Aug 08, 2023

Assistant Swim Team Coach

  • YMCA of Central Kentucky
  • Lexington, KY, USA
Part time Assistant Coach

Job Description

General Function:  To assist the head coach in ensuring that all Swim Team programs are started and finished as scheduled. Performs program to best of ability to achieve obtainable goals set by YMCA of Central Kentucky. Provides a sense of control during scheduled Swim Team programs.  This will increase the safety of the pool for all participants, members, and their guest.  The Assistant Swim Team coach will assist during emergency care in the event of an accident. Time will be spent assisting the head coach in preparing and organizing scheduled Swim Team programs.  Time will be spent doing routine maintenance duties as assigned by the management.


Hours: Monday through Friday 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Know How: Minimum of current and valid, First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer and a YMCA Lifeguard Certification. American Red Cross Safety Training for swim coaches is strongly recommended. Position also requires excellent swimming skills plus a varied aquatic background. Candidate should be at least 21 years of age, have knowledge of Meet Manager program, and ability to provide good public relations with children and adults.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the head coach to plan, organize and implement work practices.
  • Enforce Swim Team rules and justly establish disciplinary actions.
  • Keep the Assistant Aquatic Director informed at all times of any situations relating to swim team.
  • In charge of stretching routine to ensure that all programs are started and finished as scheduled.
  • Teach Swim team program by the YMCA of the USA guidelines.
  • Prevention of accidents both in the water and on the deck.
  • Provide rescue and emergency assistance in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a sense of control and safety during scheduled programs.
  • Help assistant coaches take care of all equipment plus getting it out and putting it away.
  • Take daily attendance and provide feedback to all participants and parents..
  • Attend all staff meetings and in-service training as set up by the Aquatic Director as assigned.
  • Maintenance duties when needed.  These duties include picking up litter on the deck and keeping the deck clear of all obstructions.
  • Wear staff uniform and name tag when on duty and appropriate. 
  • Have a whistle with you at all times.
  • Customer service.  Be friendly and able to answer general YMCA questions.
  • Work your scheduled times or find your own qualified substitute approved by supervisor.
  • Fill out accident reports for any accident no matter how minor.
  • Any thing that needs to be done related to the swim team as directed by the head coach.


End Results:

  • The coach will help participants to grow in sportsmanship, clarify value, appreciate diversity, become better leaders and supporters, develop and strengthen family relationships.
  • Maintains high standards for scheduled program and ensures success.
  • The Swim Team Coach is part of a staff team that ensures the success of the operation.
  • Members will be safe and enjoy their YMCA aquatic experience.
  • A well-served community that understands and values the mission and purpose of the YMCA.
  • Maintenance of facilities that promotes safe participation and a wholesome environment.
  • Competence and good judgement is demonstrated in all matters within the scope of the responsibilities assigned.


This job description is not intended to be all inclusive, but to give you a basic structure of your duties, employee be requested to perform other reasonable related duties as assigned by your immediate supervisor or management.

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