Jul 13, 2023

Head Swim Coach- Full Time

  • Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Recreation
  • Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
Full time Head Coach

Job Description


$64,224.00 - $88,908.00 Annually


This position is responsible for coaching student and/or adult athletes in competitive swimming techniques. This position directs a year-round USA Swimming program that produces the highest attainable level of excellence in instruction as well as individual and team. The Head Swim Coach is responsible for providing a fun and enjoyable environment while developing teamwork, promoting sportsmanship, and encouraging personal development.

Examples of Duties

  1. Recruit, hire and supervise assistant coaching staff and ensure weekly workouts are staffed by qualified coaches.
  2. Organize and oversee all levels of the coaching workout and coaching schedule.
  3. Serve as primary deck coach for a minimum of five days each week.
  4. Set attendance and disciplinary procedures for athletes.
  5. Under the direction of the Aquatics Program Administrator, oversee and manage the budget for the District Swim Team cost center.
  6. Set practice schedule and provide helpful feedback to swimmers.
  7. Serve as main point of contact between the District and the Swim Non-Profit Board, or Booster Club.
  8. Maintain a schedule that allows appropriate and successful communication with District staff, supervisors, parents and swimmers.
  9. Maintain regular and timely attendance.
  10. Work with other District staff to plan, schedule, and staff periodic swim events, including swim and stroke clinics, and team gatherings.
  11. Schedule and lead regular coaches’ meetings to ensure that all coaching staff understand and implement the training cycle.
  12. Ensure all team members are registered with USA Swimming or US Master Swimming.
  13. Ensure all coaching staff have required training and certification per District and USA Swimming requirements.
  14. Know and follow all District policies and procedures.
  15. Provide information and attend meetings as necessary to facilitate positive and successful communication between entities.
  16. Attend all pertinent District meetings and trainings.
  17. Oversee District equipment and property needs and assist with equipment and supply purchases.
  18. Represent the District and actively participate in USA Swimming or US Master Swimming when called upon.
  19. Other duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

  • 5 years' swim coaching experience.
  • Bachelor's degree, or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
  • Current Washington driver's license or ability to maintain upon hire.
  • Current First Aid, CPR, AED and Water Safety Instructor certifications and the ability to maintain certification.

Supplemental Information

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to present information effectively to large groups of adults including children in both instructional and non-­?instructional settings.
  • Ability to make mature judgments and carry out job assignments while under stress.
  • Able to work with people of all ages including older adults.
  • Complete knowledge of competitive swimming strokes, starts, turns, race strategy, practice strategy, and swimmer development, basic understanding of overall aquatics program.
  • Ability to work independently when necessary.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team and foster a teamwork environment.
  • Ability and willingness to learn District recreation software, timekeeping and other software applications.
  • Good work ethic and a desire to see projects through to completion.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
  • Must be willing to accept direction and supervision.
  • Ability to prioritize and follow through effectively.
  • Strong commitment and ability to provide high quality customer service.
  • Research skills, including use of the Internet and other resources.
  • Working knowledge of current Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access).

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