Feb 16, 2024

Assistant Swim Coach

  • WAVE Swim Club
  • Buffalo Community Middle School, Minnesota 25, Buffalo, MN, USA
Part time Assistant Coach

Job Description

Position:  Assistant Swim Coach

Reports To:  Head Coach & Board of Directors

Location:  Buffalo Community Middle School (1300 Hwy 25 N Buffalo MN 55313)

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday evenings & occasional daytime Weekends for swim meets

Supervises:  Junior Coaches

Salary Range:  Competitive Hourly Rate based on Qualifications & Experience

Position Summary

The Assistant Coach is responsible for working with the Head Coach in all coaching related activities, developing and sustaining a successful program with a strong emphasis in skill development, sportsmanship and teamwork. Provides feedback, execution and direction during swim practices and swim meets and interacts with parents and athletes in a positive manner. Provides a high level of customer service and ensures a safe program environment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Maintain all coaching certifications required by and remain in good standing with USA Swimming & MN Swimming.

  • Lifeguard Certification, or the ability to obtain certification within 30 days.

  • Background in competitive swimming.

Preferred Qualifications

  • College degree.

  • Experience coaching various ages, levels and abilities of competitive swimming which could include Club, High School and/or College.

Position Responsibilities

  • Provide training appropriate for swim club members and instruction of skills and techniques appropriate to the level of the swimmer; organize, order, and supervise practice sessions, set team goals for each practice session, and provide a nurturing athletic environment for the advancement of each individual member.

  • Be the primary instructional coach with most hours spent on deck coaching and leading.

  • Provide supervision and direction of coaching including but not limited to the following:

  • Communicate between coaches, athletes, and parents regarding training and competition.

  • Assist with expanding the club and retaining current swimmers.

  • Mentor, guide and serve as a positive role-model for Junior Coaching staff.

  • Provide an environment that is compliant with all applicable Club, USA Swimming, and MN Swimming regulations, including current Safe Sport policies. Mutual respect should extend to the Coach-Swimmer, Coach-Parent, and Coach-Official relationships. The Assistant Coach should be a model of sportsmanship.

Desired Skills and Abilities

  • Able to be engaged with and support all members of the club whether they seek to compete at high levels of swimming or simply enjoy swimming as a recreational sport for exercise and health.

  • Ability to hear noises and distress signals in the aquatic environment, including in the water and anywhere in the zone of responsibility, with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Ability to see and observe all sections of an assigned zone of responsibility, with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to respond promptly.

  • Good organization skills.

  • Ability to serve as a positive role model and provide constructive feedback.

  • Ability to effectively resolve conflict.

  • Ability to travel, attend meetings and trainings.

  • Ability to recognize and react calmly and effectively in hazardous/dangerous situations.


Working Conditions

  • Ability to support child or adult body weight in the water during an emergency.

  • Communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distance in normal and loud situations.

  • Perform all physical aspects of the position, including walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting to 15 pounds at a time in a warm or cool pool environment.

* This job description represents the major functions of the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive.

** All interested applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé and three references to the WAVE Board of Directors at buffalowaveswimboard@gmail.com.

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