Assistant Director Competitive Swimming

At the YMCA of Montclair, we strive to be the Employer of Choice, provide World-Class Service, and be the Charity of Choice. 
Job Description

Under the direction of the Director of Competitive Aquatics, the Assistant Director of Competitive Swimming is responsible for management and supervision of the Competitive Aquatic Department, including the management, supervision and evaluation of the swim team program.   He/she is responsible for meeting the certification and training requirements necessary to be a certified swim coach in both the YMCA of the USA and USA Swimming.   He/she is responsible for assisting the Competitive Director in program, personnel management, and maintenance of swim team equipment, team training and competition. The incumbent must model the mission of the YMCA.


 Bachelor of Science in Physical Education or its equivalent in education and/or experience

•    A minimum of 3 years’ experience coaching competitive swimming

•    Minimum Level 2 ASCA certification; ASCA Level 3 certification to be obtained in first year. 

•    Knowledge and experience required for the management of a competitive swim team program of 250 swimmers, supervision of assistant coaches, competitive swimming equipment and facilities, training and competition and the ability to work harmoniously with the Swim Team Parents Organization leadership and volunteers.

•    Strong Human Relations skills are required 

•    The incumbent must be currently certified in First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Safety Training for Swim coaches.  Preferred certifications include YMCA or ARC Lifeguard, Principles of YMCA Competitive Swimming and Diving.

•    Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Hy-Tek software, Team Unify, USA Swimming and good written and verbal communications are essential. Record of accomplishment of building authentic, constructive relationships with others.

Essential Functions

•    Assists in supervising, development and swim team operations.

•    Assists in maintaining harmonious working relations with Montclair Beach Club and West Orange Township Recreation to enable team to use pools for team training.

•    Assists in hiring, training and staff supervision and staff evaluations.  Maintain a qualified and professional staff.

•    Assists in the development of a well-rounded competitive aquatics program that develops well-rounded swimmers.

•    Responsible for assisting in the administrative management of swim team including:

•    Meeting deadlines for meet entries, 

•    Keeping accurate records of swimmers’ times, 

•    Securing offsite pool time to meet training needs, 

•    Making travel arrangements, 

•    Providing opportunities to develop new team members through stroke clinics, on and offsite

•    Assure that all competitive aquatics programs are consistent with the YMCA's mission and meet the objectives that stress good sportsmanship and the YMCA Core Values.

•    Incorporate the 40 Developmental Assets into Competitive Aquatic Programs

•    Prepare all necessary materials and staff needs for Team Registration

•    Attend all assigned staff meetings

•    Represent the YMCA in a positive image and maintain relationships with cooperating organizations and community groups.

•    Implement character development and the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in all program aspects of the competitive aquatic operations

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

•    Collaboration

•    Critical Thinking & Decision Making

•    Engaging Community

•    Inclusion

Required Certifications

•    Bachelor of Science in Physical Education or its equivalent in education and/or experience.

•    Minimum Level 2 ASCA certification; ASCA Level 3 certification to be obtained in first year.