Aquatics Coordinator

Join our YMCA of Long Island team and together we’ll have a greater impact within the communities we serve.
Job Description

The Aquatics Coordinator under the direction of the Aquatics Director will assist with the organization and implementation of diverse and safe swim programs, including large group and individual Aquatic activities, swim lessons for all ages, and promotion of program participation. Responsibilities also include supporting and assisting the Aquatics Director with staff supervision, planning and confirmation of staff assignments and schedules, and assisting with staff training. The Aquatics Coordinator will have a responsibility to provide supportive leadership and supervision in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that promotes member wellness and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. The positions key function is to build strong lasting relationships with members, employees and volunteers that will build healthy lifestyles.

  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification or equivalent.
  • Current CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers certification.
  • Two +years of related experience.
  • Complete knowledge of the National YMCA Aquatics Youth and Adult Swim Program with YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor certification or equivalent.
  • Completion of program-specific and trainer certifications such as American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor and YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor Trainer or equivalent.
  • Additional YMCA Certifications and American Red Cross Certifications preferred.
  • Swim Team experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of pool management and safety issues.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
Essential Functions
  • Supervise Aquatics Department in the absence of the Aquatic Director and assist with the instruction and supervision of Aquatic programs.
  •  Organize program session scheduling and class assignments. Assist the Aquatic Director in the placement and assignment of class instructors and lifeguard shifts.
  • Assist with the supervision of staff and ensure programs and Lifeguard staffing are adequately covered.
  • Complete all records and reports essential for staff training, evaluation, program planning and pool scheduling.
  • Personally provide a minimum of 10-20 hours per week of direct service as a lifeguard and/or swim instructor.
  • Be accountable for coverage of all assigned lifeguard and/or swim instructor shifts.
  • Maintain and enforce the high standards of the Aquatic Department set forth by the Aquatics Director.
  • Notify maintenance regarding any pool problems (chlorine, air issues, etc.)
  • Assist with staff training and supervision.
  • Ensure records of staff certifications are current and complete. Identify and inform Aquatics Director of training and certification needs.
  • Monitor daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations.
  • Assist in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  • Help monitor program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  •  Assist with YMCA fund raising activities and special events.
  • Model relationship-building skills in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
  • Assist with Program Committee meetings and staff meetings as requested by Aquatic Director.
  • Compile program statistics; monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of and participation
    in program.
  • in program.
  • Evening and weekend hours required; coordinate schedule with Aquatics Director.
  • Assist with the development of new ideas and continue to improve programs to suit community needs.
  • Adhere to all Department of Health and YMCA of Long Island standards, expectations and regulations.
  • Ensure program, staff and patrons maintain hygiene habits/practices in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Act as Director on Duty as scheduled.
  • Assist the Aquatics Director with the implementation and oversight of a YMCA swim team.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

·         Volunteerism

·         Philanthropy

·         Inclusion

·         Innovation

·         Functional Expertise

·         Emotional Maturity

·         Engaging Community

·         Change Leadership

·         Communication & Influence

·         Critical Thinking & Decision Making

·         Program/Project Management

·         Fiscal Management

·         Developing Self & Others

·         Collaboration