Mar 09, 2021

Assistant Coach/ Head Age Group Coach

  • The Skagit Valley Family YMCA
  • Skagit Valley Family YMCA, Hoag Road, Mount Vernon, WA, USA
Part time Head Age Group Coach

Job Description

Skagit Valley Family YMCA is currently hiring an Assistant Coach/Age Group Coach for our Chinooks Swim Team Mount Vernon, WA.

Skagit Valley Family YMCA Chinooks is an established swim team with over 50 years of tradition and excellence.

Best candidates are individuals that thrive teaching proper competitive swim technique while instilling values that reflect hard work and dedication to our young athletes in a fun environment.  We care about and invest in our coaches. We encourage you to apply if you are passionate about teaching and coaching and possess the right skills!

The Y supports all of its employees' growth. We help with training costs. We offer room for upward mobility, staff childcare rate, free YMCA membership, and much more!

This position is based on 15-29 hours per week with occasional meets/practices on the weekends.

We understand, work/life balance is paramount nowadays, so we may offer some schedule flexibility.


Below you will find a detailed job description.

POSITION SUMMARY: Opportunity for a dynamic, passionate and technical Age Group coach to help build and develop a year-round USA /YMCA swimming Age Group dual program.  The Age Group coach will work with swimmers from ages 8 to 14 in the age group program and 15 to 18 for the High School/multisport athlete.    We are located 60 miles north of Seattle in the beautiful Skagit Valley.  

OUR CULTURE:  Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


Strong technical knowledge of swimming and swimmer’s development.

Ability to plan and write workouts that are age and ability appropriate. 

Good email and verbal communication skills with parents, Head Coach and Aquatic Director

Minimum of two years coaching experience preferred

Competitive swim experience preferred

Work with Head Coach in building team philosophy

Attend all team functions.  

Strong sense of team building, sportsmanship and developing a safe environment for youth.

Maintain all USA Swimming and YMCA coaching certification requirements

Abides by USA Swimming Code of Conduct, Safe Sport and the Four Core Values of YMCA.


The requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to use a computer, and other office equipment, and be able to communicate using phones and electronic devices.
  • The employee is required to sit, stand for long periods (with periodic rest breaks), reach, bend, move around the work environment, and be able to respond quickly to all emergencies. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or a small child.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust. The noise level in the work environment varies from low to high.
  • The employee will be regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information, and documents; analyze and solve non-routine and complex problems; may use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks and work under intensive deadlines with frequent interruptions.
  • The employee must be able to interact with members, staff, volunteers, and others encountered in the course of work, some of whom may be dissatisfied individuals.


Job descriptions represent a general outline of job duties, functions, and qualifications. They are not intended to be comprehensive in nature. In addition, jobs evolve over time and therefore their description may not reflect the precise nature of the position at a given point in time.

Related keywords: Coach, Swim Coach, Age Group Coach, USA Swimming, YMCA Swimming

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $15.00 per hour DOE


  • YMCA membership


  • Monday to Friday occasional Saturdays for meets/practices

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