Aquatics Manager

City of Sanibel   Sanibel, FL   Full-time     Maintenance
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Posted on December 30, 2020


Under the supervision of the Recreation Director, plans, manages and coordinates the daily operations of the aquatics programs for the Recreation Department; plans, develops and implements the comprehensive aquatics programs provided; oversees the daily maintenance of the pools; oversees the selection and supervision of instructors for aquatics programs; oversees  pool rentals and special pool events; oversees all aspects of training for lifeguard personnel, participates in operational budget planning and preparation; and supervises full-time, part time and seasonal staff. This position has the authority to open or close facilities for safety or other public health concerns.



  • Develops policies, procedures schedules and marketing plans for the Recreation Center aquatics activities.
  • Develops, instructs, markets and oversees programs and facilities, to include swimming and water safety classes, water fitness, open swims, certification courses andspecial events.
  • Ensures the safety and satisfaction of aquatic program users and enforces all safety and health rules uniformly; maintains adequate first aid supplies and ensures rescue equipment is in good order.
  • Supervises all aquatics operations, personnel and programs. Evaluates assigned personnel; trains and provides aquatic program supervision and evaluates facility for safety and usability.
  • Maintains program statistics and records. Assists in budget preparation and maintenance; and prepares requisitions and work orders.
  • Ensures that aquatic and recreation staff members and volunteers maintain appropriate certifications.
  • When necessary performs maintenance, repair, and clean-up duties at facilities and on equipment as necessary or calls the appropriate vendor or staff to do the repairs.
  • Oversees the maintenance standards at the pools as required by health department; coordinates maintenance of all pool equipment; ensures pool areas are kept clean and neat; provides for safety procedures and for adequate supplies of chemicals at pools.
  • Communicates with school personnel, general public and other city departments in scheduling and maintaining pools; acts as liaison with swim team.
  • Maintains inventory of all equipment necessary for aquatic programs.
  • Performs the duties of a lifeguard as required.

Required Education, Experience, License, Registration, and Certification Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college; supplemented by three (3) years of experience in aquatics recreational programs; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Must be able to work with chemicals. Must be able to work flexible work shifts. 


  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Certification
  • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor
  • Certification
  • Water Safety Instructor Certification
  • Certified Pool Operator Certification
  • Water Aerobics Instructor, preferred
  • Water Arthritis Instructor, preferred
  • State of Florida  Driver’s License

 Supplemental or Additional Information

  • Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of public aquatic recreational programs.
  • Knowledge of rules, regulations, ordinances, policies and other requirements regarding public recreation.
  • Knowledge of pool operations, maintenance, equipment and supplies.
  • Knowledge of state health codes.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods of water safety and ability to set up and administer water safety program.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with officials, general public and co-workers.
  • Ability to plan, promote, coordinate, develop and expand aquatic programs.
  • Ability to swim and perform lifesaving/rescue operations and  guide and train others.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform rigorous exercises.
  • Skill in using rescue, first aid and life-saving techniques  and equipment.
  •  Skill in leading and/or instructing one or more recreational

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