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29 Aug 2019

Full Time Aquatics Director

YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region – Posted by Antoinette Holmes Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Job Description

The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is currently seeking an Aquatics Director who will enthusiastically represent the YMCA by displaying a positive attitude, maintain a high level of energy and commitment to quality throughout all aspects of the job through the four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.  This individual will be energetic, dependable, and community-driven to focus on the development, administration and direction of the Aquatic Programs within the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region.  The Aquatics Director will be responsible for the quality, cleanliness and performance of all aspects of aquatics within the facility to ensure a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals while providing an exceptional experience to members. We are seeking a dynamic individual who is ready to hit the ground running, work hard at developing new programs, and engage our members, staff and program participants. We are looking for a candidate who is creative and an independent individual who also possesses supervisory skills that will lead a staff team to perform consistently with a professional attitude. 



  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in related field OR three years of work experience in aquatics OR a combination of education and work experience in field related to aquatics
  • Current American Red Cross or YMCA Lifeguard certification
  • Experience in supervising & developing staff
  • Experience with program design, development, implementation and retention
  • Managed & balanced department budget preferred
  • Current Certified Pool Operator certification preferred
  • Current YMCA Lifeguard Instructor certification preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in building and pool maintenance
  • YMCA Team Leader Certification preferred


  • Train and supervise part-time aquatic and water exercise staff, shift leaders, and a head lifeguards.
  • Develop and facilitate quality swim instructor, lifeguard, and water exercise in-services.
  • Train and test staff in aquatic emergency procedures.
  • Design promotional material which communicates the objectives and aquatic programs to the association and community.
  • Observe, review, and coach individual effectiveness of employees annually in a formalized basis. Administer salary increases within the policies of the association and review annually the effectiveness of direct employees with the Executive Director.
  • Develop, administer, and control the aquatic department budget and take appropriate action to maintain the fiscal integrity of the department.
  • Assist staff leadership team in reaching campaign goals through recruiting campaigners, making personal asks and supporting branch events.
  • Develop special events to aid in program development as needed.
  • Maintain quality control of the aquatics facility, equipment, and programs with special consideration to risk management issues.
  • Maintain proper records, including staff certifications, staff meetings, and daily logs used for policy and procedure review so that information can be reviewed at any time.
  • Administer, direct, and supervise all aquatic classes, specialty programs, and water exercise classes.
  • Attends and reports out on aquatic programs at Advisory Board Meetings as needed.
  • Act as Primary Responder in case of accident, injury, or illness.
  • Act as liaison between groups and YMCA for all facility use and rentals

How to Apply

Job Categories: Aquatic Director. Job Types: Full Time.

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