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City of Torrance
Class Code: 0013

Class Designation: Non-Civil Service/At-Will

November 1986

Representation Unit: Torrance Recurrent Recreational
Employees Organization


Pool Manager

Position Summary

Under supervision, organizes and directs the operation of a municipal swimming pool and does related work as required.

Organizational Relationships

The Pool Manager reports directly to a full-time Recreation Professional. Distinguished from Assistant Pool Manager in that the Assistant Pool Manager does not have primary responsibility for the organization of a municipal swimming pool.

Representative Job Duties

  • Directs pool activities and assigns duties and hours of work to subordinate personnel.
  • Trains all subordinate pool personnel.
  • Monitors pool program activities such as swimming lessons, swim meets and aquacades.
  • Recommends necessary equipment and supplies for the safe operation of the pool.
  • Writes reports on daily pool activities.
  • Enforces rules and regulations of the pool.
  • Apply cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid when necessary.
  • May act as instructor or lifeguard when necessary.
  • May treat pool water with chlorinators according to state and local health department requirements.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Knowledge of
  • Principles and methods of public swimming pool operations;
  • State and local laws relating to operation of a municipal swimming pool;
  • Technical operation of chlorinators and filters;
  • Commonly accepted teaching methods for swimming instruction including those outlined by the American Red Cross;
  • Water safety rules, lifesaving techniques, and first aid procedures.
  • Ability to
  • Train and direct swimming pool personnel;
  • Perform duties of a Lifeguard/Instructor when necessary;
  • Evaluate situations and act properly and quickly in emergencies;
  • Write daily pool activity reports;
  • Apply cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and with other personnel.
  • License/Certificates

    Must possess the following certificates at the time of appointment: American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (W.S.I.); American Red Cross First Aid (multi-media, standard or advanced; and American Red Cross or American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.)


    Two summer sessions as lifeguard and swim instructor. One summer as Assistant Pool Manager or equivalent is desirable.


    No specific minimum.