Aquatics Director

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Job Description

Develops, organizes and implements high-quality YMCA Aquatics programs. 


Bachelor's degree in a related field and/or equivalent experience.

Essential Functions
  • Directly carries out supervisory responsibilities to effectively manage personnel in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; auditing and appraising performance; approving and reporting payroll; conducting staff meetings; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Directs and supervises program activities to meet YMCA objectives (see program-specific list below).


  • Develops, oversees and schedules open pool, swim lessons and special events to include pool rentals, birthday parties and off-hour rentals/events.
  • Monitors daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations.
  • Maintains accurate records of pool chemical levels and pool maintenance.
  • Maintains accurate records of staff certifications.
  • Conducts lifeguarding, swim instruction, First Aid and CPR trainings.
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with members, program participants and volunteers.
  • Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in programs.  Implements continuous program improvement processes and establishes new program activities as needed to better serve community members, YMCA members and program participants.
  • Communicates to all staff and volunteers the organization’s commitment to protect youth from abuse. Responds seriously and confidentially to reports of suspicious and inappropriate behaviors and follows mandated reporting requirements related to abuse. 
  • Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations, schools and vendors.
  • Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  • Assumes a lead role in assisting with and promoting the Annual Campaign.
  • Promotes and coordinates special events.
  • Assists with program and membership registrations and tours as needed.
  • Participates in Program Management Teams (PMT’s) as applicable.
  • Receives and carries out instructions.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.  Participates in evening/weekend and on-call rotation as well as special events as required.
  • Performs special projects and other related duties as needed or assigned by management.
Required Certifications

AED Certification
CPR Certification
First Aid Certification