Head Age Group Swim Team Coach

at YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago in Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Take your team to the top!

The Role:

As a Swim Team Assistant Coach, you will be responsible for promoting and developing the YMCA swim team by facilitating the growth and improvement of swim team participants and creating a positive experience for participants and their families. This includes coordinating with the Head Coach to develop and implement practices, engaging participants and families to meet their needs, preparing for meets and other special events and ensuring the safety of participants.

What you’ll do:

Coaching/Participant Experience

+ Coaches, trains and mentors swimmers to foster development, maximize swimming performance, and teach appropriate swimming techniques.

+ Leads swim team practices developed by Head Coach and assists Head Coach with design of training programs. Engages swimmers and parents to cultivate collaborative relationships. Modifies and customizes workouts to match swimmer skill levels. Provides feedback to swimmers and parents to facilitate improvement, refine abilities and prevent injury.

+ Captures and records swimming times to track progress and determine meet eligibility

Meet Preparation and Execution

+ Stays abreast of meet rules and guidelines to ensure compliance with standards

+ Assists with the submission of meet entries

+ Assists with the coordination of suits and uniforms

+ Supervises swim team members at meets and other team functions

+ Cooperates with swim team volunteers, officials, scorekeepers and timers


+ Ensures the physical and emotional health and safety of swimmers by being safety conscious, following all established YMCA standards and critically evaluating situations for potential risks.

+ Ensures compliance with established rules and regulations to ensure safety. Monitors swimmers and the pool and provides corrective coaching and intervention as necessary.

Continued Education & Training

+ Actively participates in obtaining further water safety certifications.

+ Attends all in-service trainings and staff meetings as scheduled by supervisor or center leadership team.

+ Maintains job-related certifications and documents completion of certifications in the Human Resources Information System

How you’ll do it:

+ Must be at least 16 years of age.

+ Must successfully complete the YMCA’s Aquatics Academy training program resulting in certification or have current YMCA or American Red Cross certification as well as current First Aid, AED, CPR and Oxygen Administration certifications.

+ Physical mobility to properly use aquatic equipment to rescue a 200 lb. person and meet other physical requirements required for job certification.

+ Must be mentally alert to dangerous situations in order to assure the safety of all swimmers.

+ Must be physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aid effectively.

+ Demonstrates evidence of YMCA Team competencies in previous experience or practice

Child Abuse Prevention:

Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by:

+ Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor

+ Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children

+ Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor

+ Completing all child abuse prevention training as required

Street: 701 Manor Rd.

Days and/or Times Needed: M- F, 4 – 9pm and some weekends for swim meets on Saturday and Sunday at various times.

ID: 2023-15359

Full-time/Part-time: Part-time

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Job Posting: JC248508820

Posted On: Sep 25, 2023

Updated On: Dec 02, 2023

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