• Swim Team Coach

    Posted Date 5 days ago(5 days ago)
    Job ID
    Hastings Lake
    1995 Grass Lake Rd.
    # Positions
    Hours per Week
    Variable Schedule
    Evenings and weekends
  • Responsibilities & Requirements



    Job Summary:

    Under the direct supervision of the Head Swim Team Coach and the Aquatics Director, the Swim Team Coach is responsible for providing instruction and workouts that will prepare participants for their individual needs.


    Scope of Responsibilities:

    • Design and plan swim instruction and workouts curriculums for all developmental levels and groups.
    • Provide feedback to participants to facilitate improvement.
    • Enforce aquatic rules and policies by maintaining constant surveillance of class participants.
    • Record and maintain attendance records.
    • Set up facility or equipment, store equipment, and secure facility upon completion of class.
    • Attend staff meetings.
    • Report any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor or the person responsible for those items at your site.
    • Follow all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to managing visitors and guests at our facilities.
    • Report any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor.
    • Complete all child abuse prevention training as required.
    • Perform other duties as assigned. 

    Commitment to Inclusion:


    Supports the YMCA’s commitment to inclusion of all members as required by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Job responsibilities may include implementing program modifications for persons with cognitive, behavioral or physical disabilities, including but not limited to the injection of medical glucagon to members with Type 1 diabetes in emergency situations.



    • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent with prior experience with competitive swimming experience. 
    • Must be proficient in swimming and safety skills.
    • Must have ability to motivate and educate participants.
    • Must be mentally capable to handle dangerous situations in order to assure the safety of all swimmers. 


    You are the “Y”.


    We’re more than a pool - the mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through fitness and healthy living, academic readiness, character development and violence prevention. Our 23 membership centers across the city and suburbs, 5 camps, early learning, school-aged and other programs provide everyone with a safe place to swim, learn, play and grow.

    For over 135 years, the YMCA has been a pioneer and set the standard for aquatics and quality swim instruction. We rely on the expertise, passion, commitment and energy of our Swim Team Coaches to continue this legacy and contribute to the health and wellness of our children, families and communities.  


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