Head Coach

Applications due 10/31/18

Job Description:

Location: 2001 Stockinger Drive, St. Cloud, MN, USA


The Head Swim Coach will oversee the YMCA Swim Team practices and meets, in line with the YMCA’s serving beginning to advance competitive athletes. The St. Cloud Area Family YMCA has an amazing feeder program from swim lessons, to prep, to competitive swimmers, including national-caliber athletes. The Head Coach is expected to serve as a role model for the assistant coaches and the participants on the Swim Team, exemplifying integrity and the key characteristics we expect of our staff: Caring, Respect, Responsibility and Honesty. In addition, the Head Coach should be a mentor for sportsmanship and team spirit to participants on the swim team, while being able to foster skills and professional development of assistant coaches and skills of swimmers. This person should positively affect the operation of the branch.


Benefits: Y Membership, Health, Dental, PTO and holiday time off, retirement 7% paid by Y upon meeting eligibility requirements.


Salary: Compensation is based on experience




  1. Effectively and proactively communicate & support coaches, swimmers, and parents
  2. Ability to perform light physical activity



  1. Strong verbal and written communication skills
  2. Ability to organize and structure work outs to meet a range of swimming abilities
  3. To give direction to members of coaching staff, team and volunteers
  4. Diplomatic and calm demeanor
  5. Positive influence on others
  6. Relationship builder with the following: participants (youth/adults), parents, Aquatics Director, Assistant and other coaches, staff and the community
  7. Decision maker: uses sound judgment
  8. Customer centric: create meaningful experiences daily that adhere to the mission of the YMCA
  9. Motivational leadership skills
  10. Detail oriented



  1. Coach swim practices, with Assistant Coaches, to ensure there are components of learning as well as fun
  2. Assist with, and attend, swim team events (set up and take down)
  3. Work on the development of the program and development of your assistant coaches
  4. Attend weekly meeting with Director and Coaches to debrief on previous week and discuss upcoming weeks’ activities/tasks and to solicit feedback to continuously improve the program week to week
  5. Co-manage Parent Swim Meetings
  6. Handle the administrative work associated with managing a swim team: schedules, meet logistics, practices format, and email correspondence to parents
  7. Provide season evaluations of the overall swim team to identify any potential areas for improvement
  8. Follow all safety procedures and precaution
  9. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program
  10. Build relationships within the community to increase participation of the swim team
  11. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner



  1. Current Lifeguard, CPR, AED & First Aid certifications and/or Red Cross Safety Training for Swim Coaches
  2. YMCA/USA Certified Swim Coach preferred and/or ASCA Level 3 certification


  1. 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. Standing for long lengths of time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
  2. Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to supervise program

How to Apply

To apply please send your resume to [email protected] by October 31st, 2018.

Contact Information

Heather Sabin

phone: 320-253-2664

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