Under the direction of the Aquatic Director, the Head Coach manages the swim team in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by the YMCA of the USA as well as the rules from their respective swimming league. The Head coach is responsible for preparing practice workouts plans and swim meet line-ups. Head Coaches are to ensure a positive, healthy and valuable experience for all participants.
- Lead swimmers through skill mastery and swim practices.
- Recruit, train, and supervise the competitive swim staff and conduct monthly staff meetings.
- Evaluate swimmers’ skills; provide skills needed to master strokes.
- Regularly check equipment for necessary repair or replacement.
- Ensure fair practice and swim meet experience.
- Conduct practices with energy and enthusiasm.
- Provide support and encouragement to participants.
- Be on deck before swimmers enter water. Swimmers are not to be left unsupervised during practice or at any swim meet.
- Coach must supervise the entire swim meet, including warm-ups, practice dives, events, etc., ensuring the safety of the swimmers.
- The coach is responsible for setting up home meets and work with the parents committee in securing volunteers to run the swim meets.
- Provide excellent service to members and participants. Communicate all YMCA rules and ensure that you are accessible and identifiable.
- Assist the Aquatic Director as needed to ensure that the facilities meet and exceed Association Safety Standards.
- Lead by example at all times. Interact with a high level of professionalism and accountability.
- Serve as a member of the management team.
- Actively campaign for the Annual Campaign and work to develop donors and volunteers.
- Serve as a member of the branch management team and Director on Duty for the branch.
- Attend staff meetings and trainings as required.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
ROLE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
- 18 years old with High School Degree or equivalent, 2 years of directly related experience in developing and conducting programs.
- Ability to work a non-traditional schedule including nights and weekends.
- Know any computer software that is used for the running of meets and swimmer line ups.
- Current Swim Lesson Instructor Trainer or ARC Lifeguard/First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer instructor certification.
- Maintain current instructor and instructor trainer certifications (YMCA, Red Cross, etc.).