If you’re interested in joining the team, here’s what you need to know!
Job Requirements for Seattle
As an AquaMobile swim instructor, you will need:
- Up to date First Aid & CPR certification: Get your two-year certification from an organization accredited by the American Red Cross. Community agencies such as Cascade Training Center and Best CPR Seattle offer courses.
- Swim Instructor/Lifeguard certification: Applicants must pass the practical and written exams administered by the American Red Cross to get a proper certification. The YMCA of Greater Seattle and Safe n’ Sound Swimming teach classes.
- Access to reliable transportation: Sound Transit (two-line metro that links Seattle to Lakewood and Everett), Seattle Center Monorail (underground system that runs between the city center and downtown), bicycle (car-free streets), Uber/Lyft (rideshare services), cab (City Cab Seattle, Orange Cab Company Inc., etc.), personal car
- Two or more years of swim teaching/coaching and/or lifeguarding experience
- A love for swimming and a passion for teaching
Become a swimming instructor in Seattle
AquaMobile Instructor Core Values
At AquaMobile, we're passionate about ensuring every student has the best possible experience in and out of the water. That's why we pride ourselves on our strong, core values.
- Building Confidence Through Sport: Using positive reinforcement and encouragement, our swimming instructors promote self-confidence to foster a safe and comfortable learning environment.
- Water Safety: By possessing the proper certifications and integrating water safety skills as the foundation of every lesson, our swimming instructors ensure lessons are safe and fun for all ages.
- Flexibility and Responsibility: Our instructors have the flexibility to set their own schedules. All we ask is that you maintain up-to-date availability on your AquaMobile profile.
- Hands-On Teaching: We believe the best way to learn is by participating. You can't learn to swim on dry land, so as an instructor, you'll be getting clients into the water right away!
- Customer Focused: We want our clients to be happy, so we adopt a customer-focused approach to lesson planning. Any customer feedback should be used to influence future sessions.
Key Seattle Swimming Networks for Instructors
Continually developing existing skills and learning new ones is an essential l practice for a swimming instructor. Listed below are some helpful resources for skill improvement and certifications in Seattle.
Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, United States
You’ll find this extensive facility downtown. There are plenty of classes available for instructors looking to upgrade their swimming skills. These range from AquaFitness to a swimming boot camp!
Seattle University Redhawk Center
1325 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, United States
There are multiple teams to try out for at this university. There are varsity swim teams and water polo teams. So if you’re looking for an extracurricular activity to try out when you’re in school, you’re in luck!
Meredith Mattews East Madison YMCA
1700 23rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, United States
Try swimming or get the certification you need at this gym. There are courses offered in Lifeguard, CPR and First Aid. Each credential is accredited by the American Red Cross and is valid for two years.
American Red Cross
1900 25th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98114, United States
This non-profit organization offers a plethora of courses for swim instructors and lifeguards. You can get your CPR/AED and First Aid certifications by booking a class here.
118 NE 145th St B, Seattle, WA 98105, United States
Having the proper CPR and First Aid certifications is essential to being a great swim instructor. When you book a class here, you will receive these credentials and know how to react in emergencies.
Swimming Careers in Seattle
Sometimes you can love something so much that you want to turn it into a career! Here are some of the options for swimming careers in Seattle.
- University Swim Instructor: Competitive swimmers will love this job that lets them train athletes to become amazing swimmers. You must be knowledgeable about a variety of strokes and swimming techniques. The University of Washington calls Seattle home, which makes this job easy to find.
- Lead Lifeguard: If you’re experienced in the business, you might want to pass your wisdom down to others. Take the lead in this role where you train new lifeguards in swimming pool and water safety protocols. The YMCA of Greater Seattle and the City of Seattle are good places to apply.
- Senior Swim Teacher: Put a smile on the faces of some elderly swimmers at this personally rewarding job. You will write workouts that accommodate the exercise needs of your students. Cascade Swim Club and Samena Swim & Recreation Club hire swim teachers in Seattle.
- Diver/Tender: After finishing the appropriate schooling, you can start this exciting role! When you dive, you will identify any equipment flaws to make sure things are running properly. Global Diving & Salvage Inc. and Lighthouse Diving Center offer jobs in Seattle.
- Scuba Instructor: Dive into this exciting career that will have you sharing your knowledge with a variety of students. You will teach courses about open water diving, resuing and other specialties. Head to Underwater Sports Inc. in Seattle.