YMCA of Greater Cleveland
  • 20-Sep-2021 to 19-Nov-2021 (CST)
  • Aquatics
  • North Royalton, OH, USA
  • $38,000 - $40,000
  • Salary
  • Full-Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Competitive Time Off Plans, Free Family Membership to any YMCA of Greater Cleveland Branch

At the Y, our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Join our Greater Cleveland YMCA team in living our cause and helping to provide quality, safe and healthy programs and services in our community.

The YMCA of Greater Cleveland is looking for a Director, Competitive Aquatics. The Director of Competitive Aquatics is responsible for the management and supervision of the Competitive Aquatic Department, including the management, leadership, and evaluation of the swim team program.


  • Supervise, develop and oversee operations of swim team
  • Maintain harmonious working relations with all pools operations that we might utilize for our teams.
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate staff. Maintain a qualified and professional staff.
  • Recruit, develop and maintain volunteers and parent groups/committees.
  • Develops training philosophy that is physiologically appropriate for each level of competitive swimming.
  • Develops a well-rounded competitive aquatics program that develops well-rounded swimmers.
  • Responsible for total management of swim team including:
  • Meeting deadlines for meet entries,
  • Keeping accurate records of swimmers' times,
  • Securing offsite pool time to meet training needs,
  • Making travel arrangements,
  • Arranging for year-end team banquet and awards
  • Scheduling and implementing team tryouts
  • Providing opportunities to develop new team members through stroke clinics, on and offsite
  • Assure that all competitive aquatics programs are consistent with the YMCA's mission and meet the objectives that stress good sportsmanship and the YMCA Core Values.
  • Marketing of competitive aquatics programming
  • Prepare all necessary materials and staff needed for Team Registration
  • Attend all assigned staff meetings
  • Responsible for management of competitive aquatic department annual budget
  • Represent the YMCA in a positive image and maintain relationships with cooperating organizations and community groups.
  • Implement character development and the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in all program aspects of the competitive aquatic operations
  • Attend all assigned meetings such as the Aquatics Leadership Innovation Team meetings.



  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education or its equivalent in education and/or experience


  • At least 5 years' experience coaching competitive swimming

Certification(s) and Requirements:

  • Minimum Level 3 ASCA certification or need to obtain in first 2 years
  • The incumbent must be currently certified in First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Safety training for Swim coaches. Preferred certifications include YMCA Lifeguard, Principles of YMCA Competitive Swimming and Diving.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This work requires the following physical activities: climbing, bending, kneeling, twisting, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, lifting, grasping, repetitive motions, talking, hearing, visual acuity and swimming.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs


  • Exposure to cleaning and pool chemicals as well as hot or cold temperatures.
  • The work requires to work over weekends and possibly overnight.
  • The work is performed primarily indoors, and may require travel.

About YMCA of Greater Cleveland: At the Y, our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. That's why we offer an exceptional package that includes:

  • A free membership to your local YMCA and discount to YMCA programs including childcare (part-time positions do not receive discount on childcare).
  • Additional employee discounts at many places in and around town, just for being a YMCA of Greater Cleveland employee.
  • Eligible employees receive comprehensive Benefits Plan including Health, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Plan, Retirement 8% paid by the YMCA of Greater Cleveland and paid vacation.

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