Mar 07, 2024

COHO Swim Club Head Age Group Coach

  • COHO Swim Club
  • Deerfield, IL, USA
Full time Head Age Group Coach

Job Description

The COHO Swim Club in Deerfield, IL is a quality competitive and comprehensive developmental program for residents in Deerfield, and surrounding communities. Founded in 1971, COHO is a sponsored program of the Deerfield Park District with a long-standing rich tradition and history of success in swimming on the local, regional, and national levels.

The Head Age Group Coach will have autonomy over the Age Group Program, and work with the Head Senior Coach in the daily operations of running the club. This is a great opportunity to be involved with establishing the identity and direction of the program.

Our main training facility is a 15-lane 25-yard pool at Deerfield High School. We also have year-round access to the Deerfield HS weight room and the park district’s Sachs Recreation Center. Facilities at Sachs include a 4-lane 20-yard pool (utilized weeknights by the COHO Developmental Program), and a variety of fitness areas/equipment. In the summer, we also train at Deerspring, the park district’s 6-lane 50-meter outdoor pool.


Coaching Responsibilities:

·       Oversee all aspects of the Age Group Program

·       Plan, prepare and conduct swimming and dryland workouts for Age Group swimmers

·       Be an energetic, compassionate teacher and a strong motivator capable of molding successful swimmers in and out of the water

·       Assist swimmers in developing and improving the technical and physical skills of competitive swimming, and aid them in achieving success, as it pertains to each individual

·       Train and manage assistant coaches

·       Travel to local and out-of-state meets

·       Maintain active USA Swimming membership, including all courses and certifications


Administrative Responsibilities:

·       Work directly with the COHO Senior Coach to create a positive and inclusive team environment

·       Perform additional administrative duties that pertain to the daily operations of the club

·       Maintain quality communication with staff and participants, including publishing meet and practice calendars, expectations, and opportunities, communicating via emails, texts, phone calls, etc.

·       Communicate effectively in both verbal and written form with swimmers, assistant coaches, and parents

·       Attend monthly meetings as a voting member of the Parent Advisory Board


Required Qualifications:

Prior experience coaching swimming in a USA Swimming program

Prior experience coaching swimmers ages 12 and under

Prior experience using Team Unify and Meet Manager

Able to work irregular hours, with some weeks in excess of 40-hours


Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience training and managing assistant coaches

Scheduling, pay and benefits

The Head Age Group Coach is a full-time exempt position with irregular hours including evenings and weekends.   

Salary range is $55K-$65K dependent upon qualifications and experience.

This position is eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, IMRF pension, paid time off, wellness incentive program, and free/discounted access to Park District facilities and programs.



Position is open until filled. Please apply early as recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately. The detailed job description will be provided during the interview process.

Please contact Nancy Reese at or 847-572-2622.

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