Edina Swim Club

Edina Swim Club is a club where every swimmer counts and every swimmer is counted on to pursue excellence as an individual competitor and as a team member.   We train the whole person, not just the athlete side of each swimmer. 

We have training groups for every level of ability and age, and keep a long term view of improvement and achievement in the sport, encouraging swimmers to see college swimming as a goal that all can achieve.  

All Edina Swim Club coaches have years of coaching experience.  We collaborate to give every swimmer the best youth sports experience around.   We believe swimming is the best sport there is, and work hard to inspire and train athletes to be the best they can be.

As coaches, we take a long term athlete development (LTAD) approach to swimming, seeing the swimmer's career as an endurance event, not a sprint. Edina Swim Club recognizes that each of our swimmers must learn good stroke technique at every stage of their development. We believe that swimming correctly needs to be taught before athletes move on to training. We also find that swimmers who learn better stroke technique early, will inherently swim faster and smarter races. 

At the younger levels, basic technique, kicking and learning about the sport are the most important. Our coaches are trained to give feedback at these levels and be patient about a swimmer's progress. All strokes are stressed at the developmental, age group, junior and senior levels. We consider our team to be IM (individual medley) oriented, which will give the swimmers the best possible chance for success as they move through their swimming career. Coaches stress the ownership of the athlete in the process of their improvement and achievement. Concepts of intrinsic feedback are introduced, along with goal setting, accountability and a vision for the future of their swimming.

Naturally, year round swimming will improve swimming ability, but it will also carry over to other aspects of an athlete’s life. Swimmers tend to take the listening, discipline, organization, work-ethic, time management, and goal setting skills they learn in our program,with them to the classroom, and thereafter to the rest of their world. In addition, swimmers learn to handle successes and failures, which create resilience, sportsmanship and self-confidence.

Edina Swim Club has a variety of programs to help all levels of swimmers meet their goals. From swim lessons to our competitive swimming team, our instructors and coaches can teach athletes how to swim and then help them excel to the highest levels. Through the sport of swimming, we strive to develop the character, skills, and desire necessary for each swimmer to maximize his or her potential.

Jun 11, 2018
POSITION: The Edina Swim Club (ESC), is a level 4, silver medal club located in Edina, MN. ESC is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Head Age Group Coach.  This will be a leadership role in our Age Group Program. This position reports directly to the Edina Swim Club Head Coach. BACKGROUND:   The Edina Swim Club trains at three 50 Meter outdoor facilities during the summer months and out of six different 25 Yard facilities throughout the year. The club hosts 6 meets during a normal swim year.  Edina is located in Hennepin County just southwest of Minneapolis.  The Edina Gators enjoy a reputation of success, both locally and nationally, and is recognized for its perennial leadership in Minnesota.  Edina High School has won 24 high school Swimming Championships between both the girls and boys teams.  Edina’s strong recruiting base and community support allows them to provide financially attractive and competitive coaching opportunities unmatched in the Midwest.  PHILOSOPHY:   Edina Swim Club’s mission:  The Edina Swim Club prepares swimmers of various abilities to achieve the highest level of the sport.  Edina Swim Club combines fun and hard work in a team-building atmosphere that produces long-term success for its athletes in the pool and as good citizens.  To learn more about EDI, go to edinaswim.com .   DUTIES:  Design quadrennial and seasonal plans for Age Group and Developmental programs Plan Meet Schedules, Assistant and lead coaching practice and meet schedules, pool schedules Execute strong communication skills with all age group members: newsletters, emails listing deadlines and special events on a bi-monthly basis. Complete all daily work-outs on the OnDeck Application and maintain group attendance records Responsible for meet entry deadlines, posting meet information, and all age group entries Responsible for communicating group move ups at the end of each season Mentor and Manage all lead and assistant age group coaches Update TeamFeed on the OnDeck app – weekly(min) Social Media updates Responsible for weekly age group staff meetings Responsible for maintaining certifications and managing all staff certifications Schedule and perform all annual evaluations for age group staff Responsible for hiring all age group staff Maintain daily office hours in addition to coaching responsibilities QUALIFICATIONS: Four-year College Degree (Required) Competitive Swimming Experience (Required) Eight to Ten years Swim Coaching Experience with at least five years in a leadership role (Required) Have experience in dryland training for long-term athletic development (Required) Have a working knowledge of Team Unify and Hy-Tek Software (Required) Must be current in all requirements to be a USA Swimming member coach or ability to become certified within 2 months of hire. (Required) Candidates must possess integrity, strong communications skills; and a passion for helping swimmers maximize their potential. COMPENSATION: This is a Full-time position. Competitive pay for this position will range from 50,000 + commensurate with experience. APPLICANTS:   Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume with references to: Jeffrey Rodriguez: jeff@edinaswim.com Start Date:  August 1, 2018.
Edina Swim Club Edina, MN, USA Full time