May 18, 2020

Head Coach - Sea Dragons Swim Club

  • Sea Dragons Swim Club
  • Penfield, NY, USA
Part time Head Coach

Job Description

Sea Dragons Swim Club – Head Coach Position

We are seeking an experienced, organized, and positive Head Coach to help bring our club to the next level. This position is full year. You will be working with the coaching staff to develop a program that will create a solid foundation for age group athletes, while increasing our senior swimming success. You must possess a high degree of emotional maturity, be able to motivate children with varied attributes, and foster strong communication with parents. You must have a strong desire to create a positive training environment for all athletes to achieve success in the pool and life and be willing to grow to make this your ultimate goal.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Team leader, coordinator, ambassador and swimming subject matter expert
    • Ability to demonstrate mature judgment, reliability, availability, and ethical behavior including punctuality, confidentiality, positive and constructive feedback, and ability to function in a multi-task environment
    • Ability to meet all USA Swimming certification and coaching requirements (CPR, Safety Training for Swim Coaches, USA Swimming Background Check, Athlete Protection, Lifeguard, First Aid, Concussion, etc.)
    • Approximately 20-30 hours per week, depending on practice/meet schedules and administrative needs
    • Attend 2-3 swim meets per month (during season)
    • Perform various administrative tasks relating to the team
  • Athlete development
    • Emphasize proper stroke technique and understand the progression for each training group
    • Plan, prepare, and conduct team practices based on pre-developed annual training plan
    • Positively and constructively communicate and motivate children with the ability to consider varied social, emotional and physical attributes
    • Manage, observe, and constructively evaluate athlete performance at practices and meets to enhance technique and motivation
    • Work directly in and out of the water instructing athletes of all ages/abilities
  • Family engagement
    • Take proactive steps to communicate/educate parents about club policies, procedures, stroke technique, meet entry, and registration
  • Manage, develop and schedule Assistant Coaches
    • Determine best fit coaching schedule and training group(s) for each Assistant Coach, aligning the full team of coaches
    • Supervise and develop coaching staff, individually and to work cohesively as a team

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • College Degree
  • 3+ years competitive swim coaching experience and coaching membership that is in good standing with USA Swimming
  • Energetic, patient, constructive, and ability to provide simple instructions
  • Demonstrated ability to work well and communicate effectively with athletes of all ages/abilities, staff and administrators
  • Computer proficiency, including email, internet navigation (especially usaswimming.org), Excel, Word, Meet Manager, Team Unify Back Office, and Deck Pass
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for continuing coaching education

Interested applicants should send resume to: Jill Martin, SDSC Vice-President, at jillkmartin75@gmail.com


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