Nov 18, 2018

Age Group Coach

  • Murray Youth Swim Team
  • Murray, KY, USA
Full time Age Group Coach

Job Description

MYST Age Group Coaching Position

Murray Youth Swim Team (MYST) is a parent-owned 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving Murray and surrounding communities in Western Kentucky.  MYST is in a solid financial position, with a supportive parent-led Board and volunteer groups committed to providing for the team and supporting the coaching staff.

We are a growing, year-round competitive team with 55 swimmers, with abilities ranging from novice to Sectionals.  We use two facilities for seasonal practices sessions (indoor – 25-yard pool and outdoor – 25-meter outdoor pool).  We have access to an additional indoor pool for the winter session when and if our numbers require it.  We partner with Murray State University for our home meets.

Our current coaching staff consists of two part-time assistant coaches (USA Swimming Certified) and a full-time head coach (ASCA Level 2 and USA Certified).

About the Position:  MYST is seeking an “Age Group Coach” to oversee all novice and developmental programs and to be an instrumental part of a learn to swim program.  The successful candidate will work closely with the head coach and parent board to administer our progressive aquatics program that promotes good sportsmanship, team unity, family participation and the overall development of swimmers.

Responsibilities:  1) Direct coaching and teaching of swimmers, 2) Guidance of the assistant coaches and instructors (part-time and volunteer) to execute programs that allow swimmers to reach full potential and progress through our program.  3) Collaboration with the head coach to fulfill the parent board’s strategic plan and team’s mission.   On deck coaching time ranges from 15 to 18 hours a week.

Salary and Benefits; This is a full time salaried position commensurate with experience. MYST pays for USA/ASCA membership, professional development and attendance at clinics.  Potential for more income with learn-to-swim lessons and clinics.

Candidate Qualifications:  The successful candidate should have swum competitively, coaching and swim instructor experience.  All candidates should possess current ASCA and USA Swimming coach certifications (in good standing with both), current certification as a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (or equivalent) and must pass all appropriate background checks. A Bachelor’s Degree is desired.   Candidates should have experience that illustrates strong work ethic, teaching and management skills and communication and motivation skills.  Interested applicants should forward a cover letter outlining your interest along with a resume or vitae and at least three references.

Please apply via email to: John Wand via or .  Candidates must be available for travel to Murray for an interview.  MYST will reimburse 50% of travel expenses to all candidates and 100% to the successful candidate (receipts required).  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

To learn more about our club, please visit our website: For information about Murray, KY, please use the Murray Chamber of Commerce website:  

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