YMCA of Greater Seattle Water Fitness Instructor (in Seattle) in Seattle, Washington


Be a part of a team involved in providing inclusive, safe and caring environments, positive role models, creative activities and opportunities to serve the needs of others - all which are the essential building blocks for strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. The Y offers competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, lif,; tuition assistance and more!


Instructs water exercise classes and provides motivation for class participants. Acts as a liaison and champion for YMCA Total Health.

Classes at Meredith Mathews:

  • Monday- Friday Monrnings between 8AM-10AM

  • Tuesday and Thursdays between 5:30PM - 8:30PM

  • Saturday 9AM - 10AM


  1. Plans and leads water fitness classes in accordance with YMCA guidelines.

  2. Develops positive relationships with class members/participants providing motivational support and guidance.

  3. Increases class member/participant awareness of all healthy lifestyle factors.

  4. Organizes and puts away class equipment and reports equipment problems.

  5. Maintains records as appropriate (i.e. class attendance).

  6. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including emergency procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.

  7. Attends staff meetings and applicable trainings approved by supervisor.

  8. Trains and supervises volunteer class aides as assigned.

  9. Encourages member involvement and identifies potential volunteers.

  10. Conveys basic knowledge of all program areas to members and participants and as appropriate referring members to appropriate Total Health program or staff member.

  11. May make follow up motivational phone calls to Total Health participants.

  12. May assist with total health orientation.


  1. 18 years of age or older.

  2. Current state approved first-aid certification. *

  3. CPR for the Professional Rescuer. *

  4. Water Fitness Instructor or equivalent. **

  5. Ability to demonstrate proper water fitness techniques.

  6. Demonstrated knowledge of fitness protocol.

  7. 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.

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

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

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

pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.

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 2018-7371

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 3

Location Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA

Category Aquatics

Address 1700 23rd Avenue