Assistant Coach, Cavalier Aquatics / Piedmont Family YMCA

Job Description:

Date posted: July 28, 2022

Location: 151 McIntire Park Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902


Cavalier Aquatics/Piedmont Family YMCA is a year-round USA/YMCA Club Program located in Charlottesville, VA. The Cavalier Aquatics program is under the current direction of Director of High Performance, Todd DeSorbo, and Head Coach, Gary Taylor.  This is Charlottesville’s premier club team and is recognized by USA Swimming’s Club Excellence Program as a Silver Medal Team for the 2022 year.  Cavalier Aquatics/Piedmont is the reigning YMCA National Champions and a top 3 Virginia Swimming Club.

The Brooks Family YMCA is a 79,000 square foot facility that includes a fitness center, gymnasium, walking track, play zone, community room, and multiple group exercise studios. The aquatics facility includes a zero-depth entry family pool with 3 lanes and a 10-lane competition pool. This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Assistant Coach intentionally fosters a cause-centered culture that is welcoming, genuine, hopeful, nurturing, and determined while also managing a safe, high-quality, member-focused swim team. The ideal candidate is highly motivated and can provide strong leadership and development.

Under the direction of the Head Coach, the Assistant Coach will guide the Cavalier Aquatics swim team, year-round competitive swim program by providing leadership, coaching, and mentoring for student-athletes in the greater Charlottesville community. Cavalier Aquatics is a highly respected team for its ability to develop national-level swimmers as well as a fun and welcoming environment for all.


  • Instructs Cavalier Aquatics swim practices in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly.
  • Builds effective, authentic relationships with swimmers and parents; helps them connect with each other and the YMCA.
  • Provides excellent member service and creates a positive program environment with encouragement, goal setting and positive reinforcement.
  • Encourages parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
  • Conveys information on aquatics programs and schedules and as appropriate refers swimmers and parents to other programs.
  • Leads by example while adhering to YMCA policies and being a role model both on and off the pool deck.
  • Maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, progress reports, etc.).
  • Remains current in knowledge of, and operates within YMCA swimming rules and regulations. Attends staff meetings, trainings, and appropriate swim meets as scheduled.
  • In coordination with the Aquatics director and head coach, ensures that swimmers’ individual accounts are being accurately credited/debited for payments/charges. Ensures that regular statements are provided to each swimmer.
  • Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
  • Adheres to YMCA’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Back Round check through USA Swimming, Safety Training for
  • Swim Coaches (online and in water), Foundations of Coaching 101, Athlete Protection Training.
  • Must be able to demonstrate swim instructor skills in accordance with YMCA standards.
  • Effective leader with the ability to communicate, motivate, and guide swimmers of all ages.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • 1-3 years of competitive swim coaching experience.
  • Coaching member of USA Swimming and Virginia Swimming.

How to Apply

Submit your resume to Gary Taylor here [email protected]

Contact Information

Gary Taylor