Aquatics Trainer

Position: Aquatics Trainer

Location: YMCA of Greater Toledo Association

Position Type:  Full-Time

Salary Range:  $36,000 – $42,000

 Be a difference maker, with the YMCA of Greater Toledo. We are a Cause Driven community of collaborative, bold, fun, dedicated individuals, whose passion is the many people we guide, teach, and protect every day. As leaders in the health and wellness field, we’re making a strong, lasting, positive impact on our community. Here, you’ll find a dynamic environment and culture that is open, friendly, welcoming, and collaborative. Are you ready to be an inspiring, innovative force that prepares people for success? Their future begins now. And so does yours.

Regardless of your role with us, you’ll find so many things to love when you become part of our team. There’s our fun, challenging work environment. There’s the awesome team and supportive organization. You’ll find that everyone in YMCA of Greater Toledo has the same goal: to prepare people for success and inspire them to be lifelong learners. Flexible, Creative, Fun, Nurturing, Positive…we’re not just saying it. You’ll find these things being demonstrated here, every day.


Under the direction of District Vice President, and in accordance with Association policies, the Association Aquatics Trainer is responsible for the leadership and advancement of the Aquatics training program for the YMCA of Greater Toledo as well as the management and supervision of the Sylvania YMCA/JCC Outdoor pool.  This position will be accountable for the development and implementation of Association wide in-service trainings, lifeguard certification trainings, swim instructor trainings, CPR/First Aid trainings and the outdoor pool operation at the Sylvania YMCA/JCC. The Association Aquatics Trainer will work closely with Aquatics Directors to ensure safe operations of all aquatic programming, staff training.


The Association Aquatics Trainer must possess a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent education/experience, with a minimum of 3-5 years of successful program development and management experience in an aquatics environment.  The incumbent will have a high level of knowledge and demonstrated competence in the areas of aquatics programming.   Appropriate aquatic certifications are required.  He/she should have a positive history of leadership in the areas of staff, volunteer and program development, fiscal budgeting and management, and operational procedures.   Team Leader Certification preferred.  Proven ability to display initiative, good judgment and ability to make decisions independently.  Able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills; public speaking, capacity to prepare reports, conduct training programs, create policies and guidelines, proven financial development experience and skills.  Will possess competent computer skills in the Windows environment as well as the YMCAs operating software.


  • Schedule and conduct regular trainings to certify lifeguards in YMCA Lifeguarding as needed by the Association.
  • Schedule and conduct regular trainings to certify swim instructors.
  • Schedule and conduct regular trainings in CPR/First Aid as needed by the Association.
  • Ensure all documentation for trainings and safety are completed.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays based upon the needs of the YMCA.
  • Will ensure data within the Y-Improvement model is accurate and up to date.
  • Ensure that aquatic safety audits are performed regularly for all YMCA of Greater Toledo branches.
  • Assist in the implementation of aquatics staff in-service programs by providing direction, leadership, support, and efficiencies for team members through strategic planning, administrative standardization, registration, quality standards, and risk management according to the YMCA of Greater Toledo’s Aquatics Standards.
  • Oversees the safe operation of the Sylvania YMCA/JCC Outdoor Pool.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Monitors daily Sylvania YMCA/JCC outdoor pool operations to adhere to all state, local, and YMCA health and safety regulations as well as current ADA guidelines.   Working with the leadership at the branch to ensure proper maintenance of pools is taking place.
  • Act as a mentor to the Aquatics staff in the areas of programming, leadership, and staff development.  Ensures staff are trained and prepared to achieve the desired program outcomes.
  • Develops and monitors department budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  • Maintain all Association standards and guidelines while ensuring that updated documentation is met and available at all times.
  • Participates as a member of the aquatics cabinet program management team meetings
  • Have an active role and assist in the Annual Campaign.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor(s).


The physical demands described here 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 perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work environment.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to supervise program activities.  Hear noises and distress signals in the aquatic environment, including in the water and anywhere around the zone of responsibility.  Remain alert with no lapses of consciousness.

Why Work At The Y?

  1. Future employers respect the Y

When future employers see the Y on your resume, they think of an organization with global ties that has been around for more than 100 years. We have a reputation for hiring good people who do great things.

  1. Every day is something new

Whenever you work or wherever you work, every day is a new adventure. One moment you’ll be helping kids with homework and the next you’ll be leading a big art project or games outside.

  1. Free Y membership

When you work for the Y, we offer you all the perks of being a Y member including access to all branches and discounts on classes, child care, and camp.

  1. The job is designed with your schedule in mind

Part-time and full-time positions are available, making jobs at the Y ideal for anyone!

  1. The best coworkers ever

Everyone that works at the Y shares a passion for making their communities a better place, especially for kids. Don’t be surprised if you leave your Y with great professional experience and new friends.

Along with competitive pay, the YMCA of Greater Toledo offers exceptions benefits which include the following:

  • Complimentary YMCA membership for all employees.  Full time employees will receive a complimentary YMCA membership for their entire family.
  • A rewarding career with professional growth and advancement opportunities
  • A challenging and fun work environment with creative and talented individuals.
  • Full time employees are eligible to receive quality health insurance (medical, dental and vision) with affordable premiums.
  • Full time employees also receive (at no cost to them) Long Term Disability and Life Insurance coverage.
  • All employees are eligible to participate in the YMCA’s excellent retirement fund.

The YMCA of Greater Toledo is a drug free workplace and is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity prohibiting discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Interested persons should send their resume electronically to Melanie Grohowski at [email protected]