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Swimming Pool Manager

Reports to: General Manager
Supervises: Swimming Instructor; Lifeguard; Swim Team Coach
Compensation: $1,000 per week/ Seasonal
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, operation, 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.
  • 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, swimming instruction, and the club’s swim team. Supervise safe, clean, well-maintained, and appealing club swimming facilities.

Job Tasks/Duties
  • Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff.
  • 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.
  • Plans and directs special events.
  • Writes correspondence to club members about swim lesson dates, class times and fees; writes post-season letter to members to encourage the continuation of building their children’s aquatic skills through lessons.
  • Arranges a program of and schedule for private and group swim and diving lessons.
  • Represents the club in activities as required.
  • Orders and sells swim suits, suntan oil, sunglasses and other pool accessories; keeps accurate accounting records of sales.
  • 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 lost and found articles.
  • Manages pool area, including lockers and changing rooms for cleanliness.
  • Maintains presence during special pool events.
  • Coaches swim and dive teams.
  • Keeps attendance records of members and children attending lessons.
  • Reads line-ups during swim meets.
  • Operates pool and surrounding area in compliance with OSHA requirements; maintains all necessary MSDSs.
  • Attends staff meetings.
  • Attends and participates in Swimming Pool Committee meetings.
  • Performs other appropriate tasks assigned by the General Manager.
Licenses and Special Requirements
  • Must have current Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate.
  • 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.
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