Aquatic Professionals and Staffing Plan for Total Aquatic Programming

Aquatic Professionals and Staffing Plan for Total Aquatic Programming

By Mick Nelson  | Monday, February 13, 2017

There have been many models for aquatic management that have all had varying degrees of sustained success.  With the need for Total Aquatic Programming in the many multi-faceted facilities currently being planned, the overall structure needs to be examined. We have entered the era of professionalism and certification and it would be to all of our advantages to understand what a successful basic staffing plan looks like.

Definitions

APA = Aquatic program aide  http://www.aquaticpartners.com

CPR =  Cardiopulmonary resuscitation http://www.redcross.org/services/hss/

AED = Automated External Defibrillator www.redcross.org/services/hss/courses/aed.html

CWPT = Certified Pool Water Technician  http://www.aquaticpartners.com

CPO = Certified Pool Operator http://www.nspf.com/cpo.html

CPM = Certified Pool Manager http://www.aquaticpartners.com

RAST = Risk Awareness Safety Training   www.atri.org/Courses06-Prof%20Days/840.htm

ASCA = American Swim Coaches Association http://www.swimmingcoach.org/services/certification.htm

AEA = Aquatic Exercise Assoc. http://www.aeawave.com/PublicPages/CertEd/Certification/Intro/tabid/113/Default.aspx

ATRI = Aquatic Therapy & rehab Institute  http://www.atri.org/CorrespondenceCourse.htm

CAA = Certified Aquatic Administrator http://www.aquaticpartners.com

Aquatic CEO = Chief Executive Officer http://www.aquaticpartners.com

Basic Descriptions

Title:  Aquatic Program Aide or Tech (life-guards included)

Qualifications & Certifications:  CPR, AED, First Aid, Water Safety within 1st 6 months, APA within 1st year, CPWT within 1st 18 months

Salary Range$8.00 - $10.00 per hour Flex time

* * * * * * * * *

Title:  Aquatic Specialist  (Instructor – Coach – Coordinator)

Qualifications & Certifications:  CPR, AED, First Aid, Coaches Safety, Water Safety, CPWT within 1st 6 months – RAST within 1st year. Specialty certifications ASCA – AEA – ATRI –

Salary Range$10.00 - $16.00 per hour Flex time +

benefits

* * * * * * * * *

Title:  Aquatic Manager (Supervisor)

Qualifications & Certifications:  CPR, AED, First Aid, Coaches Safety,  

Water Safety, CPWT or CPO, RAST, CPM, Specialty Certifications within 1st 6 months – Specialty certifications ASCA – AEA – ATRI -

Salary Range: $16.00 - $20.00 Full time + Benefits

* * * * * * * * *

Title:  Aquatic Director

Qualifications & Certifications:  CPR, AED, First Aid, Water Safety,  CPWT, RAST, CPM, CAA – Specialty Certifications  

Salary Range: $20.00 & up -  Full time + benefits

* * * * * * * * *

Title:  Aquatic CEO

Qualifications & Certifications:  CPR, AED, First Aid, Water Safety,

CPWT, RAST, CPM, CAA, Plus seminars – conferences – experience –Industry leadership, Specialty Certifications  

Salary Range: $ Salary& benefits commensurate with responsibility and experience

* * * * * * * * * *

Sample staffing model for multi-pool Total Aquatic Programming facility
Staffing Model














All of the examples below do not include: taxes, depreciation, employee benefits and dept reduction.

Position # Empl  Hourly Rate  Budget Hour 
 Operational tech's  3  $10  $30
 Coordinator level  2  $15  $30
 Manager level  1  $20  $20
 Total (no benefits)  $80
 Annualized salaries  $166,400
 Annualized Budget  $334,400

 

Salaries for 15,000 sq ft multi-use facility open ~60 hours/week
Position # Empl Hourly Rate Budget Hour
Operational tech's 4 $10 $40
Coordinator level 2 $15 $30
Manager level 1 $20 $20
Total (no benefits) $90
Annualized salaries $187,200
Annualized Budget $397,200

 

Salaries for 21,000 sq ft multi-use facility open ~60 hours/week
Position # Empl Hourly Rate Budget Hour
Operational tech's 5 $10 $50
Coordinator level 2 $15 $30
Manager level 1 $20 $20
Total (no benefits) $100
Annualized salaries $208,000
Annualized Budget $502,000

 

Salaries for 50,000 sq ft multi-use facility open ~60 hours/week
Position # Empl Hourly Rate Budget Hour
Operational tech's 6 $10 $60
Coordinator level 3 $15 $45
Manager level 1 $20 $20
Total (no benefits) $125
Annualized salaries $260,000
Annualized Budget $960,000

 

More detailed information plus sample job descriptions are available from USA Swimming's Facilities Development Department - Mick Nelson mnelson@usaswimming.org
 

Related

    Show More

    This is used as a workaround to display Twitter feeds properly. Please do not modify or remove - Michael C