Squad Coach

Date: 14-Oct-2021

Location: Civic, ACT, AU

Company: YMCA NSW

  • The perfect opportunity to dive into an Aquatics career!
  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of coaching
  • Based at our Canberra Olympic Pool


Join the team at Canberra Olympic Pool and help develop successful squad programs whilst leading squad training sessions under the guidance of the Head Squad Coach. 


About the Role

Reporting to the Head Squad Coach, the Squad Coach is an essential component in the delivery of YMCA aquatic education programs and services. You are required to maintain thorough knowledge and understanding of all aspects of YMCA aquatic programs, educational trends and industry development. This role also entails;



  • The delivery of safe, effective and professional sessions that progress the ability of students
  • Maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of Coaching
  • Ensuring that you are available to undertake every allocated squad for a minimum of 12 months
  • Additional WHS, administration and planning of the Squad program


This role is scheduled on a rotating roster with various morning and afternoon shift requirements. The shift times you could be required are:


  • 6:00AM - 7:30AM
  • 4:00PM - 6:30PM


What you will need to have

  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current CPR Certificate
  • Teacher of Towards Competitive Strokes/Teacher of Competitive Swimming
  • Working with Vulnerable People card (or willing to obtain)


What would make you stand out:


  • ASCTA - Current membership
  • Bronze Coaching Licence Accreditation
  • Any other swimming instruction qualifications


Y work with us?

  • Work within a supportive team environment
  • Room to learn and develop within the organisation
  • Flexible hours and arrangements for a work-life balance that works for you
  • Awesome discounts on The Y services and products
  • Corporate health insurance cover to keep you healthy



Our Recreation Team is a close-knit community of energetic people-people, with a passion for staying active and helping others. From our Duty Managers and Customer Service Officers, to our Instructors and Coordinators, the team are responsible for transforming our 24 Recreation Centres into warm, inclusive and safe spaces – providing access to health, fitness and recreation opportunities for those who need it most. As part of The Y family, you’ll be responsible for the care and wellbeing of vulnerable and underprivileged young people, always acting with integrity and respect to provide fun and meaningful experiences, safely. We’ll reward you with perks like flexible hours and free facility membership, and support you to build valuable people, leadership and life skills – all while you make a difference to your community.


Who What Y?


The Y NSW is a profit-for-purpose organisation focused on healthy living, social impact and empowering young people. We operate 24 recreation centres, 53 out-of-school-hours care services, and two camping locations which employ 1,500 staff across NSW –  and fund our diverse range of enriching community programs.


We believe in building a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We encourage people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures, including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, to apply.


Commitment to Safeguarding

At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe, at the Y, in their families and in their communities. As such, we embed Safeguarding into everything that we do to make sure Children and Young People are kept at the front of our minds in all our programs and services. We also ensure that all our candidates are appropriately screened to make sure that the right people are in the right roles to keep our children and young people safe. 

To learn more about our Commitment to Safeguarding Statement and our screening processes, click here.