Cavalier Aquatics Seeks Assistant Senior Coach

Job Description:

Date posted: February 22, 2024

Location: 151 McIntire Pk Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA


Under the direction of the Head Coach, the Assistant Senior Coach will guide the Cavalier Aquatics, year-round competitive swim program as a primary coach by providing leadership, coaching, and mentoring to student-athletes in the greater Charlottesville Community. Cavalier Aquatics is a highly respected team for its ability to develop national-level swimmers while also providing a fun, educational environment for swimmers of all ages and abilities. This person will be capable of arriving in the Charlottesville Area and begin coaching on Monday, April 8th, however it is possible to begin these responsibilities sooner.


  • 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.

Advancing Our Mission & Cause: Engaging Community, Volunteerism, Philanthropy, Change Leadership
Building Relationships: Collaboration, Communication & Influence, Inclusion
Leading Operations: Critical Thinking & Decision Making, Fiscal Management, Functional Expertise, Innovation, Program/Project Management
Developing & Inspiring People: Developing Self & Others, Emotional Maturity


  • Coaching member in good standing with USA Swimming and USA Safe Sport compliant.
  • Must have competitive swim coaching experience and demonstrate effective coaching skills.
  • The ability to lead through communication, healthy motivatation, and guide swimmers of all ages.
  • Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Background check through USA Swimming,
  • Safety Training for Swim Coaches (online and in water), Foundations of Coaching 101, Athlete Protection Training.


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to instruct and observe participants in proper stroke techniques.
  • Ability to lift equipment, and to lift a small to average size child.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit and reach and must be able to move around the work environment.


How to Apply

Submit your resume to Gary Taylor here: [email protected]

Contact Information

Gary Taylor