Aquatics Team Lead

Inspiring Change through the Power of Play!  The Elmhurst YMCA is hiring a full-time Aquatics Team Lead. 
Job Description

As an Aquatics Team Lead, you will be responsible for coordinating and supervising the day-to-day operation of the aquatic programs.  You will assist with maintaining records, scheduling staff, and ensuring proper pool maintenance.  The Aquatics Team Lead assists with recruiting, training, and supervising YMCA team members, instructors, lifeguards, counselors, volunteers, and other team members as assigned and acts as a liaison between the Aquatics Manager and aquatics staff. You will teach swim lessons or lifeguard as necessary.


Minimum and Preferred Qualifications 

  • Must have an Associate Degree with 1 to 3 years experience and some supervisory experience. 
  • Current YMCA or ARC Lifeguard certification. 
  • Proficient in swimming and safety skills. 
  • Must pass a water skills test and written exam. 
  • Physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aide effectively. 
  • Physical mobility to properly use aquatic equipment to rescue a 200lb person. 
  • Physically able to see, hear, and communicate clearly. 
  • Able to read, write, and perform basic math to complete daily chemical logs and individual must possess strong organizational, budgetary, computer and communication skills, written and verbal. 
  • Ability to train swim instructors.
  • Excellent communication and public relations skills. 
  • Requires the ability to obtain trainer-level certification in YMCA Swim Lessons: Fitness Classes, Youth & Adult, Preschool, and Child/Parent.
Essential Functions
  • Coordinating and Supervising day-to-day operations of the aquatic programs
  • Maintaining records, scheduling staff and ensuring proper pool maintenance.
  • Assist with recruiting, training and supervising instructors, lifeguards, volunteers and other team members as assisgned.
  • Act as liason between aquatics staff and Aquatics Manager or Director. 
  • Teach swim lessons or lifeguard as necessary.