Aquatics Coordinator

Do you enjoy administrative tasks and have an interest in Aquatics?
Job Description

Under the Aquatics Director, the Coordinator- Aquatics is responsible to maintain a safe aquatic environment. In the absence of the Aquatic Director, the Aquatics Coordinator will supervise staff, maintain facility operations, assist in the administrative duties of the Aquatics Department, instruct swimming lessons and lifeguard to ensure the safety of members and participants. Provide excellent customer service to members and participants.  The YMCA of San Diego County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. We are committed to a diverse workforce. 

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must have 3 years of lifeguarding experience
  • Current YMCA Swim Instructor or Red Cross WSI Certification
    • Must crossover to YMCA certification within 6 months
  • Current YMCA or Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
    • Must crossover to YMCA certification within 6 months
  • Other Current Certifications:
    • First Aid for Public Safety personnel
    • O2
  • The Certifications above must be from one of the following certifying organizations:
    • American Red Cross
    • American Heart Association
    • American Safety & Health Institute
  • Experience in supervision of staff
  • Lifeguard Instructor Certification desirable
  • CPO Certification desirable
  • Must pass written and practical skills exam prior to duty
  • Must have visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and physical ability to act swiftly in emergency situations
  • Must have ability to observe participant activities adequately, to enforce safety regulations and to apply appropriate policies and procedures


Essential Functions
  • Assist the Aquatics Director in the administration of the aquatics department
  • Coordinate scheduling of staff and lessons
  • Have fun helping to implement new aquatics programs
  • Show your conflict resolution skills with members and participants
  • Ensure that pump room operations, including chemical levels, water clarity, and chlorine/ acid tanks are at the appropriate levels and standards
  • Maintain proper functioning of pool equipment (certification required)
  • Perform chemical tests and maintenance duties as scheduled when not lifeguarding
  • Report any problems/ hazards with facility and staff incidents to Aquatic Director when immediate actions cannot fix the problem
  • Supervise Aquatic Staff, in the absence of the Aquatic Director, to ensure all facility policies are being enforced and observed by staff
  • Assist in the training and development of staff at staff trainings and on the job
  • Practice preventive lifeguard techniques at all times
  • Perform appropriate rescues
  • Administer First Aid, CPR, AED or 02 as necessary
  • Conduct Lifeguard Drills including securing victim, observing staff and debriefing
  • Participate in scheduled and random lifeguard drills
  • Ensure adequate patron-to-lifeguard ratios are maintained at all times