Welcome to the home of the OCY Tiger Sharks Swim Team.

We are a coach directed, parent supported YMCA program.

OCY offers a variety of competitive programs that are designed to accommodate children of all age groups and skill levels. At each level, the goals and objectives are specific and directed toward meeting the needs of the swimmer. The long-term goal of total excellence is always in mind. As each child is different, he/she will progress at his/her own rate. The coaching staff recognizes this fact by making team assignments based on a swimmer's physical, mental, and emotional level of development. Contact us using the "Contact Us" button on this webpage.


Our Philosophy is "BELIEVE"

To have confidence in the truth

To trust in yourself and your team

Only if one BELIEVES in something, canone act purposefully


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 Ocean County YMCA, Toms River, NJ
OCY Hiring Assistant Coaches

The Ocean County YMCA Swim Team is hiring lead practice group and assistant coaches who are passionate about helping swimmers to learn, improve, and reach their potential! Our swim team consists of over 300 swimmers from competitive beginners to nationally-ranked. Operating under the supervision of the Head Coach and Head Age Group Coach, you will assist in coaching swimmers in practices and at meets. You must have the ability to instruct, evaluate, and demonstrate proper stroke techniques in all four competitive strokes. In addition, you must be available to work on nights and weekends as needed, including out-of-town weekend trips at the YMCA’s expense.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age with previous experience in swim instruction; previous coaching experience is preferred. You must be able to demonstrate swim coach skills in accordance with YMCA standards, including the areas of focus of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Requirements within 30 days of hire include completion of Child Abuse Prevention, Life guarding, CPR, First Aid, AED, YMCA Principles of Swimming Course, and USA Swimming coach registration requirements.

This is a PART TIME position with opportunities to learn, gain valuable experience, and to be considered for advancement in responsibility. Interested applicants should email a resume and three personal references to Interim Head Coach Corey Matthews at [email protected]. Go Tiger Sharks!