Swim Team Director

The YMCA of Columbia is seeking a dynamic, cause-driven leader to serve as Swim Team Director.


YMCA of Columbia


Columbia, SC 29201-2828

Job Description

Consistent with the mission and vision of the YMCA of Columbia SC, the Swim Team Director oversees the development, organization, and implementation of high-quality Swim Team programming. Formed in 1999, the YMCA Swim Team provides year-round, professional coaching and technique instruction at the Y's NorthWest and Jeep Rogers Branches.

The YMCA of Columbia includes six facility branches, serving Richland, Kershaw, Lexington, Calhoun, and Orangeburg counties in South Carolina.

Columbia, SC is an innovative town that's served by university and capital city communities -- and, it’s economical! The ACCRA Cost of Living Index lists Columbia as having a composite cost of living that is 96.4% of the national average. Greater Columbia is justifiably proud of its outstanding educational system that includes nine colleges and universities. Come join our staff team and enjoy all the benefits of living in a modern city, with great shopping, food, and tons to see and do year-round.

Columbia’s weather is ideal! It's warm...it's sunny...it's hot...best of all - it's not cold! The average high in July is 92 degrees (our warmest month) and the average high in January is 55 degrees (our coldest month). We bask in lovely sunshine 226 days a year and average only 2” of snow each year.

Sporting News recognized Columbia as one of the “Best Sports Cities”. 50,000 acre Lake Murray is in our backyard, three beautiful rivers run through our communities, USC Gamecock baseball, basketball and football games are wildly popular, and the Columbia Fireflies is our minor league baseball team.

Columbia’s dynamic cultural arts community offers a symphony, an art museum, multiple theatrical companies and an indie movie house. Top name talent comes to Colonial Life Arena...and the list goes on. Also, hop in your car on a Saturday morning and two hours later, arrive at the Isle of Palms for a picnic with the Atlantic Ocean at your feet; or head up to the mountains - two hours and you're at Caesars head or Table Rock, ready for a day spent hiking to some incredible vantage points where the views go on forever.

Do you share our commitment to strengthening community? Apply today to join us. The YMCA of Columbia SC is an equal opportunity employer, drug-free workplace.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and two or more years of swim coaching experience preferred, or acceptable combination of experience and education
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written, and interpersonal)
  • Current certifications in place within 30 days of hire:
    • Child Abuse Prevention
    • American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid/Oxygen for the Professional Rescuer
    • American Red Cross Safety Training for Swim Coaches
    • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Current certifications within 60 days of hire:
    • USA Swimming Coach
  • Current certification with 6 months of hire:
    • Principles of YMCA Competitive Swimming and Diving
    • ASCA Level 1
  • Proficiency with Daxko, TeamUnify, and USA Swimming software within 60 days of hire or prior to first swim meet
  • Ability to work effectively with swimmers, staff, and volunteers
  • Possess working knowledge and demonstrated success related to competitive swim techniques and training methods
  • Commitment to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Ability to work extended hours, including weekdays and weekends when necessary
  • Must be at least 21 years of age

Essential Functions

  • Develop, implement, supervise, and evaluate all swim team activities.
  • Hire, develop, schedule, and evaluate swim team personnel.
  • Coordinate and attend association swim team practices and swim meets.
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and timely records of all swimmers, including registration, attendance, skills, and achievements.
  • Communicate effectively with parents and swimmers about skill improvement, practice requirements, meet schedules, and other details.
  • Coordinate swim team volunteer involvement.
  • Be safety-conscious, maintain order and enforce rules during practices and meets to ensure swimmer safety and respect.
  • Develop and monitor the program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  • Carry out all administrative functions, including updates to the team website and operating systems.
  • Organize or participate in Y activities, such as staff meetings, trainings, special events, and fundraising.
  • Create an encouraging learning environment through personal enthusiasm and positive team spirit.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

  • Mission Advancement
  • Collaboration
  • Operational Effectiveness
  • Personal Growth


$38,000.00 - $45,000.00

How to Apply

Apply by Email


Resumes Accepted Until

April 22, 2021

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