Oct 03, 2023

Aquatics Director

  • Greater Philadelphia YMCA
  • The Bancroft School Welsh Campus in Mount Laurel, 311 Walton Avenue, Mount Laurel Township, NJ, USA
Full time Aquatic Director

Job Description


Are you looking for a role where you can make an impact on the community?  Do you desire a work environment where you develop leadership, communication, organizational skills and advance your career?

The Aquatics Director provides overall direction, coordination, and success of YMCA Pool operations. Enthusiastic applicants serve as a YMCA ambassador to provide members and staff a great experience.  Building confidence in youth and connecting a diverse population to healthier lives are an integral part of the role.


  • Provide leadership in the delivery of quality within the YMCA aquatic department.     
  • Monitor all programs and staff in the pool assigned.    
  • Ensure program quality and monitor staff performance and member service.    
  • Develop relationships with members and obtain regular feedback on programs.    
  • Recommend program enhancements to ensure that member needs are being met.   
  • Facilitate monthly in-service meetings that include skill review.   
  • Supervise staff and ensure appropriate staffing of the pool. Coordinate breaks and rotate staff.   
  • Develop high quality aquatics programs, including swim lessons and water fitness that meet the needs of the community.    
  • Ensure safety and prevent injuries by supervising the pool area. Ensure no distraction or interference with the ability to hear or see signs of distress.   
  • Administer first aid to victims using OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Universal Precautions. Provide immediate care to sustain life until Emergency Medical Service arrives.   
  • Maintain current certifications. Maintain physical fitness. Perform endurance swims, rescue procedures upon request.   
  • Lead the aquatics staff team in providing a safe and enjoyable environment. Respect others by arriving on time and in accordance with schedule.   
  • Communicate all pool rules and ensure that you are accessible and identifiable.   
  • Maintain pool logs, incident/accident reports, locker room checks and other documents as required.   
  • Ensure safety and cleanliness in pool area.   
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Graduate or Equivalent  
  • Must have experience and/or a passion for working with the special needs population.
  • Exhibit strong leadership skills.
  • 2+ years' experience in fitness, retail, recreation management or hospitality industries  
  • 2+ years' experience managing 50+ team members.  
  • 2+ years' experience managing Profit and Loss (P&L) statements/revenue/EBITDA budgets.  
  • Experience providing high-end member service and managing member concerns.   
  • Track record of success in a performance driven work environment  
  • Current ARC Lifeguard/Water Park, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer, First Aid and Administering Emergency Oxygen certifications and YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor v6 Trainers or ARC Lifeguard Instructor certification with 2 years of related experience.  


  • $42,000 - $46,000

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