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Summer Aquatics Supervisor

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The Canada Games Centre is a state-of-the-art multi-purpose sport and recreation facility. We promote healthy and active living for citizens. Driven by our passion, leadership, and teamwork, we strive to achieve innovative programming and exceptional guest experiences.

Position Summary
Under the direction of the Aquatics Coordinator, this position will ensure efficient operation of the Aquatics environment, including programs and day-to-day operations. The successful candidate will supervise and coordinate the Swim Instructors, Slide Attendants and Lifeguards, ensure safety protocols are enforced, administrative duties, conduct staff evaluations, and oversee deck operations (personnel issues, emergency response and training).

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Supervise swimming lessons
  • Process and Track program registration
  • Ensure quality programs are delivered
  • Assist with instructor evaluations
  • Actively attends lesson sessions to supervise and answer participant questions through communicating with parents and guardians
  • Provide immediate instructor coverage, fill-in as required


  • Team Lead
  • Assist with maintaining staff records; update and maintain iWork
  • Assist with lifeguard evaluations
  • Mentor staff through the practice of emergency procedures consistently
  • Provide immediate lifeguard coverage, fill-in as required
  • Enforce Employee and User Code of Conducts (Disciplinary Action)
  • Attend education and/or training sessions (in-services)

Safety Supervision

  • Maintain contact with public to be readily available to respond to questions or concerns, handle customer inquiries with tact and diplomacy and respect
  • Positive public image through work quality and interpersonal communication
  • Execute Emergency and Standard First Aid procedures as required
  • Take charge of emergency situations in absence of Aquatics Management and ensure event has detailed documentation

Required Abilities

  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to enforce safety protocols with tact and consistency, familiarity with Canada Games Centre User Code of Conduct
  • Practical experience working in a noisy, past-faced environment
  • Requires quick response skill with calm, controlled manner during first aid and interpersonal situations
  • Capable of using independent judgment while maintaining a professional demeanour under pressure
  • Leadership skills that instill confidence and trust in fellow employees and the public
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and exert physical effort
  • Excellent customer service and public relations skills to communicate effectively with patrons and staff
  • Comfortable working with diverse groups through a variety of situations
  • Foster a relationship with the Summer Camp Supervisor


Mandatory (To be maintained as a condition of employment)

  • National Lifeguard (NL) (Pool option)
  • Standard First Aid (SFA) with CPR-C
  • Automated External Defibrillator Administration (AED)
  • Oxygen Administration
  • Swim-for-Life Instructor (SFL), Water Safety Instructor (WSI), or YMCA Instructor
  • Team Lead and/or APS experience/ Lesson Supervisor
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience as a Lifeguard and Instructor


  • Lifesaving Instructor (LSI) (with Bronze Examiners)
  • Aquatic Supervisor Training

Other Requirements

  • Attendance at in-services is mandatory
  • Lifesaving/ Swim for Life Instructor Trainer is considered an asset
  • Lifesaving NLS Instructor and Examiner is considered an asset
  • 1-2 years’ experience in a Supervisory role
  • Working environment includes physical, emotional, and mental demands on infrequent occasion
  • Safe lifting, carrying, and rescue techniques (use of a rescue aid in the water and coordination of rescue with a second rescuer, when possible, are required by the employer)
  • Safe use of all protective/barrier equipment is required by the employer
  • Able to deal with exposure to loud noises and ability to concentrate in a busy environment
  • Computer competencies (Word, Excel, Legend & MyRec)

    Work Schedule

    • Contract is in effect June 13th–September 2nd, 2022
    • Shifts are scheduled for 8 hours (with a 1 hour unpaid break) at 35 hours per week and will fall within building hours. Schedule will vary based on need


    • $15.00-$17.00 per hour


      • Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry checks will be required as part of the hiring process
      • The Canada Games Centre has a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of full vaccination will be verified prior to the commencement of employment

      Application Instructions

      To apply, please combine a cover letter and resume into one document and label the file using only your first and last name (example: John Doe.pdf). Please include the position that you are applying for in your subject line. Failure to properly identify your application or attach working documents will result in your application being omitted.

      Deadline: Please e-mail your application to Janet Parry-Campbell at by Sunday, May 1st, 2022.

      We are a welcoming and supportive workplace and applicants from the following groups are encouraged to self-identify when applying for this opportunity: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, African Nova Scotian’s, and other racially visible persons.

      This opportunity is now closed