Head Coach

Applications due 08/15/17

Job Description:

The Keene Family YMCA is seeking an experienced Head Swim Team Coach for the 60 swimmer Keene YMCA Dolphins swim team.

YMCA: Keene Family YMCA

Location: Keene, NH

Job Description:

Successful applicants will have at least 3 years of coaching experience that demonstrates successful program development and management, character-driven leadership, excellent communication skills, and a personal commitment to the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.  The Head Coach will be responsible for developing and supervising practices for all levels of swimmers; hiring, training, scheduling, and mentoring assistant coaches; and working closely with the parent committee on tasks such as recruiting and managing meet volunteers.  Previous experience with Meet Manager and Team Unify software preferred as is a current lifeguard certification; familiarity with the Y-USA swim lesson curriculum; and USA Swimming and YMCA Swim Coach certifications.  Expected start date is August 2017.


  • Minimum of 3 years of aquatic experience as a competitive swimmer or aquatic instructor
  • 1 year of competitive coaching
  • Working knowledge of competitive aquatics
  • Ability to positively lead, communicate, inspire and motivate swimmers of all ages
  • Current valid driver’s license and access to personal vehicle

Essential Functions:

  • Plan, organize, and develop the swim team program.  Plan, attend, and direct team practices as scheduled.
  • Ensure the safety of participants at all times.
  • Manage and supervise assistant coaches to meet program and safety objectives.
  • Maintain proper team records and file reports as needed.
  • Attend all team meets and coordinate entry information to meet all deadlines.
  • Relate to the individual swimmers on a personal basis at practice, at meets, and through goal setting.
  • Relate to parents’ concerns through individual contact by appointment or phone calls.
  • Initiate and maintain active communication concerning all aspects of the program with assistant coaches, swimmers, parents and necessary Y staff.
  • Full time candidates may expect additional responsibilities such as participating in instructional swim programs or lifeguarding depending on areas of expertise.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Aquatics Director.

Required Certifications:

  • *YMCA of USA Principles of Competitive Swimming & Diving
  • *Current American Red Cross or YMCA of the USA Lifeguard Certification
  • *CPR for the Professional Rescuer for Lifeguards
  • *Administering Emergency Oxygen
  • *First Aid
  • Child Sexual Abuse Prevention training
  • Mandated Reporter training

*Required for coaching deck pass for district and national swim meets

Competitive pay rate, part-time and full-time options available.

How to Apply

Send resumes via email to Paul Simpson, Aquatics Director, at [email protected]

Contact Information

Paul Simpson

phone: 603 283 5249

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