Jun 12, 2019
POSITION: Dynamo Swim Club located in Atlanta, GA is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Lead Site Coach. This position reports directly to the Head Age Group Coach and the Head Coach.
BACKGROUND: For over 50 years, Dynamo Swim Club has continually grown and developed into a model 18 and under club in the US. As a top age group program in Georgia Swimming, Dynamo has built numerous state champions and record holders and has achieved national recognition in countless National Age Group Top 16 rankings. Furthermore, Dynamo consistently has more Scholastic All Americans than any other team in the country. Since the early 1980s, Dynamo swimmers have represented the United States at the Olympic Games, World Championships, the Pan American Games, Pan Pacific Championships, The Goodwill Games, and the World University Games. American Swimming Coaches Association has repeatedly recognized Dynamo’s exceptional training and stroke technique which has resulted in titles at USA Swimming Senior and Junior National Championships. Dynamo had four swimmers in Rio for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics. Gunnar Bentz (gold medal) and Jay Litherland (5th) represented the USA, as did Paralympic finalist, McClain Hermes (8th). Additionally, 2012 London Olympian Matias Koski made his second Olympic appearance in Rio, representing Finland.
We concentrate on being a team first – promoting the team culture and atmosphere. We always ask our athletes to invest in one another and each other’s success, as opposed to only focusing on personal success.
As a staff, we really believe in teaching before we train. There are a tremendous number of phenomenal coaches in the Atlanta area – we don’t want our practice to look like every other practice out there. We find creative ways to get athletes to do what we want them to do, and make sure that the swimmers understand that hard work is great, but not working efficiently won’t help the hard work.
We teach, train, and compete in all strokes and all distances, putting value in a well-rounded swimmer. We strongly believe in long-term athletic development
To pursue Excellence in Competitive Swimming
To be the model 18 and under club team in the United States
Respect our teammates, our coaches, our tradition, ourselves
Honor our sport and the pursuit of excellence
Be bold pursue excellence without reservation
Show grit and overcome setbacks
Recognize the need to work as a team
Commit to growth and development of all individuals within Dynamo
Set high standards rather than enforce rules
To learn more about Dynamo, visit: www.dynamoswimclub.com
Establish and maintain relationships and open communications with athletes and parents
Support the coaching philosophy and direction of the club as established by the Head Coach
Meet with the Head Coach to outline the club vision/mission, as well as discuss problems or opportunities. These meetings should also ensure that the management of the program remains united with one direction
Create a positive team-oriented atmosphere where swimmers learn the values of respect, honor, boldness, grit, cooperation, commitment, and high standards
Establish and maintain relationships with City of Decatur and Boys and Girls Club
Meet with the CEO to outline and discuss opportunities or problems with facility
Lead all training groups at the Oakhurst Site
Prepare athletes for a successful transition to next level of Dynamo Swim Club
Plan and implement a comprehensive training program
Create a positive team atmosphere
Coach with energy, passion and engagement
Continually learn to be a better coach
Maintain high standards, both personally and of athletes
Provide opportunities for swimmer goal setting and evaluation meetings
Support athletes in their academic goals and pursuits
Assist with Junior program
Maintain regular and timely communication with parents and swimmers
Maintain regular and timely communication with staff (both team and non-competitive)
Evaluate all incoming swimmers and advise where they fit into the Dynamo Program
Maintain and update Junior program including payments, registrations, schedules
Create, update and maintain practice schedule for all groups
Create, update, and maintain pool map schedule for all programing events throughout the year
Maintain regular communication with Dynamo Swim School
Continue to promote the Dynamo Swim Club and City of Decatur throughout the season creating promotional events, going to City of Decatur events, and distributing flyers throughout the city at schools and local businesses.
Dynamo Swim Club Team Member Responsibilities:
Attend and participate in staff meetings
Provide proper feedback to fellow team members
Participate in club leadership opportunities
Promote all swim club programming in the community.
College Degree (preferred)
Competitive Swimming Experience (required)
Swim Coaching Experience (required)
Candidates must possess integrity, strong communications skills; and a passion for helping swimmers maximize their potential.
Full time position and salary will vary depending on qualifications and experience. Position includes benefits and potential 401K
Partial relocation reimbursement offered
APPLICANTS: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume with references to:
Ian J. Murray
Dynamo Swim Club
Dynamo Swim Club
Atlanta, GA, USA