Job: Aquatics Coordinator - Castle Downs YMCA

Castle Downs Family YMCA

Has the following part-time position working evenings and weekends (up to 20 hours per week).

Aquatics Coordinator  

The YMCA of Northern Alberta is seeking a dynamic individual that will monitor and respond to program areas, ensuring the Aquatics staff team are all working on strategies to improve the members experience; affecting retention (increase), program quality and member satisfaction.

Wage: Starting at $16.90/hour

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist Supervisor in recruitment, training, coaching and supervision of staff and volunteers.​
  • Coordinate the operations of all programs and services for members at the quality and service levels outlined.
  • Create, monitor, schedule and implement aquatic programming for members, manage pool programming space, assign instructors to their designated areas, and ensure proper spacing of programming within pool area and maintain proper ratios.
  • Facilitation of Aquatics programs and services. Instruct aquatic programming and perform lifeguard duties, cover absences and fill in when classes are overbooked or need support.
  • Enforce that the Aquatics centre follows procedures to ensure Provincial and Local Public Health Regulations.
  • Role model best practices daily by interacting with members in the facility.
  • Demonstrate and promote a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, and values and the YMCA programs and services.


  • Education/Certifications/Credentials/Professional Registration
  • University Degree in Recreation, Physical Education or Education, or related experience an asset.
  • Standard First Aid, CPR-C, and WHMIS Certification
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Police Information Check including a Vulnerable Sector Search
  • National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) an asset
  • Aquatics Certifications required: National Lifeguard Service (NLS), Oxygen Administration, YMCA Swim Instructor and/or Water Safety Instructor (WSI), Aquatic Emergency Care (AEC)
  • Advanced swimming instruction preferred


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in aquatics in an instructing and/or guarding capacity.
  • Leadership experience an asset.


  • Able to deal with difficult situations and customer complaints with confidence.
  • Demonstrated leadership, lesson planning skills, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Windows, CLASS).
  • Pool Standards and regulations for running and operating an aquatic facility (Alberta Health Services Standards and Lifesaving Society Alberta Standards an asset).

Starting at $16.90/hour


Application Deadline:

Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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