Aquatics Manager

Closing date: 
July 19, 2019
Job Description: 

Position Details:
We are seeking a Manager of Aquatics who is energetic, personable, resourceful, well-organized, with superior interpersonal skills. If you excel in a fast paced, challenging and learning work environment, this is your ideal job!
This Manager will provide direction and support to all lifeguard and instructional staff working at H2O. Reporting directly to the General Manager, the Aquatic Manager will be the lead hand in any emergency situation and will assist the Aquatics team in the provision of both instructional and recreational Aquatic programs. They will also ensure that on-duty aquatic staff is working effectively, programs are operating safely, and the facility is properly prepared for the enjoyment and satisfaction of all participants.
Responsibilities include providing guidance and leadership to all Aquatic staff. The schedule will require flexibility and consist of guarding and administration as well as training and coaching the team to success.

  • Competitive wages consistent with experience
  • 3 weeks paid vacation
  • Paid sick days
  • Sick days for family members
  • Extended health & dental benefits
  • Annual YMCA Pension contribution of 5% after two years
  • Gym Membership (for you and your family!)

Major Responsibilities and Abilities:

  • Provides leadership, training, and direction to Aquatics employees and volunteers, to ensure the various YMCA Canada Swim Instructor, National Lifeguard Service Certifications, and Lifesaving Society policies, procedures, and best practices are consistently maintained to support positive experiences for members.
  • Provides scheduling of all full time and part time aquatic staff while assisting with Lifeguard or Instructor in-services and training.
  • Coordinates, supervises and delivers instruction for First Aid , Advanced Courses, and Swim Lessons
  • Controls budgets accurately and efficiently.
  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of lifeguarding principles and practices along with aquatic instructional programs
  • Ability to promote leadership in promoting friendly and positive relationships with all facility users
  • Develop and reviews facility's safety procedures while completing reports, statistics, records, etc. as needed and while maintaining a clean and safe working environment.
  • Conducts routine inspections of the facility's public areas and equipment to ensure customer safety.
  • Work as part of a staff/volunteer team ensuring excellent customer service through effective hiring, training and coaching practices.
  • Ensures that all awards or certifications are kept current and up to date.
  • Completes employee performance appraisals.
  • Demonstrates and promotes organizations philanthropic nature through all campaigns i.e. Strong Kids, Cycle for Strong Kids, etc.


  • 3 Years Experience in Aquatic Facility Management
  • 5 years Management/Supervisory Experience
  • Education in Recreation, Leisure Studies, or related field
  • National Lifeguard Service Certification Pool Option
  • National Lifeguard Service Certification Waterpark Option
  • NLSI/NLS Examiner
  • NLI FAI/ AED Instructor
  • Y Canada Swim Trainer Certification or YMCA Canada Training Educator
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License
  • Satisfactory criminal record check


  • Commitment to Mission, Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision and values of YMCA of Okanagan.
  • Service Attitude: Identifies needs and wants of members/participants as priority and responds in an effective and timely manner to enhance every person's Y experience.
  • Relationship Building: Works proactively to develop positive relations with participants, staff, and volunteers to encourage personal growth.

Application Process:
Please apply via the link below with cover letter and resume, to:
Randall Wight, General Manager H2O
Application Deadline: July 19th, 2019

Contact Info
Information Phone: 
Registration Phone: 
250-764-4040 ext 0
4075 Gordon Drive
Province or Territory: 
British Columbia
Postal Code: 
V1W 4Z1