Feb 03, 2023

Swim Team Coach

  • YMCA of Middle Tennessee
  • 501 South Royal Oaks Boulevard, Franklin, TN, USA
Part time Head Coach Head Age Group Coach Team Administrator

Job Description

Job Location: Franklin, TN
Position Type: Part Time
Job Category: Aquatics

Pay Range: Starts at $15.00 per hour, depending on experience


Position Summary:

Consistent with the Christian mission and vision of the YMCA of Middle TN, and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, under the direction of the Aquatics Director, the Swim Team Coach is responsible for the instruction, leadership, supervision, control, safety of all swim team participants and parent communication. The Swim Team Coach is responsible for the appearance, presentation, and working order of all equipment used by the swim team. It is the Swim Team Coach's responsibility to observe and direct all swim team participants, and to provide feedback and appropriate correction as instructed or included in the job description.


Essential Functions:

  • Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Ensure safe and risk free environment at all times while meeting the individual needs of the participants
  • Report to work on time, in uniform and at position when shift begins
  • Check area for hazardous conditions when you arrive; prevent accidents and avoid dangerous situations; report any problems to the lifeguard on duty
  • Know, adhere to, and enforce all YMCA of Middle Tennessee rules and policies
  • Ensure proper and timely set ups and clean ups before and after sessions, and store all instructional equipment in the proper locations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office, Hy-Tek software (Team/Meet Manager), Team Unify and good written and verbal communication are essential
  • Recruit and lead parent volunteers for the organization, set up, management, and break down of swim meets, and ensure that trainings are attended as necessary
  • Coach all sessions according to the standards and guidelines set by the YMCA of Middle Tennessee
  • Attend all swim meets, home and away; complete all paperwork and forms required for each swim meet
  • Focus on swim team participants at all times-socializing is not allowed; do not leave participants unattended
  • Provide verbal feedback to each participant consistently throughout each session; communicate regularly with each participant and/or the participant's parent(s) about the performance, progress, goals, and needs of the participant
  • Complete all required records and reports, including rosters, attendance records, and accident/incident reports
  • Build relationships and interact with members
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions

Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA

An enthusiastic personality with the desire to serve members, volunteers, guests, participants and staff to create a culture of service within our Centers

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community

  • Must present a professional image and possess conflict resolution skills, and demonstrate sound judgment and initiative
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Coaching and team administration experience preferred
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in all four competitive strokes


Certifications Required:

  • Before start of 1st shift: New Hire Orientation training
  • Before first shift: Basic Life Support, First Aid and Emergency Oxygen
  • Within 90 days of hire: YMCA Principles of Competitive Swimming and Diving
  • Within one year obtain USA Swim Coaching membership requirements

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