YMCA of Greater Seattle Masters Coach in Newcastle, Washington


Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced head coach with a passion for Masters swimming who can motivate adult swimmers who are looking for a combination of demanding workouts and a fun, social atmosphere. The coach will develop seasonal training plans, be on-deck for each workout and actively engage with swimmers, providing instruction and feedback. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable of current training and stroke techniques. Previous Masters coaching experience is less important than the candidate’s knowledge of competitive swimming and his or her passion for coaching a diverse group of adult athletes. Our Masters swimmers pride themselves on being a fun-loving, diverse group with a range of skills and goals.


Organizes and administers all assigned coaching responsibilities, including annual and seasonal workout plans, daily practices, recruiting, record keeping and scheduling.

  1. Be on deck for 6-10 workouts per week depending on schedules

  2. Create workouts balanced within the context of the seasonal training plan, that meet the needs of the broadest possible range of team members based on stroke, speed and distance.

  3. Develops positive relationships with team members and provides motivational support and guidance.

  4. Foster and encourage an athletic, competitive, and social atmosphere that is welcoming and inclusive, retaining the culture of the YMCA and promoting aquatic sports and competition.

  5. Increases team member awareness of all healthy lifestyle factors and YMCA values.

  6. May supervise assistant coaches.

  7. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.

  8. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including emergency procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.

  9. Attends swim meets and swim team functions as agreed upon with supervisor. Accountable for discipline and conduct of team members at these events.

  10. Encourages YMCA & USMS involvement and identifies potential volunteers.

  11. Conveys basic knowledge of all program areas to members and participants and as appropriate refers members to Total Health program or staff member.


  1. 18 years of age or older.

  2. Current state approved first-aid certification.

    1. Current state approved community CPR certification, or equivalent.
    1. American Red Cross Coaches Safety Training or equivalent.
    1. One year or more of swim team experience preferred.
  1. Ability to teach proper competitive swimming techniques.

  2. Demonstrated knowledge of sound competitive swimming skills, and the ability to implement and teach these skills in a positive, healthy manner.

  3. Knowledge of basic exercise.

  4. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

  • Within 30 days of employment, or at first available training.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment

  • Are very adaptable

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people

  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together

  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. As an employee you also recieve a YMCA membership.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.

ID 2019-7693

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Coal Creek Family YMCA

Category Aquatics

Address 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road