Oct 22, 2021

Head Coach - Helena Lions Swim Team

  • Helena Lions Swim Team
  • Helena, MT, USA
Full time Head Coach

Job Description

The Helena Lions Swim Team (HLST), a USA Swimming club in Helena, MT is seeking an energetic, engaging, motivated, experienced, dynamic Head Coach for a team of approximately 70 swimmers to further develop an already strong program. Established in 1973, HLST has a recognized presence in the community and over the years has produced numerous Individual State Champions, Championship relays, Seniors, Age Group Sections, Futures, and Zone qualifiers. Practice facilities include an indoor 25-yard pool and an outdoor 50-meter pool in summer. 

Primary Responsibilities:  

The Head Coach, through collaboration and communication, is responsible for ensuring: 

  • Team operations 
  • Swimmer Recruitment and retention
  • Scheduling 
  • Providing coaching and training that is technically, age and developmentally appropriate. 
  • Community Involvement 

For a complete job description, see contact information below. Additional team information is available at www.hlst.org 

Minimum Requirements: 

Successful candidates will have at least 2 years of swim coaching experience. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or currently eligible to work in the U.S. 

Preferred Skills: 

ASCA Level 2 or 3. One year of management or administrative experience. 


Helena, the capital city of Montana, has a population of approximately 34,000, with a greater area population of over 63,000. Nestled in the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains (elev. 4,100) and centrally located between Glacier and Yellowstone Nation Parks. There are vast opportunities for summer and winter outdoor recreation activities, including hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, and skiing. Known as “The Best Small Art Town in America,” there are a multitude of social, educational, and family oriented activities offered throughout the year. For more local information visit www.helenachamber.com. 

Salary and Application Requirements: 

This salaried exempt position is year-round and will have a salary between $31,000-36,000 per year based on experience. The potential of additional pay through incentives may be available and will be negotiated at the time on employment contract is drafted. Paid vacation and paid professional development are included. Historically, the HLST coach has also served as a coach for two local high school swim teams. If interested, this opportunity may be available competitively as well. 

Interested applicants should submit a statement describing the applicant’s coaching philosophy, current resume, and three current references with contact information via email to the Hiring Committee Chairs: 

Sarah Urban and Piper Lynch 

smhiss@hotmail.com AND piperlynch@hotmail.com  

Email is preferred, but if submitting a paper application, please send to: 

Sarah Urban/HLST

1564 Charlie Russell 

Helena, MT 59601 

Applications will be reviewed when they are received. Questions can be referred to the Hiring Committee Chairs by email (preferred): smhiss@hotmail.com and piperlynch@hotmail.com or by calling (406) 443-0687.  


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