Under the supervision of the Aquatics Director and Head Swim Team Coach, the Swim Team Coach is responsible for the instruction, leadership, supervision, control, and safety of all swim team participants. The Swim Team Coach is responsible for the appearance, presentation, and working order of all equipment used by the swim team. It is the Swim Team Coach's responsibility to observe and direct all swim team participants, and to provide feedback and appropriate correction as instructed or included in the job description.



⦁    Coach all sessions scheduled by The Head Coach according to the standards and guidelines set by the YMCA Swimming Coach program.
⦁    Attend swim meets as scheduled by The Head Coach, home and away; complete all paperwork and forms required for each swim meet.
⦁    Focus on swim team participants at all times; do not leave participants unattended.
⦁    Provide verbal feedback to each participant consistently throughout each session; communicate regularly with each participant and/or the participant's parent(s) about the performance, progress, goals, and needs of the participant.
⦁    Complete all required records and reports, including rosters, attendance records, and accident/incident reports.
⦁    Attend all meetings and trainings required by the swim league; attend all required staff meetings/in-services.
⦁    Check area for hazardous conditions when you arrive; prevent accidents and avoid dangerous situations; report any problems to the lifeguard on duty.
⦁    Know, adhere to, and enforce all pool, slide, diving board rules, and all YMCA rules and policies among swim team participants.
⦁    Ensure proper and timely set ups and clean ups before and after sessions, and store all instructional equipment in the proper locations. 
⦁    Recruit and lead parent volunteers for the organization, set up, management, and breakdown of swim meets, and ensure that trainings are attended as necessary.
⦁    Report to work on time, in uniform and at position when shift begins.
⦁    Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.



⦁    Mission Advancement
⦁    Collaboration 
⦁    Operational Effectiveness
⦁    Personal Growth



⦁    Minimum of two years of experience coaching. 
⦁    Principles of YMCA Competitive Swimming and Diving
⦁    Registered USA Swim Coach.
⦁    Safety training for swim coaches.
⦁    Knowledge of anatomy and physiology and their relationship to the development of water fitness instruction.
⦁    Comprehensive understanding of competitive swimming concepts and their implementation.
⦁    Current Lifeguard, CPR/AED, Oxygen Administration and First Aid certifications required.
⦁    Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
⦁    Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.



⦁    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
⦁    While performing the duties of this job, the employee will or may be required to: climb stairs, bend, stoop, kneel, twist, reach with hands, sit, stand for an extended period of time, lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, have finger dexterity, grasp, perform repetitive motions, talk, hear and have visual acuity.
⦁    The work is performed both indoors and out, and may require travel to various locations. 
⦁    Plan, lead and participate in a variety of physical activities.

how to apply:

Email your resume and cover letter to edward.ryan@ymcali.org


Salary Range:

Newly hired employees will be paid between $20.00 p/h and $45.00 p/h depending on level of qualifications.


1.    Signing Bonus 
2.    Free membership to any YMCA of Long Island Branch 
3.    YMCA program discounts
4.    Sick leave
5.    Referral Program (earn up to $200 for each)

The YMCA of Long Island is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are an open and inclusive organization, welcoming a diverse workforce free of discrimination based on protected class status, including race, religion/creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation or belief, military or veteran status, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital or family status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other impermissible basis.  

Locations: Huntington YMCA