Mar 08, 2024

Lead Swim Coach

  • Lyons Aquatics
  • Western Springs, IL, USA
Part time Age Group Coach

Job Description


Lyons Aquatics is seeking an energetic and knowledgeable senior group lead swimming coach to work with our large competitive age group program. The lead coach will be the primary point person to develop, design, and implement training programs through dryland, swim technique coaching, and motivational instruction. The ideal candidate is passionate about the sport of swimming, focused on swimmer development and has experience working with Middle and High school aged children.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Senior Group Lead Coach will:

·       Develop and implement a comprehensive swim and dryland training program tailored to the needs and abilities of individual swimmers/groups focusing on skill development, tactical knowledge, and physical fitness. Provide personalized coaching and feedback to individual athletes to help them achieve their maximum potential. Organize and lead regular team practices, to enhance team cohesion and performance.  The primary focus of this position will be all 13 & Over swimmers from novice to national level but may also involve assisting with coaching 12 & Under swimmers. The position will require working weeknight practices and some weekend practices/meets with participation and potential travel to meets at local, regional, state, and national levels. Supervise and maintain a positive practice and meet environment.

  • Manage group meet entries, plan team travel and complete other administrative duties as assigned.
  • Maintain effective quality communication with swimmers, parents, and other staff, via weekly group emails, texts, phone calls, etc. Conduct both group parent meetings and individual parent meetings as needed.
  • Organize team-building activities, social events, and community outreach programs to strengthen team unity and connections within the club.
  • Manage 13 & Over Age Group Assistant Coaches to ensure they lead and communicate effectively. Assist in the Age Group Coach schedules.
  • Maintain compliance with USA Swimming coaching standards as well as ensuring all age group coaches are compliant.  Follow all USA Swimming policies including SafeSport as well as ensuring all assistant coaches are compliant.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive team culture, emphasizing sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect among athletes, coaches, and support staff.  Build a positive atmosphere through team-work and fun.

Desired Qualifications:

·       Current USA Swimming coach member in good standing, including all courses and certifications, ASCA certification preferred.

·       Proven coaching experience three or more years and proven success with both developmental and elite swimmers in technique, race strategy and training methodologies.

·       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with athletes, parents, staff, and the broader community.

·       Strong organizational abilities to manage multiple tasks and events simultaneously.

·       Proficient in use of Hy-Tek software and TeamUnify platforms, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint – or equivalent) and Gmail


·       Pay range is commensurate with education and experience.

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