Head Swim Coach

Applications due 09/15/19

Job Description:

Location: 8355 Cliffridge Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

Looking for a job outdoors?

Do you have a passion for coaching Swim Teams?

Are you 18 or older?

Join us at the Y as a Head Swim Coach!


North – Dan McKinney Family YMCA 


Y would I apply?

  • FREE Complete Gym Membership
  • FREE Workout Classes
  • FREE Pool Access
  • Work with Your Friends – Text them the link to this page now!
  • Build Your Resume
  • Opportunities for Growth
  • Community Involvement
  • PART TIME Perks
    • FREE Family Membership
    • Paid Sick Leave
    • Paid Professional Development Opportunities


Sound good? (We think so, too!) Here’s what you would do:

  • Prepare swim team area for workout
  • Conduct appropriate stretching and warm-up/cool-down activities
  • Maintain safety and discipline during workouts and meets
  • Schedule and host team swim meets
  • Respond to the individual needs of participants
  • Assist in providing a variety of demonstration, explanation, and practice and skill correction during each workout
  • Assist in effective communication with athletes and parents in a friendly manner and providing appropriate encouragement
  • Attend staff and aquatics’ trainings


“OK, I’m sold!” What do I need to qualify?

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must have 3 years of experience coaching
  • Must have 2 years of experience in competitive swimming
  • Current Certifications:
    • CPR PRO/AED for Professional Rescuer
    • First Aid
  • The Certifications above must be from one of the following certifying organizations:
    • American Red Cross
    • American Heart Association
    • American Safety & Health Institute
  • Must complete Principles of Competitive Swimming & Diving within 30 days of hire
  • YMCA or American Red Cross Lifeguard certification desirable (will be required if supervising off-site events)
  • YMCA or WSI Swim Lesson certification desirable
  • YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor (YSL) Certification desirable
  • Must obtain YMCA Swim Lessons certifications within 6 months of hire
  • Safety training for Swim Coaches desirable
  • Familiarity with Meet Manager and Team Manager software desirable
  • Must have visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and physical ability to act swiftly in emergency situations
  • Must have ability to observe participant activities adequately, to enforce safety regulations and to apply appropriate policies and procedures

How to Apply

Follow this link to fill out an application:



Contact Information

Vim Iglesia

phone: 858-292-9622

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