Assistant Swim Coach Job Description!!!

GENERAL FUNCTIONS:

Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, and in accordance with the Association’s and Branch’s policies and procedures, Assistant Swim Coach assists the Head Swim Coach and Associate Head Coach in providing direct leadership, instruction, and motivation for team members.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

All YMCA coaches who work with competitive swimmers must maintain current certifications in the following areas: Safety Training for Swim Coaches, Professional Rescuer CPR, First Aid, and Principles of Competitive Swimming and Diving. All coaches must also maintain active membership with USA swimming. The Assistant Swim Coach must present an appearance and an image consistent with the YMCA. A 4 year degree and coaching experience is desirable.  Must possess mature judgment and sound decision-making.  The Assistant Swim Coach must have the ability to relate to people in a positive, but firm manner.  The Assistant Swim Coach must be capable of maintaining harmonious relationships with staff, participants, and the general public.

 

JOB SEGMENTS:

WET SIDE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Directly coaches at least one group
  • Attends swim meets as determined by Head Swim Coach
  • Assists in overseeing individual and team entries
  • Assists in supervising athletes at meets
  • Enforces attendance and discipline policies for swimmers

DRY SIDE RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Assists in meet organization and preparation
  • Maintains office hours as determined by Head Swim Coach
  • Attends pertinent meetings (team, LSC, etc.)
  • Assists in providing educational information to parents
  • Attends activities and events as determined by Head Swim Coach

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