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The Headfirst Companies

The Headfirst Companies

Aquatics Program Leader

4 locations
Washington, DC
Bethesda, MD
Oakton, VA
Arlington, VA
Part Time
  • Responsibilities

    The Aquatics Program Leader with Headfirst Summer Camps will work on-site as the head of our Aquatics programming. The pool is home to one of the hallmark programs of our camps, where campers of all ages participate in daily recreational or instructional swim time.

    The Aquatics Program Leader will manage our Swim Instructors and Certified Lifeguards, as each member of the Aquatics team understands how swimming instruction is a crucial development tool for all campers. In addition to keeping safety top of mind, our Aquatics team fosters a warm, supportive environment that allows each camper to achieve their personal best in and out of the pool while developing independence. The Aquatics Program Leader is not only a motivational leader and coach but a compassionate instructor who is comfortable working with swimmers of all skill levels.

  • Qualifications

    You have:

    • Completed at least three (3) years at an accredited undergraduate institution.
    • At least two (2) years of experience in swim instruction.
    • Housing in the DC-metropolitan area and transportation to the location of your employment.
    • CPR & First Aid Certification or ability to complete CPR & First Aid Certification prior to June 1st, 2019.
    • Lifeguard Certification or ability to complete Lifeguard Certification prior to June 1st, 2019.

    You are:

    • Mission Driven. Here at Headfirst we’re inspired to make a difference in the lives of children and young adults everywhere and want you to be too.
    • A Positive Leader. You will be working directly with fellow on-site leadership and headquarters team members, as well as setting the standard of excellence for other seasonal team members.
    • Driven by the Details. You love organization and planning ahead and know that being effective in your role is tied to remembering the minor details.
    • A Coachable, Motivated Teammate. You know what it means to go above and beyond the call of duty.
  • Industry
  • Fun Fact
    We have our own mascot! Gomer can be found all around our camps, our events and even popping in once in a while at our Headquarters!
  • About Us

    For over 20 years, The Headfirst Companies have been delivering experiential and sports programs and camps to inspire the personal best in high potential young people.

    We create experiences that inspire the next generation to discover their personal best, courageously engage with the world, celebrate the challenges that come with trying hard things and meet every opportunity with persistence, patience and a positive attitude. Headfirst is the country’s leading provider of transformational experiences for boys and girls 3-18 years old. Founded in 1996 in Washington, D.C., we have flourished into a national brand that operates numerous divisions with 37 full-time employees and 600 seasonal team members.

    Our diversity in experiences along with our industry-leading curriculum focused around social and emotional intelligence, we strive to inspire the artist, scientist, musician, athlete, explorer and the personal best in all of our young people. We are driven every day by one mission – to inspire the personal best in our young people experiencing our programs, our partners and one another.