Swim Coach-Summer-Northwest Cary YMCA


Under the supervision of the Aquatics Director, the Swim Team Coach will be responsible for the safety and education of swimmers enrolled in the varying YMCA swim team programs. The Swim Coach must be able to instruct a wide variety of swimmers including those with previous competitive experience, open water swimmers, triathletes,and beginners. They will serve as a role model by exemplifying high standards and values at all times.

The Swim Coach is responsible for managing all functions in accordance with the stated mission, goals and policies established by the administrative staff, governing committees and Board of Directors of the YMCA.

Job Schedule (Days) : Monday; Tuesday; Wednesday, Thursday; Saturday

Job Schedule (Hours) : 3:30-8:00 p.m. M-TH; 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Saturday


  • Plan, prepare, and conduct team practices in accordance with program strategies, objectives, guidelines, and policies and provide swimmers with technical feedback.
  • Attends Swim Meets as assigned.
  • Maintain attendance records for swimmers and practice log/skill list for each training group, and make recommendations for training group level placement and changes.
  • Serve in substitute role as assigned to cover other practice groups when regular coach cannot be present.
  • Attends all staff trainings and meetings as scheduled.
  • Assist in organizing extracurricular practice group activities and serve as a Deck Coach for 2-3 workouts per week.
  • Responsible for assisting in the opening/closing of the pool area as needed.
  • Participates in swimmer recruitment and retentions efforts.
  • Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
  • Develops friendly and positive relationships among staff, volunteers, parents, and children.
  • Other duties and responsibilities assigned by supervisor.


  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Minimum of 1 year or more of coaching experience, swimming experience, or experience related to the sport of swimming.
  • Maintain necessary certifications including but not limited to Basic Life Support (CPR, First Aid and Oxygen), USA Swimming Certification (Athlete Protection, Coach's Safety, Coaching 101 & 201, Rules and Regulations), and YMCA Principles of Competitive Swimming and Diving.
  • Desire and ability to work with children of all ages.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse group of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Multi-lingual desired but not required.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings.
  • Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range, or special accommodations made of sufficient nature for completion of assigned tasks.
  • Ability to communicate clearly through speech and understanding of the English language.
  • Ability to walk, run, stand, kneel, stoop, and manual dexterity.
  • Ability to lift a maximum of 40 pounds.
  • Compliance with all COVID related PPE, cleaning, reporting and prevention expectations efforts. Further training and detail will be provided upon question and/or hire.