Head Swim Team Coach

Applications due 03/08/19

Job Description:

Location: 677 West Whitehall Road, State College, PA, USA

This is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package.  Successful applicants will have at least 5 years of coaching experience that demonstrates successful program development and management, character-driven leadership, excellent communication skills, and a personal commitment to the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.  The Head Coach will be responsible for developing and supervising practices for all levels of swimmers; hiring, training, scheduling, and mentoring assistant coaches; and working closely with the parent committee on tasks such as recruiting and managing meet volunteers.  Previous experience with Meet Manager and Team Unify software preferred as is a current lifeguard certification; familiarity with the Y-USA swim lesson curriculum; and USA Swimming and YMCA Swim Coach certifications. Expected start date is Spring 2019.

  • Minimum of 3 years of aquatic experience as a competitive swimmer or aquatic instructor
  • 2 years of competitive coaching
  • Working knowledge of competitive aquatics
  • Ability to positively lead, communicate, inspire and motivate swimmers of all ages
  • Current valid driver’s license and access to personal vehicle

  • Plan, organize, and develop the swim team program.  Plan, attend, and direct team practices as scheduled.  All within the guidelines set by the Aquatics Director.
  • Ensure the safety of participants at all times.
  • Recruit, hire, develop, and train a group of 6 to 8 assistant coaches.
  • Manage and supervise assistant coaches to meet program and safety objectives.
  • Maintain proper team records and file reports as needed.
  • Attend all YMCA league meetings and team meets.  Coordinate entry information to meet all deadlines.  .
  • Relate to the individual swimmers on a personal basis at practice, at meets, and through goal setting.
  • Relate to parents’ concerns through individual contact by appointment, phone calls, or emails.
  • Initiate and maintain active communication concerning all aspects of the program with assistant coaches, swimmers, parents and necessary Y staff.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Aquatics Director.

  • *YMCA of USA Principles of Competitive Swimming & Diving
  • *Current American Red Cross or YMCA of the USA Lifeguard Certification
  • *CPR for the Professional Rescuer for Lifeguards
  • *Administering Emergency Oxygen
  • *First Aid
  • Child Sexual Abuse Prevention training
  • Mandated Reporter training

*Required for coaching deck pass for district and national swim meets

How to Apply

[email protected]
Raymond Carroll, 677 West Whitehall Rd, State College PA, 16801-4538

Contact Information

Ray Carroll, Aquatics Director

677 W. Whitehall Road
State College, PA 16801

phone: 8142377717

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