Aquatics Facilities Director

Applications due 02/21/21

Job Description:

Date posted: January 22, 2021

Location: 19 Doubling Road, Greenwich, CT, USA

Aquatics Facilities Director


Related Titles: Swimming Pool Director; Swim Center Manager; Director of Aquatics; Aquatics Director; Director of Youth and Aquatics

Reports to: Position is self-supportive, however the General Manager will directly oversee member related concerns at the pool. The Aquatics Director will also collaborate with the Seasonal Chair (Pool, Swim and Camp Committees) in determining the priorities of the Club’s aquatic programs.


Supervises: Swimming Instructor; Lifeguard;

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Physical Education, Recreation Management or Health Sciences
  • Maintains all proper certifications and training for self and pool staff.
  • Three years of experience as an Assistant Pool Manager at a club of comparable size and stature.
  • Competitive swimming experience as either a coach or athlete preferred but not essential.
  • Lifeguard training and experience teaching swim lesson required.
  • Private club experience preferred.


Job Knowledge, Core Competencies and Expectations

  • Broad knowledge and experience in pool chemistry, operations and management.
  • Monitors and coordinates pool safety programs and risk management.
  • Employs only those methods and teaching techniques outlined and approved by the American Red Cross, StarGuard or equivalent.
  • Thoroughly understands specific state and local laws and statutes regarding pool safety and inspections.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform personal role in emergency situations.


Job Summary (Essential Functions)

Responsible for the entire pool operation, including the safe and effective use of chemicals, Supervise safe, clean, well-maintained and appealing club swimming facilities.


Job Tasks/Duties

  • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates staff.
  • Performs all end of season exit interviews
  • Formulates weekly work schedules and rotation schedules for all pool employees.
  • Maintains proper chemical balance in pools and maintains mechanical equipment in coordination with the club’s maintenance department.
  • Maintains correct payroll records.
  • Registers members at pool and charges for all guests, lessons, etc.
  • Provides necessary orientation and training for pool staff.
  • Enforces club rules of safety and conduct.
  • Assists in rendering First Aid according to the standards established by the American Red Cross and American Heart Association or equivalent
  • Plans and directs special events.
  • Represents the club in activities as required.
  • Develops annual operating and labor budget to be approved by the General Manager; takes corrective actions as necessary to assure that budget goals are attained.
  • Maintains and keeps all necessary records concerning pool attendance, pool chemicals, accident reports, problem-member reports, lifeguard and instructor schedules, etc.
  • Develops and implements pool safety program and schedules staff to provide adequate protection for members and their guests.
  • Assists in pool opening and closing at the beginning and end of season.
  • Provides aquatics-related information for club newsletter.
  • Manages pool area, including lockers and changing rooms for cleanliness and lost and found articles.
  • Maintains presence during special pool events.
  • Operates pool and surrounding area in compliance with OSHA requirements; maintains all necessary MSDSs.
  • Attends and participates in Aquatics Committee meetings.
  • Performs other appropriate tasks assigned by the General Manager
  • Maintains facility by reporting needs to the engineer and ensuring facilities are optimal and presentable


Licenses and Special Requirements

  • Must have current Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate or equivalent.
  • Red Cross progressive Swimming Instructor Certificate Desirable.
  • American Red Cross Basic First Aid required, training on AED units and possession of a current Red Cross CPR card.
  • Pool Operator certification (if required by state or local jurisdiction).
  • Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO) offered by the National Swimming Pool Foundation desirable.
  • The Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) offered by the National Recreation and Park Association.
  • Lifeguard certification offered by the American Red Cross strongly recommended.


Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Working conditions are often, hot, humid, slippery and wet.
  • Able to work in a busy, noisy environment.
  • Able to tolerate the smell of chlorine and frequent exposure to cleaning agents.
  • Able to meet and perform the physical requirements and to work effectively in an environment, which is typical of this position.
  • Frequent lifting, bending, climbing, stooping and pulling.
  • Frequent repetitive motions.
  • Continuous standing and walking.

How to Apply

Please submit resume and upcoming availability for an interview to [email protected]

Contact Information

Jessica Terry

19 Doubling Road

phone: 2038691000