Feb 08, 2020

Wilton Wahoos Swim team: Assistant Age Group and Masters Team Coach

  • Riverbrook Regional YMCA
  • Swim meet can be on-site or remote
Full time Assistant Coach

Job Description

The Wilton Y Wahoos are looking for an energetic, motivated, and experienced coach to join our staff as an Assistant Age Group Coach. The Wilton Wahoos (WYW) is USA Swimming Level 4 Recognized competitive swimming team in Fairfield County. Our team is comprised of 250 swimmers aged 6-18 that compete as a member of the Connecticut Swimming LSC at the Regional, State, and National Level, with swimmers regularly competing at the YMCA National Championships, and USA Swimming’s Junior National and National Championships and Olympic Trials. Founded in 1972, the Wahoos’ rich history includes Olympic Medalists, YMCA and NAG Record holders, and 34 men’s, women’s and combined YMCA National Team Championships.

After a recently completed multi-faceted renovation, the Wilton YMCA offers elite training facilities for all athletes. A 6-lane 50-meter pool with new moveable bulkheads offers 12 lanes of short course training. A new bubble, installed in 2019, offers protected indoor facilities in the winter and an outdoor training experience during the summer months. An indoor 6-lane 25 yard warm-water pool offers private space for swim lessons, pre-team, and developmental team practice. A newly renovated (2020) Performance Training Center offers private space for our certified dryland coaches to lead swimming-specific functional dryland programs for all training squads.

WYW has an immediate opening for a Full-Time, Exempt status, Assistant Age Group Coach.  The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the Head Age Group Coach in daily training and technique instruction with our Age Group Squads (Maroon and Gold). The Qualified Candidate will lead our two Developmental Groups (Super Bronze and Super Squad) with cooperation with the Head Age Group Coach in developing a season plan, meet schedule, and daily instruction.

This position also has direct responsibility for coaching our YMCA Master’s Team which is comprised of approximately 15 -20 swimmers ages 18 and over who participate to compete or to stay fit.

A qualified candidate will show passion for the sport of swimming, engage in professional and regular communication with parents and Masters team swimmers  and impart knowledge for implementing enjoyment and engaging skill-based swimming curriculum for their athletes. The Wahoos Assistant Age Group/ YMCA Master’s Team Coach  will strive to incorporate the YMCA Core Values and the Wahoos mission statement; “Excellence in developing personal potential though swimming and providing a safe, healthy and positive environment for all Wahoos.”

Previous coaching experience is required, as well as all current USA Swimming Certifications including Safety Training for Swim Coaches, CPR, First Aid, Concussion and a passed background check through USA Swimming. Applicants Must be ASCA members, with Level 2 or higher preferred.

This full-time, exempt status position offers the successful candidate paid vacation, health and medical benefits, a retirement plan and full Y membership benefits. All swim meet travel, educational and professional expenses, and cell phone expenses are fully reimbursed.

The potential for non-conflicting coaching with summer swim clubs in the local area is also possible.

Candidates with the determination to elevate the Wahoo’s to be the very best we can be, may complete our application located on our Y website. https://www.wiltonymca.org/index_employment.php?mode=new

In addition to completing the application on our website, please send resume and cover letter to:

Maria Bonini, Director of Human Resources



  Applications will be taken until position is filled.

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