Director of Competitive Aquatics

Applications due 02/26/21

Job Description:

Date posted: February 9, 2021

Location: Bridgewater, NJ, USA

Greater Somerset County YMCA is seeking a dynamic, inspiring leader to direct our nationally-ranked swim team and continue their success. The nine-time NJYMCA State Champion swim team has 500+ swimmers with a legacy of success regionally and nationally with swimmers having achieved Olympic Trials and Junior National Teams. Our swim team is a Silver Medal program recognized by USA Swimming as one of the top-200 teams in the nation. The swimmers ages range from 6 to 18 years and the team competes year-round in YMCA and USA-sanctioned meets.

The Director of Competitive Aquatics reports to the Branch Executive Director and develops, organizes and implements a high quality, member-focused YMCA competitive aquatics program with the objective to develop enthusiastic, dedicated swimmers that enable growth as individuals, achieve their goals as swimmers, and expand their overall potential in a safe and supportive environment.


  • Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs highly competent coaching staff team.  Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  • Develops, manages and reforecasts program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  • Maintains and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  • Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information. Organizes and schedules program registrations. Coordinate team and coaches’ schedules at multi-site locations.
  • Develops Team Vision, Annual Calendar of Events, and staff training and executes on all operational and administrative functions.
  • Develops and maintains strong relationship with Competitive Swimming Parent Committee and sub committees. Serves as staff liaison for Parent Committee and sub committees with support from other coaching staff.
  • Provides college recruitment support for team athletes.
  • Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of, and participation in, program and staffing.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent relevant experience
  • Three (3) to five (5) years related supervisory experience as a Head Coach or Associate Swim Team Director
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel
  • Certification requirements upon date of hire include:
    • American Swim Coaches Association certification
    • USA Swimming Athlete Protection training
    • Lifeguarding or Safety Training for Swim Coaches (ARC Lifeguard certification preferred)
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.


  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance partially subsidized by the YMCA
  • 12% Retirement contribution after eligibility period
  • 100% contribution towards Life Insurance and Long Term Disability
  • Optional life insurance and dependent life insurance available at low rates
  • Up to 50% discount on Child Care and Programs
  • Community volunteering opportunities
  • Paid Vacation, Sick, and Holidays
  • Complimentary Family Membership with access to five association locations and to over 2,500 YMCA locations nationwide

Greater Somerset County YMCA is a drug free work environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcome all applicants who share our values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

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