YMCA of Greater Des Moines

Aquatic Event Staff

Job ID
Aquatic Programs
Part-Time, Variable Hour
Wellmark YMCA
US-IA-Des Moines (Wellmark YMCA)
Starting Wage/Salary
USD $9.85/Hr.
Maximum Wage/Salary
USD $11.00/Hr.
Work Hours


At the Y, strengthening community is our cause.  Our staff members are people who drive this cause – it is because of our drive, our passion, our belief in others, and our belief in the strength of our mission that we are able to make a difference – every day. 


The essential function of the Aquatic Event Staff is to ensure aquatic events held at the Wellmark YMCA operate effectively and efficiently.


The main responsibility is to be present and represent the Y when the Wellmark YMCA is hosting or renting the aquatic center for an event. The main duty is operating the computer timing system console at the admin timing table. The secondary duty is to be a timing equipment technician to trouble shoot the system with the timing table staff; this may include but is not limited to: the meet director/referee/admin, touch pads, starter horns, backup buttons.


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  1. To ensure swim meets held at the Wellmark YMCA operate effectively and efficiently.
  2. Assist in setting up of the timing system not limited to: touch pads, backup buttons, meet software, scoreboard, starter box
  3. Operate timing console during aquatic events
  4. Assist timing table with trouble shooting equipment malfunctions
  5. Assist with pool setup for the meet: bulkhead, lane lines, backstroke flags
  6. Assist in completion of aquatic event report which includes the following details: format of event, number of participants on deck, timeline of event, successes, challenges, issues with resolutions.
  7. Ability to work with diverse group of people.
  8. Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  9. Ability to make sound judgment in situations not covered by policies, procedures or practices.
  10. Good communication skills
  11. Good organizational skills
  12. Ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously
  13. Know emergency procedures and be able to demonstrate them to others.
  14. Respond to questions and concerns of program participants and families.
  15. Perform additional duties as assigned by supervisor or designated staff person.
  16. Attend trainings and/or courses as required by the YMCA
  17. Demonstrate and support the objectives of the Association as embodied in the mission statement and values.



  1. Ability to read, write, and perform simple mathematical functions
  2. American Red Cross CPR-PR/AED/First Aid Certifications or equivalent certifications approved by the YMCA
  3. American Red Cross Blood Borne Pathogens Training or equivalent training approved by the YMCA
  4. Y Leaders Orientation Session
  5. Completion of high school or equivalent
  6. USA Swimming and YMCA Admin Official required.
  7. USA Swimming Stroke & Turner, Meet Starter, Meet Referee, Meet Deck-Ref and YMCA Level 1 and level 2 Official certifications recommended.
  8. USA Swimming current background check
  9. USA Swimming Athlete Protection Training
  10. Knowledge of YMCA and USA Swimming meet formats and operating standards.
  11. Working knowledge of Team/Meet Manager (hy-tek) and aquatic timing systems (Colorado Timing System preferred, but not required).
  12. Experience operating and running timing consoles for events in a fast paced environment preferred.


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