Aug 08, 2023

Assistant and Lead Group Coaches needed

  • Waunakee Wave Swim Team
  • Waunakee, WI, USA
Part time Age Group Coach Assistant Coach

Job Description

The Waunakee WAVE is a year-round competitive swim program located in Waunakee, WI a short drive to Madison, WI. We are currently looking for several energetic, technique oriented and experienced assistant coaches. These positions range from assisting a lead coach or being a lead coach for one of our groups. This position does have the opportunity to grow into a position with more hours and responsibility within the club. A FULL-TIME position may be made available for the correct applicant.  As a staff, we do not believe in measuring success in the short term, but rather by teaching an appreciation of the process.

As a Swim Coach, you will play a crucial role in training and developing swimmers of all ages and skill levels. If you have a deep understanding of swimming techniques, a track record of coaching success, and a genuine love for the sport, we want to hear from you!

Responsibilities:

Develop and implement training programs with guidance from the Head Coach and/or Lead Coach (as applicable) tailored to the needs and abilities of individual swimmers. Conduct swim practices and provide guidance and feedback to improve technique and performance. Evaluate and monitor swimmers’ progress and provide constructive feedback for improvement. Be available for competitive swim meets one to two per month, ensuring the team’s participation and success. Collaborate with other coaches to establish training strategies and team goals. Foster a safe and positive training environment, promoting sportsmanship and teamwork. Lead Coaches will communicate regularly with swimmers and their parents regarding training schedules, progress, and upcoming events. Stay updated with the latest coaching techniques and industry trends to continually enhance coaching skills and knowledge.

Qualifications:

Previous experience as a Swim Coach and/or a competitive swimmer is a plus. Strong knowledge of swimming techniques, training principles, and competitive swimming rules and regulations. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively connect with swimmers of different ages and backgrounds. Ability to provide constructive feedback and motivate swimmers to achieve their goals. Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team of coaches. Passion for swimming and a commitment to the development and success of swimmers.  All applicants must have or be willing to obtain the following:

  • Candidates must have or be willing to obtain all USA Swimming Certifications including a Background Check, Athlete Protection Training, CPR/First Aid, Safety training and willing to get their Lifeguard Certification within 3 months of hiring.
  • Assists the Head Coach and/or Head Age Group Coach in all areas as/where needed, when necessary.
  • If the candidate is the lead coach of a group, they will act as primary contact to parents regarding any issues or concerns with any swimmer in their group while including the Head Coach in these issues.
  • High energy, enthusiastic and motivating to the swimmer’s they coach.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter, references and any supporting documents via email to Greg Lake at greg.lake@waunakeewave.org  We thank all applicants for their interest and the position start date is September 11th, 2023 or until the position(s) are filled.  Contact Coach Lake with questions via email greg.lake@waunakeewave.org or call (608) 416-9053.


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