The Swim Team Head Coach provides proper instruction and improvement on all fundamental competitive swimming skills. As a lead coach, you are a role model for the other coaches to lead structured, challenging, well-supervised team practices and training sessions that will attract, recruit, and maintain swim team members. Develop a strong coaching team building positive relationships in the sport of swimming!
Develop and organize a plan for the session to meet the needs of the swimmers.
Lead and supervise practice groups to ensure team practices are following proper stroke progressions and curriculum created by the Director.
Create and implement swim workouts for all levels of swimmers.
Interact and assist swimmers with their technique by activity correcting form, recognizing individual differences and adjusting teaching strategies.
Hire and on-board coaching staff.
Interact and assist swim coaches to develop their skills in proper coaching strategies and techniques.
Assist with preparation and tear down of practice needs. Instruct swimmers how to help and use the swim team equipment safely (lane ropes, backstroke flags, kick boards, blocks, etc.)
Instruct pre-team and preseason swim classes and clinics.
Coach at swim meets by directing warm-ups, team meetings, preparing and coaching swimmers pre- and post-races and feedback.
Work as part of a team with other coaches, the aquatic staff and the center staff.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with parents and swimmers, greeting all swimmers by name at all practices. The Head Coach will make decisions based on collaboration with the Senior Aquatic Director.
Know and follow YMCA procedures for incidents and injuries. Attend all assigned practices, communicating substitutions and following absence procedures.
Support fundraising activities.
Schedule coaches for practices and meets and complete administrative duties.
Organize and submit entries for meets and complete billing procedures.
Lead and organize parent committees to support team initiatives.
Assist in various roles on the association level (lifeguarding, swim lesson recruitment, water safety presentations, etc.).
Complete all other duties assigned by Senior Aquatic Director.