Feb 20, 2020

Head Swim Team Coach

  • McCleskey East Cobb YMCA
  • 1055 East Piedmont Road, Marietta, GA, USA
Part time Head Coach

Job Description

  • The YMCA of Metro Atlanta serves more than 300,000 individuals with 23 full facilities and ten additional camping and childcare locations. The Y provides financial assistance to support more than 25,000 youth, teens and families. The Y offers programs that serve kids, adults and families at all stages of life. As the largest provider of early learning and after-school programs in Georgia, the Y is closing the achievement gap for Atlanta youth. During the teen years, the Y focuses on leadership development to prepare teens to connect to and serve their communities. A leader in healthy living, the Y offers youth sports and wellness programs designed to help kids and adults live healthier and be more active. A strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. We believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. At the Y, we measure the success of our cause by how well we engage communities in our three areas of focus:

    • YOUTH DEVELOPMENT - Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
    • HEALTHY LIVING - Improving the nation's health and well-being.
    • SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

    GENERAL FUNCTIONS:
    Under the direction of the Aquatic Director, the Swim Team Head Coach administers the policies, procedures of the swim team. This position is responsible for the efficient organization of practices and swim meets. Key ingredients will be that the YMCA swim will be administered in a values-centered, Mission Driven, high quality environment which is centered on member service.

    KNOW HOW:

    1. CPR for the professional rescuer certification, obtained within first two weeks of employment.
    2. YMCA Aquatic experience preferred.
    3. Must have four years experience of competitive swimming preferred.
    4. Must have two years experience in coaching competitive swimming preferred.
    5. Must have two years experience working with children of all ages preferred.
    6. Knowledge of Hy-tek swim software preferred (Meet Manager, Team manager).
    7. Knowledge of current rules and regulations of swim team.
    ESSENTIAL FUNCTION:

    1. Coach during practices, meets and other swim team needs and events. 
    2. Organize the swim team according to age and ability levels. 
    3. Supervise and communicate with any assistant coaches, providing direct feedback and instructions.
    4. Generate workouts including emphasis on all four strokes, starts and turns. 
    5. Help organize, prepare and attend all swim meets. 
    6. Organize swim team functions, including social events.
    7. Act as a liaison between the YMCA and the parents. Organize and facilitate parent meetings, volunteer trainings and swim team orientations.
    8. Ability to communicate effectively, motivate swimmers and lead group. 
    9. Attend all pertinent meetings and training.
    10. Acting as a reference and role model for swim team members.
    11. Cultivating and maintaining a positive relationship with parents, swimmers, and the community.
    12. Recruit new swimmers and market swim team program. 

    ERGONOMIC REQUIREMENTS:

    Ability to lift/move, set up and store equipment and children weighing up to 50 pounds. Also, the coach needs to be able to demonstrate the specific skills required to show technical proficiency. Must have physical ability to be certified as a lifeguard and swim instructor and to keep certifications current. Must have physical ability to be certified as a lifeguard and swim instructor and to keep certifications current. Ability to move on pool deck, see the bottom of the pool and listen for signs of distress. Must be physically able to activate 911 in an emergency and to administer CPR. Must be able to hear distress call in pool atmosphere. Must be able to swim 200 yards/meters and tread water for two minutes.

    It's fun to work in an organization where people truly BELIEVE in what they are

    doing!

    We're committed to bringing passion and people together to champion

    communities where everyone belongs.

    Location:

    McCleskey East Cobb YMCA

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