Norwalk, CT — The Zeus Swim Team — Seeking Multiple Coaching Positions, Posted August 12th, 2021


Contact Email: hiring@velo-ct.com
Address of Job: 8 Willard Road Velo-CT Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone Number: (203) 202-8081
Team Name: The Zeus Swim Team
Position Type: Assistant Coach
Organization Type: Club

Job Description:

The Zeus Swim Team based in Norwalk, CT is looking to hire both full time and part time coaches to report directly to the Head Coach of the Competitive Swim Team.

The Zeus team is owned by, and operates out of, the Velo-CT aquatics facility which is comprised of three indoor pools, including a 50-meter pool, a 20-yard pool, and 7,000 square feet of gym space including both a Yoga and a Pilates studio.

Facility info can be found at our website: https://www.velo-ct.com/

The Zeus Swim Team has called Norwalk home for over 50 years and is comprised of swimmers from all over Fairfield County. We currently have over 150 members and are recognized as Level 2 by USA Swimming

We expect a full-time coach to go above and beyond for the swimmers in the program. It is important to note that the responsibilities of the coaching staff are not limited to deck hours. Events, meetings, season planning, and other factors are involved in the planning and implementation of a successful swim season.

Candidates must be eager to learn and contribute to family oriented competitive
swim team. Demonstrate a proven aptitude for coaching with a strong work ethic, organizational skills, computer skills, and the ability to interact professionally. The successful candidate must work closely with other coaches in carrying out the philosophy and objectives of the team.

Job Description:

We are looking to hire qualified individuals for multiple positions, both full time and part time coaches, who can build upon our tradition of excellence. The positions report directly to the Head Coach. This person would work alongside the Head Coach in creating and executing a strategic plan consistent with the team vision, mission, and training philosophy; as well as managing the overall direction of several groups. He or she would serve as the lead coach for one of the following groups: 8 and under, 9-10, 11-12 and/or 13 and over.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follows and enforces USA Swimming Safe Sport guidelines.
  • Helps create and implement inspiring workouts that build upon technique, strength and training
  • Provides corrective feedback at practice and at swim meets.
  • Tracks and prepares reports, including but not limited to, attendance numbers, swim group performance numbers, and other relevant trends.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those connected to the program, including but not limited to USA Swimming, Connecticut Swimming, and our clients.
  • Provides customer service to group participants and the general public, including responding to parent inquiries, supplying accurate information, and fulfilling customer needs over the phone, through email, and onsite at aquatic facilities.
  • Educates new swimmers and families about the team’s programs, and competitive swimming in the LSC and in USA Swimming.
  • Follows the guidance and direction of the Head Coach.
  • Leads developmental programs and groups• Attends swim meets planned by the Head Coach.
  • Attends Zeus functions.• Attends Zeus and Velo-CT trainings, staff meetings, and committee meetings.
  • Assists with life threatening emergencies.
  • Understands basic functions of Team Manager, Meet Manger and Team Unify including, emails, team entries, and time reports.
  • Understands and performs their duty as a mandatory reporter.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • At least 2 years of coaching or instructing experience in an aquatic organization. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree is highly desirable.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge and understanding of USA Swimming Rules and Regulations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Minor Athlete Abuse and Prevention Policy.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Connecticut Swimming Rules and Policies.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of all four competitive strokes, starts, turns, and racing strategy.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:

The following is required but not necessary at time of hiring:

  • USA Swimming Coach Membership Requirement (Please see supplemental instruction)
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Adult & Pediatric/Child CPR and AED Requirement
  • Safety Training for Swim Coaches (STSC)
  • Local Swim Committee (LSC) Non-athlete application
  • Three Educational Requirements (For New and Second Year Coaches Only)
  • Foundations of Coaching 101, prior to becoming a coach• Foundations of Coaching 201, prior to 2nd year of registration
  • Rules and Regulations for Coaches Test
  • Concussion Protocol Training
  • Athlete Protection Training
  • Previous experience with coaching is highly desirable.
  • Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary will be considered.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested parties should submit a resume and cover letter to:

Russ Stidolph

hiring@velo-ct.com

(203) 202-8081

Salary/Benefits:
Salary: Commensurate on experience and education.
Benefits: Full-time employees are eligible for medical and PTO
Reimbursements: Mileage, team travel, certifications
Relocation Expenses: Potential for relocation expenses to be covered
Living Expenses: Potential for rooming expenses to be covered for 2021/2022
About the Organization:

The Zeus Swim Team based in Norwalk, CT is looking to hire both full time and part time coaches to report directly to the Head Coach of the Competitive Swim Team.

The Zeus team is owned by, and operates out of, the Velo-CT aquatics facility which is comprised of three indoor pools, including a 50-meter pool, a 20-yard pool, and 7,000 square feet of gym space including both a Yoga and a Pilates studio.

Facility info can be found at our website: https://www.velo-ct.com/

The Zeus Swim Team has called Norwalk home for over 50 years and is comprised of swimmers from all over Fairfield County. We currently have over 150 members and are recognized as Level 2 by USA Swimming

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