Head Swim Coach

Job Description:

Location: 3100 Brookside Drive, Hannibal, MO, USA

Position Title: Head Swim Coach

Reports To: Executive Director

Classification: Full Time

Base Salary plus Performance Incentives: $33,000 – $40,000 with full benefits package


Benefits: Full Medical, Vision, HRA, Life, & Y Retirement

The YMCA of Hannibal is seeking a full-time Head Swim Coach.  The ideal candidate would have a proven track record of successfully coaching participants from beginner to competitive levels.  Job Summary and Responsibilities are listed below:

Job Summary:

The Head Swim Coach is responsible for the coaching, management and operation of the Hannibal Hurricanes Swim Team.


Head Swim Coach General Responsibilities:

  • Plan, prepare and conduct team practices.
  • Hire and Work with assistant coaches to develop and administer appropriate plans for all swimmers in the HHST Swim Team.
  • Be proficient in creating work outs for all age groups and skill levels
  • Work with assistant coaches to ensure continuity in athlete development.
  • Actively participate in and work with the Heartland Area, River Country, and Ozark swim leagues in order to assure team participation in all available swim meets, invitational meets and championships meets
  • Attend scheduled Practices and Swim Meets
  • Prepare meet entries and provide on deck coaching at all age group meets.
  • Maintain accurate records of attendance and training. Plan and monitor incentive program for swimmers.
  • Establish group guidelines for swimmers and evaluate athletes periodically and make recommendations for progression through the program.
  • Work closely with Aquatics Director in coordinating pool needs; practice times, meets, etc. As well as tracking monthly swim fees
  • Plans and conducts dryland for the swim groups and work closely with Wellness Director in coordinating dry land sessions for the swimmers as needed.
  • Perform various administrative duties, including communication with parents via email, phone, bulletin board, mailbox system and team website.
  • Coordinate parent volunteer responsibilities in the areas of; home and away swim meets (timers/recorders, officials, score keepers, and runners), swim team fundraising, and working with any parent volunteer leaders.
  • Be proficient with Hytek (meet manager and team manager), On Deck, and Colorado Timing System.  Maintain routine maintenance of CTS
  • Maintain your life guard certifications by attending recertification (see recertification contract)
  • Interact positively with swimmers, parents, co-workers and the general public.
  • Have knowledge of proper swimming skills and be able to communicate these clearly to swimmers


Skills, Education, and Experience:

  • W.S.I and/or YMCA Lifeguard Instructor Certification
  • CPR, First Aid, AED, Blood borne Pathogens Instructor Certification
  • YMCA Progressive Swim Certifications preferred
  • Certified Lifeguard, Principles of Aquatic Leadership, Swim Instructor certified preferred
  • USA swimming coach certification
  • Minimum 2-year experience as a swim instructor or swim coach.
  • Knowledgeable in “Meet Manager” software for swim meet scoring
  • College Degree preferred


Physical Qualifications:

Swimming, speaking, hearing, seeing, reading, writing, typing, lifting, walking, standing

Working Conditions:

The Head Swim Team Coach will work in both an office setting with use of computer and other office equipment to perform job functions, as well as performing on the pool deck and other areas of the Aquatics Center.

Please submit resume and applications to Eric Abts, Executive Director by Friday, May 31st 2019 by mail to:

YMCA of Hannibal #1 YMCA Drive, Hannibal MO 63401 or by email [email protected]

How to Apply

Please submit resume and applications to Eric Abts, Executive Director by Friday, May 31st 2019 by mail to:

YMCA of Hannibal #1 YMCA Drive, Hannibal MO 63401 or by email [email protected]

Contact Information

Eric Abts

3100 Brookside Drive
Hannibal, Mo 63401

phone: 5732210586
fax: 5732212292