Dive Coach

West Chester Area YMCA, 605 Airport Rd, West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #3493
Thursday, June 20, 2024

Named a 2024 Top Workplace in the Philadelphia Inquirer, we are a diverse community joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster social responsibility.

With more than 60,000 members across Chester County, our programs and facilities are always based on the unique needs and interests of the communities we serve. In addition, our volunteers, staff, members and donors are all united by a deep commitment to continually strengthen Chester County.

Job Title: Diving Coach

Branch: West Chester Area YMCA
Pay Class: Part Time
Shifts Available: Varies

Rate: $14.00-$16.00


About the YMCA of Greater Brandywine: Named a 2024 Top Workplace by the Philadelphia Inquirer, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW), an association of nine YMCAs serving Chester County, is a non-profit organization committed to nurturing the potential of every child, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility through life-changing programs for all.   

Position Purpose:
The Diving Coach is responsible for assisting with the instruction of our diving program while providing excellent member service and engagement of program participants. The Diving Coach will be responsible for carrying out and enforcing aquatic policies and procedures in compliance with statutes as described by the State of Pennsylvania, the YMCA of the USA, The YMCA of Greater Brandywine, lifeguard licensing agency Ellis and Associates, and YMCA insurance representatives.



  • Lead diving instruction to develop skills of all participants within prescribed curriculum.
  • Assist in ensuring the safety and well-being of all participants.
  • Follow YMCA of Greater Brandywine’s Aquatic Class Promises:
    • Be a positive YMCA role model with an enthusiastic attitude.
    • Instructors are expected to be at all scheduled classes, unless instructor received prior approval from supervisor
    • Classes will start and end on time.
    • Greet participants and learn their names.
  • Identify your participants’ limitations and adapt your classes and/or provide modifications accordingly.
  • Communicate positively and accurately with all the parents/guardians of participants.
  • Participate in branch and aquatic special events.
  • Actively participate in all in-house required drills, including mock drills and monthly in-house trainings.
  • Assist in setting up and cleaning up the pool deck and help in closing the pool if conditions are unsafe and alert a supervisor immediately. Follow the Association Thunder and Lightning Policy.
  • Assist with the completion of progress reports, mid-session cards, greeting cards and birthdays to ensure all participants receive them in a timely manner.
  • Ensure compliance with all YGBW policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.




  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • Experience in competitive diving or teaching diving preferred
  • Demonstrate the ability to relate and positively interact with children and adults
  • Obtain and maintain all new hire certifications and trainings within 90 days of hire



  • Making a difference in a person’s life every day
  • Fun, fast-paced work environment
  • Working for a diverse and inclusive community-based non-profit
  • Opportunities for training and advancement
  • Free Family Membership (all members of the family must live in the same household
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Referral bonuses


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY - The YMCA of the Greater Brandywine considers candidates for all positions on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or other protected classification and in accordance with applicable federal, state & local laws.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly