Begin a rewarding career in the health and fitness industry and make a difference in the lives of others. We looking for talented and passionate people to join our aquatics team.

Funding is available to obtain your swim teaching qualifications.

Eligible swim teachers:

  • Are aged between sixteen and twenty-five years.
  • Reside in Victoria.
  • Are currently involved, either in a paid or volunteer capacity, in the aquatic sector in Victoria, or are looking to pursue a career in the aquatic sector.

Don't miss this wave of opportunity! Apply online today and join our team!

Learn to Swim Program


Primary lifeguard duties include pool surveillance, lifesaving and customer service.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Conduct rostered pool tests and pool maintenance to ensure full compliance with Health Department Regulations;
  2. Ensure the water space at the Centre is supervised in accordance with guidelines for safe pool operations.
  3. Assist in the cleaning and maintenance schedules including regular audit checks of standards.
  4. Act as duty manager when rostered or as directed and ensure all shift staff comply with Centre procedures and policies including customer relation requirements, pool supervision standards and cash handling requirements.



  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Pool Life Guard Certificate.
  • CPR and First Aid Certificate.
  • Experience in pool testing.
  • Current Working with Children Check.


  • Austswim Registration is highly regarded.


Together with energy, enthusiasm and commitment, successful applicants will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Ability to work as an effective, positive team member and manage own time, set priorities and balance competing (and sometimes conflicting) demands in a flexible team and customer-focused environment.
  2. Ability to provide accurate and timely advice to customers in a pleasant and helpful manner.
  3. Sound knowledge of statutory regulations, codes of practice and legislation pertaining to the execution of the Pool Attendant’s duties.


The Role:

  • Effective communicator. Must be attentive, caring and have a keen willingness to learn.
  • Confident, polite and well spoken when dealing with Children, our customers and peers.

While our teaching positions are casual, we have a variety of shifts available to suit.



  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety.
  • Current First Aid and CPR qualifications.
  • Current Working with children check.


  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Infant Aquatics.
  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics for People with a Disability Certificate.
  • Pool Lifeguard Certificate.
  • Bronze Medallion.

For further details, send your enquiries complete the online form below.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Australia.

Squad Program

Strength & Conditioning Coach

    Yarra Plenty Waves: Casual Strength & Conditioning Coach 

    Are you a fitness fanatic looking for coaching experience?

    Yarra Plenty Waves, the leading swim club in Melbourne's north, seeks a Casual Strength & Conditioning Coach to join their program. This role is perfect for students studying a fitness-related field, such as Sports Science or Exercise Physiology.

    Make a Difference:

    • Lead Elite Swimmers: Develop and coach young athletes from Junior, State & National performance squads, helping them reach their full potential.

    • Inspire a Love of Fitness: Contribute to a vibrant community facility offering diverse aquatic programs.

    • Join a Supportive Team: Become part of a passionate team fostering excellence in training, team spirit, and support for our athletes.

    About Yarra Plenty Waves:

    • 40 years of experience fostering a love for swimming in the community.

    • Diverse programs catering to all levels, from beginners to national-calibre athletes.

    • Largest and most successful swimming club in Northern Metropolitan Melbourne.

    • Emphasis on lifelong passion for swimming, excellence in training, team spirit, and support.

    Your key duties will be:

    • Lead strength & conditioning sessions for swimmers, delivering a program developed by the Director of Coaching.

    • Coach and support athletes during dryland training

    • Track athlete progress and collaborate with the coaching team

    • Ensure a safe and inclusive training environment

    You'll be a great fit if you:

    • Are a university student, preferably in a fitness-related field.

    • Possess a genuine passion for fitness, strength training, and coaching.

    • Flexibility to work primarily after school, with occasional weekend sessions.

    • Communicate effectively and thrive in a team environment.

    • Are eager to learn and grow as a Strength & Conditioning Coach.

    • Hold a current First Aid & CPR Certificates and Working with Children Check (or ability to obtain).

    Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Australia.

    Ready to Join Us?

    If you're excited about making a positive impact on the lives of our athletes and are ready to contribute to our dynamic team, please send your resume and cover letter to Address your application to the Director of Coaching.  

    Come join Yarra Plenty Waves and help shape the future of our athletes!

    Assistant Swim Coach

    Do you have a passion for swimming and helping others reach their goals?

    Yarra Plenty Waves, a vibrant community organisation dedicated to fostering a lifelong love of swimming, is searching for an enthusiastic Assistant Swim Coach to join our team!

    About the Role:

    In this position, you will be responsible for:

    • Delivering high-quality swim instruction in accordance with our program guidelines and industry standards.
    • Creating and implementing your own training programs aligned with the Head Coach's overall plan.
    • Working collaboratively with the coaching staff to ensure a positive and productive team environment.
    • Providing a safe and supportive environment for swimmers of all ages and abilities.
    • Maintaining open communication with swimmers, parents, and coaching staff.

    We are looking for someone who:

    • Possesses a strong swimming background and coaching experience.
    • Holds current certifications in CPR, First Aid, and water safety.
    • Has excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
    • Is passionate about creating a positive and motivating learning environment.
    • Is reliable, punctual, and flexible with scheduling demands.

    What we offer:

    • The opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of young swimmers.
    • A supportive and collaborative working environment.
    • Professional development opportunities.
    • Competitive remuneration (details upon application).

    To Apply:

    Please submit your resume and cover letter to Address your application to the Director of Coaching, Alex Hirschauer.

    Yarra Plenty Waves is an equal opportunity employer.

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