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CHARLEVOIX - A Great Place to Live, Work and Play

Ongoing:  Certified Lifeguards Needed - Lifeguard Training Classes are offered frequently. Contact Kathy Klimas at or stop in the pool for an application. 

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CACP Stingray Swim Coach Wanted   current 1/2022

Part-Time—Monday to Friday with Saturdays and some Sundays Required


Position Description:  The Charlevoix Area Community Pool (CACP) swim coach works with pool staff youth and parents as part of the pool’s team to ensure the successful meeting of its objectives for a competitive swim team. Primary job functions are to coach and coordinate team and individual workouts based on each summer’s needs and ability in a safe learning environment.  The swim coach should be familiar with all programs offered by the CACP and have strong swimming skills,


Qualifications:  Candidates will have experience in competitive swimming, swim teach coaching, and coordinating recreational swim meets.  Good communications skills and etiquette are required.


Candidates should exhibit behaviors when working with youth that is age-appropriate and confidence-building.  The candidate should demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of swimming and coaching techniques as well as dryland training.


A candidate with the following certifications or ability to obtain certifications will be highly considered:


  •  MTSL and USA certification

  •  First Aid and AED certifications

  •  Lifeguard training


Salary Negotiable   CACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Kathy Klimas, Facility Manager

Charlevoix Area Community Pool

11905 US 32 North

Charlevoix, MI 49720


About our Town and Area

Charlevoix is located in Northern Lower Michigan and is a beautiful resort town with about 3,000 year-round residents and about 15,000 residents during the summer months.  The Town is on Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix with beautiful sandy beaches and many water sports.  There are year-round activities here like hiking, biking wintersports, and camping.  Charlevoix is a friendly place to live and it is easy to get connected.  To find out more, visit: www.VisitCharlevoix,com

Swim School Coordinator/Lifeguard. Posted 3/21 

30-40 Hours a week: Saturdays required

Position Description: The Swim School Coordinator works with the pool staff, students, parents and the swim coach as part of the pool team to help ensure that the team meets its objectives. Primary job functions are to provide and coordinate all swim instruction, swim school, and related activities for patrons at the Charlevoix Area Community Pool (CACP) in a safe learning environment. The candidate will learn to use our pool software MindBody and also lead multiple instructors working with him/her. The Swim School Coordinator should be familiar with all the educational programs offered by the CACP and have strong swimming skills. Note primary duties listed below. This person will be required to work Saturdays and possibly some Sundays.


Employees must meet the minimum requirements, conditions of employment, and be able to successfully perform all essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations.


Qualifications: Candidates should feel comfortable working with children and have a basic understanding of swimming strokes. Ideal candidates would have past competitive swimming experience, swimming instruction experience and/or lifeguarding experience and have worked with children. A candidate with any of the following certifications will be highly considered: Lifeguard Training, CPR, First Aid and AED certifications, Teaching Certificate. We anticipate that any candidate hired will receive future training as follows: Water Safety Instruction, Lifeguard Instructor, and Certified Pool Operator certification.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities: (may include but are not limited to the following)

  • Schedule and instruct swim skills and water safety to patrons of all swimming abilities.

  • Assist with scheduling and instruction of school group lessons and water safety sessions.

  • Coordinate Saturday Group and private-lesson instructors and enrollees to ensure optimal use of pool time and space; as well as ensure continuity in teaching methods.

  • Promote a safe, welcoming community-oriented facility and answer all lesson inquiries in a timely manner.

  • May be required to work as a lifeguard and cover desk shifts.

  • Ensures the safety of all patrons and self by observing and supervising swimmers; enforcing and abiding by water safety rules, policies, and regulations.

  • Report any maintenance issues and assist in repairing if able.

  • Assist in cleaning and maintaining of the facility.

  • Assist in orientating and training new staff.

  • Prepare and maintain applicable records.

  • Open and close the facility in accordance with opening and closing procedures.

  • Be an engaged member of the pool team!


The mission of the Charlevoix Area Community Pool is to provide a wide range of aquatic programs promoting health, fitness, recreation and water safety.  The Pool is focused on providing programs that meet the changing needs of area children and adults through a safe, professionally managed aquatic facility that is affordable and accessible to all. We strive to be the best aquatic fitness and recreation resource in the area. The Pool is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.

Compensation commensurate with experience and certifications.

Please send your resume with a cover letter/email to:
Kathy Klimas, Pool Manager, Charlevoix Area Community Pool, at