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Swim Coach (Flushing YMCA)

  • Part Time
  • Flushing, New York
  • $18.50 - $25.00 USD / Year
  • Salary: $18.50 - $25.00

Website YMCA of Greater New York

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

The Flushing YMCA is seeking a qualified Swim Coach who will maintain safe conditions in and around the swim area at the Flushing YMCA. The Swim Coach will assist the Head Swim Coach in developing and implementing a successful plan for the Development Swim Team Group and promote a safe and positive atmosphere in accordance with YMCA Aquatics policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

Must be Instructor/Coach Ready: uniform, lesson plans, maintain records (attendance, track progress, team entries, emergency contact and complete swim meet/end of session report).
Instruct participants according to YMCA aquatics program standards: setting specific goals for team participants, effective class organization and positive relationship with participants.
Set up and run all practices and assist during “team tryouts”.
Ensure instructional equipment remains in good condition; have all equipment ready prior to classes and put away after.
Enforce aquatics safety rules consistently and fairly.
Promote other aquatics programs and have knowledge of pool schedule and programs.
Maintain positive relationships with class/team participants, parents, non-class/team members and staff.
Know and understand the Emergency Action Plan and Emergency Evacuation Routes.
Follow the directions of the YMCA aquatic supervisors in accordance with YMCA aquatic standards.
Follow All YMCA of Greater New York Code of Conduct and Aquatics specific policies.
Attend mandatory in-service training on a monthly basis, if teaching or quarterly basis if only coaching.
Work with Head Swim coach to attain Coach Certification and learn Swim Team systems (computer/web page/ etc.).
Must attain the YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor certification within 120 days of hire, if do not hold coach certification or teaching other than swim team.
Maintain certification level of physical and mental readiness.
Responsible for recertification before expiration.
Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings, and special events.
Adhere to all Department of Health, YMCA of Greater New York, and funder standards, expectations, and regulations.
Other activities and duties that address the ongoing health and well-being of our staff and members.
Follow and maintain sanitary habits in accordance with CDC guidelines.
Desired Skills & Experience:

High School diploma or equivalent; College degree preferred.
Minimum of one (1) year of coaching experience.
Current CPRO, First Aid and Emergency Oxygen certifications.
Current YMCA Lifeguard certification or equivalent (attain YLG within 90 days of hire).
Demonstrate swim strokes, lifeguard rescues and CPRO/FA/EO skills.
Knowledge of Hy-Tek team manager system preferred.
Must be willing to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays.

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve. Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity.

How to Apply:
If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please complete our online application and submit your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization.

If you are a current YMCA employee, please submit your application through the Internal Career Site in Cornerstone.

** New Requirement**
All potential YMCA of Greater New York employees are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Please use the “Additional Attachment” section on the online application to upload your proof of COVID-19 vaccination.


Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

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