Mar 16, 2020

Developmental & Age Group Coaches

  • Issaquah Swim Team
  • Issaquah, WA, USA
Part time Age Group Coach

Job Description

Description: Issaquah Swim Team is seeking well-qualified and dynamic candidates to serve as Developmental and Age Group Coaches as part of our growing staff. Individuals should be available to work afternoons, evenings, and weekends. These positions are flexible and can be tailored to match the strengths of ideal candidates. Hiring will commence immediately and continue until available positions are full.

About IST: Issaquah Swim Team is a 300+ member year-round competitive swim team operating out of several facilities in the greater Issaquah, WA area. Our mission is to develop accomplished athletes and well-rounded individuals through competitive swimming. We have passionate coaches who are swimmer-centric, promote lifelong learning through a philosophy of growth, and seek to actively participate in our larger community.

Responsibilities: Coaches would work directly with the Head Coach to implement IST’s progressive training and skill development curriculums among our Steelhead (precompetitive), Surge (elementary school), and Sockeye (middle school) Programs. Additional responsibilities would include:

  • Creating and conducting workouts (3-10 hours per week)
  • Attending meets (1+ per month on weekends)
  • Attending staff meetings (2 hours every other month)
  • Communicating important information to parents and athletes
  • Responding to electronic communication
  • Completing meet entries
  • Assisting or substituting for other coaches as needed
  • Maintaining all required coaching certifications

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a passion for competitive swimming and be an excellent teacher and role model for our athletes. They will share IST’s mission, pursue our team vision, and adhere to our organizational values. Additionally, candidates should have:

  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Previous competitive swimming experience
  • Experience teaching swim lessons or coaching competitive swimming (preferred but not required)
  • Enjoyment in working with children
  • The ability to obtain and maintain all required USA Swimming certifications (including passing a background check)
  • The ability to obtain and maintain Lifeguarding/First Aid & CPR/AED certifications

Compensation: These are part-time positions paid hourly. Final rate will be dependent on experience but will be highly competitive. Additional income opportunities may exist. IST will support ongoing professional development and education. A full-time position may be available for the right candidate.

Contact: Interested candidates should contact Tim Kearney, Head Coach & CEO, at coachtim@istsockeyes.org


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