Swim Coach

Applications due 07/26/19

Job Description:

Location: Wilmington, NC, USA

YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina
Position: Swim Coach
Full time with Benefits

  1. Effectively communicate the mission, vision and the values of the YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina
  2. Ensure the swim team complies with YMCA standards and methods of operation
  3. Ensure the swim team complies with USA Swimming standards and methods of operation
  4. Integrate member-service and engagement strategies into all interactions with parents to ensure positive team recruitment and retention
  5. Promote, build and expand the program enrollment and participation and support all YMCA programming.
  6. Support, develop and show measure success at coaching groups for intro groups and assisting with age group swimmers and senior swimmers with the team director to identify direction and objective for each group. (please visit website for more group information at see www.capefearaquaticclub.org)
  7. On Deck Coaching responsibilities will start at 4:00PM and end at 8:00PM Monday – Friday
  8. On Deck Coaching responsibilities will start at 6:00AM and end at 10:00AM Saturday
  9. On Deck Coaching summer hours will vary pending pool space and availability.
  10. Assist with the mentoring of the part time staff remaining consistent with Head Coach’s ideology.
  11. Attend swim meets that include the participation of swimmers that you coach. 1-2 weekend a month outside of championship season.
  12. Attend and support team activities’ that may be outside of the on deck coaching realm
  13. Attend monthly coach’s meeting and share best practices
  14. Attend monthly committee meeting when requested to do so
  15. Be visible to coaches, parents and members
  16. Take attendance at each practice
  17. Maintain a workout log for each training group and log all workouts into log books daily
  18. Complete swim meet entries in a timely manner taking into consideration the individual needs of each swimmer entered in the meet
  19. Develop a season plan inclusive of swim meets, team building activities, parent communication and goals that you expect to achieve for each group
  20. Coordinate goal meeting with each swimmer and align coach/swimmer goals for the season
  21. Ensure Coach Certifications are current
  22. Develop and maintain a dryland program that includes age-appropriate that will help in each swimmer’s core strength and development
  23. Communicate effectively with the administrative staff, coaches, parents and swimmers
  24. Respond to all coaching staff, parent member and community inquiries and concerns regarding the team with 24 hours
  25. Communicate swim team information, changes and needs in a timely manner to the supervisor and branch staff
  26. Communicate any time-off that does not fall within the traditional coaching time off ( 1 week in April and 2 weeks in August )
  27. Assist with team tryouts and new swimmer evaluations and the ability to accurately assess individual swim levels for training purposes
  28. Take lead role in fund raising for CFAC’s annual team events
    1. Pier 2 Pier
    2. Swim-a-thon
  29. Works with the volunteer parent board, especially in coordination parent communication and transparency
  30. Assist with coaching needs with our Home school group,summer swim team and masters groups.
  31. To develop our pre-comp swim program
  32. All other duties assigned


Swim Coach (Qualifications):

  1. Minimum age of 21
  2. Minimum 3 year prior coaching experience and program development as a USA Swimming certified coach
  3. Must be in current and in good standing on all USA Swimming coach membership requirements, safety and background check requirement
  4. Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited university or equivalent preferred
  5. ASCA Level 1 certification required, (ASCA Level 2 Certification or higher preferred)
  6. High level of competitive swimming experience, ( NCAA Division 1 athlete or higher preferred )
  7. Working knowledge of Hy-Tek Team Manager and Team Unify
  8. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  9. Strong knowledge of stroke technique progression, dryland, training progression and taper strategies
  10. Ability to communicate proper stroke technique instruction and development, dryland conditioning, and taper strategies for all level of swimmers
  11. Be able to constructively take criticism from both peers and directors
  12. Maintain a neat and professional appearance at all times
  13. Strong core values that includes honesty, integrity, hard work, teamwork, patience and respect
  14. Must have reliable transportation
  15. Safety Certifications: Current CPR Certification, First Aid (or Lifeguard) Certification, and Safety Training for swim coaches (available at usaswimming.org). (or within 30 days)
  16. USA Swimming requirements: Athlete Protection Training (Safe Sport), Background Check through the USA Swimming background check provider, and Foundations of Coaching. (or within 30 days)
  17. Principles of YMCA Competitive Swimming and Diving Certification (preferred or completed within 90 days from date of hire).


How to Apply

Send resumes to: Jo Teal, Aquatics Director
[email protected]
Subject line: Swim Coach

Contact Information

Jo Teal, Aquatics Director

Jo Teal, Aquatics Director
YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina
2710 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28403