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YMCA: Greater Holyoke YMCA Location: Holyoke, MA

Job Description: Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, this position is responsible for overall management and operation of the Greater Holyoke YMCA Vikings Swim Team - a high caliber team in Western MA in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by YMCA of the USA and USA Swimming. The team has approximately 125 swimmers, the women's team took 3rd place at YMCA LC National in the summer of 2011; team members include a 2012 USA Olympic Team Trials qualifier and many Regional Champions. With a team at this level, we are looking for a coach who is committed to excellence. Provide direct leadership, instruction and motivation to swim team coaches, participants and parents.

The ideal candidate is responsible for developing a consistent, team-wide coaching philosophy in an enthusiastic, engaging manner. Program development must be age-appropriate and emphasize excellence. With the Aquatics Director and assistant coaches coordinates practice schedules and workouts that support both team and individual goals. Ensures information is communicated in a clear and timely manner to all. This individual must be comfortable working with all competitive age groups. The candidate will ideally have experience with pool maintenance and hold a CPO certification.

Primary responsibilities include serving as Head Coach of the team, supervision of assistant coaches, ongoing pool maintenance of two pools and participate on the Program Team for the association. The candidate must have the ability to teach competitive swimming to all ages and abilities. Must have experience coaching a competitive swim team. The preferred candidate will be a member of the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) or possess similar certification. Possess swimming and lifeguard certifications (YMCA preferred); strong desire to teach; and experience supervising others. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong critical thinking skills and ability to work collaborative environment.

Salary: $30,000 - $35,000 Additional Compensation Details: Y Retirement at 8% Medical & Dental Insurance Other benefits per YMCA personnel policies

HOW TO APPLY Apply By Email: Resumes until: 11/23/2012 Contact: Jennifer Gilburg 171 Pine Street Holyoke, MA 01040-4065

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