Oct 29, 2019

Summer League Head Coach

  • Preserve Piranhas Swim Team (Summer League)
  • Greenwood Village, CO, USA
Seasonal Head Coach

Job Description

The Preserve Piranhas Swim Team, Summer League Head Coach

Summary: The Preserve Piranhas Swim Team is a summer league team located in Greenwood Village, Colorado. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, experienced head coach with excellent leadership skills to further develop and expand our existing team. The Piranhas are a member of the Rocky Mountain Swim League (RMSL), offering a competitive swim program for ages 6-18 plus a developmental program for ages 3-6. The team is governed by the Preserve Piranhas Swim Team Board comprised of volunteer parent representatives. The Head Coach works with direction from the Board to manage daily swim team operations, while striving to inspire youth swimmers of all levels through practice and competition. The Head Coach will have the knowledge and experience necessary to enhance the competitive and social atmosphere of the Piranhas team. The swim season generally runs from mid-May through mid-July, with some meetings/communications required in the months prior to the season.

Requirements:

  • Competitive swimming background with solid knowledge of, and ability to teach, competitive strokes, starts and turns.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with passion for swimming and positive, professional attitude; energetic, enthusiastic and motivated.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and knowledge of meet-management software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with swimmers, parents, Board, volunteers, meet officials and opponent teams.
  • Completion of concussion training (per RMSL policy); Safety Training for Swim Coaches/CPR/Lifeguard certification preferred.
  • Must be able to pass background check.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to and advance the team mission. Provide coaching to ensure swimmer development and promote team dynamics. Implement and improve on the existing program to attract and retain swimmers. Provide positive representation of the team locally, regionally, and nationally.
  • Exhibit professionalism and comply with the RMSL Coaches Code of Conduct.
  • Demonstrate reliability. Punctuality and reliability is expected in meeting job performance requirements, including but not limited to attendance, timeliness, and deadlines.
  • Develop and lead seasonal training plans and stroke clinics. Incorporate dryland strength training to complement water training.
  • Provide leadership to assistant coaches for practices and meets, team and individual development, and promotion of the highest standards of sportsmanship.
  • Prepare advance daily practice plan for entire season. Ensure all coaches are prepared in advance for every practice and meet.
  • Complete meet entries by weekly deadlines and coordinate with opposing teams.
  • Review meet results (including DQs) and work with swimmers to inspire and improve performance.
  • Plan team-building activities to create excitement for our athletes and families.
  • Assist with planning, coordination, and execution of team banquet.
  • Promote a safe, comfortable, professional, team-oriented environment and spirit of competitiveness.
  • Possess passion and excitement for the sport of swimming.

To apply, please send the following information:

  • A letter of interest detailing relevant experience and how you are prepared to fulfill the responsibilities of the Head Coach position.
  • Current resume.

First consideration will be given to applicants who submit their information by November 30, 2019. The Board may, in its own discretion, evaluate candidates beyond such date until the role is filled.

Job Type: Temporary/Seasonal


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