Aquatics Director

Responsible for planning, development, fiscal management, administration of complete YMCA swim program. 
Job Description

Position Summary

Responsible for planning, development, fiscal management, administration of complete YMCA swim program. The position includes supervision of indoor pool, along with hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating program.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor's Degree (BA) from a four-year college or university, or one to two years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Essential Functions

Essential Duties

  • Ensure national quality standards are met or exceeded in all program areas.
  • Directly supervises the lifeguards and lifeguard trainer staff.
  • Oversee pool schedules.
  • Plan and implement aquatic emergency drills.
  • Work cooperatively with Association Branch staff regarding teen and community programs.
  • Develop written goals and objectives annually that align with branch results in areas of program and membership.
  • Attend appropriate meeting and trainings.
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate all staff under your direct supervision in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Keep staff schedule complete and current.
  • Interviews and hire new staff.
  • Observe swim instructors and team staff to assure program quality on a regular schedule.
  • Communicate with instructors and team staff in a caring and professional manner.
  • Time sheet check and verification of hours worked by staff.
  • Maintain current working knowledge of programs.
  • Instruct lessons as needed. Lifeguard as needed.
  • Communicate with member/parents of concerns, changes, credits or transfers.
  • Develop new programs to ensure that programs are reflecting the needs of the community.
  • Responsible for regular inspection of equipment and to follow up with maintenance should repairs be needed.
  • Monitor phone calls, e-mails and return messages in a timely manner.
  • Plan yearly budget and monitor monthly reports.
  • Provide supervisor with appropriate information to prepare annual report.
  • Keep up with all of the YMCA's safety policies and procedures.
  • Other responsibilities as determined by your supervisor.
  • Follow and enforce all relevant Association and Branch policies.
  • Exemplify the YMCA character development principles at all times.