Aug 08, 2022

Assistant Club Swim Coach

  • SWIFT Aquatics
  • Niles North High School, Lawler Avenue, Skokie, IL, USA
Part time Age Group Coach Assistant Coach

Job Description

SWIFT Aquatics (SWAQ) offers year-round competitive aquatics programming - providing a comprehensive approach to competitive swimming. Our goal is to make a difference in each child's life by creating an environment conducive to reaching their fullest potential as an athlete and as an individual.

SWIFT Aquatics Values:

*  Athlete Focused
*  Character Development
*  Positive attitudes lead to positive impact athletes
*  Maintain connections to the community and each family to foster teamwork and a sense of common goals.
*  Everyone should have fun learning and excelling, regardless of experience.

We are hiring assistant coaches to begin our 2022-2023 Short Course Season. If you have any questions, please contact Seth Orlove (Coach.Seth@SWIFTAquatics.org or 224/534-9771) for more information.

Position Title: Developmental and/or Age Group Coach

Position Statement
: Under the direction and guidance of the Associate Head Coach, this role will lead/assist groups in the Developmental and/or Age Group Level.

Essential Functions:

TEAM Culture Responsibility:

●  Embrace the Swift Aquatics culture
●  Model and celebrate Swift Aquatics values
●  Passion for coaching and working with age group athletes
●  Be exceptional in the application of positive, consistent, and effective motivation strategies when working with swimmers, parents, and coaching staff in relation to all aspects of the program
●  Foster team spirit by exhibiting and maintaining a positive attitude and team building
●  Demonstrate a cooperative, prompt, and respectful communication style with swimmers, parents, community members, and staff

Wet-side Deck Responsibility:

●  Lead 1-2 groups for age group swimmers, and assist with other groups throughout the team
●  Create a season plan for lead groups that fits within the scope of group goals and objectives
●  Administer daily workouts and maintain group attendance
●  Attend meets as assigned (1-2 per month)
●  Supervise and maintain a positive practice and meet environment
●  Assess new swimmers during tryouts

Dry-side Responsibility:

●  Attend staff meetings
●  Manage group meet entries
●  Send out weekly group update e-mail
●  Conduct both group parent meetings and individual parent meetings as needed
●  Conduct specialized Clinics throughout the year
●  May be required to complete other duties as assigned by the Associate Head Coach

Hours: Hours of work will consist of 3-5 evenings a week and Saturday Mornings (1.5-2 hours/practice), and approximately 6-7 hours at weekend meets as needed.

Building: Niles North and Niles West High Schools - Skokie, IL

Qualifications: Applicants should have prior coaching experience or swimming experience and possess strong communication skills. Applicants should also hold or be willing to obtain the following certifications: Coaches Safety Training, CPR and First Aid (as is required to obtain USA Swimming Coaching credentials).

Compensation: This is an hourly position and the rate will be commensurate with experience. SWIFT Aquatics will also cover the costs of required certifications and USA Swimming membership.


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