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Aquatics Manager



Under general direction of the Assistant Director, Fitness Facilities, this position develops and manages the operations, facilities, and programming of the Aquatics unit at UCSF.  The incumbent is responsible for program planning and management, coordinating staff scheduling, facility operations, managing risk and safety, and program promotions as it relates to the identified program area. This position performs in-depth analysis and works as a team or independently to administer complex existing projects/programs and contributes to service enhancements/improvements.  The incumbent must be aware of current industry trends and have field experience.  Incumbent will design safe and effective programs, implement and supervise said programs for UCSF students, Fitness & Recreation members, and the UCSF community; and perform other duties as assigned including but not limited to maintenance and management of equipment and facilities.

The position is independently responsible for overseeing pool chemical and maintenance by UCSF Facility Services, engineering team, Fitness and Recreation Building Maintenance Workers, and outside pool service vendor.  Overseeing pool chemical maintenance and pool mechanical maintenance. 

The position is responsible for oversight of required certifications for Aquatics staff for lifeguards and instructors.  These include the following for lifeguards:

CPR/AED for Lifeguards, validity period one year, course time is 5 hours
Lifeguarding and First Aid Training, validity period three years, course time 32.5 hours
First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22), validity period three years, course time 15 hour


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Assistant GM of Aquatics, Sports, and Special Events

Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) is the premier intercollegiate athletics and recreation program in the country. We are the proud Home of Champions and support the university’s physical education, recreation and wellness initiatives.

Aligned with the pioneering spirit of Stanford University, Stanford Recreation and Wellness is committed to bold and purposeful engagement. We ignite a culture of belonging and wellbeing through movement, adventure, play, and learning. Our fifty full-time staff and over 400 part-time staff manage eight recreation facilities at one of the world’s most beautiful universities.

Hosting over a million visits annually, we work cohesively, lead with courage, and pursue and revere excellence. We are building a community that is inclusive and a diverse team that is committed to excellence. We take risks. We are willing to lead. We do the right thing. We create innovative solutions. We develop our employees. We promote a culture of gratitude and recognition. We have fun. If that sounds like you, join us.


Reporting to the Stanford Redwood City (SWRC) Recreation and Wellness Center General Manager, the Assistant General Manager of Aquatics, Sports, and Special Events oversees the execution of the day-to-day operation of the SRWC pool and the development and management of aquatics, sports and special events.


Aquatics Coordinator

Highlands Recreation and Park District

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Come work for a vibrant and enthusiastic recreation team who takes pride in serving the community and providing exceptional guest experiences.  Our offerings include early childhood education programs, aquatics, after school programs, tennis, and a wide variety of unique classes and activities for all ages groups.  Be part of a tight knit community and work environment that feels like a family. 


Under the direct supervision of the Aquatics Supervisor, the Aquatics Coordinator is responsible for assisting with all aspects of the Highlands aquatics programs and facility and performing related tasks as required. Supervises lifeguards and swim instructors.

Salary: $24 - $30 Hourly with Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits included.


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Application Deadline: Open until filled.

The Lifeguard works under direct supervision of the Aquatics Manager and is responsible for carrying out the day-to-day operations of the Aquatics unit, which include customer service, patron safety, pool maintenance, emergency procedures/evacuations, and daily safety checks of the swimming pools, and surrounding areas.

UCSF Fitness and Recreation operates two fitness centers at UCSF.  We provide fitness and wellbeing services to UCSF Students, Faculty, Staff and Community members through a broad range of fitness, recreation, aquatics, personal training, outdoor programs, and health and wellness programs.  

We make life better here by inspiring fitness and wellbeing for everyone.  UCSF Fitness and Recreation’s mission is to enrich the human spirit, quality of life, and community at UCSF. We are passionate fitness and recreation professionals committed to doing quality work.  We fulfill that mission by providing our members with exceptional service, knowledgeable staff, a wide variety of activities, and a clean environment.  We are a customer service division, providing needed services on all UCSF campus sites and delivering these services with PRIDE: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence.

Salary: $23.26-$28.33/hour (DOE)


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Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

Greater Vallejo Recreation District

Application Deadline: Until filled or fully staffed.

The Greater Vallejo Recreation District is a Special Service District that has been serving area residents for over sixty years. As a Special Service District, GVRD operates as a separate government agency from the City of Vallejo. GVRD manages 407 acres of public park space including 20 neighborhood parks, 10 community parks, 6 special purpose parks, and Olympic-size swimming pool and 4 community centers.  GVRD maintains over 1,000 acres of public land. 


GVRD is governed by a five-member Board of Directors. With 30 plus full time and approximately 155 part-time and seasonal employees, GVRD operates on a 2019-2020 fiscal year budget of $7.9 million for general fund operations and Measure K funding amounting to $2.2 million.  The Measure K funding is being utilized to purchase necessary equipment, improve parks, facilities.

Responsible for the safety and general welfare of patrons. Will instruct in the Learn-to-Swim

Salary: $17.50/hour-$18.50/hour


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Recreation Services Manager - Aquatics, Special Interest, Special Events & Marketing

Sunrise Recreation and Park District

Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Recreation Services Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Aquatics Division and will work within other areas of Recreation Division throughout the year. This includes the management of the District’s swimming pools, programs, and budgets for the Aquatics Division. Additionally, under the general guidance of the Recreation and Community Services Superintendent, they are responsible for the development and implementation of standards and procedures and establish general direction, goals, and priorities. Finally, they also direct division personnel and budget, makes recommendations for division, presents oral and written reports, and operates computer systems.

Salary: $74,058.78 to $90,009.18 annually


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Swim Instructor/Coach

Stanford Recreation and Wellness

Application Deadline: Ongoing

As a swim instructor and or coach you will have the opportunity to mentor and develop swimmers through hands-on instruction, video, physical demonstration, and many other areas. Participants vary based on ability and age. As a certified instructor/coach you will be expected to provide the best service possible and follow Stanford University, DAPER, and American Red Cross standards.

Salary: Pay will be determined based off: Certifications, Education, & Experience
$25.00 - $60.00


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Stanford Recreation and Wellness

Application Deadline: Ongoing

The Lifeguard monitors the pool area, providing a safe experience for the Stanford community (students,
staff, faculty and their guests). The Lifeguard will take preventative actions while on duty and act
immediately and appropriately to emergency situations.

Salary: $20-$25 per hour.


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Senior Aquatics Specialist

City of Berkeley

Application Deadline: Open until filled


Are you an experienced lifeguard looking to go to the next level? The City of Berkeley is looking to fill multiple Senior Aquatics Specialist (Senior Lifeguard) roles this summer. In this pivotal role, you will lead and support Lifeguards and Swim Instructors on shift, maintain a safe aquatic environment, and oversee various aquatics programs. Senior Aquatics Specialists will also have various administrative duties which may include: assisting with program planning, creating employee schedules, and answering emails.

This position requires an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certificate and a Water Safety Instructor Certificate. Applicants must also have a minimum of two summer/seasons of experience as a Lifeguard or Swim Instructor.


Salary: $27.70 - $29.47 Hourly

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Pool Manager

City of Belmont

Application Deadline: Until Filled


The City of Belmont is seeking a Pool Manager / Senior Lifeguard to supervise the Summer Aquatics Program at the Carlmont High School Aquatics Center.


• Must hold current Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED and First Aid Certificates. With proof of payment, the City will reimburse you for the cost of the lifeguard certification training at the end of the aquatics season.


Salary: $21.95-$26.68 / hour

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Assistant Pool Manager

The Swimming Swan

Application Deadline: Until Filled


The Assistant Pool Manager works directly with the Pool Manager and staff to aid in the day-to-day operation, maintenance, and administration of the pool and surrounding facility.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure safety and consistent/quality surveillance of the aquatic facility.

  • Implementing employee schedules, assignments, and rotations.

  • Assist with the training, supervising, and evaluating lifeguards/swim instructors/cashiers.

  • Plan, direct, and supervise the daily work of others with the capability to fill in as needed.

  • Completing daily opening and closing duties including reconciliation of funds.

  • Managing employee conflicts and call-outs (attendance).

  • Handle routine disciplinary issues and communicate with the Pool Manager and other supervisors when necessary.

  • Act as the initial point-of-contact for patron questions and concerns.

  • Present a courteous, professional, and positive demeanor at all times.

  • Monitor activities, provide instructions and prevent accidents in the aquatics facility.

  • Respond to all emergency situations around the aquatics facility immediately and appropriately. This includes, but is not limited to performing Lifeguarding skills, First Aid, CPR, and others until the arrival of emergency medical services.

  • Supervise the Head Lifeguards and their corresponding duties.

  • Assist with planning and implementing in-services for all staff.

  • Record and organize accurate records concerning attendance, accident/incident/injury reports, chlorine readings, and schedules.

  • Reviewing daily pool inspection sheets, notifying if repairs are needed.

  • Issue, maintain and store equipment and supplies as well as inventory.

  • Assume full management responsibilities of the aquatics facility in the absence of the Pool Manager.

  • Program Coordinator Duties

  • Other duties as assigned


Salary: $22 per hour

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Head Guard

The Swimming Swan

Application Deadline: Until Filled


We’re looking to hire an experienced Head Lifeguard for a seasonal pool partnership in Gilroy, CA. Job responsibilities include supervising lifeguards and swim instructors on duty, aiding in staff in-service training, and eventually teaching lifeguard certification courses.

Seasonal Full-Time:

  • Up to 30-40 hours a week

Pay: $20 per hour

Pool Hours:
Spring: Saturday, May 25 - Sunday, June 9, 2024

  • 4:30 - 7:30 PM (Weekdays)

  • 12:00 - 5:00 PM (Weekends)

Summer: Tuesday, June 11 - Sunday, August 18, 2024 (Closed Mondays)

  • Weekdays: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

  • Weekends: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Fall: Saturday, August 24 - Sunday, September 1

  • 12:00 - 5:00 PM (Weekends)


Salary: $20-21 per hour

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Aquatics Coordinator

Stanford University, Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation

Application Deadline: 7/31/2024


The Aquatics Coordinator is responsible for managing the lifeguard team and safety operations for the Avery Recreation Pool and on occasion for the Avery Aquatics Center. Duties include staff management, training, scheduling, providing customer service, and supporting facility oversight, aquatics programs and special events.



Staff Management (70%)

  • Daily management, supervision and leadership of lifeguards and lifeguard supervisors.

  • Staff recruitment, hiring, orientation, training, scheduling, motivation and retention of student and part-time personnel.

  • Assist with planning, organizing and facilitating monthly in-service training.

  • Maintain and track lifeguard employee training certifications.

  • Lead in-service training and lifeguard training courses.


Facility Management (30%)

  • Assist with the day-to-day oversight of the Avery Recreation Pool.

  • Support the implementation, review, and recommendations related to facility policies and procedures including facility access, emergency action plans, and standard operating procedures.    

  • Support the inspection of the pool facilities and ensure they are compliant with federal, state, and county public health and safety regulations.

  • Assist with the inventory and maintenance of equipment related to the lifeguards, aquatics programs, and facility emergency preparedness.

  • Serve on Recreation and Wellness committees as directed.


Ancillary Responsibilities

  • Engage in professional development as approved to keep abreast of current trends and issues.

  • Support the oversight and development of aquatics programs.

  • Maintain all necessary certifications related to job responsibilities.

  • Exercise flexibility to work evening or weekend hours as needed.

  • Perform other duties as assigned including serving on relevant committees serving as proxy for the Assistant Director of Aquatics


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree and one year of relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated experience in supporting the oversight of aquatics staff.

  • Ability to lead a large, diverse team of part-time staff, including student management strategies.

  • Demonstrates leadership traits including effective communication, supervisory skills, and the ability to manage workflow.

  • Knowledge of current risk management practices in recreation and aquatics facilities.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Versed knowledge of current aquatics approaches, trends, risk management, and best practices.

  • Ability to coordinate daily activities including work scheduling, quality assurance, monitoring of activities, and supervision of personnel.

  • Ability to meet expected deadlines and schedules.

  • Engagement in NIRSA, IHRSA, or other recreation or aquatics professional associations.

  • Working knowledge of applications such as Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, and other technology platforms used within the campus recreation industry.

  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.


Certifications and Licenses

  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification.  

  • Must have or obtain within six months of hire: American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI), American Red Cross First Aid Instructor, and American Red Cross CPR/AED Instructor.



  • Ability to exert physical effort, including the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, bending, squatting, reaching, or being on feet for long periods of time.

  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, perform desk-based computer tasks, use a telephone, and grasp lightly/fine manipulation.



  • Ability to work non-standard hours when required to ensure success of events and programs.

  • Position requires the ability to move freely about facilities and the flexibility of working from various working locations on campus.

  • On-site management of activities during evenings and early mornings as needed.

  • Occasional weekend responsibilities.

  • Exposure to weather elements possible aligned with job responsibilities of managing an outdoor pool

  • This is an in-person, 5 day-a-week position with reporting flexibility based on coverage needs.

  • May be exposed to noise > 80dB TWA.

  • May work at heights 4-10ft.



  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide,


Salary: $66,560-$70,000 per year


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Assistant Aquatics Manager


Application Deadline: 


We are looking for a passionate aquatics professional to join our team.  This is an excellent opportunity for an Assistant Aquatics Manager who is excited to lead a large and diverse group.  The Assistant Aquatics Manager will lead a team of over 50 lifeguards and will assist with supervision of other aquatics staff: including coaches and instructors.  The Assistant Aquatics Manager will have an opportunity to develop a comprehensive recruitment, training, and professional development program for the lifeguard staff.  


Manages the daily operations for programs such as instructional fitness, aquatics or other recreational activities. Has autonomy to analyze and resolve problems and determine appropriate action. Supervises recreation program leaders / instructors.

Under general supervision of the Aquatics Manager, the Assistant Aquatics Manager plans and manages facility and lifeguard operations and supports the programming units of Aquatics for both the Bakar and Millberry Fitness & Recreation Centers.  The incumbent is responsible for the planning and management of the Aquatics program, coordinating staff scheduling, facility operations, managing risk and safety, and supervising staff as it relates to the identified program areas. This position performs in-depth analysis and works as a team or independently to administer projects/programs and contributes to service improvements. The incumbent must be knowledgeable of current industry trends and standards; collaborate with team members to design promotions to increase member engagement and participation.

The focus of this job will be on the UCSF pool operations including the hiring, training, supervising, teambuilding, certification and compliance of a team of lifeguards to cover all three UCSF pools including risk management, pool maintenance, chemical balances emptying and filling of pools, compliance and certification of staff. This includes, but is not limited to, hiring, onboarding, initial training and ongoing training of staff in customer service, rescue skills, and best practices. 


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UCSF Masters Head Coach


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We are looking for a passionate aquatics professional to join our team as the Head Coach for UCSF Masters.  This is an excellent opportunity for Head Coach who is excited to lead a large and diverse group of swimmers and Assistant Coaches.  Under direct supervision of the Aquatics Manager, the Head Coach will have the opportunity to rebuild the masters program to meet the needs of UCSF faculty, staff, and students, and the greater community.  The UCSF Masters Team is a registered team with US Masters Swimming.  The masters program serves as both a member retention program and as a community building program for Fitness and Recreation.  

The Head Coach will be responsible for carrying out the day-to-day operations of the Aquatics unit, which includes customer service, writing workouts, and coordinating & assisting with supervision of the assistant coaches.
The Head Coach will be responsible for driving team membership and retaining members while working under the guidelines of Fitness & Recreation and UCSF.


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Aquatics Assistant Coordinator

City of Berkeley

Application Deadline: 7/22/2024 at 5:00 PM


The City of Berkeley is seeking candidates for the Assistant Aquatics Coordinator position. In this role, you will assist in planning, organizing, and supervising the operations of Berkeley’s two aquatics facilities, King Pool and West Campus Pool. You will play a key role in planning and evaluating various aquatic programs, as well as recruiting, training, and supervising staff and volunteers.

The ideal candidate should have a solid background in Aquatics and experience in program planning, customer service, staff training, and risk management. They should prioritize safety and compliance while efficiently managing day-to-day operations.

This individual should also possess excellent leadership and communication skills to effectively motivate and lead staff and interact positively with community members. They should also embrace the City of Berkeley's values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and work towards creating an inclusive environment for the community and staff.

Salary: $66,855.65 - $77,740.83 annually

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