POSITION SUMMARY:
Provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for swimmers on swim team.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Coaches and instructs swimmers in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared practices and workouts accordingly.
2. Builds effective, authentic relationships with swimmers; helps them connect with each other and the YMCA.
3. Conveys information on the swim team, aquatics programs and schedules.
4. Attends practices as required.
5. Maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, etc.).
6. Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.
7. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
8. Organizes and puts away needed swim team equipment. Reports damaged equipment.

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):
Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.
Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Minimum age of 21.
2. Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen.
3. USA Swim Coach certifications preferred.
4. Current Lifeguard Training Certification or Safety Training for Swim Coaches preferred.
5. Knowledge of the competitive strokes and techniques, competitive swimming and general water safety.

Physical Demands:
1. Ability to instruct and observe participants in proper stroke technique.
2. Ability to lift equipment.

Application linked here.

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