The Assistant Swim Coach is responsible for assisting the Head Swim Coach with organizing the Allegheny North Swim Club (“ANSC”). The Assistant Swim Coach assists the Head Swim Coach with, among other things, conducting practices, motivating swimmers, and instructing swimmers in strategies and techniques.
Essential job duties and responsibilities
These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the activities, duties and responsibilities of the position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty of the position satisfactorily. This position may be assigned additional activities, duties, and responsibilities not listed herein.
Assist the Head Swim Coach in instructing athletes on rules, regulations and techniques of the sport.
Organize and direct individuals and group practices as directed by the Head Swim Coach.
Assess swimmers’ skills.
Monitor swimmers during competition and practice.
Effectively coach various age group levels, setting a strong, positive, enthusiastic, and highly energetic tone for all age groups, as needed.
Communicate effectively with board members, parents, swimmers, and other coaches through a variety of oral and written communication methods to ensure members are well-informed of activities and deadlines.
Assist the Head Swim Coach and/or Assistant Head Coach with planning of annual practice and meet schedules, as necessary.
Assist the Head Swim Coach and/or Assistant Head Coach with the organization and submission of swim meet entries to meet hosts by stated deadlines, as necessary.
Attend scheduled swim meets (approximately 1-2 weekends per month during swim season), practices, meetings, and team functions as required.
Other associated duties as may be required.
Fill in for the Head Swim Coach and/or Assistant Head Swim Coach when necessary.
This position requires skills and abilities, including but not limited to:
Possess an expertise and knowledge of swimming at all age groups.
Effective written and verbal communication skills, and ability to communicate effectively with swimmers, parents, coaches, board members, and staff.
Strong organizational and preparation skills
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with officials, administrators, employees, swimmers, parents, board members, coaches, and staff
Must have and maintain all the necessary clearances and certifications required by USA Swimming and Pennsylvania Law (for individual working directly with minors).
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Must be able to sit or stand in a hot, humid, noisy environment for long periods of time.
Must be able to sit, stand, walk, grab, pull and push objects in or out of water, squat down, stoop, kneel, crouch and jump.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Ability to maintain physical and mental fitness level consistent with readiness to respond to emergency situations
Must be able to perform all of the essential duties of the position listed above.
Be able to pass a full background check and possess all current clearances and certifications required by Pennsylvania law and USA Swimming.
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Must be authorized to work in the United States of America.
Must be able to work varying schedules to reflect ANSC’s needs.
Must have reliable transportation.