Jul 04, 2021

Lead Coach

  • Dunlap Dolphin Swim Team
  • Dunlap High School, Legion Hall Road, Dunlap, IL, USA
Part time Head Age Group Coach Associate Head Coach Age Group Coach Assistant Coach

Job Description

Position: Lead Group Coach

Club: Dunlap Dolphins Swim Team (DDST)

Location: Dunlap, Illinois 

DDST is a non-profit, year round competitive swim program founded in 1998. Comprised of 125 to 135 swimmers, the team ranges in age and ability from Novice through Junior National qualifiers. DDST year-round in the USA Swimming sanctioned meets within Illinois and near-by LSC’s of IN, IA, and OZ.  We train in a 25-yard, six lane pool located at Dunlap High School, an academic nationally-ranked school district.

The ideal candidate will be lead coach for one of the four groups within the program and work with swimmers from 6 - 14 years old, including novice through championship level individuals. 

Core Responsibilities:  

  • Conducts practices, motivates athletes, and instructs athletes in stroke techniques and competition strategies for the group assigned. 
  • Attend practice everyday, coaches practice 5 - 10 hours per week.  
  • Attends one meet per month
  • Assesses athletes’ skills, monitors athletes during competition and practice, and keeps the head coach informed of the athletic performance of athletes. Provides direct feedback to athletes about skills and competition performance.
  • Participates in special activities to include team social events, banquets, award nights, and team meetings.

Job Qualifications

  • Education:  High School diploma or GED.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Experience:  Two years experience instructing or coaching swimming.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of the rules, regulations, strategies, and techniques of swimming.  
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain working relationships with athletes, parents, coaches, and officials.
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills in order to effectively mentor and instruct athletes.  


  • Required:  Active coach member of USA Swimming (may be completed upon hire within 30 days).
  • Preferred:  American Swimming Coaches Association certified - Level 2

Compensation:  Pay is based on experience at an hourly rate.  Bonus structure available based on team performance.  The club will reimburse any fees needed for certification, professional growth, and travel expenses for meet attendance.

To apply send resume, and cover letter  to Krista Sieling or Mark Blameuser, DDST Board President at ddstpresident@gmail.com.  Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until it is filled with the best candidate.

For information on the team, please visit our website:  https://www.teamunify.com/team/ilddst/page/home

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