Apr 03, 2024

Head Coach

  • Wellesley Swimming Association
  • Wellesley, MA, USA
Part time Head Coach

Job Description

WSA Head Coach 

Head Swim Coach - Premier Youth Swim Team

Location: Wellesley, MA   

Position Type: Part-Time  

Team Size: ~175 Swimmers, Ages 6-18  

 

About Us:

We are a premier youth recreation swim team with a storied over 50 year history of success, routinely achieving undefeated seasons and consistently contending for championship titles. Our team is comprised of ~175 dedicated swimmers ranging in age from 6 to 18 years. Supported by a talented and committed team of ~8 assistant coaches, we strive not only for excellence in competition but also in fostering sportsmanship, discipline, and a love for swimming. Our rigorous training schedule and competitive spirit make us a formidable presence in the Metro-west swimming community attracting swimmers from Wellesley, Needham, Natick and other surrounding localities.

The Role:

We are seeking a dynamic, experienced Head Swim Coach to lead our team to continued success. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of competitive swimming and have a proven track record of developing young swimmers into confident, disciplined athletes. This role is more than just coaching; it's about inspiring a generation of swimmers to achieve their personal bests while upholding the values of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership & Development: Offer visionary leadership for both the team and coaching staff, crafting and executing comprehensive training programs that cater to swimmers at varying skill levels.

  • Coaching Excellence: Instruct in advanced swimming techniques to enhance swimmers' form, efficiency, and speed, employing a range of coaching styles to meet the diverse needs of participants.

  • Sportsmanship: Promote values of fair play, respect for teammates and competitors, and love for the sport. Encourage a team environment where all members support and uplift each other.

  • Competition Preparation: Methodically prepare the team for peak performance, both individually and collectively, at competitions by organizing training schedules, determining meet lineups, and crafting tailored training strategies informed by detailed competition analysis to enhance each swimmer’s performance.

  • Team Culture: Build a positive and inclusive culture that celebrates hard work and acknowledges achievements, embodying the principles of dedication and effort as a role model for athletes.

  • Operational Efficiency: Ensure that practices and meets are conducted punctually and efficiently. 

  • Strategic Planning: Participate in setting the meet schedule, conducting tryouts, and other preparatory activities as part of early season responsibilities.

  • Technical Proficiency: Generate team lineups prior to each meet using the Hytek Meet manager computer system, import results into Team Manager, and disseminate them to participants. Familiarity with Hytek Meet Manager, Team Manager, and Colorado Timing System is advantageous.

  • Communication: Maintain open lines of communication with the WSA Board of Directors, parents, and league officials ensuring all stakeholders are informed and engaged.

Requirements:

  • Proven experience as a swim coach, with a strong track record of developing competitive swimmers.

  • Excellent understanding of swim techniques and training methodologies.

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire athletes.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with swimmers, parents, and coaching staff.

  • Flexibility to work practice sessions on Wednesday evenings, Saturday afternoons, and Sunday afternoons, with Sundays dedicated to meets during the season.

Season Duration: 

Mid-October through the first weekend of March, with preparatory responsibilities beginning in August and September (e.g., setting the meet schedule, conducting tryouts).

Weekly Commitment: 

The position necessitates a strong commitment to engagements during weeknights and weekends, maintaining a structured meet and practice calendar. 

Why Join Us:

  • Be part of a winning team with a strong legacy of success.

  • Opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives and careers of young athletes.

  • Work alongside a dedicated and passionate coaching staff.

  • Competitive compensation package and opportunities for professional development.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume, a cover letter detailing your coaching philosophy and why you are the ideal candidate for this role, and any relevant certifications to president@wellesleyswim.org.

We are excited to welcome a new Head Swim Coach who shares our commitment to excellence, sportsmanship, and the development of young athletes. Join us in continuing our tradition of success and making a lasting impact on the swimming community.


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