AQUATICS - Aquatics Coordinator

Location: Grand Prairie, TX (Grand Prairie YMCA - 4556 S Carrier Pkwy)

Job Description


Are you a looking for a position where you can take a lead role in aquatics and gain experience as a supervisor and manager? We are seeking an energetic, organized leader to serve as our Aquatics Coordinator and assist with the day to day management of the Aquatics Department. The Aquatics Coordinator will organize and supervise the operations of the aquatic department and major area of aquatic programs which includes providing program support, maintaining certification records, scheduling staff, and assisting in ensuring pool safety and proper maintenance.

The Aquatics Coordinator provides day-to-day supervision of assigned aquatic programs including scheduling of lifeguards and instructors to ensure coverage meets Association guidelines and standards. He/she will assist with the development, coordination, promotion and evaluation of aquatic programs and activities such as swim instruction, water fitness, and recreational, competitive and therapeutic programs. He/she ensures high quality programs and ensures program enrollment targets are met. He/she provides assistance in the development of the daily, monthly and seasonal pool schedules, with emphasis on appropriate guarding ratios and pool supervision. He/she is responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training, development, scheduling, and supervision of employees and volunteers and will need to develop strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals. He/she maintains accurate records of staff certifications and training compliance, monitors daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations, and conducts lifeguard, swim instructor, First Aid and CPR trainings. He/she must evaluate program effectiveness and respond to customer feedback and increase participant awareness of all healthy lifestyle factors. He/she will teach classes and lifeguard as necessary, will provide ongoing in-service training and safety checks for aquatic staff, will serve as on-duty supervisor on rotating schedule, and will manage statistics and record keeping as assigned. The Aquatics Coordinator serves as a member of YMCA management thereby supporting the overall objectives of the YMCA and must follow all YMCA policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including emergency procedures.

This is a temporary position for the summer.  Training begins in May.




Two years of college education in a related field preferred. One to three years related experience and a thorough understanding of customer service and its relationship to membership development. Must be Lifeguard certified, WSLI certified, First Aid/CPR and Lifeguard Instructor certified. YMCA certifications preferred. Any missing certifications must be successfully completed within the first 30 days or first course available. Must have Certified Pool Operator certification or course successfully completed within the first 60 days or first available training. Must have excellent computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact with a diversity of people and various levels of personnel.