May 28, 2018

Head Coach

  • Marlins Swimming, Inc.
  • Rochester, NY, USA
Part time Head Coach Head Age Group Coach

Job Description

This position requires a motivated, enthusiastic coach with experience and knowledge in competitive swimming. Candidates should exhibit the necessary professionalism and maturity to communicate with swimmers of all abilities, their parents, and the club's coaches. Candidate will be contracted by Marlins Swimming and will be responsible for promoting the overall success of the club. Compensation will depend on experience and qualifications.



  • Provide leadership for the team and coaches by overseeing and coordinating stroke and training principles throughout all levels
  • Oversee and design work out plans for all levels
  • Responsible for coach scheduling, supervision, evaluations, and hiring (in conjunction with President)
  • Stay up to date on the current trends and techniques by attending coach clinics, on-line training, articles, etc.
  • Incorporate new and innovative technologies into training program
  • Serve as the primary on-deck coach for senior-level training group
  • Develop individual and team goals for each season and maintain momentum and visibility of those goals throughout the entire season. Ensure coaches conduct quarterly goal check-ins with Level 4 and up
  • Establish and maintain relationships amongst the Niagara LSC and attend HOD Meetings
  • Develop season meet schedule in conjunction with coaching staff for both SCY and LCM
  • Post practice schedules, meet schedule, and meet results on team website
  • Attend majority of meets and responsible for meet entries
  • Coordinate Learn to Swim, Team Prep Camp, and Splash weeks
  • Keep Race Certification book up to date
  • Work with Registrar to maintain coaches’ certification and USA Swimming memberships
  • Communicate with families regarding swim/team events as well as respond to email inquiries from parents
  • Participate in bi-monthly meetings with the President, attend board meetings, provide monthly coaches report and work with board to develop annual budget
  • Assist the board to develop plans and strategies to grow participation and retention for all levels.


Our ideal candidate will:

  • Demonstrate a positive, professional, cooperative, responsive and respectful communication style with swimmers, parents, community members, staff, and board
  • Provide an environment of team unity and swimmer support of each other
  • Identify swimmers individual strengths and weaknesses and integrate into their training
  • Have proficiency with swimming software such as HyTek and TeamUnify
  • Have strong organizational and communication skills and ability to manage multiple priorities



  • USA Swimming Coach Certification in good standing
  • Strong background in competitive swimming
  • Previous Head Coach experience
  • ASCA level 3 or higher a plus
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Working knowledge of USA Swimming rules and regulations

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