Head Swim Team Coach
The YMCA is seeking experienced and dedicated coaches to help provide leadership, instruction and motivation for the participants in our swim team program. The Y is a leading nonprofit for strengthening community, and the nation’s largest provider of swimming instruction to increase skills, safety, and confidence of swimmers both in- and out. Give back to your community, help us empower our swimmers - join us!
The Y is a leading nonprofit for strengthening community, and the nation’s largest provider of swimming instructioin to increase skills, safety, and confidence of swimmers both in- and out- of the water. This position provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for participants in the swim team program.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include the following, other duties may be assigned:
Thinks, communicates and behaves as a cause-driven leader and role model for other staff and members when it comes to desired staff behaviors; promotes youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility in all job-related functions.
Leads the swim team as a YMCA Program. This includes incorporating the values of equal participation, family involvement, working toward individual goals, keeping winning in perspective, teaching fair play and good sportsmanship, and working with the whole person - spirit, mind, and body.
Leads by example while adhering to YMCA policies, and being a role model both on and off the pool deck.
Assesses the abilities of each swimmer and provides them with appropriate instruction and competitive event assignments (minimum of one event per athlete for a scheduled meet).
Provides instruction, coaching and feedback to all swimmers during practices and meets that reflects the belief statements of YMCA competitive swimming.
Develops the practice workout regimens to be used for each skill level group; instructs swimmers in the workout directly or oversees the assistant coach(es) in their delivery.
Builds effective, authentic relationships with swimmers and their parents; helps them connect with each other and the YMCA. Encourages parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
Works with the aquatics director to develop practice and meet schedules in accordance with YMCA of Central Ohio guidelines; considerations for schedules include balancing needs of the team program with the general membership of the Y.
Conveys information about swim team programs and schedules to swimmers and parents.
Maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, progress reports, meet results, team records, qualifying times, etc.
Submits results of all swim meets (home and away) to the aquatics director and submits results of home meets to appropriate league representative.
In coordination with the aquatics director, ensures that swimmers’ individual accounts are being accurately credited/debited for payments/charges. Ensures that regular statements are provided to each swimmer.
Coordinates with the aquatics director to secure necessary supplies needed to host home
swim meets; this includes but is not limited to: timing devices and equipment, concessions to be sold that meet the YMCA nutritional guidelines, team line-up sheets, heat sheets for sale (invitational only).
Remains current in knowledge of, and operates within YMCA swimming rules and regulations.
Attends league meetings, staff meetings and trainings and special events as scheduled.
Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
Organizes and puts away equipment used in practices and meets. Reports damaged equipment.
Must be at least 21 years of age; have high school diploma; experience in swim team and coaching; knowledge of skill and stroke development.
Certifications: American Red Cross CPR and First Aid for the Professional Rescuer, AED, O2 certification and concussion training that meets state standards (renews every 3 years).
Current YUSA coaches safety training or Lifeguard certifications; must have completed Principles of Competitive Swimming and Diving.
Must be able to demonstrate swim team coach skills in accordance with YMCA standards.