Director of Aquatics
HealthQuest of Hunterdon - Flemington, NJ

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Director of Aquatics

Reports to: General Manager

Full Time - Exempt


Staffing and Training:

  • Recruit, hire, train and evaluate all Aquatics staff, including instructors, coaches and lifeguards
  • Provide on-deck leadership during all hours of lessons; enlist qualified back-up coverage for emergency shifts and absences of Aquatics Coordinator.
  • Monitor instructor/employee performance; provide feedback on a regular basis, including annual formal performance evaluations
  • Develop/maintain training manual; provide thorough, hands-on training for all new staff
  • Familiarize staff with all responsibilities of the Aquatics department and the larger mission of HealthQuest as a whole

Operational Requirements

  • Develop, organize, and lead the Swim lesson program and all other Aquatics programs
  • Design pool schedule to accommodate lessons, Aquatics programming, water fitness classes, swim access, lap swim access and Swim Team practice requirements in the most efficient manner possible
  • Submit Web updates for department working directly with marketing department
  • Collaborate with Marketing Administrator to design all printed materials (i.e. brochures, flyers, posters) related to department promotion; update supply of promotional materials throughout the club
  • Order all Aquatics equipment, including, but not limited to: lane ropes, chemicals, equipment and supplies
  • Process payroll; ensure hours are reported accurately and deliver to Human Resources in a timely fashion
  • Review any MOD reports from previous day; follow up on member concerns and feedback
  • Complete all administrative paperwork, including invoices, PO, A/P, P&L statements for all programs, substitutions/requested time off forms
  • Complete all personnel paperwork as needed and forward to Human Resources
  • Assist in locker room management during peak pool usage times
  • Develop and implement annual action plan and budget for Aquatics; set goals with staff
  • Research growth, development trends in the industry and integrate into culture


  • Meet with General Manager monthly
  • Maintain verbal communication daily through 9:10 meetings
  • Respond to member comment forms and phone calls with 24 hours of receiving them
  • Maintain communication weekly with staff folders.
  • Hold regular meetings for Aquatics staff as needed; plan team-building events
  • Update Aquatics staff availability forms and phone lists regularly
  • Communicate regularly with other Managers to ensure optimal operations and cross-promotion
  • Attend and participate in weekly Management Team meetings
  • Coordinate and communicate pool schedule and availability with all parties involved (Swim Team, Physiotherapy - hydrotherapy, Kids’ Club – birthday parties, Tennis – Smash n’ Splash, Member Services, Marketing, etc.)


  • Ensure customer service and morale are at their highest level
  • Provide a consistent environment, fair treatment and respect for all team members
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude
  • Be visible and involved in the membership community
  • Stay abreast of current industry trends; research competitors regularly
  • Honor and support all other departmental procedures
  • Maintain current knowledge of all activities, programs and events happening in the club
  • Participate in club-wide events whenever possible
  • Perform special projects and duties as requested
  • May require early morning, evening and weekend hours
  • Demonstrate a healthy lifestyle through maintaining and/or improving a commitment to good health and a priority and integrity for physical fitness. (i.e., non-smoker, exercise regularly, etc.
  • Regular attendance and punctuality for all work shifts assigned is essential for successful job performance
  • Attend semi-annual, mandatory All-Staff Meetings and attend one-time New Team Member Service Orientation


  • ASCA Level 2 Swim Lesson Instructor Training (requirement of Swim America to be considered Program Coordinator/Site Supervisor)
  • Certified Pool Operator’s License
  • Annual CPR and AED certification required
  • First Aid certification preferred
  • Effective presentation, teaching, communication and customer service skills
  • Effective marketing and organizational skills
  • Able to operate a motor vehicle, have current auto insurance coverage and an acceptable DMV record or access to reliable transportation

Physical Requirements

  • Extended periods of standing on one’s feet
  • Ability to conduct swim lessons/perform water rescue


  • Bachelor’s degree in health and recreation, physical education, or related field
  • One to two years experience in Aquatics management preferred
  • Will accept a combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates an ability to perform the required tasks

About this company
HealthQuest is passionate about fitness and has been serving our members for over 10 years. We are extremely proud to be locally owned and...