Swim Lessons Instructor and/or Certified Lifeguard

WEST Coast Aquatics - Bothell, WA 98012
WEST Coast Aquatics - Bothell, WA 98012
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WEST Coast Aquatics - Bothell, WA 98012
Job Description
WEST Coast Aquatics is seeking applicants that enjoy teaching, are friendly, social and like to be part of an overall team atmosphere. WEST staff earn competitive pay and will be making an impact on peoples' lives in no time

HOURS PER WEEK: 6 - 30 hours a week pending on individual availability, but instructors are able to earn more by taking on private lessons on weekends where their pay per hour is increased. Lifeguard trained and certified Instructors are also able to take up available guarding shifts, with same pay rate.


-Minimum age 15

-Must have experience with children ages 3 to 12 years old, or willing to learn to work with children.

-Preference for candidates with competitive swimming experience and a basic knowledge of proper stroke technique, but not necessary

-Preference for candidates who are Water Safety Instructor certified, but not necessary.

-Maintain positive and polite attitude towards all swimmers and parents.


-Responsible for assuring a safe and fun environment for all students.

-Build confidence in and around water and promote lifelong enjoyment of swimming.

-Follow program curriculum and teach proper skill progressions for competitive swimming.

-Give each individual adequate attention, feedback corrections, or coaching during the class session.

-Be punctual, with enough time to change and set up work station prior to the start of class as well as take down after their shift.

-Attend regular staff in-service training.

-Maintain professional appearance and attitude.

Lifeguards are critical to the operation of all WEST programs and are responsible for maintaining the safety of all customers, athletes and lesson children.

Lifeguards are outgoing and responsible individuals who maintain the overall safety of our guests by anticipating, recognizing and managing weak or distress swimmers in WEST Facilities and pool. Schedule is flexible with preference for afternoon, evening and weekend hours.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

Ensure the safety of all swimmers and guests by enforcing & educating pool safety rules.
Guard areas of responsibility while maintaining proper scanning and other vigilance awareness techniques.
Respond appropriately to distressed guests by administering first aid or appropriate rescues
Complete daily cleaning duties and operational safety checks.
Maintain a clean and safe environment, as well as maintain all rescue equipment.
Attend Inservice training sessions as directed by management.
Complete appropriate rescue reports and incident reports as needed.
Follow proper procedures for closing and re-opening of pool and facility during daily operation for mechanical or operational needs.
Take regular pool chemical readings.
Maintain professional appearance.


MUST BE American Red Cross or YMCA Lifeguard and CPR certified.
Minimum age 16.
Knowledge of pool equipment and basic cleaning.
Must be competent with water safety and lifeguarding skills.
Attention to detail.
Arrive to scheduled shifts punctually.
Able to read, comprehend, and verbalize instructions, safety rules and procedural manuals.
Must have excellent customer service, interpersonal and teamwork skills.
Lift, pull and/or push up to 50 pounds at a time.
Swim 50 yards - swim a depth of 5 feet and a distance of 10 feet under water to retrieve a 10-pound brick. Must also be able to complete a 600 yard swim
Sit and stand for extended periods of time.
Ability to work with a diversified work force.

Pay: $15.00 - $25.00 per hour ($23,400.00 - $39,000.00 annually)


WEST Coast Aquatics is a 501c3 non-profit, coach run organization committed to promoting swimming for life. We own and operate our facility and pride ourselves on fostering excellence both in and out of the pool while instilling life lessons such as dedication, sportsmanship and a strong work ethic. Whether you are just introducing your children to the water, are a highly competitive swimmer or just looking for a place to come get your weekly exercise, WEST has a program for all abilities and ages!

Mission Statement:

Instilling life lessons through the pursuit of excellence and perseverance in the sport of swimming.

Vision Statement:

Providing a nurturing, yet demanding environment for athletes to develop into strong and successful adults.

WEST Coast Aquatics is a Safe Sport Recognized program as of August 2020.

WEST Coast Aquatics is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.
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