Jun 28, 2021

Assistant Coach

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

Job Description

Sea Dragons Swim Club is a non-profit, USA Swimming Club for competitive swimmers age 5 – 19, part of the Niagara LSC (Local Swimming Committee).  We are seeking an experienced, organized, and positive assistant 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 athlete 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 athlete progression
    • 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

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • College Degree
  • 2+ 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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