The Valley-Shore YMCA in Westbrook, CT has several openings for Assistant Swim Coaches. The successful candidate will have the ability to work well with athletes, parents and the public. We seek a person who will continue the growth of the team, who has the ability to guide a team and has the interest and skill to develop young athletes into top competitors and/or lifelong swimmers. This candidate must have a thorough understanding of competitive swimming and embrace our team philosophy and the YMCA ideals. Under the direction of the Aquatic Director and the existing Head Swim Coach, the Assistant Swim Coach will help manage the swim team in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by US Swimming and the Valley-Shore YMCA.

  • High school, college, USS, or YMCA competitive swimming experience with knowledge of technical rules of swimming
  • Knowledge of USA Swimming and YMCA sanctioned meet standards (e.g., requirements for individual swimmers to qualify to swim in a championship meet)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Current certifications in YMCA Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid preferred, but may be completed within 30 days of hire
  • Possesses the ability to understand children ages 6 to 18 and engage swimmers in a motiviating and caring way
  • Prepare and execute swim workouts and assist the Head Coach with entries and line-ups for swim meets
  • Teach all novice swimmers proper stroke technique, correct stroke technique
  • Maximize swimmer participation at every training session
  • Maintain a professional and responsible attitude and demeanor at all times which ensures that the members of the MARLINS swim team have an enjoyable and successful experience and learn good sportsmanship
Compensation and Benefits
  • Salary:Commensurate with experience
  • Annual discretionary bonus
  • YMCA benefits including:
    • Retirement savings account
    • Free YMCA membership for employee, discounted rate for spouse and dependents
    • A challenging and fun work environment with creative, talented and diverse individuals!
Send Application and Resume to:
Heather Husted, Aquatic Director
Valley-Shore YMCA
P.O. Box 694
Westbrook Center, CT 06498