Apr 21, 2023

Swim Coach 2023 - 2024

  • Trinity Preparatory School of Florida
  • Winter Park, FL, USA
Full time Swim Instructor

Job Description

As a Member of the Athletics and Physical Education Department: 

Our primary commitments are to provide an opportunity for student-athletes to fully develop their athletic potential, developing leadership skills and a sense of accountability to others. Through practice, training and competition, the department strives to instill in each student-athlete good sportsmanship and personal integrity, loyalty to the group and the ability to function with others as a team, appreciation for the benefits of hard work, motivation and perseverance in both winning and losing situations, and pride in accomplishments gained through fair and honest means.

We strive to generate pride and enthusiasm in physically healthy students, alumni, and the community which Trinity Prep serves. All Trinity Prep coaches are expected to embrace the school’s philosophy of encouraging students to participate in multiple sports teams. As a coach, your responsibility will be to help develop a well-rounded, healthy student-athlete who finds value in the attempt at excellence as well as the achievement of excellence.

Position Description:

The Trinity Preparatory School seeks applications for a swim coach who guides and teaches student-athletes at meets and practices with technical instruction and training. This leader must possess strong organization, communication, problem solving, leadership, and multitasking skills to develop and mentor the players. In addition to coaching, the candidate should possess the necessary skills to help condition student-athletes and enforce safety procedures. 

The swim coach will exemplify Trinity Prep’s four Core Competencies that apply to all employees of the organization: 

  • Demonstrates Self-Awareness

  • Ensures Accountability

  • Communicates Effectively

  • Cultivates Innovation

The swim coach will demonstrate the following coaching leadership competencies that apply to all members of the Athletic Department:   

  • Build Effective Teams 

  • Decision Quality 

  • Organize Work 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The swim coach is a leader who will adhere to the policies, rules, and regulations of Trinity Preparatory School, Florida High School Athletic Association, Citrus League, and USA Swimming. The swim coach is responsible for the swim program for participants in grades 6-12. 

The following list provides examples of the most typical duties for the swim coach at Trinity Prep:

  • Foster a strong sense of belonging and community while promoting the School’s mission and core values in the Athletics and Physical Education Department.

  • Meet bi-weekly or at a designated time with the Director of Athletics and Physical Education.

  • Support the head coach in executing the vision of the swim program and the athletic director in the execution of the physical education curriculum.

  • Organize and facilitate regularly scheduled practices with emphasis on development and implement strategy with the supervisor for all teams in the program.

  • Serve as a role model to develop good sportsmanship and respect for the sport, as well as in life.

  • Observe and guide the discipline and conduct of student athletes to reinforce our core values, specifically our belief in the educational excellence of the athletics program.

  • Assist student athletes, their families, and our College Counseling office with potential college recruitment activities under the supervision of the Athletic Department.

  • Interact regularly with student athletes to maintain a safe learning environment, both social-emotionally and physically.   

  • Provide feedback and coaching to team members individually and in groups while demonstrating technique and strategies throughout the season.

  • Maintain player and team records to support long-term development. 

  • Promote and encourage opportunities for student athlete involvement in the team and as a multi-sport participant.

  • Encourage new student athlete participation and motivate players to continue their growth and development.

  • Engineer and apply off-season skill development programs to ensure individual fundamental progress. 

  • Inspect the equipment and facilities to ensure safe conditions. 

  • Perform job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

  • At all times, partner with the athletic trainer to ensure the health and wellness of all student-athletes.

Teaching and Learning Responsibilities (if applicable): 

  • Prepare lesson materials, grade papers, manage the classroom, and evaluate and give feedback to students in health, physical education, and wellness courses as deemed appropriate.

  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.

  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.

  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine the priorities when necessary.

  • Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of school programs.

  • Perform job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or the international equivalent with a focus in a related field. Master’s degree preferred. 

  • A minimum of 5 years of coaching experience at the secondary, club, or collegiate level. A preferred candidate will have both playing and coaching experience, but one or the other is acceptable.

  • Promotes an inclusive environment that values, encourages, supports differences, and articulates an authentic commitment to diversity in thought and perspective while holding others accountable for the same.

  • Understanding of the rules and regulations governing the sport. 

  • Proven knowledge, skills, and strategies for the sport.  

  • Strong leadership skills to motivate and develop student athletes in and out of the pool.  

  • Focus on fair play and adherence to the organization’s code of conduct.

  • Facilitating dispute resolution within the team structure to improve teamwork. 

  • Communicate effectively with other coaches, student athletes, parents, faculty, and staff.

  • Ability to help all players improve through practices and individual coaching. 

  • Creating a safe environment designed to keep athletes healthy and injury-free. 

  • Must be able to pass a Jessica Lunsford Level II background check and drug test.

Certifications Required: 

  • CPR/AED/First Aid can be gained upon hiring.

Application Requirements: 

  • Interested candidates should complete an application through the below link: 

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Employee Nondiscrimination Policy:

  • Trinity Preparatory School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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