YMCA Metro Atlanta

Swim Team Assistant Coach

YMCA Metro Atlanta
Atlanta, GA 30301
Posted 60+ days ago

As a thought-leader and best-in-class provider in education, wellness, youth development, and community-building, The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is one of the oldest and most essential non-profits serving in Atlanta. Today, we're looking for you to join us as we carry out our mission to positively impact lives and communities across the state.

At the Y, we're an association of like-minded people (staff, volunteers, and members), on the forefront of a movement to ensure that everyone -- especially children -- experience an equal opportunity to reach their full potential. In the course of a year, we provide more than 3,000 children, ages 6 weeks through Pre-K with high-quality literacy and STEAM-infused learning; give 58,000 youth and teens access to sports, aquatics, day and resident camps, teen leadership development programs, and employment opportunities; provide over 200,000 members with programs, services, and facilities to enjoy connection and maintain wellness regardless of age; and engage over 25,000 volunteers and donors from across Atlanta to share in the gift of supporting their communities.

The opportunities to serve are vast, and we're looking for a diverse mix of people, who share our values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY, to join us and do their best work. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our people, our members, and our partners. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other wonderful characteristics that make us different.

Commitment to Health and Safety

The YMCA of Metro Atlanta has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination requirement for all Full-Time positions. For further information, please visit our Vaccine Hub, or speak to your recruiter. Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will be considered.

Nature and Scope:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Under the guidance of the Head Coach the Swim Team Assistant Coach is responsible to support the implementation of the Competitive and/or Recreational Swimming Program following the YMCA Philosophy, Aquatic Guidelines, and the YMCA Competitive Sports Guidelines. The Assistant Coach will be helping to implement instruction to swimmers throughout the swim season and during swim clinic. Support the YMCA vision to strengthen the foundations of the community thorough programs for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum age of 16
  • Background in competitive swimming either as a coach or swimmer
  • Ability to effectively communicate
  • 1 year of coaching experience with various ages helpful
  • Applicant must have excellent teaching skills with expert knowledge of training and stroke development
  • Exemplify YMCA ideals, leadership qualities and a professional image
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community
  • YMCA Leader certification preferred (within 1st 90 Days)
  • YMCA Swim Instructor Certification and/or YMCA Lifeguard Certification
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check, drug screen and motor vehicle record
  • Within 30 days of hire, Child Abuse Prevention, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, AED, and Bloodborne Pathogens training


  • Able to teach all groups by facilitating a training and/or practice plan as developed by the Head Coach
  • Help in evaluating swim team members individual goals; provide individual and team feedback for improvement and recognition
  • Support volunteer recruitment, parent and swimmer communication, and provide input on team roster and meet lineups.
  • Supports community involvement, fundraising efforts and events
  • Maintains records of achievements, progress reports, skill development.
  • Attend meetings as scheduled
  • Represents the YMCA at meets, various community events, and meetings.
  • Responsible for the safety of all participants at all times
  • Maintain current knowledge of emergency procedures; report incidents events in a complete and timely manner.
  • Promote the team philosophy and foster a positive and friendly practice environment for athletes in the water consistent with the YMCA Mission.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Collaboration
  • Communication & Influence
  • Developing Self & Others
  • Engaging Community

Work Requirements & Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather) and extreme heat (non-weather). The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand; walk and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch.

Employment Requirement:

  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check including Criminal Record check, Drug Screening and motor vehicle record (MVR) according to company policy.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the US without current or future sponsorship.

This job posting is subject to change at any time.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta offers excellent benefits and career opportunities as part of our culture of excellence. The opportunities to serve are vast, and we're looking for a diverse mix of people, who share our values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY to join us and do their best work.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.


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