Head Competitive Swim Coach

Applications due 06/01/19

Job Description:

Location: Andover, Ks

GENERAL FUNCTION: Under the supervision of the Senior Program/Branch Director, the Head Competitive Swim Coach provides leadership and management for the branch team in the areas of staff, budget, and fundraising, as well as program and membership experience. A 40 hour work week will be necessary to accomplish the assigned responsibilities.



Education/Experience Requirements:

  1. Minimum age of 21
  2. Minimum 3 years’ relevant coaching experience in sport

 Physical/Mental Requirements:

  1. Must be able to routinely perform the following physical activities as dictated by sport; swim, climb stairs, bend, stoop, kneel, twist, reach with hands, sit, stand, walk and perform moderate physical activity for extended periods of time, lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, have finger dexterity, grasp, perform repetitive motions, talk, hear and have visual acuity
  2. Must be able to lead and coach teams and individuals and have the ability to communicate effectively; both orally and in writing
  3. Must possess mental alertness, problem solving and task management skills; ability to make independent and sound decisions in a rapidly changing environment
  4. Must demonstrate a high level of maturity, patience, dependability, sound judgment and the desire to work with all ages
  5. Must exhibit initiative in the absence of supervision
  6. Must be able to relate to and work with diverse groups of people in a friendly and consistent manner
  7. Must work collaboratively as a team member as well as independently and lead by assigned goals, duties and deadlines
  8. Must present a neat and professional appearance at all times
  10. Job Requirements:
  11. Commitment to the YMCA mission, vision and values
  12. Must attend New Employee Orientation within 30 days of hire
  13. Complete BLS/AED, First Aid, and O2 in accordance with Conditions of Employment
  14. Learn and demonstrate all applicable emergency procedures and action plans for the branch and/or program
  15. Understand and abide-by all policies and procedures as set forth by the association
  16. Work a schedule that reflects the needs of the branch and team; including travel and evenings and weekends



Staff Development:

  1. Recruiting, hiring, training, developing, scheduling and supervising a high performing coaching staff focused on providing exceptional service and instruction and work well as a team.
  2. Developing strategies to provide support and motivation to staff for the achievement of goals and retention.
  3. Reviewing and evaluating coaching staff performance.
  4. Maintaining assistant coach retention through positive reinforcement and support.
  5. Responsible for documenting coaches meetings/development and trainings.
  6. Ensuring coach certification records are current in accordance with Conditions of Employment.

Team Operations:

  1. Ensuring the team complies with YMCA standards and methods of operation.
  2. Integrating member-service and engagement strategies into all interactions with parents to ensure positive team recruitment and retention; keeping accurate records of retention, member and non-member participation.
  3. Building and expanding program enrollment and participation.
  4. Keeping accurate records of retention, member and non-member participation.
  5. Monitoring and evaluating delivery and effectiveness of team and coaches for the highest possible level of quality.
  6. Being visible and approachable to coaches, parents and members.
  7. Responding to all parent, member and community inquiries and concerns regarding the team within 24 hours.
  8. Communicating team information, changes and needs in a timely manner to supervisor and branch staff.
  9. Providing written and verbal communication to all team parents and coaches for clear understanding of practices, travel and YMCA team policies.

Fiscal Management:

  1. Developing, monitoring and meeting or exceeding budget targets.
  2. Producing effective and efficient coaching schedules within set payroll budget parameters.

Facilities Development:

  1. Maintaining complete familiarity with all risk management procedures and policies.
  2. Maintaining program area and equipment in an orderly, clean and safe condition and reporting any irregularities to maintenance personnel.
  3. Keeping an up-to-date and accurate inventory on all equipment, materials and supplies.

Strong Community Campaign/Financial Development:

  1. Providing leadership for assigned aspects of Strong Community Campaign, special events and other fund development to ensure fundraising goals are met.


  1. Serving as a member of the branch management team performing specific duties which support the overall success of branch operations.
  2. Communicating information promptly to all branch leadership and departmental staff.
  3. Attending applicable training and conferences to further professional development.
  4. All other duties as assigned.


EFFECT ON END RESULT:  Assist the association in providing safe transportation for program participants.


How to Apply

Apply on the Greater Wichita YMCA website, Careers page: https://secure4.saashr.com/ta/6152369.jobs?JobsSearch=1

Contact Information

Bryan Goff, Senior Program Director

402 N Market

phone: 316-776-8103