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 20 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 Head Swim Team Coach to continue this legacy and contribute to the health and wellness of our children, families and communities.
To provide instruction and workouts that will prepare the participants for their individual needs such as competition, fitness, etc.
Scopes of Responsibilities:
- Effectively design and plan a workout curriculum for all levels.
- Provide constant feedback to participants to facilitate improvement.
- Record and maintain attendance records.
- Set up the facility and equipment, and store the equipment upon completion.
- Complete all administration duties related to the team.
- Enforce aquatic rules and policies by maintaining constant surveillance of participants.
- Create a season outline containing practice schedules, meet schedules, workout goals, and important events to present to Aquatic Director
- Enforce payment of program fees under the direction of the Aquatic Director
- Act as a primary responder in case of injury, accident, or illness in the pool area and provide backup to lifeguards as needed in emergencies and crowd control. Report all injuries and complete required forms.
- Overall responsibility for the scheduling of assistant coaches. Ensuring that there are an appropriate number of coaches as dictated by registration.
- Immediately notify a supervisor of any broken equipment or unsafe aspects of the pool.
- Secure a qualified substitute coach when needed.
- Cover last minute shifts for assistant coaches when illness or emergency matters arise.
- Develop a volunteer parents committee.
- Understand how to utilize all necessary equipment as related to the program.
- Establish and maintain good communication with participants, parents, and supervisor.
- Actively participate in maintaining certifications and obtaining further/advance certifications.
- Attend staff meetings and trainings.
- Maintain a positive attitude and act in a professional manner when interacting with patrons, program participants, and other staff, at all times.
- 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 by supervisor.
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.