Apr 08, 2024

Age Group Coach

  • Coast Guard Blue Dolphins Swim Team
  • Newport News, VA, USA
Full time Age Group Coach

Job Description

Coast Guard Blue Dolphin Swim Team (CGBD) is a silver medal swim club with a competitive and comprehensive swim team and lessons program in the Hampton Roads area. Founded in 1965, CGBD has a long-standing rich tradition and history of success in swimming on the local, regional, and national levels.

Age Group Coach will report to the head of 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 future direction of the program. We train out of facilities in Hampton, Newport News, Ft. Eustis and Williamsburg, VA.

Coaching Responsibilities:
• Working in all aspects of the Age Group Program and alongside our Head Age Group Coach
• 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
• 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, and parents
• Attend biweekly staff meetings

Required Qualifications:
• Prior experience coaching swimming in a USA Swimming program
• Prior experience coaching swimmers ages 12 and under

Preferred Qualifications:
• Prior experience training and managing assistant coaches
• Prior experience building a positive competitive team culture
• ASCA Level 2 or higher coach

Scheduling, pay and benefits
• Hiring range: Based on experience
• This position is eligible for a comprehensive benefit package


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 email Director of Operations, Jihan Minson, at Coachjihanm@cgbdswim.org.

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