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Assistant Swim Team Coach – Forsyth County YMCA

YMCA of Metro Atlanta

This is a Full-time position in Cumming, GA posted April 28, 2021.

Assistant Swim Team Coach – Forsyth County YMCA

Cumming, GA

As a thought-leader and best-in-class provider in education, wellness, youth development, and community-building, The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is one of the oldest, most nimble and essential nonprofits in Atlanta. Mission-bound to serve, we are an organization designed to meet all people where, how and when they need us. In times of peace, we are a catalyst for connection; in times of crisis, a source of comfort and security. Join us as we carry out our commitment to positively impact lives and communities across the state.

The opportunities to serve are vast, and we’re looking for a diverse mix of people, who share our values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY, to join us and do their best work.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our people, our members, and our partners. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other wonderful characteristics that make us different.

Nature and Scope:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Under the guidance of the Head Coach the Swim Team Assistant Coach is responsible to support the implementation of the Competitive and/or Recreational Swimming Program following the YMCA Philosophy, Aquatic Guidelines, and the YMCA Competitive Sports Guidelines. The Assistant Coach will be helping to implement instruction to swimmers throughout the swim season and during swim clinic. Support the YMCA vision to strengthen the foundations of the community thorough programs for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum age of 16
  • Background in competitive swimming either as a coach or swimmer
  • Ability to effectively communicate
  • 1 year of coaching experience with various ages helpful
  • Applicant must have excellent teaching skills with expert knowledge of training and stroke development
  • Exemplify YMCA ideals, leadership qualities and a professional image
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community
  • YMCA Leader certification preferred (within 1st 90 Days)
  • YMCA Swim Instructor Certification and/or YMCA Lifeguard Certification
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check, drug screen and motor vehicle record
  • Within 30 days of hire, Child Abuse Prevention, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, AED, and Bloodborne Pathogens training


  • Able to teach all groups by facilitating a training and/or practice plan as developed by the Head Coach
  • Help in evaluating swim team members individual goals; provide individual and team feedback for improvement and recognition
  • Support volunteer recruitment, parent and swimmer communication, and provide input on team roster and meet lineups.
  • Supports community involvement, fundraising efforts and events
  • Maintains records of achievements, progress reports, skill development.
  • Attend meetings as scheduled
  • Represents the YMCA at meets, various community events, and meetings.
  • Responsible for the safety of all participants at all times
  • Maintain current knowledge of emergency procedures; report incidents events in a complete and timely manner.
  • Promote the team philosophy and foster a positive and friendly practice environment for athletes in the water consistent with the YMCA Mission.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Collaboration
  • Communication & Influence
  • Developing Self & Others
  • Engaging Community

Work Requirements & Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather) and extreme heat (non-weather). The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand; walk and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch.


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About Us

Reflecting its Judeo-Christian heritage, the YMCA of Metro Atlanta is an association of volunteers, members and staff, open to and serving all, with programs and services which build spirit, mind, and body. Financial assistance is available based on need. The YMCA actively seeks to identify and involve those in need.

We believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. At the Y, we measure the success of our cause by how well we engage communities in our three areas of focus.

Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

Improving the nation’s health and well-being.

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.