Head Swim Team Coach

JCC Association Niskayuna, NY

About the Job

Principal Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Aquatics Director, the Head Swim Team Coach will provide direct leadership, instruction, and motivation for the team members. The position includes organizing the swim team, communication with parents, assisting with conducting practices, motivating students, and instructing student athletes in game strategies and techniques. The Head Swim Team Coach must present an appearance and an image consistent with the Schenectady . Must possess mature judgment and sound decision-making. Work hours will vary based on practice an swim meet times.

Responsibilities and Duties

1. Supervise swimmers during practices, meets and any other swim periods.

2. Teach proper stroke techniques while coaching.

3. Handles all swim meet preparation, including equipment set-up.

4. Distributes awards.

5. Leads daily practices.

6. Creates line-ups for all swim meets.

7. Assists with the preparation, operation and clean-up of home swim meets.

8. Works with the assistant coaches on time management, practice structure, award distribution procedures, record keeping for swimmers, and overall aptitude for coaching.

9. Works with all coaches on meet set-up, line-ups, creation of workouts, practice development, and awards.

10. Serves as the primary communicator to the Aquatic Director, assistant coaches, parents, and swimmers.

11. Attends and participates in coaches' meetings.

12. Records swimmers' meet results.

13. Coordinates swim meet volunteers for home swim meets.

14. Maintains a clean and organized work environment.

15. Performs the job in compliance with policies, procedures, and work rules

16. Reports unusual maintenance problems or irregularities to the Aquatics Director or Building Maintenance. .

17. May need to perform additional duties as assigned by supervisors.

18. Perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the safety program, with specific attention to safe pool use during swim team periods.

19. Work as a Team Player with co-workers and in conjunction with other departments.

Minimum Qualifications:


1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
2. Must be CPR certified or willing to get certified.
3. Minimum one year coaching experience.


1. Competitive swimming
2. Instruction of amateur swimmers


  • Standing: while coaching
  • Walking: while coaching
  • Reaching: to demonstrate to swimmers or get supplies
  • Pulling: to get equipment
  • Stooping: to talk to swimmers
  • Crouching: to critique swimmers
  • Seeing: to view swimmers strokes
  • Talking: to communicate corrections to swimmers
  • Swimming: be able to get into the pool to demonstrate proper stroke techniques while coaching
COGNITIVE CONSIDERATIONS: Must be able to follow directions and communicate in English verbally.

Must be able to read, write, and understand materials printed in English. Must possess good problem solving skills and have the capability to act rationally and calmly in all situations.

HOURS The hours will vary based on practice and meet times.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. This job description is to be used as a guideline to describe the current functions and requirements of the position. The job description may change at any time based on business needs and/or job reorganization.

We are an equal opportunity employer. As such, employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications and abilities.


25,000 - 35,000