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YMCA of Greater Seattle Aquatics III - Swim Lesson Coordinator in Shoreline, Washington


Job Summary

Our Y is looking for and outgoing Swim Instructor Coordinator who has the skills needed to create class and staffing schedules, onboard new Swim Instructors and enjoys teaching children and adults new skills and helping them achieve their goals. You will balance your time between teaching children and adults water acclimation and safety and managing the creation of staff/pool schedules and onboarding of new staff. Each year our Y’s teach thousands of people to swim and enjoy the water as a form of play and life-long exercise.


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

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

  3. Assists Lifeguard with maintaining 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.

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

  5. Assists as needed with pool administration including the creation of the pool/Swim Instructor schedule.

  6. Assists with record maintenance as required.

  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. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.

  9. Organizes and puts away needed class equipment. Reports damaged equipment.

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

  11. Other duties as assigned.

Who are you?

If you're the right candidate for the job, you love working with and mentoring new staff and teaching the joy of swimming to children and adults. You can strike a balance between completing administrative tasks and helping others to learn and succeed. You can command a class of 3 – 6 children through swim instruction. You keep the safety of participants at the forefront of your work while teaching them to thrive in an aquatic environment.


  1. 18 years of age or older

  2. Current state approved first-aid certification

    1. Current state approved community CPR certification, or equivalent
    1. YMCA Swim Leader certification or equivalent **
  1. Demonstrated ability to assist children and others in the development of swimming skills

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

  3. Ability to teach skills to others

  4. 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'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.

Swim, Instructor, Lesson, Swimming, Coach, Teacher

ID 2019-8795

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Dale Turner Family YMCA

Category Aquatics

Address 19290 Aurora Avenue