YMCA of Greater Des Moines

  • Assistant Masters Team Coach

    Job ID
    Aquatic Programs
    Part-Time, Variable Hour
    Branch Name
    Wellmark YMCA
    US-IA-Des Moines (Wellmark YMCA)
    Starting Wage/Salary
    USD $9.80/Hr.
    Maximum Wage/Salary
    USD $10.85/Hr.
    Work Hours
  • Overview

    At the Y, strengthening community is our cause.  Our staff members are people who drive this cause – it is because of our drive, our passion, our belief in others, and our belief in the strength of our mission that we are able to make a difference – every day. 


    As an Assistant Master Team Coach, you will assist in providing members with an opportunity to work on their strokes, build endurance, and participate in meets in a positive and fun atmosphere. The members will learn, grow and thrive through your instruction, coaching and through social interaction. EVERY position positively impacts others at the Y - JOIN US, WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


    To positively impact others, Y Staff Team Members exemplify CAUSE-DRIVEN LEADERSHIP competencies.



    Demonstrates in word and action the Y's CORE VALUES of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and a commitment to the Y's mission, in all matters at all times



    Delivers the benefits of good health, strong connections, greater self-confidence, and a sense of security to all who seek it



    Tells the Y story to help others understand the impact of the Y; develops relationships with members to support fundraising; supports fundraising efforts



    Values all people for their unique talents and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion and cultural competence



    Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y's work



    Listens for understanding and meaning, seeks to understand the other person's point of view and expresses self effectively and in a manner that reflects a true understanding of the needs of the audience     



    1. Attend scheduled team practices and meets.
    2. Assist the head coach with developing/implementing the season training plan/themes/focus/workouts/and team events which will challenge and motivate the swimmers maximizing their swimming potential.
    3. Ability to follow and implement written workouts provided by the head coach.
    4. Maintain proper records, team lists, and reports as needed.
    5. Address member concerns by appointments and/or phone conversations and notify supervisor.
    6. Relate to individual members on a professional basis at all times.
    7. Monitor and maintain equipment.
    8. Ensure safety of participants by enforcing policies and disciplinary rules.
    9. Report specific problems or needs to supervisor or designated staff person.
    10. Create an environment that welcomes all types of swimmers from varying levels and backgrounds
    11.  Communicate with the team about information regarding team activities, meets, goals and daily training plans/themes
    12. Know emergency procedures and be able to demonstrate them.
    13. Perform additional duties as assigned by supervisor or designated staff person.
    14. Demonstrate and support the objectives of the Association as embodied in the missionmstatement and values.




    1. Ability to read, write, and perform simple mathematical functions
    2. American Red Cross CPR-PR/AED/First Aid Certifications or equivalent certifications
    3. approved by the YMCA
    4. American Red Cross Blood Borne Pathogens Training or equivalent training approved by the YMCA
    5. Y Orientation Session
    6. Y Emergency Procedures Training
    7. Completion of high school or equivalent
    8. American Red Cross Safety Training for Swim Coaches (Lifeguard certification will be accepted with proof of  successful completion of the online Safety Training for Swim Coaches certification)
    9. YMCA Principles of Competitive Swimming and Diving
    10. Registered USA Swimming Coach\
    11. Two years competitive coaching experience
    12. Working knowledge of competitive teams
    13. 12. United States Masters Swimming Coach with DSMY Certification (for Masters Coaches only)




    Ability to work with diverse group of people

    Good communication skills

    Ability to build rapport, create relationship and to motivate members

    Ability to demonstrate proper techniques

    Ability to maintain control even when distracted by noise and activity

    Ability work with minimal supervision

    Attend training and/or courses as required by the YMCA

    Attend training and/or courses as required to maintain Registered USA Swimming and USMS Coaching Designation (Masters Coaches only)

    Ability to demonstrate a desire to serve others, fulfill community needs and take the initiative to assist in developing others

    Ability to make sound judgments in all situations and transfer learning from one situation to another

    Respond to questions and concerns of program participants and families.

    Good organizational skills

    Ability to step in as a lead coach when the head coach is not present or available




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