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Aquatics Director

The St. James
Springfield VA



The St. James is actively seeking a Director of Aquatics based out of the Springfield, VA flagship location.


The St. James is the premier sports, wellness and active entertainment destination in the country, with 450,000 sq. ft. of developmental and competitive programs, teams and opportunities in more than 20 sports, and a wide range of premium fitness, wellness and entertainment experiences.  The Director of Aquatics will be responsible for the overall leadership of the swimming program at The St. James, including business planning, development of instructional content, coaching of athletes and supervision of coaches and assistant personnel. The Director of Aquatics will work closely with both the General Manager and Senior Director of Sports at The St. James to develop and operate the leading swimming program in the Greater Washington Region.




  • Develop the instructional curriculum for swimmers of all ages and skill levels and evaluate and document the development of athletes in the swimming programs
  • Develop and lead competitive swimming teams for boys and girls
  • Coordinate external swim meet operations with third party rental partners
  • Execute the operations and logistics of on-site swim meets for internal meets (i.e. mobilization, scheduling, referee assignment, ticketing, merchandising. demobilization)
  • Lead partner relationships with Third Party Rental Partners and other regional stakeholders
  • Assist the Senior Director of Sports in the development of program schedules and maximize the utilization of program facilities
  • Coach and instruct athletes, both individually and in groups, regarding appropriate swimming strategies, tactics and skills
  • Organize and supervise swimmers and swim coaches in connection with camps and meets
  • Lead business planning for the swim program, including budgeting, driving revenue and managing expenses
  • Help maintain swim equipment and supplies in the Pool House
  • Develop and sustain positive relationships with athletes, families and guests of The St. James
  • Serve as a brand ambassador for The St. James in the community and maximize the exposure and growth of the swim program at The St. James
  • Follow all safety policies of The St. James and contribute to a work environment that is clean, safe and filled with positive energy for all athletes, coaches and families




  • Three or more years of successful coaching, administrative, management, or similar experience in swimming with demonstrated leadership ability
  • Past P&L management experience preferred
  • Ability to plan, organize, lead, and troubleshoot daily operations, services, and safety of all swim programs
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Background check and drug screen required






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The St. James is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, expression or orientation, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


No unsolicited agency referrals please.

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