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Aquatics Coordinator Deaconess Aquatic Center

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We are seeking a dynamic, highly motivated, experienced Aquatics Coordinator to assist the Aquatic Director in providing excellent service to our community and patrons in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that promotes wellness and engagement following YMCA policies and procedures. The Aquatics Coordinator will oversee the management of programs, staff development, and financial development of the Deaconess Aquatic Center. The schedule will be flexible but will require multiple weekends per month as well as some early morning and evening shifts.


·         Assists in recruiting, training, developing, scheduling, and coordinating personnel and volunteers. Assists in reviewing and evaluating staff performance. Helps fill schedule gaps as needed.

  • Oversees development and delivery of quality aquatics programs.
  • Assists in coordinating the use of facilities for program activities and events.
  • Provides leadership, discipline, and mentorship to lifeguards, swim instructors, and water fitness instructors.
  • Participate in the Aquatics staff meetings each month to ensure consistency and quality in aquatic programs and facilities.
  • Maintains accurate records of staff certifications and in-service attendance.
  • Assists in managing and monitoring the Deaconess Aquatic Center operating budget.
  • Monitors and assists in daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local, and YMCA health and safety regulations.
  • Works 25-28 hours of frontline each week (lifeguard, swim instructor, water fitness)
  • Builds effective relationships with patrons; ensures excellent customer service.
  • Assists in establishing new program activities and expanding programs within the community in accordance with the strategic plans.
  • Commits to serving others and respect the mission of the YMCA of Southwestern IN.


·         Associates degree in related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

·         Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

·         Experience supervising and training adults.

·         Experience working with children and adults.

·         At least two years of experience in the aquatics field is preferred.

·         Required certifications: Current American Red Cross Lifeguarding or equivalent. Typical requirements within 30 days of hire include the completion of Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; Oxygen, and Blood Borne Pathogens.

·         ARC Lifeguard Instructor Certification or an equivalent is preferred.

·         YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor certification preferred.


  • Ability to conduct classes and activities relating to aquatics.
  • Ability to pass the lifeguard physical test and reach the bottom of a 13-foot pool
  • Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods and remain alert.
  • Adequate ability to hear noises and distinguish distress signal.
  • Ability to continuously scan all areas.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks necessary for water rescue and removal of a person from the water to perform first aid.
  • Ability to communicate verbally, including projecting the voice across distance in normal and loud situations.