The Assistant Swim Team Coach is responsible for providing swim team instruction to program participants. The incumbent provides feedback and direction to individual swimmers during swim practice and swim meets. The incumbent provides high level of customer service and ensures a safe and positive program environment.
Provide swim team coaching instruction to individual participants of various ages and who possess differing levels of ability under the direction of the Head Swim Coach.
Maintain constant observation of program participants, watch for swimmers needing assistance, and aid swimmers when necessary to ensure positive learning environment.
May develop weekly workout plans for practice groups which ensure efficient programing.
Serve as first level contact responding and documenting incidents which may occur.
Provide quality customer service to members, volunteers and participants.
Minimum age of 18.
Principles of YMCA Competitive Swimming and foundations of coaching 101 and 201.
Ability to hear noises and distress signals in the aquatic environment, including in the water and anywhere in the zone of responsibility, with or without reasonable accommodations.
Ability to see and observe all sections of an assigned zone of responsibility, with or without reasonable accommodations.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Good organization skills.
Ability to manage and deliver programs to a diverse population.
Ability to serve as a positive role model and provide constructive feedback.
Must remain in the pool area at all times.
Ability to support child or adult body weight in the water.
Must be able to remain alert with no lapses of consciousness in a warm environment with air temperatures of 80 degrees or higher.
Ability to recognize and react calmly and effectively in hazardous/dangerous situations.
Perform all physical aspects of the position, including walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 50 pounds at a time in a warm pool environment.
Ability to travel locally to visit branch sites, attend meetings and training.
Communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distance in normal and loud situations.