Aquatics Coordinator

$63,200–$74,360 a year
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Language training provided
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision care
CFMWS. A job with purpose. Our 4000+ person strong organization champions a healthy, fun, creative and active lifestyle for Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families. Help us deliver a variety of recreation and fitness programs, offer family support, organize charity events and make sure our members access retail, travel and banking discounts and customized financial services. At Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS), we love what we do. And we live it too.

The Aquatics Coordinator plays an important role, providing quality leisure programs, services and ensuring the safety of our military members and their families.

Our services are tailored to help families with the challenges they may face due to military life and make the most of everyday activities such as going to the pool or beach. We believe that when members of the Canadian Armed Forces are able to take good care of themselves and their families, they can do better both at home and at work. Whether families need to sign the kids up for swimming lessons, improve their fitness, make friends in a new community, our services are here to help.

Aquatics is an exciting and rewarding professional environment that carries great responsibility. The Aquatics Coordinator is responsible for supervising and administering all activities at the swimming pool in order to provide quality swimming programs and services. You will have the chance to train staff, suggest new programs and problem solve. As coordinator, you will ensure a warm welcome and the safety of all guests around pools as part of a 10 to 15 person team. Using your years of experience, you will be able to mentor staff and help them to develop into strong lifeguards, swim instructors, and supervisors. The key to success in this job is having an authentically friendly demeanor, an unshakably positive attitude and the sincere desire to help and protect others.

We are looking for dynamic, independent and motivated individuals to join our team, helping us ensure recreation is all about fun!

Education, Certifications and Licenses

Bachelor’s degree or College diploma or certificate in Physical Education, Recreation, or in a related field OR College diploma or certificate in Physical Education, Recreation or a related field, AND some years of experience in aquatics and recreation administration OR High school diploma AND several years’ experience in a related field


Current CPR and Standard First Aid certification

Current National Lifeguard Service (NLS) certification

Current recognized Swim Instructor certification

Current Red Cross Instructor/ Lifesaving Society Advanced Instructor (asset)

Current Red Cross/ Lifesaving Society Instructor Trainer (asset)

HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development or HIGH FIVE Sport (successful completion by end of probation)

HIGH FIVE Healthy Minds for Healthy Children (successful completion by end of probation)


In evaluating, planning, organizing and coordinating the delivery of aquatic programs

In preparing and conducting physical aquatic programs

In instructing aquatic training sessions

In applying policies, procedures, regulations, and applicable legislation

In personnel administration

In budget administration

In pool management and maintenance

In using software for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, e-mail, and Internet browsing

In supervising the work of volunteers

Competencies, Skills and Abilities

Observational skills

Communication skills

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Ability to react and respond in emergency situations

Client focus, organizational knowledge, communication, innovation, teamwork and leadership.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTSBilingual Essential / English Essential / French Essential / Bilingual an asset

Reading: Functional

Writing: Functional

Oral: Functional

BENEFITS AVAILABLEHealth Benefits: Drug coverage, travel insurance, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance and accidental death and dismemberment coverage.

Work Life Balance: A wide range of paid/unpaid leave, including paid vacation, family related leave and personal days.

Retirement Planning: A Defined Benefit Pension Plan and Group Savings Plans.

Learning and Development: Tuition Assistance Program and Advanced Learning Program, payment of professional association memberships, online learning opportunities and second language training.

Perks: Discounts through CF One Member Appreciation.

High degree of focus required

Perform moderate lifting, carrying, pulling and/or pushing (i.e. more than 10 lbs/4.5 kg but less than 50 lbs/23 kg)

As soon as possible

CFMWS is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates who can help us build a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live. Accommodations are available to all candidates identifying a need during the selection process.

Job Reference: CFMWS08049