Head Senior Swim Team Coach

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Job Description

The position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, health living, and social responsibility. To deliver the highest quality swim team by assisting the Head Coach, Associate Head Coach, and Head Age Group Coach in planning and development of a competitive swimming program that follows the standards set forth by the YMCA of the USA. 



A bachelor’s degree is required.  Head Senior Coach may work towards a degree while employed.  

Must be willing to fulfill all swim team responsibilities to the best of the employee’s ability. 

Must be able to take direction and use supervisor’s instruction to continually increase their knowledge and experience in competitive coaching.

Must accept, demonstrate, and teach the YMCA Character Development Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility throughout their assigned swim team group. 


Essential Functions
  • Work directly with the Head Coach to plan and program the Competitive Swim Team.
  • Assist in planning for seasonal as well as long-term goals for the swim team as well as their specific practice groups.
  • Lead Coach for Senior 1 and an additional Junior practice group.
  • Manage all aspects of the YSSC Senior Program at the Middle Tyger YMCA.
    • Non-Competitive groups that run Oct-May & Feb-May respectively.
    • Including staffing, schedule, curriculum, and any meets offered to YSSC swimmers.
  • High School Prep and START Program Coordinator.
    • Non-Competitive groups that run Oct-May & Feb-May respectively.
  • Designed to keep/get kids excited about swimming and convert swimmers to year-round team.
  • Provide parent/swimmer communication through phone, email, and website.  Regular updates will be provided on a regular basis.
  • Assist in all aspects on meet management.  Including entries, setup, and breakdown. 
  • Assist with Social Media.
    • Continue to make YSSC’s social media presence the benchmark for SC Swimming.
  • Provide a safe and supportive environment for all swim team participants.
  • Provide support to all swim team staff members and volunteers.
  • Attend all swim team staff meetings and training opportunities as requested.
  • Document daily attendance and training plans.
  • Roster and retention planning for all Junior and Senior training groups.
  • Volunteer for appointments with SC Swimming, USA Swimming, YMCA Swimming, ASCA or other professional groups.
  • Performs other duties as assigned & helps with annual fundraising efforts.



Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fundraising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively, Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.

Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


Required Certifications
  • First AidCoaches Safety Training – LG certification preferred 
  • USADA Coach Advantage
  • Principles of YMCA Coaching
  • USA Swimming Background Check
  • USA Swimming Athlete Protection Training
  • USA Swimming Foundations of Coaching
  • USA Swimming Concussion Protocol Training