Apr 08, 2024

Head Swim Coach

  • Swim Macon
  • 5097 Northside Drive, Macon, GA, USA
Full time Head Coach

Job Description

Swim Macon, a USA Swimming club in Macon, GA, is seeking an inspiring, energetic full-time Head Coach with excellent leadership, communication and team building skills as well as technical expertise to coach and mentor our year-round team of approximately 90 athletes.

The ideal candidate has proven experience at the head or assistant-head coach position at a USA Swimming-affiliated club; leads the organization as an effective swim-skills educator, is committed to ensuring the effective training of athletes at all levels of the team (either directly or through the coach-hired staff), and is committed to ensuring a culture of excellence in all areas of athlete’s lives (e.g. in practice, at dryland training, in school, and as teammates). The ideal candidate is committed to collaborative, healthy relationships with parents and the volunteer-run Board of Directors.   

The Head Coach will report to the Board of Directors and will be asked to manage all day-to-day aspects of Swim Macon. In addition to coaching no less than 2 groups, the Head Coach will supervise and train assistant coaches. Swim Macon also has a robust Learn to Swim program that will require heavy involvement from the Head Coach. The Head Coach will be responsible for facility upkeep, basic bookkeeping and payroll, meet arrangements and entries and agrees to work with the Board of Directors to uphold the Vision and Mission of Swim Macon.

Expectations and Responsibilities:

·        Actively assist in managing the year-round Swim Macon program, overseeing its day-to-day operations, and managing assistant coaches.

·        Develop and implement advanced swim training programs for swimmers of varying skill levels.

·        Dedicate time each week to administrative duties and preparation, ensuring the seamless operation of the program.

·        Take charge of writing workouts, providing stroke instruction, and assisting in all coaching duties.

·        Maintain accurate records of attendance and progress.

·        Maintain a safe training environment and basic facility upkeep.

·        Develop and carry out seasonal training plans, including "dry-land" strength training.

·        Plan the meet schedule, serve as meet director, and submit entries for all swimmers participating in competitions.

·        Create and track assistant coach schedules and ensure all necessary coaching certifications are maintained.

·        Maintain regular communications with swimmers, parents, coaches, and board members.

·        Be a USA Swimming certified coach in good standing.

Be or become a Certified Pool Operator.


Swim Macon is prepared to offer a competitive salary package commensurate with experience.  The package includes a base salary, bonuses, partial benefits coverage, paid vacation, paid professional development, and travel expense reimbursement for meets. The potential for additional financial incentives may be available and will be negotiated when an employment contract is drafted.  Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Preferred start date is May 1, 2024. The position shall remain open until filled.


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