Associate Head Coach – Competitive Aquatics YMCA of the Northshore

Applications due 09/01/22

Job Description:

Date posted: June 16, 2022

Location: 200 Cummings Center, Beverly, MA, USA

Are you pursuing a career in a leadership capacity as part of a team that will make an impact in your community? Are you a skilled leader with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities?  This may be the role for you…

As Associate Head Coach you will help support and carry out the vision of the Head Coach of Competitive Aquatics through staff management and quality assurance as part of the Sharks Swim Team. The Y provides a high quality and comprehensive Swim Team, part of YMCA/USA Swim Team, located on the North Shore of Boston with 6 sites and between 300-500 swimmers including, competitive age group swimmers from age 5 -18 of varying levels, pre-competitive swimmers and master’s Swimmers. In this role, you will develop and lead structured swim team practices focusing on stroke technique and competition preparedness, instruct participants through use of an appropriate curriculum that addresses varying skills levels and assures the program is inclusive and welcoming for all. The Associate Head Coach will also assist in coordinating and executing swim team competitions, maintain accurate records, develop a diverse team, and ensure program quality through supervision and site visits.  Additionally, you will be a model of relationship building, interacting with community agencies, organizations, and schools, and acting as a collaborative partner within the Y team. 

To thrive in this role, you have proven leadership and supervisory skills and previous coaching experience leading to the inspiration and success of swimmers from a variety of backgrounds and ages.  You communicate effectively and build relationships with staff, swimmers, volunteers, and program participant parents and guardians.  You are knowledgeable about Y and USA Swim Team regulations and policies and have the ability to organize and coordinate multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.  

In addition to quality work environment our YMCA offers competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities including;

  • Paid training and development

  • Advancement and growth opportunities within our seven YMCA locations.

  • Free YMCA membership and employee discounts on programs.

  • Health and dental insurance for full time employees.

  • 3 weeks paid vacation in addition to generous paid sick and personal time for full time staff.

  • Retirement fund with 8% company contribution (once vested/no match required).

  • Employer funded life insurance.


  • At least 2-5 years of proven success in a leadership role as part of a competitive swim team
  • Previous experience coaching master’s Level Swimmers
  • Ability to assess swimmers capabilities and develop training plans to meet the needs of individual swimmers
  • Minimum ASCA level two certification preferred
  • Certified in YMCA Principles of Competitive Swimming and Diving and USA Swimming Foundations of Coaching, USA Swimming Course work in athlete protection, coach advantage tutorial and concussion training (Achievable in the first 30 days)

The YMCA is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, protected genetic information, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran’s status.

How to Apply


  • Be prepared to provide at least 3 personal/professional references
  • Your application is complete once you see a page confirming your submission
  • Please apply to the weblink below

For further assistance you may contact the HR department at 978-564-3075.

Contact Information

Arthur Athanas

200 Cummings Center

phone: 781-990-7075