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Full Time Manager

Goldfish Swim School - Silver Spring
Silver Spring, MD
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Our mission at Goldfish is simple - teach children to be safer in and around the water, while making their experience Golden. A manager is responsible for ensuring the success of our swim lessons by managing and motivating a successful team, coordinating and reviewing class schedules and ensuring you have a school that’s set up for success at every lesson. You’ll guide new team members and families through their first days at Goldfish and be there to support them as they progress in our program and in life.
Your success in this role will be measured by your ability to:
  • Provide a positive staff culture from day 1 and offering open, honest communication in a positive and nurturing environment
  • Build a team who provides the same quality work as you and doing quality work yourself by cross-training in multiple roles, working scheduled lessons as an Instructor or Desk Supervisor and representing Goldfish Swim School’s core values 
  • Do the right things, making the right decisions and treating people with integrity, compassion and trust
  • Create a workplace that provides fundamental job and life skills for those looking to expand their careers 
  • Direct and control the daily operations to ensure the school is running according to Goldfish Swim School’s standard operating procedures, working with the General Manager and Assistant General Manager
  • Work with your team to develop and execute plans to achieve quarterly and annual enrollment goals and any subsequent goals intended to measure success
  • Gain high level competency in the Goldfish Swim School curriculum and onboard, train and provide continuing feedback to your team of swim instructors, lifeguards and deck supervisors 
  • Schedule and lead training workshops and meetings to provide continuing education and reinforcement of best practices for your team of swim instructors, lifeguards and deck supervisors
  • Create and implement a plan of action if quarterly and annual goals are off track

What else do you need to know?

  • You may be required to receive your Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) Certification through J Ellis & Associates and teach scheduled lifeguarding courses to certify new Goldfish Swim School employees, as well as becoming Lifeguard CPR & AED certified yourself
  • All management team members will also obtain their Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification
  • You will direct and oversee the implementation of the Emergency Action Plan and all safety procedures for the school
  • We require schedule availability that includes some weekday evenings (until 8:30pm) and at least one weekend (Saturday or Sunday) shift per workweek. 
  • Full medical and benefits package, PTO and 401k options are offered with this position
Want to know what our team loves about working for Goldfish? Visit to see what they have to say!
Goldfish Swim School strives to make a difference. As a company, we’re committed to:

  • making a global difference by partnering with the USA Swimming Foundation, the Make A Wish Foundation and the National Drowning Prevention Alliance to support children across the country in learning how to swim and to be part of something bigger than ourselves
  • giving back to our local communities by going out and educating those outside our school on the importance of water safety and the science of swimplay and by supporting our local family programs, including Highmark’s Caring Place
  • making a change within our own four walls. We know that the real change starts with what we do every day and we’re passionate about doing our part to contribute to the prevention of accidental drowning, the #1 cause of injury-related death among children ages 1-4
  • building a team that cares about the culture we’ve built at Goldfish Swim School just as much as we do. Our family of schools was just named in the Top Places to Work in Pittsburgh, an achievement made possible by the nominations of the crew members who work here
At Goldfish Swim School - Silver Spring, our core values are at the heart of everything we do and are behind every decision we make, both in water and in life. That includes the commitment to treating all people with integrity, compassion and trust. We’re dedicated to building a team who is diverse in background, identity, perspective, culture and experience. As a proud equal opportunity employer, we value the qualities and characteristics that make you who you are. If you think you can see yourself as part of the GOLDEN Experience, we encourage you to continue and apply!
The safety of our swimmers, parents, pool operator and team members is of the utmost importance. Our pools are disinfected by a Nexgen chlorination system and additionally filtrated through a UV system to provide the safest swimming environment. Our state-of-the-art ventilation system allows fresh air to continuously circulate into our building, further minimizing the spread of any airborne virus. Industry experts note that indoor pools are far superior at minimizing virus transmission than most indoor spaces.
This job can pave the way for your future. Our team is filled with both backgrounds and futures in: Child Care, Elementary Education, Babysitter, Coach, Stay at Home Mom, Camp Counselor, Fitness Instructor, Teachers Aide, Special Needs, Fitness, Lifeguard, Swimming, YMCA, Teacher, Mentor, Childcare, Entry-Level, Full Time, Pool operator

Each Goldfish Swim School is an independently owned and operated franchise. The respective Franchisee is the employer at each Goldfish Swim School location. Each franchisee can set their own wages, benefit programs and terms and conditions of employment, which may vary at each Goldfish Swim School location.

Goldfish Swim School - Silver Spring


Silver Spring, MD
20904 USA


Sports and Recreation