YMCA of Greater Boston Aquatics Lead Swim Coordinator in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

This position assists the Aquatics Director in overseeing the development and operations of the Aquatics Center and its daily tasks. Assists with recruiting, training and supporting assigned staff. Leads Master Swim program and Huntington Youth Aquatics (including private lesson coordination) Aids in the development and implementation of high quality, member-focused aquatics programs.

This position is primarily responsible, under the supervision of the Aquatic Director, for assisting in the planning, organizing, directing, budgeting and evaluating programs within his/her program area in accordance with the mission, purposes and polices of the association. Additional responsibilities include: orientating, training and supervising all staff, paid and volunteer, related to his/her area of responsibility. This position will act on behalf of the Aquatics Director in their absence, and, at all times, shall work within the guidelines of the aquatic policies. This position will also hold a set time of life guarding deck hours.

Key Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent member service by exceeding member expectations.

  • Engage in active listening with members in order to build relationships, understand individual’s goals and interests, and take the initiative to assist in the achievement of those goals.

  • Responsible for scheduling and supervising (in consultation with Aquatic Director) of all lifeguard and instructor personnel.

  • Work to review staff, class, and pool scheduling.

  • Work closely with the Aquatic Director in the execution of the instructional swim programs.

  • Be available to teach and/or guard as needed.

  • Be available to answer questions from members, program participants and staff.

  • In conjunction with Aquatic Aquatics Director, assist with all required safety and quality training, drills, and documentation.

  • Share responsibility with supervisors for the care, cleanliness and maintenance of facility and related program equipment.

  • Assist in ordering equipment purchases and Aquatic/First Aid supplies as necessary.

  • Maintain concise records essential for control, evaluation and reporting to committees, Board and Aquatics Director.

  • Participate in staff meetings as a member of the branch management team.

  • Remain current in required and voluntary training in order to promote growth of mind and spirit and character values for all.

  • Primarily this position will divide their time into four areas (Administration, Guarding, Group Swim Instructor, and Private Lesson Instructor) approximately 10 hours in each area.

  • All other duties as assigned or needed.



  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

  • At least 18 years of age, with YMCA Lifeguarding certification. If Red Cross certified, the employee must cross over to YMCA certification within six months of hire.

  • POOL Certification preferred.


  • At least two years’ experience in instruction and management Aquatics programs.

  • Experience supervising staff and developing pool schedules and class schedules, as well as good member relation and staff relation skills.

Physical Demands:

  • Physically and verbally able to interact with members and staff.

  • At times, be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to supervise program activities.

  • Ability to instruct and observe participants in proper stroke technique.

  • Ability to lift equipment, and to lift a small to average size child.

Work Environment:

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  • Some weekend and evening work is expected, with the flexibility needed to be available if needed for early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

  • Travel will be necessary when attending trainings or meetings.