YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • 25-Mar-2019 to 24-May-2019 (PST)
  • Aquatics
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time (< 30 hours)

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in Los Angeles, it is also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. With twenty-six branches, three camps and over fifty child care sites, the LA Y is a highly-collaborative, rewarding and fun environment where you will discover your passion, grow your career and make an impact!

We believe in the four Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and understand that our staff are our biggest asset! We strive to create high-performing, strong teams in each of our branches and are looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff who will help us to strengthen our impact, empower our community and deliver incredible programming!

Position Description

Under the guidance and supervision of the Aquatics Director, the Swim Team Coach leads Swim Team participants through workouts and maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. This position is responsible for the year-round administration, supervision, and leadership of the Collins & Katz Family YMCA's Swim Team Program to include but not limited to its practices, swim meets, parent meetings/orientations, and team events. The Swim Team Coach is also accountable for maintaining the highest level of safety for all participants in the pool area; first, by preventing accidents and second, by responding to an emergency quickly and efficiently. The Swim Team Coach is responsible for member, parent, and volunteer satisfaction, involvement, and retention; implementing the Core Values in program design and content; and creating an enjoyable environment for all members and parents.

Qualifications

  • Current YMCA or American Red Cross Lifeguarding or American Red Cross Swim Coaches' Safety Training, American Safety & Health Institute or American Red Cross or American Heart Association CPR for the Professional Rescuer and American Safety & Health Institute, American Red Cross or American Heart Association Standard/Community First Aid certifications.
  • Experience working with grades K-12.
  • Current CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  • Principles of Swimming and Diving
  • American Red Cross Swim Coaches' Safety Training
  • Ability to communicate effectively and relate to youth.
  • Must possess skills necessary to inform, educate and motivate students in all areas of health and physical fitness.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse group of individuals.
  • 2-3 years competitive swim experience and/or thorough knowledge of competitive swimming, including current techniques, USS rules, meet operation, etc.
  • At least 1 years of coaching experience or 5 years of swim instruction experience

Responsibilities

  1. Provide continuous, uninterrupted supervision of swim team participants during practice.
  2. Experience working with grades K-12.
  3. Communicate effectively and relate to youth as well as a diverse group of individuals.
  4. Assist swim team members in all aspects of physical fitness and the barriers they must overcome to achieve their goals.
  5. Plays an active role in continuing to identify ways to improve coaching techniques
  6. Maintains effective, positive relationships with members, participants and other staff.
  7. Continuously monitors aquatic area for hazardous or unsafe conditions.  Immediately reports all hazardous or unsafe conditions to management and takes appropriate action.
  8. Uses problem solving skills to make quick decisions, instruct, evaluate, supervise, and recognize the potential for danger or injury.

 

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