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Assistant Swim Team Coach

YMCA of Middle Tennessee
Nashville, TN


Nashville, TN

Full job description

Consistent with the Christian mission and vision of the YMCA of Middle TN, and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, under the direction of the Swim Team Coach, the Swim Team Assistant Coach is responsible for the instruction, leadership, supervision, control, and safety of all swim team participants. The Swim Team Assistant helps to ensure appearance, presentation, and working order of all equipment used by the swim team. It is the Swim Team Assistant Coach’s responsibility to observe and direct assigned swim team participants, and to provide feedback and appropriate correction as instructed or included in the job description.

Essential Functions:
Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility

Report to work on time, in uniform and at position when shift begins

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

Attend swim meets as designated by the Swim Team Coach and all assigned paperwork and forms required.

Focus on swim team participants at all times-socializing is not allowed; do not leave participants unattended

Provide verbal feedback to each assigned 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

Minimum Requirements

Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA

An enthusiastic personality with the desire to serve members, volunteers, guests, participants and staff to create a culture of service within our Centers

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community

Must present a professional image and possess conflict resolution skills, and demonstrate sound judgment and initiative

Must be highly organized with the ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks

Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information

Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends

Minimum 16 years of age

Coaching experience preferred

Lifeguard License preferred

Demonstrate Intermediate swimming ability

Certifications Required:
Before start of 1st shift: New Hire Orientation training

Within two weeks of hire or before 1st shift with children (whichever comes first): Basic CPR/ First Aid/ AED

Preferred: Within 90 days of hire, successfully complete Ellis & Associates International Lifeguard Training Program and obtain/maintain Ellis & Associates lifeguard license (Pool level minimum)

Information Security and Sensitivity Conditions:
  • This position requires elevated security permissions (administrative) to one or more systems which store or maintain sensitive and/or confidential information
  • This position requires access to sensitive and confidential information
  • All system activity performed by individuals working in this position is subject to periodic system audits
  • This position may be subjected to privileged information such as organization changes, staffing changes, security events or other sensitive communications and is expected to protect and keep sensitive or confidential communications and/or information private
  • Failure to comply with any security and/or sensitivity related duties as defined in this section will result in disciplinary action which may include termination
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand; walk on uneven surfaces; sit; handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. The employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level is usually minimal to moderate.

This description is a summary of the functions of this position. Other duties may be assigned as needed. The YMCA of Middle Tennessee reserves the right to review and adjust this job description as business needs dictate.