Head Developmental Coach - Competitive Aquatics YMCA

Job Description

Do you have an interest in competitive swim and sound knowledge of the progressive development of swimmers?  Are you seeking a role that will allow you to utilize your experience and abilities to help develop youth as they advance through all levels of swim?  This may be the role for you... 

The Sharks Head Developmental Coach will help bridge the transition of swimmers from swim lessons and casual relationships to pre-team swimmers striving to reach their full potential. The YMCA of the North Shore SHARKS is a YMCA/USA Swim Team North of Boston, providing high quality and comprehensive Swim Team throughout the region.  We are a 6 site team with up to 300-500 swimmers including competitive age group swimmers from age 5 -18 of varying levels, pre-competitive swimmers and Masters Swimmers. In this role you will directly instruct the swim lesson participants who have demonstrated the requisite aquatic skills to move forward to pre-swim team across all appropriate training and incorporate in-water instruction to provide a hands-on approach to lead and grow swimmers to their full swim team potential.   On a regular day you will manage curriculum development, lead structured swim team practices, coordinate and execute swim team competitions and pre-team meets, and partner lead coaching staff and volunteers.  Additionally, you will ensure consistent and clear communication to all stakeholders while modeling relationship-building in all interactions and supporting the needs of multiple sites. 

To thrive in this role, you have proven leadership and supervisory skills and previous coaching experience with a thorough and demonstrable ability to advance swimmers through the foundations of competitive swim. You have strong relationship building and communication skills to effectively build relationships with staff, swimmers, volunteers, and program participant parents and guardians.  Additionally, you are knowledgeable about Y and USA Swim Team regulations and policies and have the ability to organize and coordinate multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. 

In addition to quality work environment our YMCA offers competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities, including;

  • Paid training and development
  • Advancement and growth opportunities within our seven YMCA locations.
  • Free YMCA membership and employee discounts on programs.
  • Health and dental insurance for full-time employees.
  • Two weeks paid vacation in addition to generous paid sick and personal time for full-time staff.
  • Retirement fund with 8% company contribution (once vested/no match required).
  • Employer-funded life insurance.

Competitive Swimming Experience for a minimum of 4 years required as a Coach with Age Group Swimmers

Experience in Early Learning and Elementary Education and the ability to understand child growth, and development preferred

Ability to assess swimmers capabilities and develop training plans to meet the needs of individual swimmers

ASCA certifications and YMCA Competitive Aquatics certification preferred or acquired within 90 days of hire 

The YMCA is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, protected genetic information, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran's status.

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