We are looking for Developmental Lead Group Coaches for the 2023 Long Course Season
We are looking for energetic, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable Swim Coaches to direct and lead our developmental swim group. Swimmers in this group have just joined USA swimming for the first time and are aiming to get their first B cuts. In order to get into the group the swimmers must already be able to dive off the side, be legal in all four strokes (50 of FR and BK and 25 of FL and BR) as well as be able to do a legal 100 IM.
Candidates should be able to show technique driven processes and improvements in swimmers at the developmental level along with being excellent communicators to both swimmers and their parents.
We believe the best coaches have had experience at all levels of our sport and it is our goal to provide that education to all of our staff. A staff member has the opportunity to work with all groups in our programs as well as being assigned team projects such as meet management, clinic operations, parent education or new swimmer outreach to further help build their resumes.
Not only do we provide our staff with medical benefits, PTO, Holiday Pay and a 401K (matching up to 4%!) we also have taken educational trips to ASCA World Clinic as well as having speakers come to talk to staff at least 2-3 times a year.
Duties and skills of the Lead Swim Coach include but are not limited to:
Abide by the American Swimming Coaches Association Code of Ethics, the USA Swimming Code of Conduct, and Waterloo Swimming policies and procedures.
Plan, prepare, and conduct team practices in accordance with our curriculum, practice schedules, and be supportive of the overall philosophy and direction of Waterloo Swimming.
Grow, coach, oversee, and manage our Waterloo Swimming program by writing and executing workouts, attending meets, entering swimmers into meets via software, running clinics, and social functions. Teach proper swim techniques and stroke mechanics
Is willing and motivated to work/be involved on multiple fronts within the organization- leading or assisting with fundraisers, special events and team-builders, clinics, camps, evaluation process, attend home and away meets, and participate in coaches’ education opportunities.
Assist other coaches/instructors as needed within Waterloo Swimming and communicate regularly with counterpart group coaches. Recommend group practice assignments for each swimmer. Substitute for other coaches as needed. Prepare and submit swimmers’ meet entries and attend assigned swim meets.
Interact effectively with parents
Keep records and reports as directed by the Head Coach. Maintaining a safe pool environment during practices (water quality checks/pool area clean up/etc)
Model proper dress, language, demeanor, and sportsmanship for swimmers. Exhibit daily a passion for helping swimmers maximize their potential
Possess USA Swimming certifications and credentials commensurate with the position.
Work with the Waterloo Leadership Team to make the program the preeminent swim program in Texas. Work within our Waterloo culture of being an Athlete-Centric center of excellence; getting Results through FUNdamentals; supporting Attendence+Effort=Success philosophy; and, building out our #swimfamily culture