Aug 02, 2019

Madras Swim Team Coach

  • Madras Aquatic Center Recreation District
  • 1195 Southeast Kemper Way, Madras, OR, USA
Part time Head Coach

Job Description

Madras Aquatic Center Recreation District

1195 SE Kemper Way

Madras, OR 97741



Part Time Employment

Salary: Commensurate with experience


Provide youth swim coaching to the Madras Aquatic Center Recreation District (MAC Rec. District), Madras Swim Team and Master Swimmers.

CONTRACT DATES: Monday, August 5th, or sooner


Maintain and coordinate all coaching duties with all facets of the MST Team, including organizing and planning of all practices and game strategies, scheduling of competitive meets, training and health education of athletes, and recruiting of athletes for the program.


1. Utilizes developmentally appropriate teaching techniques to instruct diverse participant groups.

2. Assists in the development of a recreational aquatics program that fosters both personal and athletic growth among participants.

3. Knowledge of the rules and regulations of swim meets, swimmer eligibility, stroke and turn and other related aspects of competitive swimming.

4. Coaches athletes in swimming form and technique.

5. Plan and execute structured workouts and coordinate competitive events.

6. Observes athletes to detect and correct mistakes; provides feedback on performance.

7. Adapts teaching approaches to the age, experience, and ability of participants.

8. Promotes team spirit and good sportsmanship at all times.

9. Effectively communicates verbally to supervisor, staff and participants. Keeps participants and parents informed about their progress. Informs coordinator and/or supervisor of any safety issues or concerns.

10. Ensures the safety of all program participants by enforcement of pool policies and rules; submit Accident/Incident Reports to the Supervisor within 24-hours of the incident.

11. Perform rescues, administer first aid, perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and summon supervisors and emergency personnel as required for injuries or other medical emergencies

12. Maintains professionalism at all times.

13. Perform related duties as assigned

14. Work closely with and communicate with the MST board of directors, and assist with fundraising efforts

15. Seek and establish sponsorship for MST

16. Regular communication with parents and community via email, social media, and website.

17. Report to Pool Manager to schedule home meets and practices.


  1. LEADING OTHERS: The ability to organize and motivate athletes to accomplish goals while creating a sense of order and direction.

    1. Empowers others to accomplish common and personal goals

    2. Represents a positive, motivational example for others to emulate in becoming successful athletes.

  2. SELF MANAGEMENT: The ability to prioritize and complete tasks in order to deliver desired outcomes within allotted time frames.

    1. Independently pursues swim objectives in an organized and efficient manner

    2. Prioritizes activities as necessary to meet job responsibilities

    3. Maintains required level of activity toward achieving goals without direct supervision

  3. DIPLOMACY AND TACT: The ability to treat others fairly, regardless of personal biases or beliefs.

    1. Maintains positive relationships

    2. Demonstrates respect for others

    3. Understands and values differences between people

    4. Respects diversity in race, national origin, religion, gender, lifestyle, age and disability.

  4. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: The ability to interact with others in a positive manner.

    1. Initiates and develops coaching relationships in positive ways

    2. Successfully works with a wide range of people

    3. Communicates with others in ways that are clear, considerate and understandable

  5. TEAMWORK: The ability to cooperate with others to meet objectives.

    1. Discards personal agenda to cooperate with others in meeting objectives

    2. Contributes positively and productively to MAC Rec. District projects

    3. Builds and sustains a trust relationship with co-workers

  6. RESULTS ORIENTATION: The ability to identify actions necessary to complete tasks and obtain results.

    1. Maintains focus on goals

    2. Identifies and works with MAC Rec. District management on removing potential obstacles to successful goal attainment

    3. Follows through on all commitments to achieve results



    1. The job requires a strong "people orientation," versus a task orientation.


    1. The job calls for a high level of optimism and a "can do" orientation.


    1. The job demands a positive and constructive view of working with others and the ability to work with youth ranging from ages 3-18 on a daily basis.


  1. Experience with Microsoft programs, social media and basic website management. Ability to use and set up timing system.


  3. Education: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent is desirable.

  4. Experience: 1-3 years previous swim coach experience.

  5. Licensure/Certification: Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR Safety Training for Swim Coaches must be obtained within a month after hire. Lifeguard class will be offered after hire date if needed. USA Swimming Coach membership must be completed within 1 week of hire. Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record (as defined by the insurance carriers’ guidelines). ASCA Level II certification and above is a plus

  6. Job Knowledge: Knowledge of swimming technique and teaching tools, exercise physiology, stroke development, competitive swim strategies, training and physical health, swimming rules and regulations.

  7. Special requirements: Applicants must be physically capable of sustained walking, standing, climbing. Applicants must be willing to work flexible hours; including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Applicants must be willing to work outdoors in varying weather conditions.

How to Apply

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Cover letter, resume, and references should be submitted to:

Eric Bostard


Gregg Markwardt

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