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YMCA of Greater Seattle Aquatics Staff in Shoreline, Edmonds, Bothell, Woodinville, Bellevue, Redmond, Washington


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

Thank you for your interest in working for the YMCA and our Aquatics positions. The Aquatics staff of the YMCA of Greater Seattle provide quality water activities and programs with a focus on providing a safe and fun environment for all of our members. The YMCA aquatics staff help supervise and manage the operations of our aquatics center programs ranging from health and wellbeing group classes, open swim, swim lessons, and swim team to name a few. Being a part of our aquatics staff requires a love for swimming and water activities, as well as the ability to relate with people of all backgrounds. At the Y we teach more than swim strokes, we develop a love for physical fitness through water activities.

Aquatics positionsinclude but are not limited to-

  • Assistant Lifeguard

  • Lead Lifeguard

  • Swim Instructor

  • Swim Team Coach

  • Aquatics Program Coordinator

  • Aquatics Program Supervisor/Director

If you are interested in a position in this area of focus with the YMCA, please apply to this posting and we will contact you when we have a position in this area accepting applications.


  1. 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.

  2. Instructs swimming lessons/programs as assigned in accordance with YMCA guidelines.

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

  4. Develops positive relationships with participants and parents.

  5. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.

  6. Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies, procedures, and the “safe-in-six” model. Completes related reports as required.

  7. 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.

  8. Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.

  9. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.

  10. Performs routine maintenance of the pool and surrounding areas to ensure cleanliness.

  11. Checks pool and rescue equipment and promptly reports any problems.

  12. Maintains aquatic program areas and equipment with a high attention to cleanliness and safety.

  13. Other duties as assigned.


Age requirements and qualifications vary by position.

Minimum qualifications of entry level jobs include:

  1. 16 or 18 years of age or older. (depends on position)

  2. Current state approved first-aid certification

    1. Current state approved CPR certification, Pro or Basic Life Support.
    1. Lifeguard certification – YMCA or Red Cross.
    1. Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness.
  1. Must be observant and able to react calmly, quickly and with good judgment in an emergency.

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

  3. Ability to lift equipment, and to lift a small to average size child

  4. Ability to teach skills to others

  5. 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.

  • You will be required to complete a swim competency test.

  • 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'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

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.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. As an employee you also recieve a YMCA membership.

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.

Pool, Beach, Lifeguard, Life, Guard, Aquatics


Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.


  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Honesty

  • Caring

  • Passion for Excellence

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle | US-WA-Sammamish, Issaquah, Snoqualmie,Renton, Kent, Auburn, | US-WA-Shoreline, Edmonds, Bothell, Woodinville, Bellevue, Redmond

Posted Date 1 month ago (10/19/2020 2:02 PM)

ID 2020-10752

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 20

Location Association Office

Category Aquatics

Address 909 4th Avenue

Minimum compensation USD $15.45/Hr.