Aquatics Director

The YMCA of the Wabash Valley is ready to grow our Aquatics Programs at our Vigo County Branch in Terre Haute, IN.
Job Description

Under the supervision of the Branch Director, the Aquatics Director will be responsible for scheduling and implementing both swim lessons and aquatic fitness classes as well as overall pool programming. This is a supervisory role that oversees instructors, lifeguards, and the pool facility. The Aquatics Director will oversee the financial planning and budgeting for the department. A successful candidate will be knowledgeable of water safety and aquatic best practices. A friendly customer service attitude is imperative. 

To apply contact Sam at [email protected] or 812-232-8446


Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred

One to two years of related professional experience preferred including supervisory leadership; ability to demonstrate Team Leader Competencies

Minimum age requirement of 21

Lifeguard certification required (or ability to obtain within 30-days of hire), YMCA or American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard Instructor preferred. Experience teaching swim preferred. Red Cross WSI or YMCA Swim Lesson certs highly desirable.

Ability to obtain Background/Child Abuse clearances and training immediately upon hire.

Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

Have advanced knowledge of aquatic best practices, operations and trends

Essential Functions

Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the members and the Y

Establishes new programs/activities and expands program offerings as needed

Actively participates with Branch Leadership to ensure the best Member experience possible and to assist in various Y and Community events, and assist in managing the branch.

Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.

Recruit, hire, train, develop, schedule and direct personnel and volunteers as needed.

Review and evaluate staff performance.

Develop strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.

Ensure records of staff certifications are current and complete.

Monitors programs for quality and ensures the safety of all participants

Monitor daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations.

Conduct and ensure proper maintenance of pools.

Secure and schedule pool facilities.

Maintain accurate records of pool chemical levels and facility maintenance.

Ensure first aid equipment and supplies are stocked and up to date.

Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information including updating operations software.

Develops and monitors the program budget to meet fiscal objectives.

Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.

Conduct lifeguarding, swim instruction, First Aid and CPR training.

Required Certifications
  • CPR for the Prefessional Rescuer, AED, First Aid required or able to obtain within 30-days
  • Current Red Cross or YMCA Lifeguard obtained within 30-days
  • Lifeguard Instructor highly preferred
  • YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor preferred