Bangor Region YMCA Barracuda Swim Team Head Coach

Applications due 07/31/22

Job Description:

Date posted: May 13, 2022

Location: 17 2nd Street, Bangor, ME, USA

Job Title: Bangor YMCA Barracuda Swim Team Head Coach



The mission of the Bangor Region YMCA is to be a community leader in helping young swimmers achieve their goals in and outside of the pool.  The YMCA is committed to a high-quality Swim Team Program that seeks to impact children and families throughout the Greater Bangor Region in positive and powerful ways. The Head Coach will oversee the Bangor Region YMCA Barracuda Swim Team.

In this position, the coach provides not just swimming technique and competitive skills but also inspires, motivates, and heightens the confidence and self-esteem of our children. The Head Coach teaches team building skills, and the importance of being a part of a community. The Head Coach instills the core values of our Y which are Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.


  1. Design and implement swim instruction and workout curriculums for all developmental groups as instructed by supervisor.
  2. Provide feedback to participants to facilitate improvement for all participants.
  3. Enforce Aquatic rules and policies by maintaining constant surveillance of swim team participants.
  4. Record and maintain attendance records that pertain to the swim team.
  5. Attend swim meets, parent meetings, and staff meetings as needed
  6. Build effective, authentic relationships with participants and / or parents; help them connect with each other and the YMCA. Encourage program involvement and identify potential volunteers.
  7. Model relationship–building skills and the YMCA core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring in all interactions.
  8. Communicate member concerns, community inquiries and complaints to supervisor in a timely manner.
  9. Positively represent the YMCA through professional conduct and appearance.
  10. Follow all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Complete any incident/accident reports as needed.
  11. Ensure all swim team participants follow the Bangor Region YMCA Barracuda Swim Team’s Code of Conduct.
  12. Immediately notify supervisor of any broken equipment or unsafe aspects of the pool.
  13. Set up facility or equipment, store equipment, and secure facility upon completion of program.
  14. Provide exceptional customer to contribute to positive experiences for all Y members and guests.
  15. Other duties as assigned.



Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


  1. Loves to work with children and teens, is patient, has diverse teaching skills, and possesses necessary traits to be a mentor to our children and teens.
  2. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent with prior competitive swimming experience.
  3. Must be proficient in swimming and safety skills. Must have the ability to motivate and educate participants.
  4. Must be capable of identifying and managing dangerous situations in order to assure the safety of all swimmers.
  5. Must obtain CPR/First Aid/AED within 90 days of hire.
  6. Trainings to be completed before start of duties include Child Abuse Prevention, Blood Borne Pathogens, Workplace Violence, Sexual Harassment, Active Shooter, and Elder Abuse.
  7. Must be willing to obtain Red Cross Safety Training for Swim Coaches, YMCA Principles of Swimming and Diving, Foundations of Coaching 101/201, and any other training necessary.



Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to supervise program activities.

How to Apply

Please email all resumes to Shawn Rich at [email protected]

Contact Information

Shawn Rich

17 Second St. Bangor, Maine 04401

phone: 207-941-2808 ext. 332
fax: 207-941-2812