Apr 03, 2024

FULL TIME-Head Age Group Coach

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

Job Description

Full Time ($55K-$65K DOE plus Benefits) - Head Age Group Coach

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 assist and report to the Head Coach regarding 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
• Plan and execute season plans that include goals and measures of success for both the short course and long course seasons
• 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 as assigned by the Head Coach
• Travel to local and out-of-state meets as assigned by the Head Coach
• Maintain active USA Swimming membership, including all courses and certifications

Administrative Responsibilities:
• Work directly with the Head Developmental Coach, and Head Coach to create a positive and inclusive team environment based on the established philosophy of the Head Coach
• Perform additional administrative duties that pertain to the daily operations of the club as assigned by the Head Coach
• 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, park district co-workers, 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
• Prior experience building a positive competitive team culture
• ASCA Level 3 or higher coach

Scheduling, pay and benefits
• The Head Age Group Coach is a full-time exempt position with irregular hours including evenings and weekends.
• Hiring range: $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 go to: https://www.deerfieldparks.org/jobs/ to apply.

Questions can be submitted to:

Steve Frye

Head Coach

COHO Swim Club



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