first-aid certification*

  • Current state approved community CPR certification, or equivalent*

  • YMCA Swim Leader certification or equivalent*

  • 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

  • Prefer 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.

*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!

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace.

To apply please email

ID 2018-7360

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 3

Location Bellevue Family YMCA

Category Aquatics

Address 14230 Bel-Red Road