Swim Job: The YMCA of Fox Cities seeks Aquatics Program Director



The Y knows that bringing about positive change starts with bringing the right people to the table. By being part of the Y family, you help to move people and communities forward, delivering the benefits of good health, strong connections, greater self-confidence and a sense of security to all who seek it.


Develops, organizes and implements high quality, member-focused YMCA Aquatic programs, assist with Swim Team programs, Supervise Women’s Fitness Center Locker room and general locker room operations.


  • Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives.
  • Establishes new program activities and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance.
  • Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals. Ensures records of staff certifications are current and complete.
  • Monitors daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations.
  • Conducts and ensures proper maintenance of pools. Secures and schedules pool facilities. Maintains accurate records of pool chemical levels and facility maintenance.
  • Conducts lifeguarding, swim instruction, First Aid and CPR trainings.
  • Creates and schedules swim classes, water fitness classes, and swim team practices and meets.
  • Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  • Maintain and develop community relationships and partnerships specifically with Lawrence University and City of Appleton.
  • Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  • Assists in YMCA fund raising activities and special events.
  • Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
  • Serve on branch management team and association mission impact teams.
  • Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program.


Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent. Three to five years’ experience preferred; as an aquatics director, coordinator or supervisor. Trainer level certifications in Lifeguarding, WSI, CPR and Pool Operations preferred. Strong organizational skills, budget development, training and supervisory skills.


This full time position offers an excellent benefit package including:

• Medical Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Long Term Disability Insurance
• Vacation, Sick and Holiday Pay
• An Exceptional Retirement Plan
• 403(b) Smart Account
• Complimentary Family YMCA Membership
• Excellent Child Care and Program Discounts


E-mail a resume and cover letter to [email protected] or mail a resume and cover letter to Appleton YMCA Attention: HR 218 E. Lawrence St. Appleton, WI 54911

About The YMCA of Fox Cities

For over 126 years, the YMCA of the Fox Cities has been a unifying force in the Fox Valley. At the YMCA of the Fox Cities, strengthening community is our cause. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. That’s why we focus our work on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Swimming News / Swimming Job is courtesy of The YMCA of Fox Cities.

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