AQUATICS - Aquatic Supervisor

Job Description

 

GENERAL FUNCTION:

Coordinates and supervises operations of aquatic or major area of aquatic programs.  Maintains records, schedules staff, and ensures proper pool maintenance.  Teaches and lifeguards as necessary.

 

PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES / POSITION RESPONSIBILITY:

Provides day-to-day supervision of assigned aquatic programs including scheduling of lifeguards and instructors to ensure coverage meets Association guidelines and standards.  Teaches classes and lifeguards as necessary.  Develops positive relationships with participants and provides motivational support and guidance.  Increases participant awareness of all healthy lifestyle factors.   Assists with recruiting, hiring, training, and evaluating of staff.  Manages statistics and record keeping as assigned.  Maintains aquatic program areas and equipment with a high attention to cleanliness and safety. Assists with the ongoing maintenance and recording of the pool chemistry.  Assists with program promotion.  Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including emergency procedures.  Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.  Attends and conducts staff meetings and training as required.   Provides ongoing in-service training and safety checks for aquatic staff.  Encourages member and parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.  Conveys basic information on aquatics.  Accurately maintains related records.

 

Requirements

 

KNOW-HOW:

18 years of age or older.  Current state approved first-aid certification.  CPR for the Professional Rescuer.
Lifeguard certification. *  YMCA Swimming Instructor Trainer, or equivalent. **  Two years of college education in a related field preferred.  Minimum two experience teaching and/or organizing aquatic programs.  
*YMCA Lifeguard certification must be obtained within 90 days of employment, or at first available training.
**Within six months of employment or at first available training.
Ability to make good decisions and exercise mature judgement. Ability to lead and motivate others. Demonstrated knowledge of aquatics. Ability to communicate effectively with members, staff and volunteers.  Ability to provide motivational counseling. Ability to effectively communicate information on aquatics.