Jun 24, 2020

Senior Coach

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

Job Description

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

Job Responsibilities:

  • Inspiring, dedicated coach 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 hours per week, depending on practice/meet schedules and administrative needs
    • Attend 2-3 swim meets per month (during season)
  • Swimmer development
    • Emphasize proper stroke technique and understand the progression for Senior swimming
    • 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 swimmer performance at practices and meets to enhance technique and motivation
    • Work directly in and out of the water instructing swimmers at the Senior level

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 swimmers of all ages/abilities, staff and administrators
  • 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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