May 30, 2018

Part-time Head Coach Job

  • La Grande Swim Club
  • La Grande, OR, USA
Part time Head Coach

Job Description

La Grande Swim Club
Head Coach Job Description

The La Grande Swim Club is soliciting applications for a part-time Head Swim Coach.
La Grande is a thriving community (12,000 population) located in the Grande Ronde Valley of Northeast Oregon. La Grande is home to Eastern Oregon University, the only 4-year institution in eastern Oregon. Outdoor recreation abounds in the beautiful rivers, lakes, valleys, and mountains surrounding La Grande.  La Grande Swim Club has had a tradition for over 50 years of individual/team success and character development of young athletes.  Currently there are 60-90 swimmers depending upon the time of year, ranging in age from 6-18. Training occurs at the Veteran’s Memorial Pool in La Grande. The pool is an eight lane, 25 yard indoor pool with an electronic timing system. The non-profit club is governed by a board of directors consisting of team parents. The coach serves at the pleasure of the board.

Primary Responsibilities:
 - training appropriate for children ages 6-18
-  the instruction of skill and technique appropriate to the level of the swimmer
-  organization and supervision of practice sessions (including swimmers and assistant coaches)
-  setting team goals for each season
-  providing a nurturing athletic environment for the advancement of each individual
-  determining meet entries for all team-sanctioned meets
-  maintaining communication between coach and athlete and coach and parent regarding swim training and competition
-  interacting with the league officials and coaches as necessary
-  recruiting Assistant Coaches (as necessary).
-  attending swim meets and league sanctioned meetings

Required Qualifications and Experience:
-  USA Swimming coach certifications
-  ASCA certification preferred, but not required depending upon qualifications and experience
-  Possess knowledge of technical and training aspects of competitive swimming
-  Ability to communicate with swimmers, families, and staff in a professional manner
-  Ability to work independently and in a team environment
-  Must pass all background checks
-  Experience coaching in competitive swimming
-  Ability to scale practice for both recreational swimmers and competitive swimmers

Other Requirements:
-   Must have valid Drivers License

-  Need to be able to provide your own transportation to and from swim meets.

There is also potential for developing a Masters swimming program, private swimming lessons, and other community aquatic programs.
For more information please contact: Tatiana Ricker at
To apply: send application letter, resume, and contact information for at least two references to: Tatiana Ricker at

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