Head Swim Coach

Job Description:

Date posted: February 24, 2023

Location: Springfield, OH, USA

Head Swim Coach at Springfield Family YMCA in Springfield, Ohio .The Springfield Family YMCA Swim Team is a competitive program offering annual or seasonal participation. Our athletes participate in both YMCA and USA Swimming swim meets in order to offer local, regional and national level competition opportunities. Swimmers participate with groups according to their age, skills, and ability. Many qualities are developed through competitive swimming such as: physical conditioning, self-confidence, and sportsmanship character building and self-discipline. Team size is about 120-130 athletes ranging in age from 5-18 years old

Duties include:

  • Uphold the YMCA’s mission and vision.
  • Supervise, educate, and mentor all assistant coaches. Ensure all coaches are up to date with certifications.
  • Attend SWOYSL & Ohio Swimming meetings on behalf of our SPY program
  • Design and oversee seasonal training for all groups.
  • Coach swimmers.
  • Set up workout and coaches coverage schedules.
  • Arrange and oversee tryouts for all new swimmers
  • Track hours worked by assistant coaches.
  • Maintain roster and Team News/Emails on TeamUnify..
  • Maintain swimmers’ attendance at workouts.


  • Set team meet schedules
  • Staff scheduled meets.
  • Meet entry submission and payment in accordance with meet deadlines.
  • Make travel plans and travel arrangements as needed.
  • Upload meet results and team records to TeamUnify.

● Establish and maintain regular and timely communication with swimmers, parents, coaches, and Y Staff
● Oversee team website and social media accounts. (Task can be delegated to an assistant coach)
● Assist in marketing the swim team and act as media liaison.
● Assist and support all fundraising activities. Support delegated Board Member in charge of fundraising.

● Prospective employees must be or will need to become USA-Swimming registered swim coach.
● Proficient or willing to learn use of TeamUnify.
● Strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact with all levels of athletes, parents, Y Staff, and
outside personnel.
● Good team management skills, highly organized with great attention to detail.
● Up-to-date understanding of coaching techniques through research and continuing education.


How to Apply

 If interested and/or wanting more details, contact Ben Webb, Associate Executive Director at Springfield Family YMCA > phone  937-323-3781 and email [email protected]  or apply at Y’s website 

Contact Information

Ben Webb, Associate Executive Director

300 S. Limestone, Springfield, Ohio 45505

phone: 937 323 3781