Job Title:                               Aquatics Coordinator

Department:                        City of Marion, HUB Recreation Center

Reports To:                          General Manager

Pay Classification:            Full-time Exempt (IMRF)



The Aquatics Coordinator of the HUB Recreation Center will supervise daily operations of the aquatic center. This includes provision of a safe and enjoyable aquatic environment, overseeing maintenance of the aquatic center, and programming as detailed in essential duties.  Overall supervisory management includes aquatic staff, including lead lifeguards, lifeguards, swim instructors, water exercise instructors, and specialty staff. The Aquatics Coordinator will be responsible for intermittent opening and/or closing of the aquatic facility, pool deck supervision for safety, professionalism and operational efficiency, and the maintenance of facility records and chemical logs. The quality of work demonstrated by the Aquatic coordinator will be reviewed through conferences, observation of results achieved and conformance to established policies, goals and objectives of The HUB Recreation Center and the City of Marion.


  1. Assists with the Risk Management of the aquatic center, completes safety audits, facility walkthroughs, quick checks and report results.
  2. Plans, assigns, supervises, and coordinates the activities of pool staff.
  3. Daily supervision of facility activities including: answering the phone, addressing complaints, resolving disputes, issuance of equipment and providing technical assistance to the public and scheduling of staff
  4. Maintains the pool according to established standards (City of Marion and Illinois Department of Public Health) ensuring a clean and safe work and patron environment.
  5. Recruits, interviews, orients, trains, reviews, develops, schedules, and directs personnel.
  6. Recommends and advises on department hiring and termination in conjunction with General Manager.
  7. Reviews employee performance within disciplinary counseling sessions and positive recognition sessions.
  8. Supervises and schedules group aquatic fitness instructors and specialty group classes.
  9. Supervises swim instructors and administers swim lesson programming.
  10. Assists in program registration to ensure proper placement and enrollment by age and skill levels.
  11. Maintain swim lesson rosters and attendance records.
  12. Gather and ready any supplies and equipment needed for planned activities including facility events.
  13. Compiles, statistics for lap swim and total bather count each week, and group aquatic fitness monthly. Reports to General Manager on fluctuations in attendance and sets future schedules accordingly.
  14. Maintain operational forms used on a daily basis
  15. Receives requests for pool use and determines appropriate space usage
  16. Teaches pool safety rules and regulations to staff for administration to public. Enforces rules as needed
  17. Oversees pool operation and general maintenance of aquatic facility pump room and pool deck. Supervises pool operator(s).
  18. Review equipment needs and submit purchase requests to the General Manager
  19. Develops and conducts in-service training and part-time staff meetings for Lifeguarding, Swim instruction, Swim Coaches, and Pool Operators.
  20. Informs General Manager as appropriate of staff performance problems.
  21. Attend all scheduled staff meetings and trainings

Recognizes, responds, and coordinates emergency situations in the aquatic center and, when called on, elsewhere in the facility.


Education and Experience Required

Minimum 3-years of aquatics related work experience. Completion and maintenance of formal lifeguard training and certification by the American Red Cross or other nationally recognized lifeguarding program.  American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) certified within six-months of hire.  Certified Pool Operator within six-months of hire.

Education and Experience Preferred

Bachelor’s degree in Parks, Recreation, Physical Education, Tourism, or other related field, plus one year of related work experience or other equivalent combination of education and experience.  Swim instruction experience and/or formal swim instructor training and certification (Water Safety Instructor) by the American Red Cross. 


Knowledge of:

  • Pool facilities maintenance and operations.
  • Principles, practices and techniques of pool and personnel supervision.
  • USA Swimming in an administrative role

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively in interpreting and administering policies and procedures, and in resolving conflicts or personnel problems.
  • Demonstrate professional public relations skills, effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Workdays, evenings and weekends.
  • Manage a staff of up to 60.


Language and Mathematical Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondences and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rates, ratios and percentages

Mental and Physical Demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to meet these demands.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written and oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.  Regularly required to sit, stand, walk and reach with hands and arms.  Must be able to see, speak and hear.  Regularly required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

Work Environment

Work may require exposure to indoor and outdoor environments. The indoor environment provides for a safe and healthy work environment and is smoke and drug free.  Occasionally, it may be wet and humid, as well as moderately loud. The outdoor work environment may result in exposure to extreme weather conditions such as heat, cold, and humidity. Additionally, work may include exposure to hazardous materials including Muriatic Acid and Perlite filter media. Personal protective equipment will be readily available. 


Please send resume and City of Marion employment application to City Hall, 1102 Tower Square, Marion, Illinois. Employment application can be picked up at the City Clerk’s office or obtained online at www.cityofmarionil.govAll questions concerning these positions and the application process may be directed to:

Chris Georgantas

General Manager HUB Recreation Center



The City of Marion is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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