Assistant Aquatics Director

Applications due 10/31/20

Job Description:

Date posted: October 5, 2020

Location: 9120 Burkwood Club Dr, Mechanicsville, VA 23116, USA

Assistant Aquatics Director, Burkwood Swim and Racquet Club


Burkwood Swim and Racquet Club (Burkwood), located in Mechanicsville, VA just outside Richmond, is looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to fill its Assistant Aquatics Director position.  This is a year round full-time position offering with benefits.


Burkwood operates two indoor pools (8 lane, 25 yard competition pool and toddler pool), and three outdoor pools (toddler pool, z-shaped recreation pool, and an 8 lane 25 meter competition pool).  The competition pool is heated and bubbled for winter time use.


Burkwood runs a variety of aquatics programs such as swim lessons, swim fitness training for elementary and middle school kids, high school training groups, weekend clinics, adult fitness swimming, private lessons, water aerobics and aqua Zumba.  We host swimming and diving competitions, community service swim programs, and party rentals.


The right candidate will be a team player with a positive attitude who has a passion for introducing the world of aquatics to all levels of swimmers.  This is a position that requires a flexible schedule as it is dependent upon an aquatic schedule that changes, daily, monthly and seasonally.


Responsibilities include:

Teaching learn-to-swim classes for ages 3 and above.

Coaching/training swimmers of all ages.

Communicating with members, guests, and program users over a variety of platforms.

Assist the Aquatics Director with the following responsibilities

  • Organization, administration, and supervision of Aquatic programs.
  • Organization, administration, training, and supervision of aquatic staff.
  • Maintaining proper pool chemical standards.
  • Operation, and minor maintenance and repair, of the pool pump systems and related equipment.
  • Opening and closing operations of the outdoor pools.
  • Planning, preparation, and hosting of special activities such as swim meets, dive meets, movie nights, special parties.
  • Organization, administration, and supervision of the seasonal snack bar.
  • Maintaining updated aquatics information on all media platforms




Basic qualifications:

  • Multiple years of experience in the aquatic environment, especially on the teaching/coaching side.
  • Experience as a personnel supervisor (such as a Pool Manager)
  • Certifications in CPR/First Aid (or willingness to be certified within the first 60 days)
  • Lifeguard Certification (or willingness to be certified at the first opportunity)
  • Certified Pool Operator (or willingness to be certified at the first opportunity)


Desired skills:

  • College degree.
  • CPR/First Aid certification.
  • Lifeguard Instructor certification.
  • USA Swimming coaches’ certification.
  • US Masters coaches’ certification.
  • Previous college swimming experience.



  • Salary with paid-time off.
  • Opportunity for additional income through commissions on lessons, clinics, and growth of aquatic programs.
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Free individual Burkwood membership.
  • Flexible vacation.


Please reach out to Burkwood General Manager George Massey at [email protected] with questions or to submit a resume.


Position open until filled.


Since 1973, Burkwood Swim and Racquet Club has matured from a summer recreation association to a year-round fitness, swimming, and tennis facility. Over the years our objective has remained the same, to provide outstanding facilities in a club environment for the use, benefit, and enjoyment of our members and their guests. Located in Mechanicsville, VA, Burkwood enjoys the comforts of the greater Richmond, VA community. Find out more about us at 


Burkwood Swim and Racquet Club provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

  • Flexible vacation

How to Apply

Please reach out to Burkwood General Manager George Massey at [email protected] with questions or to submit a resume. 

Contact Information

George Massey

9120 Burkwood Club Dr

phone: 8047302472