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Head Swim Team Coach

Company YMCA of Rock River Valley
Location 61107
Status Part Time

Job Description

The YMCA of Rock River Valley located in Rockford, IL is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Head Coach. The Stingrays (RAYS) are a year-round YMCA competitive swim team.



The Stingrays (RAYS) have 150+ swimmers.


This is a part-time position. Position includes leadership in age group coaching and administrative oversight.


The right applicant should possess the following: 1. YMCA level coach certifications. 2. ASCA Level 2 or above required (may be certified within 6 months). 3. CPR, First Aid etc. 4. 5+ years swim coaching experience preferred. 5. A desire to lead a knowledgeable, loyal, highly-skilled coaching staff. 6. Organize and attend swim meets; 7. Educate and market on behalf of the Stingrays swim team. 8. Cooperation with Aquatic Director in recruitment of new swimmers. 9. Cooperative and respectful communication style with swimmers, parents and co-workers. 10. Strong core values that include respect, trust and integrity. 11. Ability to provide consistent, positive motivation to primary ages of 5-21 yrs. old. 12. Recognition of the value of every swimmer. 


Stingrays currently train out the ID Pennock Family YMCA and one high school facility. RAYS are a coach-directed, parent-supported program. Additional program information can be found at


Minimum Requirement: The incumbent will be a YMCA swimming coach in good standing, will have a proven track record of developing swimmers to YMCA Nationals, will be highly organized, preferred 4 year college degree, and have experience delivering programming at multiple sites. Knowledge of Team Manager and Meet Manager programs as well as MS Office.


To Apply: 1. YMCA Employment Application; 2. Resume; 3. Your application should include a cover letter that includes your job history, coaching philosophy, professional goals, and coaching resume with three professional references. Please send all three items attention: Audrey Kunert at 200 Y Blvd., Rockford, IL 61107 or (email suppressed). Applications accepted through Monday, March 12, 2012.


Salary will commensurate with experience.


**The application process will be extremely confidential. References and current employer will not be contacted until after applicant is a finalist for the position.

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