Employment with BDA
OPEN SUMMER POSITIONS (May, June, July and August):

  • Swim Instructor (Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham County) - Various Shifts Available
  • Swim Coach (Chapel Hill) - Various Shifts Available
  • Lifeguard (Chapel Hill) - Various Shifts Available
  • Head Lifeguard (Chapel Hill) - Various Shifts Available
  • Assistant Pool Manager (Chapel Hill) - Various Shifts Available
  • Pool Manager (Chapel Hill) - Various Shifts Available

Blue Dolphins Aquatics runs a program based on the fundamentals. We strive for our students to learn the core skills that promote safe swimming, and we focus on individual improvement, teamwork, sportsmanship and fun.

We are looking for instructors and coaches who:

  • Are passionate about swimming and teaching others about swimming
  • Can provide quality instruction through proper technique
  • Are gifted in creating a safe, fun, positive and effective learning atmosphere
  • Are professional, responsible, good role models and good communicators

Why Work for Blue Dolphins Aquatics?

  • Flexibility: At Blue Dolphins Aquatics, you set your schedule and decide when you’re able to work
  • Competitive Pay: Blue Dolphins Aquatics offers competitive compensation per hour for each instructor
  • Growth Potential: Maximize your unique gifts and teaching style to help students learn
  • Personal Fulfillment: Working with students and finding different ways to help each one excel provides you with a fulfilling job that changes every day

Ideal applicants are swim instructors, swim team coaches, competitive swimmers, and/or school teachers/educators with an aquatic background. WSI is not required but preferred. 

Lifeguard certification is preferred for all swim instructors; you will not actually guard but it meets an insurance requirement. You can still work with BDA if you are not lifeguard certified, but it will limit which locations you are able to work at. BDA can assist you in obtaining your certification.

To be considered for employment, please fill out the application below.

Blue Dolphins Aquatics is managing a small outdoor pool this summer. We are looking for safety conscious team players with a strong work ethic and excellent customer service skills. All pool staff will be expected to follow American Red Cross Certification requirements as they monitor activities at the pool to prevent drowning and other injuries from occurring at the facility. 

We can assist applicants in finding Lifeguard, CPO and Lifeguard Instructor Classes. The Lifeguard Management Certification can be done completely online.

Lifeguard Qualifications & Requirements

  • Must be 15 years old
  • Maintain a valid ARC Lifeguard Certification by June 1, 2022
  • Successfully complete skills check according to American Red Cross Standards

Head Lifeguard Qualifications & Requirements

  • Valid ARC Lifeguard Certification 
  • Successfully complete skills check according to American Red Cross Standards
  • 2 years of experience as a lifeguard
  • Preferred Skill: ARC Lifeguard Management Certification
  • Preferred Skill: CPO Certification

Assistant Pool Manager Qualifications & Requirements

  • Valid ARC Lifeguard Certification
  • Successfully complete skills check according to American Red Cross Standards
  • 3 years of experience as a lifeguard or a combination of lifeguard experience and a leadership role in another position that equals 3 years
  • Successfully complete the ARC Lifeguard Management Certification by May 15, 2022
  • Successfully complete a CPO Certification by May 15, 2022

Pool Manager Qualifications & Requirements

  • Valid ARC Lifeguard Certification and CPO Certification 
  • Successfully complete skills check according to American Red Cross Standards
  • 3 years of experience as a lifeguard or a combination of lifeguard experience and a leadership role in another position that equals 3 years
  • 1 year of experience as a CPO
  • Successfully complete the ARC Lifeguard Management Certification by May 15, 2022
  • Preferred Skill: ARC Lifeguard Instructor Certification

To be considered for employment, please fill out the application below.