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TN, SEVIERVILLE — Sevier Aquatic Club — Assistant Swim Coach — Listed April 23, 2018

Assistant Swim Coach
TENNESSEE, SEVIERVILLE
Sevier Aquatic Club
Listed April 23, 2018

 

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
Under general supervision of the Head Swim Coach, help plan and organize a competitive swim program for the Sevier Aquatic Club. Assist in organizing meets and oversee daily practices as directed. Analyze performance and instruct swimmers in proper technique and training strategies.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Help plan, develop and implement programs to attract swimmers into the program from the surrounding community.
  2. Help develop and implement a seasonal and yearly training program including a “dry-land” strength-training program that will compliment water training and help swimmers reach their maximum potential.
  3. Coach students individually or in groups, demonstrating proper swimming technique and observing students to detect and correct mistakes.
  4. Performs the duties of the Head Swim Coach in his/her absence.
  5. Confer with participants and parents to report swimmers’ progress, explain rules and regulations and any other important swim team information.
  6. Help maintain team records and prepare monthly reports regarding practice attendance, etc.
  7. Help organize and set-up all meets hosted by Sevier Aquatic Clu.
  8. Keep up-to-date on latest swim techniques and training methods.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Have the ability to develop the physiological, psychological and developmental needs of participants.
  • Knowledge of current aquatic coaching techniques, training and teaching methods.
  • Working knowledge of Hy-tek Team Manager and Meet Manager software to submit entries and run meets.
  • Skill in communicating in writing and/or in person on a one-on-one basis and before groups for the purpose of influencing, motivating and convincing.
  • Ability to work independently and to plan and organize programs.
  • Ability to analyze the needs of students with varying levels of physical and mental ability.
  • Ability to administer first aid and other life saving precautions according to prescribed procedures.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
At least one year experience coaching competitive swimming or any combination of education, training, and experience providing the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform essential job functions.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work takes place in and around pool facility. Traveling needed to attend swim meets, and, when necessary, meetings, clinics and conferences.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
First Aid, CPR, Safety Training for Swim Coaches, and Background Check.

 

COMPENSATION:
$25,000 – $27,000 Annually Up to $1,000 Relocation Package

 

TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should email resume to saclisa17@gmail.com

St. Maarten — Carib Swim Team — Head Swim Coach and Instructor — Listed April 19, 2018

Head Swim Coach and Instructor
St. Maarten
Carib Swim Team
Listed April 19, 2018
The parent-lead Carib Swim Team Association seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial swim coach ready to relocate to, and lead a rebuilding swim program on, the Dutch side of the beautiful island of St. Maarten. Candidates must hold and American or European passport and be willing to relocate by August.

 

About the Team

Carib Swim Team (CST) is a competitive swim team and learn-to-swim program on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of St Maarten. CST is over 20 years old and is run by a volunteer board. The team currently consists of approximately two dozen swimmers, ages 6-16, down from about 70 before Hurricane Irma, although we expect more to return to the island in September. There is also a small group of dedicated Masters swimmers and Triathletes. CST trains in a 25m outdoor competition pool with a state-of-the-art Colorado timing system. The team has a proud history of competing at the highest levels in swim meets and open water competitions throughout the Caribbean. With the support of a parent association, this position offers the right candidate a chance to build a first-class aquatics program.

 

About St. Maarten

The Carib Swim Team is located on the Dutch side of the beautiful island of St. Maarten, nestled in the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean. The island is easily reached via non-stop flights from Miami or New York. St. Maarten is unique for being only 35 square miles, yet existing as two separate countries, French on the North side and the Netherlands on the South side.

 

Essential Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of coaching and teaching experience with at least 3 as a Head or Age Group Coach
  • Must have knowledge of the additional requirements for top swimmers, including dry-land training, nutrition, stretching and conditioning
  • A clear understanding of modern swimming techniques and coaching methods
  • ASCA Certification, or European equivalent, required
  • A proven record of continuous professional development
  • Ability to effectively communicate with employees, members, and community partners.
  • Experienced instructor able to manage, and participate in, learn-to-swim program

 

Key Considerations

  • An entrepreneurial vision to build a successful swim program from the ground up
  • A passion for swimming and the ability to motivate swimmers of all ages and levels to achieve their best
  • Experience with open-water swimming
  • Able to work with, and report to, a parent-led Board of Directors
  • Promotes teamwork, sportsmanship and personal development among the swimmers
  • Fosters positive relationships with swimmers, parents and the club representatives
  • Committed to continuous professional development and education
  • Strong time management and administrative skills, with an ability to work independently
  • An interest in running an organized, efficient and responsible learn-to-swim program
  • Able to recruit, supervise and evaluate a strong team of staff and volunteers
  • Can set overall direction for practices and meets, ensuring program quality and safety standards
  • Oversee administrative aspects of the team including, meet selection and registration, group placement, practice scheduling and maintaining team stats
  • Able to communicate regularly and professionally with swimmers, parents, volunteers and coaches
  • Can develop and monitor budget for aquatics program ensuring that resources are devoted to top priorities and strategic objectives
  • Red Cross lifeguard, first aid and CPR certification
  • Able to integrate into a new community in a foreign country and work with swimmers and parents from a wide variety of cultures; previous overseas work a bonus

 

Desirable Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate in more than one of the following languages; English, Dutch and French (other languages may be useful) or a commitment to learn a second language.
  • Ability and experience in working with athletes and children with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Experience working with TeamUnify

 

Learn more about the team by visiting https://www.facebook.com/carib.swimteam

 

Application Process:

Qualified candidates should email resume, cover letter (including coaching philosophy), and salary requirements to:

 

Tanya Power-Stevens Secretary, CSTA Board
caribswimofficemanager@gmail.com

The start date is September 1. CSTA prefers that you relocate in mid-August to acclimate to the island, meet the Board, complete the necessary paperwork and oversee registration for the new season.

 

NJ, BRIDGEWATER — Somerset Valley YMCA — Lead Coach – Senior, Part Time — Listed April 19, 2018

Lead Coach – Senior, Part Time
NEW JERSEY, BRIDGEWATER
Somerset Valley YMCA

Listed April 19, 2018
 

Somerset Valley YMCA’s swim team, 2017 LC YMCA National Champions and 2018 SC NJYMCA State Champions, is currently seeking a dedicated swim coach for our Senior 1 practice group of 15-18 year old athletes. We are looking for an individual who shares our commitment in strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We enable swimmers to grow as individuals, achieve their goals, and expand their overall potential in a safe and supportive environment.

 

The Senior 1 practice group has qualified multiple athletes for YMCA National Championships in each of the past six seasons. The growth of the Senior 1 practice group has been vital to the success of the 15-18 Senior program at SVY.  The Senior 1 lead coach also serves as a YMCA National Team Assistant Coach, and will assist in coaching all athletes in the 13/Over program.

 

Benefits of working for the Somerset County YMCA include working in a diverse and inclusive environment, a supportive community, and a free membership to encourage a healthy spirit, mind, and body.

 

ESSENTIALS

  • Motivates and develops individual team members
  • In charge of all aspects of group season planning and individual goal setting
  • Assists in year-round competitions in both YMCA and USA sanctioned swimming events
  • Effectively communicates team information to Swim Team and parents

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must possess ASCA level 1 or higher
  • Must have ARC Swim Coach Safety Training, CPR/AED and First Aid certifications
  • LGI, WSI and CPO Licenses are a plus

 

HOURS: Mon – Fri (Tue off) 4-6:30p or 6:00-9:00p, Sat 11a-2p, Sun 7-9a, meet weekends as needed

 

Send your application to

Dan Roth, Director of Competitive Aquatics
601 Garretson Road, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Email: droth@somersetcountyymca.org
Web: www.somersetcountyymca.org/jobs

 

Click here for Employment Application
Deadline for applications: until filled

 

Somerset County YMCA is a drug free work environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcome all applicants who share our values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

 

LA, THIBODAUX — Crawfish Aquatics — Site Coach — Listed April 19, 2018

Site Coach for USA Swimming Program
LOUISIANA, THIBODAUX
Crawfish Aquatics
Listed April 19, 2018
 

ASCA Certification Level: Level 2 or above

 

Qualifications:   The ideal candidate will have a contagious enthusiasm for the sport of swimming, a commitment to growing the team through selfless service, and a strong desire to grow and learn professionally. Previous coaching experience and a bachelor’s degree is required.  Previous competitive swimming experiences are valued.  Demonstrates strong communication skills and administrative skills.  The position requires proficiency with several computer systems including Windows, knowledge of Team Unify systems, Hytek Systems, and an ability to learn all other necessary software systems.  Candidates must have current certifications through USA Swimming or be willing to achieve certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Coaches Safety Training. Candidates must pass a background check.

 

Responsibilities include but not limited to:  Coaching Crawfish Aquatics senior swimmers, managing the facility including the day to day operations, maintenance, supporting all meets, maintaining office hours, communicating with parents, participating in staff projects, planning and supporting all team activities. The position will report directly to the COO.

 

About Us: The mission of Crawfish Aquatics is a total swim experience offering high quality instruction and focused on overall development. We value integrity, teamwork and the fulfillment of potential for personal health, family fun and community impact.

 

We have three locations: Baton Rouge, Lafayette and at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

For more information about the club you can visit the team website at www.crawfishaquatics.com.

 

Facilities: The Nicholls State location has an outdoor 8 lane 50 meter pool with movable Bulkhead and fully operational Daktronics scoreboard and timing system. There is a large pavilion and lots of deck space. There is a large office building with multiple rooms and office and locker room facilities in the adjoining university gymnasiums.

 

Salary & Benefits: Salary is negotiable, depending on experience and health insurance is included. Potential for bonuses and additional benefits are available based on performance.

 

Application Deadline: May 31, 2018

 

Start Date: Beginning of August. Date can be determined later

Application Process:  Send a cover letter and resume to Jayme Cramer jayme@crawfishaquatics.com, to express interest in the position.

 

NC, CHARLOTTE — Mecklenburg Swim Association — Assistant Age Group Coach – Primarily 12 & U — Listed April 20, 2018

Assistant Age Group Coach – Primarily 12 & U
NORTH CAROLINA, CHARLOTTE
Mecklenburg Swim Association
Listed April 20, 2018

 

Mecklenburg Swim Association (MSA Swim) in the Charlotte, NC area is looking for a coach to assist in our Age Group and Developmental Programs coaching primarily 12 and Under swimmers.

 

MSA current has 500+ year-round swimmers on the team ranging from 6-18 years old, with novice swimmers to Junior National qualifiers. MSA has 4 sites in the Charlotte area and is hiring new Assistant Age Group Coaches at 2 of these locations.

 

Responsibilities of this position include coaching, assisting in dryland, as well as administrative duties related to the group and overall team operations. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, experience with swimming as a coach or athlete, excellent organization and communication skills, and a desire to study and progress as a coach and a professional.

 

Candidate should have ASCA level two coaching certification, or ability to obtain quickly. This is a great opportunity with a competitive salary ($30k-$32k) with bonus opportunity, paid vacations, and retirement plan. Position to begin in Summer 2018.

 

Please send your resume with cover letter to:  headcoach@msaswim.com

 

 

NC, CHARLOTTE — Mecklenburg Swim Association — Assistant Age Group Coach – Primarily 11-12’s and 13-14’s — Listed April 20, 2018

Assistant Age Group Coach – Primarily 11-12’s and 13-14’s
NORTH CAROLINA, CHARLOTTE
Mecklenburg Swim Association
Listed April 20, 2018

 

Mecklenburg Swim Association (MSA Swim) in the Charlotte, NC area is looking for a coach to assist in our Age Group and Developmental Programs coaching primarily 11-12’s and 13-14 year old swimmers.

 

MSA current has 500+ year-round swimmers on the team ranging from 6-18 years old, with novice swimmers to Junior National qualifiers. MSA has 4 sites in the Charlotte area and is hiring new Assistant Age Group Coach at our main location.

 

Responsibilities of this position include coaching, assisting in dryland, as well as administrative duties related to the group and overall team operations. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, experience with swimming as a coach or athlete, excellent organization and communication skills, and a desire to study and progress as a coach and a professional.

 

Candidate should have ASCA level two coaching certification, or ability to obtain quickly. This is a great opportunity with a competitive salary ($32k-$34k) with bonus opportunity, paid vacations, and retirement plan. Position to begin in Summer 2018.

 

Please send your resume with cover letter to:  headcoach@msaswim.com

KY, ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Dolphins — Rated Head Coach — Listed April 12, 2018

Rated Head Coach
KENTUCKY, ELIZABETHTOWN
Elizabethtown Dolphins
Listed April 12, 2018
 

Position Evaluation Scores

Score Area
2.9 Compensation and Benefits
3.9 Club & Coach Stability
4.5 Authority and Responsibility
11.3 Total Score  (15 = Max)

(for a copy of the Position Evaluation click the link below)

 Position Evaluation for Elizabethtown Dolphins

 

 

Reports To: Board of Directors

 

General Summary:

Job Description – Head Coach Head Coach for the Elizabethtown Dolphins

 

The Elizabethtown Dolphins (ET) is a year-round USA Swimming competitive swim team offering high-quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The E-town Dolphin Swim Team prides itself on creating a positive environment and enriching experience for all members of the club with the goal to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to elite-level competitor.

 

We are seeking a Head Coach to oversee all aspects of our competitive swim program, with direct coaching responsibilities. The overall objective of the position is to continue to guide and grow a USA swimming program that produces the highest attainable levels of competitive excellence in individual and team performance, while fostering a positive environment. It is expected that the head coach will foster positive relationships, mentor as appropriate, and communicate well with their coaching staff, swim team members, swim team parents and the Board of Directors.

The Head Coach must develop the skills and talents of the team members and coaching staff while promoting teamwork, sportsmanship and encouraging personal development and excellence.

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the overall Head Coach for the team’s competitive program
  • Develop the team’s training group structure, team policies
  • Manage day-to-day operating issues, including (but not limited to):
    • o Recruiting of novice swimmers and swimmer retention
    • o Plan Team Practice Schedule and Meet Schedule, including team and coaches travel, meet entry assignments, and other meet administrative duties
    • o Evaluate Training plans and goals for Swimmer Development for all athletes at all levels, including managing the planning of training cycles in conjunction with group lead coaches
    • o Plan and lead all-member parent meetings (in accordance with bylaws)
    • o Manage and delegate administrative duties
  • Enforce Team and KYLSC Policies and Procedures
  • Organize and manage all coaching and administrative staff assignments, responsibilities and career development, including:
    • o Review and evaluation of Staffing levels
    • o Assignment and delegation of duties
    • o Supervisory and Evaluation responsibilities of coaches
    • o Develop Training plans for Coaches’ Development and Continuing Education
  • Manage all hiring and personnel actions for competitive program
  • Attend team Board of Directors meeting and provide monthly reports as to the status, policies and activities of the team:
    • o Implement and manage expenditures in accordance with approved budget.
    • o Review and gain Board approval for any required changes to budget.
  • Act as a role model for swimmers
  • Strategic Planning for the Team in conjunction with the Board

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Required to travel periodically with athletes to “away” meets.
  • Regularly required to walk and stand for long periods on the pool deck.
  • Required to maintain USA Swimming coach certification, including first aid and life-saving requirements

 

Mental Requirements, Attitude and Approach

  • Must possess VISION and excellent ability to communicate that vision through all levels of the club

o   Excellent written and verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability in fostering teamwork.

o   Interpersonal and communications skills to deal effectively with all levels of employees, club members, athletes, parents, Board of Directors and outside personnel.

  • Great leadership skills for coaches and athletes
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Coaches for the right reason: bringing out the best in our swimmers, both as athletes and as individuals
  • Drives team spirit
  • Proactive Up-to-date on latest coaching techniques
  • Strong understanding of overall balance of training and taper techniques, both in water and dry-land, for all age groups, abilities, specialties and body types
  • Vision for appropriate balance of distance, sprint, technique and strength/conditioning work throughout the entire program.
  • Ability and vision for coach training and development
  • Ability to develop and implement a cohesive vision and coaching philosophy throughout the program, building swimmers from novice through senior levels
  • Must be involved not only in the top age group, but ensuring consistency throughout the entire program with progressive age-group development
  • Must have positive manner

o   Encouraging athletes to strive for their personal best

o   Approachable for athletes (and other club members)

o   Inspirational leader

o   Driven & competitive

o   Inspires and supports the athletes

o   Even-handed and fair treatment of all athletes, regardless of ability or seniority level

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Qualifications:

  • Significant experience in Swim Coaching in leadership positions
  • A history of success coaching swimmers in a wide range of athletic ability
  • Current USA Swimming Coaching Certification
  • ASCA Level 4 or 5 Coaching Certification strongly preferred. Will take into consideration Level 3 Certification
  • Familiarity with Team Unify and Hy-tek products a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is a plus
  • Must pass and maintain an approved USA Swimming background check
  • Experience in the development, implementation, and execution of a comprehensive competitive swim program
  • Proven team management skills
  • High School swimming knowledge. Our club partners with the local High School with a Coach.

 

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to Dawn Brandenburg at:  Dawn.Brandenburg@autozone.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

TX, THE WOODLANDS — The Woodlands Swim Team — Full-Time Assistant Coach — Listed April 11, 2018

Full-Time Assistant Coach
TEXAS, THE WOODLANDS
The Woodlands Swim Team
Listed April 11, 2018

 

The Woodlands Swim Team is seeking a full-time coach.  We are looking for an enthusiastic team player.  Specific duties will depend on experience and skill set.  Responsibilities will primarily be deck coaching at practice and meets, including preparation, planning and analysis. Additional duties may include, but are not limited to: meet entries, equipment management, travel planning, meet administration, team communication, athlete support and continuing education.  The successful candidate will have experience in the sport of swimming, but more importantly an eagerness to learn and a motivation to help children grow and succeed.  Experience with swimming software is a plus, as is an interest and aptitude around technology.

 

The Woodlands Swim Team (TWST) is a leader in the Houston area, the Gulf LSC, the state of Texas and routinely has a national presence in the sport.  We have a rich history and are striving to advance the sport of swimming through the development and growth of all of our athletes. We are a Silver Medal club and have achieved Level 4 Club Recognition.

 

TWST trains primarily at the Conroe Independent School District facility, a 65-meter indoor pool with movable bulkheads and a host of the NCAA Division III Swimming Championships.  We also utilize outdoor pools in the neighborhoods to provide outside water and greater lane space for our athletes.

 

TWST is located north of Houston in The Woodlands, Texas.  We are a vibrant community boasting an extensive parks and recreation system (133 parks and 210 miles of hike/bike trails), quality schools, dining, shopping, healthcare and much more. We are a short drive to Houston, a thriving and growing metropolis and home of the 2017 World Series Champion Astros and the current NBA Western conference leading Rockets.  Houston is home to numerous museums, universities, restaurants and the second-most Fortune 500 headquarters of any US municipality. Houston is the 4th largest city in America and is one of its most diverse cities.

 

Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

 

Please apply with a cover letter, resume/cv and references to Head Coach Kit Raulerson:

coachkit@itwst.org

850.228.1017

 

The Woodlands Swim Team

 

VA, McLEAN — The FISH — Full Time Assistant — Listed April 11, 2018

Full Time Assistant
VIRGINIA, McLEAN
The FISH
Listed April 11, 2018
 

The FISH Swim Team, located in McLean, VA, is seeking a full-time swim coach to work with all levels of the program. Located just outside of Washington DC, we are in a great swimming environment and a wonderful area to start or further a career in swim coaching. We are a team of 350+ swimmers with levels ranging from novice 8 & Unders to Olympic Trial qualifiers. We have a young, close-knit coaching staff that is hardworking, ambitious, and proud of our accomplishments together. Over the past few years, we have achieved Silver Medal Club status, our women won the LC Eastern Sectionals in March, we placed second overall at the NASA Showcase Classic, and we’ve had numerous AAA and AAAA times, as well as National Top 10 rankings. We are looking for someone who is just as passionate about the sport as we are, someone who is dynamic and willing to learn, and has a proven record of developing and inspiring swimmers to succeed.

 

Job Tasks Include:

  • Plan and conduct swim practices in accordance with the Head Coach and other coaching staff.
  • Attending scheduled USA swim meets, as well as assist with FISH-hosted meets, eventually as Meet Director.
  • Recruitment of new swimmers, including conducting summer stroke clinics at several pools in the area.
  • Administrative tasks such as meet entries, newsletters, and updating The FISH website.

 

Qualifications:

  • Coaching Membership in good standing with USA swimming.
  • Minimum 2+ years coaching experience, preferably at the Club level.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Knowledge of TeamUnify.
  • Knowledge of Hy-Tek Meet Manager and Team Manager preferred.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire swimmers of all ages and create a positive learning environment.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Strong organizational skills.

 

Salary is commensurate with experience. Full time benefits include 50% payment toward health and dental plan, paid vacation and sick leave, cell phone, and payment for USA certifications, background checks, etc. We also offer many opportunities for coach growth and development, including ASCA and ISCA clinics, traveling to high level meets, and training trips.

 

Please send resume in MS Word format to Head Coach Matt Pelletier at mpelletier@pvfish.org.

WA, BELLINGHAM BAY — Bellingham Bay Swim Team — Rated Head Coach — Listed April 4, 2018

Rated Head Coach
WASHINGTON, BELLINGHAM BAY
Bellingham Bay Swim Team
Listed April 4, 2018

Position Evaluation Results

(a self-scoring survey of what the club is offering)
Score   Area
2.7       Compensation
4.7       Stability
5.0       Authority and Responsibility
12.4     Total

 

Bellingham Bay Swim Team has an immediate opening for an experienced, dynamic, highly skilled and energetic Head Coach.

 

Title: BBST Head Coach

Reports to: BBST Board of Directors

Position Status: Full-time – Exempt

 

About Bellingham:

Located on Bellingham Bay with Mount Baker as its backdrop, Bellingham (population 85,000) is the last major city before the Washington coastline meets the Canadian border. It’s 85 miles north of Seattle and 50 miles south of Vancouver, B.C.

 

Bellingham is an acclaimed outdoor recreation haven and known for its subdued, healthy and authentic vibe. It’s been named “Best Place to Play Year Round,” “Adventure Town USA,” and “Best Place to Retire and Live,” by various media. While many come here to play hard and sweat, others take in the scenery, laid-back vibe and relax.

 

Please check out these links for additional information on Bellingham:

https://vimeo.com/195260295

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du3IWTmevZU

https://www.bellingham.org/communities/bellingham/

https://admissions.wwu.edu/bellingham

Info on Bellingham Schools:

https://www.greatschools.org/washington/bellingham/schools/

 

About BBST:

The Bellingham Bay Swim Team (BBST-PN), ( www.bellinghambayswimteam.org ) of Bellingham, Washington (USA) is seeking a dynamic, motivated, highly skilled Head Coach for its year-round competitive swim program.

 

We are seeking an ASCA level 4 or higher Head Coach for our competitive swim team, but may consider the right candidate with a lower ranking. BBST is a USA Swimming affiliated team with a 23-year history. We currently have 110 swimmers in five progressive training groups: Bronze, Silver, Gold, & Senior A/B that train year-round with a staff of 4 certified coaches. These groups are designed to provide athletes with a fun team atmosphere where swimmers of similar ability and commitment practice together and TEAM is emphasized in a competitive setting.

 

BBST has swimmers from beginning age group to nationally-ranked athletes and relays. This includes numerous zone and junior national level athletes along with a 2016 USA Olympic Trials Qualifier & member of the 2017 USA World Junior Championship Team.

 

Many of our BBST alumni have gone on to swim collegiately at top-ranked universities, including the University of Pacific, Loyola Marymount University, Denison University, Kenyon College and the University of Vermont. BBST is a nonprofit 501c3 organization under the direction of a volunteer parent run Board of Directors elected annually by the membership.

 

Our current BBST coaching staff is exceptional. Members of our staff include the 2016 Developmental Coach of the Year for Pacific Northwest Swimming. Our Head Age Group Coach has years of experience with several large clubs in the Washington D.C. area, and has been responsible for developing the core of our team during the past 4 years.  Our strength coach is currently a nationally-ranked All American USMS swimmer, personal trainer, and certified coach in kettlebell training and Advanced Rolfing.

 

The mission of the Bellingham Bay Swim Team is to provide an environment for swimmers to develop exceptional character through discipline and commitment to our shared values in the pursuit of excellence in competitive swimming.

 

Position Responsibilities:

 

Coaching:

  • Establish an environment that fosters positive team attitudes and encourages self-discipline, sportsmanship and responsibility.
  • Develop and maintain seasonal and quadrennial plans for the progression of our age group program and develops innovative techniques that show success and improvement. (This includes yardage and technique progressions, as well as how the groups are being challenged through competition and differentiated for movement up the team roster groups).
  • Develop and implement team and individual goals with the swimmers and the Board of Directors, and monitor the progression of the athletes and team in reaching these goals.
  • Design swimming and dryland curriculums for all BBST roster levels to promote stroke development and physical conditioning appropriate for the athletes’ current level of fitness and physical/emotional development, while maintaining an appropriate level of challenge necessary to produce improvement in speed, fitness, and progression to the next team roster level.
  • Provide social/emotional support for athletes and differentiated programming to meet each athlete’s needs.

 

Administration:

  •  Demonstrate a cooperative, responsive and respectful communication style with swimmers, parents, community members, staff, and Board.
  • Effectively supervise and delegate responsibilities for a staff of 3-5 coaches. This includes practices as well as meets.
  • Practice continuous improvement and professional development for self and assistant coaches; work to achieve next level of certification.
  • Oversee all aspects of daily club operation in support of the swimmers, membership, and team mission and values. Strong organizational skills are a must.
  • Prepare and present monthly Coach’s Report at Board of Directors’ meeting.
  • Conduct monthly staff meeting with assistant coaches.
  • Communicate with other teams and/or PNS regarding meet participation and entries.
  • Maintain and update website information regarding practice schedules, meet entries, news, etc.
  • Various administrative functions such as pool scheduling.
  • Participate in monthly Board meetings as the board’s chief advisor. Head Coach is an Ex Officio non-voting member of the board.
  • Work with the Board to ensure club mission, vision and values are achieved.
  • Act as a team representative while attending LSC meetings.
  • Maintain accurate records of individuals and relay performances, meet participation, practice attendance and more.
  • Develop, and implement BBST Board policies and procedures.
  • Maintain professional standard of safety, appearance and readiness.
  • Facilitate and participate in club fundraisers.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be CPR/AED certified and maintain current coaching certification.
  • ASCA level 4 but may consider the right candidate with a lower ranking.
  • Strong track record as an outstanding technical swim coach with demonstrated leadership and communication skills.
  • Advanced experience coaching various ages and skill levels in a competitive environment.
  • High-level swimming experience at the club and collegiate level.
  • Experienced with TeamUnify and HyTek
  • Ability to set and achieve individual and team goals and encourage others to do the same.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ASCA level 4 or higher
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience

 

SALARY

This is a year round, salaried position with opportunity for performance and fundraising based incentives. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience within a range of $50,000 and $60,000 annually.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES & DUE DATE

Position is open until filled. For priority consideration, submit application materials by April 22, 2018. All application materials should be sent to BBST Board President Clint Carlton at bbstprez@gmail.com.

 

A complete application consists of:

  • Letter of application detailing relevant experience and how the applicant is prepared to fulfill the responsibilities of the position
  • Statement describing the applicant’s coaching philosophy
  • Current resume
  • List of three current references with contact information
  • Salary expectations

 

Links about the Bellingham Bay Swim Team:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZJ2JjMPQI0&feature=youtu.be

 

https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/5-ways-kettlebells-are-a-fantastic-dryland-training-tool/

https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/scapular-stability-for-swimmers-the-importance-of-developing-iron-scaps/

KS, KANSAS CITY AREA — Kansas City Blazers — Full Time Senior Assistant and Administrative Coach — Listed April 3, 2018

Full Time Senior Assistant and Administrative Coach
KANSAS, KANSAS CITY AREA
Kansas City Blazers
Listed April 3, 2018

 

The Kansas City Blazers are seeking a full time Assistant Senior Coach. This is a great opportunity athletically and administratively. Responsibilities include assisting the head coach with overseeing our top training group, and various team administrative duties including, but not limited to, meet entries, equipment outfitting, travel planning and meet administration. The successful candidate will have high level swimming experience as a coach or athlete, and at least 3 years coaching experience. Bachelor’s degree required, experience with swimming software(Hy-Tek, Team Unify) and an interest and aptitude in technology preferred.

 

The Kansas City Blazers are a team that celebrates 40+ years of success with a commitment to excellence. Our staff is made up of 5 full-time coaches and numerous assistant coaches working together at our park office and pools throughout Johnson County. We are fortunate to be a department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District which offers our coaches a competitive salary, along with nearly unparalleled full health, retirement, and financial benefits. Additionally, travel expenses, professional education, gas and phone allowance are provided by the KCB Parents Association.

 

Please visit www.KCBlazers.com  for more information about our team and www.jcprd.org for more information on the Johnson County Parks and Recreation District.

 

If interested, please direct inquiries along with a resume and cover letter to Gardner Howland at gardner.howland@jocogov.org and (913)515-2123 . Preferred start date, mid to late May, is negotiable.

TX, TEMPLE — Temple High School — Swimming / Diving Head Coaching Position –Listed April 2, 2018

Swimming / Diving Head Coaching Position
TEXAS, TEMPLE
Temple High School
Listed April 2, 2018
 

I am the Athletic Director at Temple High School in Temple, TX and I would like to get the most qualified and best coach that is out there to join the Temple family.   This is a position for the high school and not a club team (even thought that is a possibility for summer/youth programs). This person will be the head swim coach.  He/she will be in charge of all things swimming – including the middle school program and having majority decision making with the summer programs and/or youth development program(s) in the community.

 

We are getting a completely new swim center that is scheduled to be completed during the spring of 2019. Right now the position comes with two PE classes, but that may be negotiated/changed depending on the candidate(s) we receive, certifications, etc.

 

It is a very exciting time for Temple Swim. New construction and eagerness to get back to the reputation of a championship caliber swim program has the community buzzing.

 

ASCA Certification Level:

Level 4

 

Job Description:

6A, Duties include Running the Swim Program

 

Salary & Benefits:

TISD Teacher Salary Plus $7-9K Head Coaching Stipend (Depending on Cert Level)

 

Application Deadline:

April 15, 2018

 

Start Date:

Teacher Contract will start in August of 2018

 

Application Process:

Submit resume via email to scott.stewart@tisd.org
Contact Person:

Scott Stewart
Athletic Director
Temple Independent School District
254-215-7093

TX, DALLAS — Elite Swim Program — Assistant Age Group Coach — Listed March 28, 2018

Assistant Age Group Coach Position
TEXAS, DALLAS
Elite Swim Program
Listed March 28, 2018
 

(ASCA LEVEL 2 PREFERRED)

(EARLY EVENING/SOME WEEKENDS)

 

ELITE SWIM PROGRAM is a year round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every ELITE member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor. We are a technique driven team that strives to perform at the highest levels of competition without overtraining while learning in a fun atmosphere. This position will have about 25-30 hours per month with ample opportunity for extra income through lessons/clinics.

 

WE HAVE SWIMMERS THAT ARE TOP 2 IN THE NATION AS WELL AS MANY IN THE TOP 30!!! WE HAVE CONSISTANTLY PLACED TOP TIER NATIONALY IN THE LAST 4 YEARS!

 

All of our coaches, as members of the American Swimming Coaches Association, have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. They provide assurances that the time children spend in swimming will be quality time with proper instruction. With this kind of instruction, Head Coach Kameron Kennedy has helped produce Olympians, Olympic Trial qualifiers, high school state champions, summer league champions and top swimmers on the state and national level for club swimming.That just shows you how more important technique is to ESP over “garbage yardage” that other clubs might do. If you think you possess exactly what separates us from the other teams, which is quality coaching with attention to detail to prevent injuries and to maximize a swimmers potential, then this job is for you!!! ELITE swimmers are having fun while learning the correct technique and improving their aerobic capacity on a daily basis. Our ELITE athletes TRAIN TO RACE AND RACE TO WIN! Our swimmers deserve the best coaching available and with ELITE they are getting just that!

 

PAY IS COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS.

 

Contact Head Coach Kameron Kennedy today and send your resume ASAP if you are interested in this wonderful coaching opportunity.

 

EMAIL HEAD COACH KAMERON KENNEDY RESUME ASAP IF INTERESTED:

KAMERON@ELITESWIMPROGRAM.COM

NH, NASHUA — YMCA of Greater Nashua — Director of Competitive Swimming — Listed March 27, 2018

Director of Competitive Swimming
NEW HAMPSHIRE, NASHUA
YMCA of Greater Nashua
Listed March 27, 2018
 

Join the team at an exciting and growing YMCA association. The YMCA of Greater Nashua is seeking a full time leader to build on a fifty-year heritage of competitive swimming in Greater Nashua.

 

About the Team

The YMCA STORM Swim Team serves over 140 swimmers ranging in age from 5 to 18 years old. The team has a history of competing in both USA Swimming and YMCA meets at a regional and national level.  STORM Swim Team takes pride in providing opportunities of all ages and abilities with a focus on values, sportsmanship and character development.  With the support of a dedicated coaching team, this position provides supervision and direction to the team, as well as all administrative aspects.

 

About Greater Nashua

The YMCA of Greater Nashua, situated in southern New Hampshire, provides quick access (under 1 hour) to the White Mountains, Atlantic Ocean or the city of Boston. Nashua is the only city in America to be ranked #1 Best Place to Live twice by Money magazine. Its traditional New Hampshire heritage, combined with its progressive New England urban qualities and vitality, attracts people in every stage of life. Forbes.com agrees, calling Nashua America’s 7th Most Livable City. Business Week named Nashua the number one Best Place to Raise Your Kids in New Hampshire and ranked Nashua in the top 50 of all cities nationwide.

 

Essential Functions

  • Management of the day-to-day operations of the STORM Swim Team, ensuring that the program complies with YMCA policies and procedures and recommended YMCA Competitive Swimming Guidelines for program quality and safety standards.
  • Serve as Head Coach to the STORM Swim Team, providing direct service at practice and meets.
  • Recruit, supervise and evaluate a strong team of staff and volunteers. Organize people and activities for efficiencies and effectiveness, with a focus on developing assistant coaches.
  • Set overall direction and curriculum for practices and meets, providing direct service to ensure program quality and safety standards.
  • Oversee administrative aspects of the team including, meet selection and registration, group placement, practice scheduling and maintaining team stats.
  • Communicate regularly and professionally with swimmers, parents, volunteers and coaches.
  • Create a playful atmosphere in which participants can show their unique selves, developing future leaders in swimming and in life. Celebrate the accomplishments of swimmers of all levels in and out of the pool.
  • Create an environment of respect, positivity and support that inspires smiles.
  • Reach beyond the walls of the YMCA by engaging the swim team in the larger community. Ensure the swim team continues to be an integral program and part of the Y family.
  • Recruit and work collaboratively with cause driven parent volunteers.
  • Develops, implements, and manages operating plans to promote program growth. Measures progress against strategic goals and ensures continuous improvement.
  • Develops and controls department budgets related to the position so that resources are devoted to top priorities and strategic objectives.
  • Work with Aquatics Leadership Team to ensure we are meeting the overall aquatics needs of the community.
  • Instill in team’s members a sense of sportsmanship, loyalty to the group, willingness to work hard and courteous and respectful behavior at all times. Create a team in every sense of the word.
  • Manage Pre-Swim Team and adult training programs.

 

Qualifications

  • 4+ years’ experience as a Head Coach or Assistant Coach of a Y (preferred) or USA Swimming team
  • ASCA Level 2 certification or above strongly preferred
  • Experience leading and mentoring assistant coaching staff
  • Current YMCA or Red Cross lifeguard, first aid and CPR certification
  • Current YMCA Competitive Swimming and Diving certification (can be attained after hire)
  • YMCA Team Leader certification preferred
  • CPR, First Aid and Lifeguard/Coaches Safety Training required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees, members, and community partners.

 

Learn more about the team by visiting www.ymcastorm.org

 

Application Process:

Qualified candidates should email resume, cover letter (including coaching philosophy), and salary requirements to:

Katie Parker
Senior Program Director
kparker@nmymca.org

 

The YMCA of Greater Nashua can provide flexibility in start dates to allow for the completion of the current competitive swim season.

 

ME, CAPE ELIZABETH — Coastal Maine Aquatics — Rated Head Coach — Listed 03/27/2018

Rated Head Coach
MAINE, CAPE ELIZABETH
Coastal Maine Aquatics
Listed March 27, 2018

Score   Area
1.9        Compensation and Benefits
2.7       Club & Coach Stability
2.0       Authority and Responsibility
6.6       Total Score (Maximum = 15)

Click link below to download the Position Evaluation
 Coastal Maine Aquatics Position Evaluation

Coastal Maine Aquatics (CMA) is seeking passionate and enthusiastic applicants who love the sport of swimming for a full-­‐time, salaried Head Coach.

 

Long-­‐standing club. CMA is a USA Swim Club founded in 1991, and is part of Maine Swimming LSC. CMA is a 501c3 non-­‐profit organization overseen by a Board of Directors. We have a staff of 4 assistant coaches. With more than 90 swimmers throughout the year, ages 5 thru 18, CMA offers programs at 7 different training levels. CMA consistently places among the top teams at Maine Championships.

 

Commitment to excellence. CMA has many of the top swimmers in the state, with one Junior National qualifier and five Sectional qualifiers currently. CMA has achieved Level 2 Club status. Our team operates year-­‐round out of two indoor 6-­‐lane pools one in Cape Elizabeth (SCY) and one in South Portland (SCM), which are located within 5 miles of each other. We host three meets per year at our SCY pool. Our swimmers are students at the area’s top high schools and many go on to swim at the collegiate level. Only one hour away, Colby College is poised to complete a new state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐art 50-­‐ meter natatorium by 2020 for use by all levels of Maine swimming competition. CMA has a dedicated, involved and supportive membership base with great potential for future growth.

 

Outstanding quality of life. Coastal southern Maine is known for its unparalleled quality of life, pristine beaches, spectacular ocean views, lighthouses, family farms and low stress lifestyle. The area is ranked among the most livable regions nationwide, offering an excellent quality of life, access to high quality healthcare, nationally ranked schools and outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities. Portland, Maine’s largest city and just a 10 minute drive, continues to accumulate national “best of” awards, including America’s Best Town in the East by Outside Magazine, a top ten Greenest City by Organic Magazine and America’s Foodiest Small Town by Bon Appetit.

 

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Serve as primary, on-­‐deck coach of national and senior level training groups, and counsel high school

members interested in swimming in college;

 

  • Supervise and develop assistant coaching staff including:

o      coordinate stroke and training principles throughout all levels;

o      oversee group placement and advancement of athletes; and

o      serve as on-­‐deck coach of lower level training groups as needed;

 

 

  • Oversee all administrative aspects of team activities, including

o      meet selection, planning and registration;

o      coordination of home/hosted meets;

o      practice scheduling for all training groups;

o      maintaining team statistics; and

o      team promotion locally and within Maine LSC;

 

  • Work cooperatively with the Board of Directors as an Ex-­‐officio member to:

o       develop and administer the team budget;

o       create and execute a shared vision for CMA’s growth and success; and

o       communicate professionally and regularly with coaches, athletes and parents.

 

  • Actively represent CMA in the Maine LSC and New England Swimming, as well as other state, regional and national organizations, as requested by the Board.

 

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with CMA parents, including parent education and booster activities with volunteer parents.

 

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience as a Head or Assistant Coach of a USA Swimming club, YMCA or college team;
  • ASCA Level 3 certification or above preferred;
  • Experience leading and mentoring assistant coaching staff;
  • All certifications current and in good standing with USA Swimming;
  • Solid knowledge of stroke theory and training physiology;
  • Proven success coaching, motivating and inspiring swimmers at all levels, from developmental through national level;
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

 

Attributes:

  • Clear, cooperative and tactful communication style;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Solid personal ethics, including honesty, respect and integrity;
  • An obvious love of competitive swimming, along with a personal desire to succeed professionally and advance the team as a whole;
  • Experience with and knowledge of HyTek programs and Team Unify;
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States and able to pass background checks.

 

CMA offers a highly-competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer.

 

To apply candidates should e-‐mail a resume and a cover letter of interest, which explains one’s coaching philosophy, to cmaheadcoach@gmail.com . All applications will be held in confidence. Application review will begin April, 2018.

 

NM, TAOS — Taos Swim Team — Rated Head Coach — Listed March 25, 2018

Rated Head Coach
NEW MEXICO, TAOS
Taos Swim Team
Listed March 25, 2018

 

Position Evaluation Results

(a self-scoring survey of what the club is offering)
Score Area
1.7      Compensation
3.7      Stability
1.0      Authority and Responsibility
6.4      Total

 Position Evaluation for Taos Swim Team

 

The Taos Swim Team is looking for a full time head coach who is capable of building a well-managed, successful swim team in one of the most beautiful areas of the country, Taos, New Mexico. We would like to fill the position as soon as possible.

 

The Opportunity:

  1. a) This is a coach run team where a fundamental objective is to build the team to 200 plus swimmers.
  2. b) We have abundant pool time available in a beautiful, 8 lane pool. Weekdays 5-8am, 3:30-8pm. Weekends 7-10am, 5-8pm.

 

Requirements:

We are looking for a USS Certified coach with Head Coach, Head Age Group Coach, or dedicated Assistant Coach experience who has outstanding financial management, administrative, communication, motivational, stroke technique and training skill. We prefer a coach who is willing to make a minimum three year commitment to building the program to a 200 plus member team that competes successfully at the regional, zone and eventually national level. We are interested in a coach who has successful experience building the size of a team and is excited to be running a successful business. Entrepreneurial aptitude is desired.

 

Compensation:

Compensation is dictated by revenue generated through dues and fund raising. All income minus expenses goes to the coach. The parent’s group is a boosters group whose role is to aid and support the coach.

 

About Taos:

Taos is a highly desirable tourist destination in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Northern New Mexico’s “Land of Enchantment”. We have a beautiful, six year old, 8 lane 25 yard pool, and we are the only swim team in the county with 30,000 people within 30 minutes of the pool. The job offers great potential for a visionary coach who wants to build an exceptional program with the help of a small, but supportive Board of Directors.

 

To Apply:

Please respond to: katduff1313@gmail.com, lewischad180@gmail.com and taostigersharks@hotmail.com

 

The position will be filled as soon as the ideal candidate is found.

MA, ROCKPORT, CAPE ANN — Senior Aquatics Director — YMCA of the North Shore — Listed March 23, 2018

Senior Aquatics Director
MASSACHUCETTES, ROCKPORT, CAPE ANN
YMCA of the North Shore
Listed March 23, 2018

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Aquatics Director is responsible for all aspects of the recreational and competitive aquatics experience. The role develops, implements, manages and evaluates all aquatics and competitive aquatics programs. Key to this role is recruiting, retaining and transitioning swimmers of all ages and abilities through the programs and achieving a successful conversion rate of swimmers to the competitive program. Through strong leadership, dynamic planning, high quality engagement, and direct service, the Sr. Aquatics Director manages an excellent staff team, provides guidance on the technical and physical skills of swimming, helps coordinate and participate in swim meets (both home and away), creates an environment of fun that develops relationships, achievement and belonging while fostering a lifelong love of swimming and the water.

 

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time Exempt

DEPARTMENT: Aquatics/Competitive Aquatics

REPORTS TO: Director of Operations and Senior Director of Competitive Aquatics and Head Coach

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Recruit, hire, train, develop and manage high quality staff for all components of the department. Ensure records of staff certifications are up-to-date and complete.
  • Create and lead a culture that provides an excellent participant experience by leading quality programs and services, including but not limited to, aquatics classes, competitive practices and workouts, aquatic open times, vacation programs, and special events. Lead site specific events and assist in association wide swim team social event planning, as necessary.
  • Develop and Lead structured swim team practices focusing on stroke technique, competition preparedness, relationship building and collaboration based on the YNS competitive swim schedule.
  • Implement association swim lesson curriculum providing progression to the aquatics program. Assist in creating thorough, age-appropriate swim team and masters swim workouts focusing on technique, endurance, stroke development, drills, etc.
  • Assist in coordinating and executing swim team competitions and meet registrations. Record times at swim meets.
  • Manage all reporting relative to programming, activities and pool operation management. Keep detailed and accurate records as needed including attendance, work-outs and swimmer progression, maintenance logs, etc. Manage and maintain all pool operation and programming equipment.
  • Maintain consistent, clear, effective and positive communication with youth and parents. Personally build relationships with YMCA members through daily interactions.
  • Foster and maintain positive relationships with schools, agencies and organizations to expand services, programs and the impact of the Y in the community. Be proactive and flexible in addressing community needs for aquatics programming.
  • Establish and innovate new programs and scheduling to increase and improve the quality of programming and quantity of registrants.
  • Ensure optimal program availability, safety and cleanliness by adhering to all safety guidelines for pool and aquatics operations according to local, state, YMCA and Risk Management guidelines and regulations. Provide support for and direct leadership of outdoor pools and guards as applicable.
  • Participate in the development of marketing efforts for aquatics programming.
  • Act as an engaged and participative member of the local Y and its operations. Attend, on an as needed basis, staff meetings, trainings and swim team events including meets, and social events. Participate in annual YMCA fundraising and site wide special events.
  • Remain up to date regarding YMCA and aquatics trends nationally as well as emerging YMCA trends within aquatic programming and advocate for the expansion of Y programs and services aligned with those trends.
  • All other duties as directed or required for the overall success of the organization.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate work experience.
  • At least 21 years of age with 3-5 years experience as a competitive coach, preferably in a leadership capacity.
  • Current USA Swimming and or YMCA Swim coach credentials. Certified Pool Operator CPO, CPR, AED, Basic First Aid certification or ability to obtain within 3 months.
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency of swim skills in accordance with YMCA standards and have a strong foundation in stroke mechanics.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to relate to individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Enthusiastic presence and ability to appropriately encourage and guide youth and adults to reach their goals.

 

TO APPLY:

  1. Go to www.northshoreymca.org/about/work-y and click on “View Career Opportunities”
  2. Search for Senior Aquatics Director- Cape Ann and complete application.

Or, email jobs@northshoreymca.org for more information.

 

The YMCA is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, protected genetic information, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, veteran’s status, or sexual orientation.

TX, SAN ANTONIO — Lackland AFB — Tactical Athlete Coach: Swim Coach — Listed March 21, 2018

Tactical Athlete Coach – Swim Coach
TEXAS, SAN ANTONIO
L
ackland AFB
Listed March 21, 2018

 

Job Description:

T3I Coaches assigned to the Battlefield Airmen (BA) Preparatory Course at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX, provide training and development of the Air Force’s (AF) future BA, who are organized, trained, and equipped to deliver distinctive expertise in combat and other high-risk environments.  As the only AF capability specifically designed to primarily operate as surface combatants, BA directly assist, control, enable, and execute air and space-power capabilities to conduct: Joint Fires Integration, Special Operations, Personnel Recovery, Tactical Airlift Operations, and Special Weather Operations.

 

Selected coaches are assigned to a team that is responsible for preparing BA recruits for physical and mental success during their 12 to 24 month training pipelines.  Daily activities include instruction, demonstration, and application of physical training principles and techniques, with emphasis on body- weight exercises, functional movements, and performance under load. Coaches have daily contact and interaction with AF trainees and senior leaders, as well as other staff members, contractors and vendors. As such, Coaches must adhere to the highest standards of conduct throughout the course of their daily activities and apply appropriate relationships with trainees, customers, and teammates.

 

Required Skills, Experience & Abilities:

  • Swim Coaching experience at a competitive level (club, collegiate, or Olympic)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of sound training skills, relevant to fitness and athletics
  • Develop, implement and teach foundational fitness skills to students with varying ability levels
  • Build rapport with students and motivate them to achieve higher levels of performance
  • Strong communication (written and oral), leadership and organizational skills
  • Effectively teach various blocks of instruction related to health, fitness and physical performance
  • Pass fitness test; 500-yard swim, 48 sit-ups, 40 pushups, 6 pull-ups and a 1.5mile in =< 12:00.
  • Maintain a high degree of personal fitness and lead by example
  • Be able to demonstrate all physical exercises and events required of the students
  • Employ relevant technologies to support the training program and improve students’ performance
  • Evaluate and provide written professional assessments on emerging technologies’
  • Successfully complete the High-Risk Training Course taught by military instructors
  • Study, follow and apply designated AF training and safety directives and guidelines
  • Effectively work with frequent changes, interruptions and varying environmental conditions

 

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Experience developing and conducting collegiate, Olympic or professional athletic programs
  • Experience coaching athletes at the club, collegiate, Olympic or professional level
  • Highly successful athlete at the club, collegiate, Olympic or professional level
  • Prior military service in Special Operations or other Combat Arms specialty

 

Required Education and Certifications:

B.S. or B.A. degree in Health and Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or related field
Certified Level 3 American Swimming Coach (ASCA)
Certified Lifeguard, CPR, AED, and First Aid

 

Desired Education and Certifications:

M.S. or M.A. degree in Sports, Athletics, Fitness, Nutrition or related field of study
Certified Level 4/5 American Swimming Coach (ASCA)
Certified Instructor for Lifeguard, CPR, AED, and First Aid

 

Company Profile:

T3I is a Veteran Owned Small Business (VSOB) providing tailored, direct support to a variety of customers with a full range of unique tactical services and specialized technology solutions.  T3I is headquartered in San Diego, California and employs a robust group of full-time personnel directly supporting Special Operations Forces (SOF) missions at numerous locations across the United States. Our cadre is comprised of former SOF operators, with significant special operations and combat deployment experience, and elite physical fitness coaches with extensive experience as former collegiate and professional sports trainers and or competitive athletes.  Our team of T3I experts have and continue to make positive, lasting impacts to the preparation and success of the current and next generation of SOF warriors.  T3I offers very competitive salaries for the industry and excellent benefits, including matching 401k Plan, Stock Options, Profit Sharing Plan, Group Health and Dental Plan, Long Term Disability, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Life Insurance, two weeks PTO and 10 paid Holidays annually.

 

Required Background Check:

National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI)

 

Type of Employment:

Full Time

 

Work Location:

Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX

 

Application Process:

Email cover letter and resume to Jeb Halfacre at jhalfacre@t3iservices.com.

 

NORWAY, OSLO Area — SSK Skjetten Swimming — Head Swimming Coach — Listed March 16, 2018

Head Swimming Coach
NORWAY, OSLO Area
SSK Skjetten Swimming
Listed March 16, 2018
 

SSK Skjetten Swimming is one of Norway’s largest swim clubs with 2300 members and offers swimming and triathlon. The club is situated Norway, 20 minutes drive outside of Oslo. The club is in a good development. We have a growing amount of members and are proud of our members which perform on an international level, as well as Regional and National level. The club has a full-time club manager, two full-time coaches and 4 full-time employees in the swimming school, as well as 60 part time swimming coaches and instructors. We are actively cooperating with the national team management and other clubs. The main goal of our club is that we will be the most attractive and improving sports club in our region.

 

Our values are Togetherness – Happy – Skillful – Daring

 

The club’s long-standing Head Coach will resign from his position in august 2018. We therefore look for an experienced, knowledgeable and committed coach who wishes to bring Skjetten Swimming to the next level and “make waves” in Norwegian swimming in the coming years.

 

We expect the employment to start from August or September 1st 2018.

 

The main tasks for the position are:

  • Overall responsibility for the club’s competitive swimming
  • Professional authority within the sporting in the club, both on land and in water
  • Daily coaching responsibility for the club’s best group, as well as attending competitions and training camps
  • Administrative tasks related to training, competition and training camps
  • Head coach reports to the General Manager

 

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience as a swim coach at a high national or international level.
  • The ability to motivate and inspire swimmers to reach their full potential.
  • Being a positive role model for swimmers, parents, and associates.
  • Exceptional organizational and leadership skills.
  • Good cooperative skills
  • Cooperative and respectful communication style with swimmers, parents and co- workers.
  • Strong background in competitive swimming, preferably as a head coach and with documented education.
  • Strong core values that include respect, trust and integrity.
  • Good English skills – written and oral.

 

We offer an exciting and challenging position in a club with high activity and ambitious goals. We can also offer competitive conditions in a solid club.

 

If you want to be part of the strong Skjetten coaches team, please send us your application, including resumé. The application deadline is April the 2nd 2018.

 

Applications with Resume should be sent to club manager Marcel Rosenberg by e-mail. If you have any question, don´t hesitate to take contact:

Marcel Rosenberg, club manager: svomming@ssk.no

mobile: (+47) 98035597

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

TN, MEMPHIS — Memphis Thunder Aquatic Club (MTAC) — Head Age Group Coach and Assistant Coaches — Listed March 14, 2018

Head Age Group Coach and Assistant Coaches
TN, MEMPHIS
Memphis Thunder Aquatic Club (MTAC)
Listed March 14, 2018
 

OVERVIEW

Established in 1998, Memphis Thunder Aquatic Club, a level 2 USA swim club, has openings for a strong, energetic, and dynamic Head Age Group Coach as well as Assistant Coaches for our USA Swimming team. Located to the east of Memphis in Collierville, Tennessee, MTAC is comprised of 200+ year-round athletes from novice to Junior National qualifiers, ranging in age from 5 to 18 years.

 

POSITION

These positions will ensure development, implementation of workouts, and support of athletes with regard to their short and long term goals. We are looking for coaches to help us make the move from a team with a strong regional presence to a team with a national impact. We are open to more than one qualified applicant (spouse, etc) applying together for the position.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  1. The successful candidate must have a background of successfully coaching and developing swimmers. For HAGC position: ASCA certification level 4 Developmental. For Assistant Coach: ASCA level 2 is desired.
  2. Current USA Swimming background check, CPR, First Aid, and Safety Training for Swimming Coaches certifications are required. All certifications and background check will be verified.
  3. Dryland training experience is a plus.
  4. Workouts run in the evenings on weekdays, and Saturday mornings. Meets are approximately once a month, with some requiring out of town travel.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. The qualified candidate will report directly to the Head Coach.
  2. Responsible for all aspects related to the planning, preparation, and implementation of a comprehensive training and teaching plan designed to motivate our athletes.
  3. Preparing meet entries, attend swim meets, and perform various administrative duties as assigned.
  4. Developing and maintaining positive relationships with parents, the board of directors, and USA swimming communities.

 

COMPENSATION

A competitive compensation package will be offered and will be commensurate with experience. Reimbursement for travel meets and approved educational opportunities.

 

APPLICATION

Qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter and three professional references to:
Head Coach Dan Schultz at jobsMTAC@gmail.com.

 

GA, WOODSTOCK — Stingrays — Assistant Coach — Listed March 14, 2018

Assistant Coach
GEORGIA, WOODSTOCK
Stingrays
Listed March 14, 2018

 

The Stingrays is conducting a search for a dynamic Assistant Coach. The RAYS is a multi-site team that operates out of pools in both Cobb and Cherokee County in Georgia. We currently have approximately 300+ swimmers ranging from age 5 to 18.

 

The Assistant Coach of the Stingrays demonstrates leadership and responsibility for the administration of aspects relating to the Cherokee location of the club. They will be involved in all aspects of the RAYS program, including (but not limited to) scheduling, training, performance, and safety.

 

Qualifications:

1) Bachelor’s Degree is preferred (exercise science, education, or related field preferred).

2) Minimum of 3 years’ successful experience as an Age Group Coach with a USA Swimming team is preferred.

3) ASCA Level 3 or above preferred.

4) Excellent written and oral communication skills.

5) Positive and energetic presence with a passion for teaching technique.

6) Proficiency with Team Unify web services, meet entries, and communication.

7) Current CPR, First Aid, Coaches Safety, and Safe Sport certifications and membership in good standing with USA Swimming.

 

Preferred start date: May 1st, 2018 (the beginning of our long course season). The position will remain open until filled.

 

Salary range $35,000-$40,000, commensurate with experience. With an excellent incentive and benefits package.

 

For more information about our team and programs, please visit our website at http://www.stingraysswimming.com

 

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Pike Hightower at coachpike@bellsouth.net

IL, JOLIET — Greater Joliet Area YMCA — Director of Competitive Swimming — Listed March 14, 2018

Director of Competitive Swimming
ILLINOIS, JOLIET
Greater Joliet Area YMCA
Listed March 14, 2018

 

ORIGINAL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT PDF:

 Joliet Jets Swim Team

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Working with the SVP/COO, the Director of Competitive Swimming will be responsible for the vision, philosophy, administration and operation of the JETS Swim Team association-wide. Includes the budget planning, annual fundraising, development and administration of staff/coach recruitment, staff/coach training, yearly/association-wide team goals for all groups. Supervises and leads the Head Age Group Coach, Lead Site Coaches and all assistant coaches, and assists direction of all other Y staff supporting the JETS Swim team, including and not limited to training plans, progress reports and parent engagement. Works with the marketing team to raise awareness of the JETS team to recruit new swimmers and retain current swimmers. Communicates and educates families, swimmers, coaches and staff regarding policies and goals. Facilitates and strengthens relationship with JCSA Parent Board, including advisory board recruitment.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Directs, organizes, and supervises all competitive swimming activities to meet YMCA objective Plans seasons, conducts practices for, at minimum, high school and senior level athletes and attends both regular season and championship meets.

2. Assures that coaching staff plans seasons, conducts practices for age group and developmental levels, and attend meets.

3. Plan training and swim meet schedule, execute entries, facilitate running tryouts and hosted meets with JCSA and voluntee Schedule and secure practice locations.

4. Builds effective, authentic relationships with athletes, parents, and coaches; helps them connect with each other and the YMCA. Encourages parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.

5. Recruits, hires, trains, sets schedules for, and directs coaching personnel accordingly. Annually reviews and evaluates staff performan Develops strategies to motivate and retain staff in addition to achieve program goals and objectives. Assures recruitment, training, development, of volunteer support, including officials.

6. Manages JETS online presence, including Facebook, Twitter, Team Unify, etc, in compliance with Y-USA Brand Standard Coordinates with Metro Marketing Department as needed.

7. Creates educational opportunities for parents and swimmers such as clinics, presentations and meeting Communicates with staff at host locations to inform of practices, meets, and other swimming related events.

8. Conveys information and schedules as appropriate, including communication with parents regarding policies, reminders, progress reports and common questions.

9. Responds to all inquiries in a timely manner.

10. Facilitates the registration process for the JETS, including providing applicable forms and reference materials to membership staff at all team locations and setting up online registration through Team Unif Manages collections of any dues and/or fees for service.

11. Know and interact with all athletes, coaches and parents.

12. Communicates effectively and collaborates with each location host branch staff.

13. Coordinates activities, alongside JCSA, to promote JETS competitive and social activities.

14. Assures compliance with YMCA Swimming & Diving and USA Swimming.

15. Coordinates, schedules and leads staff meetings and trainings.

16. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedure Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.

 

YMCA COMPETENCIES (TEAM LEADER):

Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

 

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.

 

Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

 

Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

1.   Associates Degree and/or 3 years of experience equivalent.
2.  Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid certification, Lifeguarding or Safety Training for Swim Coaches, Principles of YMCA Competitive Swimming, and all required USA Swimming certifications and courses.
3.  Must be able to demonstrate coaching skills in accordance with YMCA Standards

 

APPLICATION:

You may apply on line at
https://www.jolietymca.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/online-application/

Use:
Job Title: Director of Competitive Swimming
Job Code: 26-032

You may also email your cover letter and resume to kleclair@jolietymca.org.

 

IL, HINSDALE — Hinsdale Swim Club — Age Group Coach — Listed March 12, 2018

Age Group Coach
ILLINOIS, HINSDALE
Hinsdale Swim Club
Listed March 12, 2018
 

Job Position:

The Hinsdale Swim Club, a year-round swim club that has operated for over 50 years, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Coach. The Hinsdale Swim Club practices in Hinsdale and Oak Brook. The ideal candidate is passionate about the sport of swimming, is focused on swimmer development, and enjoys working with children. The age of swimmers ranging in age between 6 – 12 years old. This position will require working late afternoon/evening hours on weekdays, and morning/afternoon hours on weekends, including extended weekend hours on meet weekends.

Qualifications/Expectations:

  • Previous Coaching Experience
  • Maintain the safety and background check requirements required to be a USA Swimming Coach Member
  • Knowledge of Competitive Swimming and Stroke Mechanics to coach developmental swimmers
  • Enthusiastic, Energetic, Positive Role Model, Team-Oriented, Good Communicator
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends
  • US Citizen or Visa Authority to work in the USA

 

Compensation:

Pay is based upon experience and will be an hourly wage. The Club will cover the costs of required certifications and USA Swimming membership, as well as reimburse approved professional development fees.

 

To Apply:

The Hinsdale Swim Club will be accepting applications immediately and will continue to interview candidates until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit a resume to head coach Matt Rowe at headcoachmatt@hinsdaleswimming.org

 

 

FL, APOLLO BEACH — Academy Aquatic Club, Apollo Beach Campus — Assistant Coach — Listed March 7, 2018

Assistant Coach
FLORIDA, APOLLO BEACH
Academy Aquatic Club, Apollo Beach Campus
Listed March 7, 2018
 

Looking for assistant and developmental coach (17hours per week) ASCA level 2 or 3.

 

The coach candidate will be responsible for assisting with the developmental swim program 60-100 swimmers depending on season as well as assist with the club team 40-60 swimmers.

 

The Apollo Beach Racquet and Fitness Club is a family owned and operated facility between Tampa and Sarasota FL.  The owners are actively involved in the aquatics program, teaching swim lessons, developmental classes and PFI freediving classes.  The aquatics program feeds from swim lessons through to the competitive swim team.

 

Salary- $250 per week with opportunities for clinics and swim lessons.

 

Start date April 1, 2018

 

Please submit resume via email to Tyler Sultenfuss at Tyler.ABRFC@gmail.com

 

CHINA, ZHEJIANG — China (Zhejiang) National Swimming Team — Physical Coaches — Updated March 19, 2018

Physical Coaches
CHINA, ZHEJIANG
China (Zhejiang) National Swimming Team
Listed March 7, 2018, Updated March 19, 2018

 

1. Recruitment position(s):

  • Athletic Performance coaches

 

  1. Duties
  • Planning, developing and implementing the appropriate physical training program scientifically
  • Provide professional physical training guidance and effectively improve the Quality of training in Strength, Speed and Performance program
  • Performing proper techniques to develop multiple modes of training, including explosive power, speed training and flexibility training
  • Test and evaluation on a progress of athletes and providing targeted guidance
  • Assist and help athletes to prevent injuries , resulting in increased performance, decreased risk of injury
  1. Desired qualifications
  • Willing to work overseas
  • Strong enthusiastic professionalism and responsibility and high motivation
  • professional experience and background of coaching the team in the past world champion events or in training former Olympic swimming athletes
  • Ability to develop personalized physical training programs based on individual swimmer
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  1. Salary and benefits:
  • Competitive pay and benefit package
  1. Recruitment process:
  • Starting date: ASAP
  • Application dead line: April 30, 2018
  • Please send a cover letter, resume, and reference to:
  • eastwestgroup08@gmail.com
  • USA contact: 650-692-8811

 

TX, LEAGUE CITY – Space City Aquatic Team – Full-Time Head Age Group Coach – Listed March 1, 2018

Full-Time Head Age Group Coach
TEXAS, LEAGUE CITY
Space City Aquatic Team
Listed March 1, 2018
 

Space City Aquatic Team has an immediate opening for a Full-Time Head Age Group Coach. This position requires both on deck coaching, administrative duties, and weekend swim meets (1-2/month). SCAT trains out of 3 different locations including two 50 Meter outdoor pools and an indoor 25 Yard pool. We are seeking an individual who is driven and motivated to build the program alongside the Head Coach/CEO.

 

Desired Qualifications for Age Group Coach:

  • 2 + years coaching experience and/or competitive swimming experience at the club or collegiate level
  • Current USA Swimming Coach Certifications (or able to obtain them prior to start date)
  • Strong administrative, communication and organizational skills with swimmers and parents
  • Desire and passion for developing swimmers of all ages
  • Expertise with technique development and training
  • Enthusiastic and highly motivated team player
  • Understanding of various social media platforms for promoting team communication

Responsibilities:

  • 1) Develop and implement a comprehensive, competitive program aimed at athletes age 14 and younger.
  • 2) Plan and conduct 2-3 hours per day of on-deck coaching.
  • 3) Communicate effectively with parents, swimmers, and other coaches (email, phone, face to face).
  • 4) Coordinate and develop group goals and curriculum.
  • 5) Maintain up-to-date performance reports on age group athletes.
  • 6) Coordinate online meet entries (Team Unify) for all age group meets.
  • 7) Attend all scheduled swim meets, meetings, and team functions as required.
  • 8) Assist Head Coach with planning seasonal practice and meet schedules.
  • 9) Assist with team tryouts and swimmer assessments for group placement.
  • 10) Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Coach.

 

We offer a comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience and education
  • Paid Vacation
  • Reimbursement for professional development

To find out more about our swim club, please visit our website at www.swimscat.com

HOW TO APPLY

CA, MILPITAS – Milpitas Star Aquatics – Swimming Instructor – Listed February 28, 2018

Swimming Instructor
CALIFORNIA, MILPITAS
Milpitas Star Aquatics
Listed February 28, 2018
 

MILPITAS Star Aquatics seeks talented individuals, who love swimming and enjoy working with children, to join our team.

 

Positions available in both FULL-TIME and PART-TIME, with competitive compensations and benefits package.

 

Position: SWIM INSTRUCTOR

To perform this job successfully an employee must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Attend training and instructor the Star Aquatics lesson program.
  • Provide a safe and extraordinary experience for swimmers, members, and guests.
  • Must be present, interact, and supervise all students at ALL times.
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with different individuals and groups of people both internally and external.
  • Must be ready and abled-body to enter the pool at all times in the event of an emergency or necessity for instructing; able to teach while in the water.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 15 years of age
  • Some swimming experience; competitive swimming experience is preferred but not required.
  • Love Swimming & Passion working with kids

 

Compensation

  • Swimming Instructor hourly rate starts at $15 per hours based on your experience.
  • Extra bonus for good performance.
  • Full time salary at a competitive rate and based upon experience

 

Benefits:

  • Star Aquatics is open 7 days a week, offer flexible schedule to fit everyone’s need.
  • We offer 50% discount of swim school classes for one of their children
  • We offer free gym membership to our staff and 50% discount for their immediate family.
  • Full time receives Health, Dental, Vision and Paid Time Off

 

Apply for this Position Today! Star Aquatics is looking forward to work with talented individuals. Please send us your resume and we will contact you soon to schedule an interview!

Email: jobs@msta-swim.com

 

We are located at:
1818 Clear Lake Ave. Milpitas CA 95035
408-942-8889
http://www.msta-swim.com/employment.aspx

TX, KILLEEN/FORT HOOD – Fort Hood Dolphins – Part Time Assistant Coach – Listed February 28, 2018

Part Time Assistant Coach
TEXAS, KILLEEN/FORT HOOD
Fort Hood Dolphins
Listed February 28, 2018
 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, part-time, assistant coach to work 4-5 evenings per week.  Practice times for our swimmers (ages 6-18 years old) are Monday – Friday from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Applicants must be able to pass a background screening and become a USA Swimming certified coach.  Coaching or competitive swimming  experience preferred.

 

Please email resume or inquiries to board@fhdolphins.com

NC, PINEHURST/SOUTHERN PINES — Sandhills Sand Sharks — Senior Coach — Listed February 14, 2018

Senior Coach
NORTH CAROLINA, PINEHURST/SOUTHERN PINES
Sandhills Sand Sharks
Listed February 14, 2018
 

The Sandhills Sand Sharks are one of the oldest “small” clubs in North Carolina Swimming. The team currently operates out of the O’Neal School, a private K-12 preparatory school in Southern Pines, NC. Southern Pines is a growing community within driving distance of the mountains, the beach and the research triangle of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.

 

Desired Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of competitive swimming and/or coaching experience
  • Current USA Swimming Certifications
  • ASCA Level 2
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Desire and passion for developing swimmers of all ages
  • Expertise with technique development and training
  • Enthusiastic and highly motivated team player
  • Knowledge of Team Unify for meet entry and other group management related activities
  • Understanding of various social media platforms for promoting team communication

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Create, plan, and run developmentally appropriate practices
  • Work under the direction of the Head Coach
  • Attend all practices and scheduled meets as needed
  • Assist other coaches as needed.

 

To find out more about our swim club, please visit our website at www.sandshark.org

 

We offer a benefit package including:

  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience and education
  • Paid Vacation
  • Reimbursement for professional development
  • Paid ASCA membership and necessary certifications.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Application Deadline: Friday March 3, 2018

Starting Date: ASAP

Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to sandshark.recruiting@gmail.com

Contact Person Derek Young, Head Coach coach.dwyoung@gmail.com

VT, WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Upper Valley Aquatic Center — Head Coach — Listed February 12, 2018

Head Coach
VERMONT, WHITE RIVER JUNCTION
Upper Valley Aquatic Center

Listed February 12, 2018
The Upper Valley Aquatic Center is full multi-purpose Aquatic and Fitness Center with multiple pools located in beautiful White River Junction, Vermont. Our facility owned team, The Upper Valley Aquatic Club, is seeking an experienced year-round Head Coach.  We are a Level 1 USA Swim team with 140 swimmers. Our team has had 2 Olympic Trial Qualifiers, 5 National Qualifiers, 1 National Junior Team member, 50 plus Sectional Qualifiers, a Bronze medalist at the 2015 World Junior Championship in Singapore, and more. The Head Coach will attend and coach practices, swim meets, and Center events.

 

Qualified applicants should have the following:

  • USA Swimming Certified in good standing
  • ASCA certified, minimum Level 3, level 4 preferred
  • 5 or more years of swim club coaching experience
  • Capable of developing and working with swimmers on proper stroke technique, introductory strength conditioning and goal setting
  • Knowledgeable with Team Unify and HY-TEK as well as Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Strong oral, interpersonal, public speaking and written communication skills, including social media posting
  • Hire, train, and develop 5-7 part time coaches and mentor the age group coaches
  • Cultivate a culture of fun, interactive and highly competitive atmosphere that motivates swimmers to attain and surpass their goals and expectations
  • Ability to positively interface with parents and parent committee to run fund-raisers, special events, team banquet
  • Demonstrate a commitment to coaching the sport of swimming and continuing their professional education.

 

Salary is commensurate with experience. Supplemental income is available through private, semi-private, and group lessons if one chooses.

 

Please submit resume with cover letter and salary requirements to:

 

Richard Synnott
Executive Director
rsynnott@uvacswim.org
802.296.2850 ex. 103
Upper Valley Aquatic Center
PO Box 1198
100 Arboretum Lane
White River Junction, VT 05001

 

IL, PALATINE — YMCA of Metro Chicago, Buehler Branch — Assistant Coach — Listed February 7, 2018

Assistant Coach
ILLINOIS, PALATINE
YMCA of Metro Chicago, Buehler Branch
Listed February 7, 2018

 

 

You are the “Y”.

We’re more than a pool – the mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through fitness and healthy living, academic readiness, character development and violence prevention. Our 20 membership centers across the city and suburbs, 5 camps, early learning, school-aged and other programs provide everyone with a safe place to swim, learn, play and grow.

 

For over 135 years, the YMCA has been a pioneer and set the standard for aquatics and quality swim instruction. We rely on the expertise, passion, commitment and energy of our Swim Team Coaches to continue this legacy and contribute to the health and wellness of our children, families and communities.

 

Job Summary and Key Accountabilities:

Swim Team Coach is responsible for promoting and developing the YMCA swim team by facilitating the growth and improvement of swim team participants and creating a positive experience for participants and their families. This includes coordinating with the Head Coach to develop and implement practices, engaging participants and families to meet their needs, preparing for meets and other special events and ensuring the safety of participants.

 

Scope of Responsibilities:

Coaching/Participant Experience

  • Coaches, trains and mentors swimmers to foster development, maximize swimming performance, and teach appropriate swimming techniques.
  • Leads swim team practices developed by Head Coach and assists Head Coach with design of training programs. Engages swimmers and parents to cultivate collaborative relationships. Modifies and customizes workouts to match swimmer skill levels. Provides feedback to swimmers and parents to facilitate improvement, refine abilities and prevent injury.
  • Captures and records swimming times to track progress and determine meet eligibility

 

Meet Preparation and Execution

  • Stays abreast of meet rules and guidelines to ensure compliance with standards
  • Assists with the submission of meet entries
  • Assists with the coordination of suits and uniforms
  • Supervises swim team members at meets and other team functions
  • Cooperates with swim team volunteers, officials, scorekeepers and timers

 

Safety

  • Ensures the physical and emotional health and safety of swimmers by being safety conscious, following all established YMCA standards and critically evaluating situations for potential risks.
  • Ensures compliance with established rules and regulations to ensure safety. Monitors swimmers and the pool and provides corrective coaching and intervention as necessary.

 

Continued Education & Training

  • Actively participates in obtaining further water safety certifications.
  • Attends all in-service trainings and staff meetings as scheduled by supervisor or center leadership team.
  • Maintains job-related certifications and documents completion of certifications in the Human Resources Information System

 

Child Abuse Prevention:

Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by:

  • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
  • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
  • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
  • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required

 

Commitment to Inclusion:

Supports the YMCA’s commitment to inclusion of all members as required by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Job responsibilities may include implementing program modifications for persons with cognitive, behavioral or physical disabilities, including but not limited to the injection of medical glucagon to members with Type 1 diabetes in emergency situations. Appropriate training and development will be provided to YMCA team members based on your role and responsibilities.

 

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Current YMCA or American Red Cross certification as well as current First Aid, AED, CPR and Oxygen Administration certifications OR must successfully complete the YMCA’s Aquatics Academy training program resulting in certification.
  • Physical mobility to properly use aquatic equipment to rescue a 200 lb. person and meet other physical requirements required for job certification.
  • Must be mentally alert to dangerous situations in order to assure the safety of all swimmers.
  • Must be physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aid effectively.
  • Demonstrates evidence of YMCA Team competencies in previous experience or practice.

 

To apply: Please submit an online application at https://careers-ymcachicago.icims.com/jobs/10827/swim-team-coach/job.

 

 

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. Employment is subject to a background check.

GA, AUGUSTA — Aiken-Augusta Swim League (ASL) — Program Director / Rated Head Coach — Listed February 7, 2018

 

Program Director / Rated Head Coach
GEORGIA, AUGUSTA
Aiken-Augusta Swim League (ASL)
Listed February 7, 2018

 

Position Evaluation
Score  Area
2.9       Compensation
2.6       Stability
4.0       Authority and Responsibility
9.5       Total
  Position Evaluation for Aiken-Augusta Swim League

 

The Aiken-Augusta Swim League (ASL) is currently seeking to fill the position of Program Director/Head Coach (PD). ASL is looking for a PD who is interested in bringing this established team to the next level while having the opportunity to create his/her own unique swim club product.

 

ASL was founded in 1969 and is known throughout the eastern Georgia and western South Carolina region as a strong, year-round swim team.  It is the only USA Swimming program in Augusta, GA and one of two in the Central Savannah River Area (GA & SC MSA with population approaching 800,000). Although ASL swims in the GA LSC, given its location on the Georgia /South Carolina border, it shares a healthy relationship with teams in both states. We offer a guided age-group youth program for children age 6 and up, from the beginning swimmer to the most competitive and skilled swimmer.  Many of our swimmers go on to swim at the collegiate level, most at Division I programs. We currently have over 200 swimmers with room for future growth. We have three sites to accommodate our swimmers including two in Augusta, GA (Augusta Aquatic Center (50m Olympic sized pool) and Brigham Center) and one in Aiken, SC (University of South Carolina Aiken Natatorium).

 

The PD will be responsible for administering all of the swimming programs for ASL.  The PD will be a certified coach member of USA Swimming and ideally ASCA certified level 4 or higher.  He/she shall be responsible for the management of the club’s 10+ coaches, policies, training, and activities in consultation with the ASL board of directors.  He/she will maintain a good reputation, exhibit high moral standards, and set good examples for the team and his/her staff.  The PD reports to the ASL board of directors, is evaluated by the President of ASL, and is responsible for meeting the agreed upon yearly budget.

 

Nestled along the banks of the Savannah River, Augusta is the second largest and oldest city in Georgia. While Augusta has the historic charm of the classic South, it is also currently one of the fastest growing areas in the United States due to the consolidation of the US Army’s Cyber Command at Fort Gordon coupled with a vibrant medical community. Augusta boasts dozens of shops and restaurants, cultural, and historic attractions and is approximately 150 miles east of Atlanta on Interstate 20. Lake Thurmond is minutes away and is one of the Southeast’s largest and most popular public recreation lakes. Augusta is also centrally located just two and a half hours from the beach and the mountains. Finally, Augusta is home to the best-known golf tournament in the world, The Masters.

 

The position’s salary is $50,000 + based on training and experience. The ideal candidate will have experience in creating USA Swimming-based season training plans (pool and dryland), athlete and staff development, scheduling (training and competition), daily team administration, and operations (Hy-Tek Team Manager, TeamUnify platform, etc).

 

The position offering will remain open until filled with a rolling resume submission. Interested applicants are asked to email or fax their resumes to:

 

Bob Jeschke
Chair
ASL Program Director Search Committee
aslsilverkings@gmail.com
Fax: (706) 262-2856,
www.swimasl.com

SINGAPORE — The American Club — Aquatics Manager — Listed January 29, 2018

Aquatics Manager
SINGAPORE
The American Club
Listed January 29, 2018

 

A true ‘home away from home’ for expatriates in Singapore, The American Club has been fostering a sense of community among its 10,000 members and families for close to 70 years. With a diverse membership consisting of over 60 different nationalities and a comprehensive range of food & beverage, sports & fitness, business, wellness and recreational amenities located in the heart of the city, this is where our Members come to experience a higher standard of personalised service in an exclusive sanctuary away from the bustle of city living.

We provide our team members with a rewarding professional work experience, advancement opportunities and attractive compensation packages. We are currently seeking suitably qualified applicants for the position of: Aquatics Manager:

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all levels of the aquatics program
  • Design and oversee training plans for all training groups
  • Oversee seasonal progression of swimmers
  • Set performance goals and reports for the aquatics department
  • Facilitate age appropriate goal setting processes with all swimmers
  • Establish an environment that fosters positive team attitudes (staff and swimmers), encourages self-discipline, self-reliance, sportsmanship and responsibility for individual actions
  • Facilitate progress toward equivalent recognition of USA Swimming Club Recognition and Club Excellence Goals.
  • Recruit and retain staff within budget
  • Plan and direct staff meetings at least once per month
  • Provide annual staff development goals, and set the training program for educating, supervising, and mentoring all aquatics staff members
  • Communicate regularly and appropriately with the Club’s membership via monthly newsletter, team and group meetings, email, and individual meetings or conferences as needed
  • Administer and support aquatics department policies and procedures with the Club’s membership and staff
  • Support and facilitate annual strategic planning process and review
  • Market and promote the aquatics program
  • Develop and implement incentive and recognition/achievement programs that are age-appropriate
  • Coordinate daily, monthly and seasonal use of the Club’s pools
  • Responsible as the management representative to the Aquatics Subcommittee
  • Reports directly to the Fitness & Leisure Director

 

Requirements:

  • Minimum ASCTA Bronze qualification (or equivalent), lifeguard certification and a relevant tertiary qualification
  • 4 to 6 years’ experience teaching/coaching in Learn-to-Swim programs, pre-comp and competitive squads
  • More than 4 years of management experience in a similar capacity
  • Experience in teaching Masters programs will be an advantage
  • Demonstrated skills in developing budgets, reviewing P&Ls and reporting on financial performance
  • Previous experience in managing teams for high level service delivery and ongoing professional development
  • Marketing and Business Development experience to promote participation in programs and events
  • Understanding of aquatics plant operations and water quality requirements
  • Mature disposition to develop and maintain relationships with colleagues and Members
  • Competent in the use of MS Office applications

This role would suit someone looking to build upon their technical and management skills in Aquatics, and gain the experience of working overseas.

If you are keen to join our dynamic team, kindly email us with a detailed resume, stating current & expected salaries, contact number (s) to:

Senior Director of People Development
The American Club
10 Claymore Hill, Singapore 229573
Email: pd@amclub.org.sg
Website: www.amclub.org.sg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmClubTeam
https://www.facebook.com/AmericanClubSingapore

Watch our recruitment video: http://bit.ly/2dL0NkT

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Personal data collected is for recruitment purposes only. All documents including CV, birth certificates, school certificates, and written references will be kept for a period of three (3) months before it is destroyed, in accordance with our Personal Data retention guidelines.

Section 01 - Articles Relating to Searching for a Job

20 TIPS FOR GREAT JOB INTERVIEWS – Posted March 20, 2018

20 TIPS FOR GREAT JOB INTERVIEWS

 

From Experis Manpower Group

https://www.experisjobs.us/exp_us/en/career-advice/20-tips-job-interviews.htm

 

 

Want to ace your next interview and land that open job you’ve been seeking? Here are 20 tips to help you prepare.

  1. Research the industry and company. An interviewer may ask how you perceive his company’s position in its industry, who the firm’s competitors are, what its competitive advantages are, and how it should best go forward. For this reason, avoid trying to thoroughly research a dozen different industries. Focus your job search on just a few industries instead.
  2. Clarify your “selling points” and the reasons you want the job. Prepare to go into every interview with three to five key selling points in mind, such as what makes you the best candidate for the position. Have an example of each selling point prepared (“I have good communication skills. For example, I persuaded an entire group to …”). And be prepared to tell the interviewer why you want that job – including what interests you about it, what rewards it offers that you find valuable, and what abilities it requires that you possess. If an interviewer doesn’t think you’re really, really interested in the job, he or she won’t give you an offer – no matter how good you are!
  3. Anticipate the interviewer’s concerns and reservations. There are always more candidates for positions than there are openings. So interviewers look for ways to screen people out. Put yourself in their shoes and ask yourself why they might not want to hire you (“I don’t have this,” “I’m not that,” etc.). Then prepare your defense: “I know you may be thinking that I might not be the best fit for this position because [their reservation]. But you should know that [reason the interviewer shouldn’t be overly concerned].”
  4. Prepare for common interview questions. Every “how to interview” book has a list of a hundred or more “common interview questions.” (You might wonder just how long those interviews are if there are that many common questions!) So how do you prepare? Pick any list and think about which questions you’re most likely to encounter, given your age and status (about to graduate, looking for a summer internship). Then prepare your answers so you won’t have to fumble for them during the actual interview.
  5. Line up your questions for the interviewer. Come to the interview with some intelligent questions for the interviewer that demonstrate your knowledge of the company as well as your serious intent. Interviewers always ask if you have any questions, and no matter what, you should have one or two ready. If you say, “No, not really,” he or she may conclude that you’re not all that interested in the job or the company. A good all-purpose question is, “If you could design the ideal candidate for this position from the ground up, what would he or she be like?”

If you’re having a series of interviews with the same company, you can use some of your prepared questions with each person you meet (for example, “What do you think is the best thing about working here?” and “What kind of person would you most like to see fill this position?”) Then, try to think of one or two others during each interview itself.

  1. Practice, practice, practice. It’s one thing to come prepared with a mental answer to a question like, “Why should we hire you?” It’s another challenge entirely to say it out loud in a confident and convincing way. The first time you try it, you’ll sound garbled and confused, no matter how clear your thoughts are in your own mind! Do it another 10 times, and you’ll sound a lot smoother and more articulate.

But you shouldn’t do your practicing when you’re “on stage” with a recruiter; rehearse before you go to the interview. The best way to rehearse? Get two friends and practice interviewing each other in a “round robin”: one person acts as the observer and the “interviewee” gets feedback from both the observer and the “interviewer.” Go for four or five rounds, switching roles as you go. Another idea (but definitely second-best) is to tape record your answer and then play it back to see where you need to improve. Whatever you do, make sure your practice consists of speaking aloud. Rehearsing your answer in your mind won’t cut it.

  1. Score a success in the first five minutes. Some studies indicate that interviewers make up their minds about candidates in the first five minutes of the interview – and then spend the rest of the interview looking for things to confirm that decision! So what can you do in those five minutes to get through the gate? Come in with energy and enthusiasm, and express your appreciation for the interviewer’s time. (Remember: She may be seeing a lot of other candidates that day and may be tired from the flight in. So bring in that energy!)

Also, start off with a positive comment about the company – something like, “I’ve really been looking forward to this meeting [not “interview”]. I think [the company] is doing great work in [a particular field or project], and I’m really excited by the prospect of being able to contribute.”

  1. Get on the same side as the interviewer. Many interviewers view job interviews as adversarial: Candidates are going to try to pry an offer out of the interviewer, and the interviewer’s job is to hold onto it. Your job is to transform this “tug of war” into a relationship in which you’re both on the same side. You could say something as simple as, “I’m happy to have the chance to learn more about your company and to let you learn more about me, so we can see if this is going to be a good match or not. I always think that the worst thing that can happen is to be hired into a job that’s wrong for you – then nobody’s happy!”
  2. Be assertive and take responsibility for the interview. Perhaps out of the effort to be polite, some usually assertive candidates become overly passive during job interviews. But politeness doesn’t equal passivity. An interview is like any other conversation – it’s a dance in which you and a partner move together, both responding to the other. Don’t make the mistake of just sitting there waiting for the interviewer to ask you about that Nobel Prize you won. It’s your responsibility to make sure he walks away knowing your key selling points.
  3. Be ready to handle illegal and inappropriate questions. Interview questions about your race, age, gender, religion, marital status, and sexual orientation are inappropriate and in many areas illegal. Nevertheless, you may get one or more of them. If you do, you have a couple of options. You can simply answer with a question (“I’m not sure how that’s relevant to my application”), or you can try to answer “the question behind the question”: “I don’t know whether I’ll decide to have children in the near future, but if you’re wondering if I’ll be leaving my job for an extended period of time, I can say that I’m very committed to my career and frankly can’t imagine giving it up.”
  4. Make your selling points clear. If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, did it make a sound? More important, if you communicate your selling points during a job interview and the interviewer doesn’t get it, did you score? On this question, the answer is clear: No! So don’t bury your selling points in long-winded stories. Instead, tell the interviewer what your selling point is first, then give the example.
  5. Think positive. No one likes a complainer, so don’t dwell on negative experiences during an interview. Even if the interviewer asks you point blank, “What courses have you liked least?” or “What did you like least about that previous job?” don’t answer the question. Or more specifically, don’t answer it as it’s been asked. Instead, say something like, “Well, actually I’ve found something about all of my classes that I’ve liked. For example, although I found [class] to be very tough, I liked the fact that [positive point about the class]” or “I liked [a previous job] quite a bit, although now I know that I really want to [new job].”
  6. Close on a positive note. If a salesman came to you and demonstrated his product, then thanked you for your time and walked out the door, what did he do wrong? He didn’t ask you to buy it! If you get to the end of an interview and think you’d really like that job, ask for it! Tell the interviewer that you’d really, really like the job – that you were excited about it before the interview and are even more excited now, and that you’re convinced you’d like to work there. If there are two equally good candidates at the end of the search – you and someone else – the interviewer will think you’re more likely to accept the offer, and thus may be more inclined to make an offer to you.

Even better, take what you’ve learned about yourself from your MyPath career assessment and use it to explain why you think this is the job for you: “I’ve done some careful career self-assessment, and I know that I’m most interested in [one or two of your most important career interest themes], and – correct me if I’m wrong – it seems that this position would allow me to express those interests. I also know that I’m most motivated by [two or three of your most important motivators from your MyPath assessment], and I have the sense that if I do well, I could get those rewards in this position.

Finally, I know that my strongest abilities are [two or three of your strongest abilities from your MyPath assessment], and I see those as being the abilities you most need for this position.” If you follow this tip, you’ll be (a) asking for the job, (b) explaining why you think it’s a good match, (c) displaying your thoughtfulness and maturity, and (d) further disarming the tug-of-war dynamic that interviewers anticipate. You’ll be making the strongest possible “close” – and that’s worth a lot!

  1. Bring a copy of your resume to every interview. Have a copy of your resume with you when you go to every interview. If the interviewer has misplaced his or her copy, you’ll save a lot of time (and embarrassment on the interviewer’s part) if you can just pull your extra copy out and hand it over.
  2. Don’t worry about sounding “canned”. Some people are concerned that if they rehearse their answers, they’ll sound “canned” (or overly polished or glib) during the interview. Don’t worry. If you’re well prepared, you’ll sound smooth and articulate, not canned. And if you’re not so well prepared, the anxiety of the situation will eliminate any “canned” quality.
  3. Make the most of the “Tell me about yourself” question. Many interviewers begin interviews with this question. So how should you respond? You can go into a story about where you were born, what your parents do, how many brothers and sisters and dogs and cats you have, and that’s okay. But would you rather have the interviewer writing down what kind of dog you have – or why the company should hire you?

Consider responding to this question with something like: “Well, obviously I could tell you about lots of things, and if I’m missing what you want, please let me know. But the three things I think are most important for you to know about me are [your selling points]. I can expand on those a little if you’d like.” Interviewers will always say, “Sure, go ahead.” Then you say, “Well, regarding the first point, [give your example]. And when I was working for [company], I [example of another selling point].” Etc. This strategy enables you to focus the first 10-15 minutes of the interview on all of your key selling points. The “Tell me about yourself” question is a golden opportunity. Don’t miss it!

  1. Speak the right body language. Dress appropriately, make eye contact, give a firm handshake, have good posture, speak clearly, and don’t wear perfume or cologne! Sometimes interview locations are small rooms that may lack good air circulation. You want the interviewer paying attention to your job qualifications — not passing out because you’ve come in wearing Chanel No. 5 and the candidate before you was doused with Brut, and the two have mixed to form a poisonous gas that results in you not getting an offer!
  2. Be ready for “behavior-based” interviews”. One of the most common interview styles today is to ask people to describe experiences they have had that demonstrate behaviors that the company thinks are important for a particular position. You might be asked to talk about a time when you made an unpopular decision, displayed a high level of persistence, or made a decision under time pressure and with limited information, for example.

Step 1 is to anticipate the behaviors this hiring manager is likely to be looking for. Step 2 is to identify at least one example of when you demonstrated each behavior. Step 3 is to prepare a story for each example. Many people recommend using SAR (Situation-Action-Result) as a model for the story. Step 4 is to practice telling the story. Also, make sure to review your resume before the interview with this kind of format in mind; this can help you to remember examples of behaviors you may not have anticipated in advance.

  1. Send thank-you notes. Write a thank-you note after every interview. Type each note on paper or send them by email, depending on the interviewers’ preferences. Customize your notes by referring specifically to what you and the interviewer discussed; for example, “I was particularly excited about [or interested by, or glad to hear] what you said about …” Handwritten notes mightbe better if you’re thanking a personal contact for helping you in your job search, or if the company you’re interviewing with is based in Europe. Whatever method you choose, notes should be sent within 48 hours of the interview.

To write a good thank-you note, you’ll need to take time after each interview to jot down a few things about what the interviewer said. Also, write down what you could have done better in the interview, and make adjustments before you head off for your next interview.

  1. Don’t give up! If you’ve had a bad interview for a job that you truly think would be a great fit for you (not just something you want badly), don’t give up! Write a note, send an email, or call the interviewer to let him or her know that you think you did a poor job of communicating why you think this job would be a good match. Reiterate what you have to offer the company, and say that you’d like an opportunity to contribute. Whether this strategy will get you a job offer depends on the company and on you. But one thing’s for sure: If you don’t try, your chances are exactly zero. We’ve seen this approach work on numerous occasions, and we encourage you to give it that last shot.

 

 

7 THINGS EVERY NEW MANAGER SHOULD DO IN THEIR FIRST MONTH ON THE JOB – Posted March 10, 2018

7 THINGS EVERY NEW MANAGER SHOULD DO IN THEIR FIRST MONTH ON THE JOB

Paul Petrone

https://learning.linkedin.com/blog/new-managers/7-things-every-new-manager-should-do-in-the-first-month-on-the-j

 

December 19, 2016

Becoming a new manager should be a great time in a person’s life. They’ve worked hard to advance their career and were rewarded with a leadership position they desired.

And yet they might not always feel like celebrating. Copious research has found that becoming a new manager is one of the most stressful experiences any professional goes through.

That’s particularly true for the first month on the job, where most new managers do their best just to keep their head above water. To help, we looked at leadership guru’s Todd Dewett’s LinkedIn Learning course, New Manager Foundations, to discover the things all new managers should do within their first 30 days.

They are:

  1. Start dressing like a leader

The reality is, if you don’t dress like a leader, it’s only going to hamper your ability to lead.

So how does a leader dress?

It varies from organization to organization. Look around and see how other leaders dress at your organization and follow suit, Dewett said.

Quick word of advice – don’t dramatically change the way you dress overnight, as that’s going to be seen as inauthentic (this rule mostly applies if you’ve been promoted from within the same organization), Dewett said. Instead, slowly move closer to the organization’s norm.

  1. Develop professional relationships with your staff, not friendships

Your goal as a boss should not be to make friends with your employees. The reason is friendships often prevent tough feedback and there’s no performance component to a friendship, whereas performance is your biggest concern as a new manager.

Instead, you want to form strong professional relationships with your employees, Dewett said. That’s not to say there should be no personal aspect to your relationship – in fact, there should be. It’s just a matter of proportion, as the vast majority of your conversations with your direct reports should be about work.

So yes, be friendly with your employees and get to know them on a personal level. But the majority of your conversation should be about work and the relationship should ultimately be a professional one.

  1. Stay visible

Woody Allen once said that 80 percent of success comes down to just showing up. There’s a degree to truth to that for managers – being visible with your team is incredibly important, as the more visible you are, the more connected people will feel to you, Dewett said.

In that vein, try to spend 5 to 10 percent of your day informally chatting to your employees, instead of just communicating in meetings or being tucked away in your office. That will go a long way to building strong relationships with your people.

  1. Clarify expectations with your boss

One oft-forgotten part of becoming a new boss is that you likely have a new boss as well. And while there’s a lot of focus on clarifying expectations with your employees, it’s equally important to clarify expectations with your new boss as well.

That means understanding your boss’s priorities and their main goals beyond the performance of your team, Dewett said. Additionally, it means talking to your boss about any changes that need to be made for you to succeed – such as more people or different tools, as an example.

  1. Set expectations and establish group norms with your team

Once you understand what your boss’s goals are, it’s time to clarify expectations with your team and establish group norms.

First, clarify expectations by acknowledging the accomplishments of the past while also sharing the goals for the next performance period, as well as your long-term goals for the team, Dewett said. The next step is then meeting with each of your direct reports one-on-one and establishing their specific goals.

It’s also important to establish norms with the team, Dewett said. Norms are guiding behaviors for how you and your team should act, and should be written down and sent to all members of your team.

What are some examples of norms? Everyone showing up on time for meetings, everyone being prepared for each meeting, everyone treating each other with respect, etc. And then ensure those norms are enforced, perhaps in a fun way. For example, perhaps every time a person is late, they have to contribute a dollar to the team’s coffee fund.

  1. Schedule time away from work for your friends and family

Research shows new managers invariably work more hours than they are used to and often feel large amounts of stress. For that reason, it’s important to literally schedule time away from work with your friends and family, or else those relationships could become strained, Dewett said.

Unfortunately, becoming a new manager will mean less free time. But, the key is working to make that time as high quality as possible, by allowing yourself to shut off from work and enjoying the free moments you do have.

  1. Learn, learn and learn some more

While you might have been a very skilled individual contributor, new managers are by definition inexperienced in management, and therefore need to learn new skills. The faster you can learn these skills, the quicker you’ll become an effective manager and ultimately the less stress you’ll feel.

Therefore, it’s critical to find time to learn when you become a new manager, Dewett said. That means reading articles, watching eLearning videos, seeking advice from more experienced managers and taking advantage of in-person management training, when available.

Additionally, as a new manager you need to better understand your own business and how teams interact with each other, Dewett said. To accomplish this, work to grow your professional network within the organization and learn your company’s processes and priorities, he said.

Doing these seven things won’t completely relieve you of stress, becoming a new manager is difficult. But they certainly will help.

Want to learn more? Watch Todd Dewett’s New Manager Foundations course today.

Some other LinkedIn Learning courses you might be interested in are:

These Are 6 Red Flags That You Shouldn’t Take the Job – Posted Feb 28, 2018

https://www.fastcompany.com/40531646/these-are-6-red-flags-that-you-shouldnt-take-the-job?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=&position=6&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=02202018

These Are 6 Red Flags That You Shouldn’t Take The Job

If you see one or more of these warning signs during your interview, maybe this isn’t the workplace for you.

“It is important for people to slow down and realize that it’s a two-way interview, because the job is only going to be a great experience for them if it’s a good fit,” says Carisa Miklusak, CEO of recruitment automation platform Tilr, based in Cincinnati. And there are often a number of clues about the job, company culture, and leadership if you just know what to look for, she says. Here are six red flags to watch out for.

Attitude And Appearance

You may be nervous, but take a moment to look around and observe your surroundings. What you see may tell you a lot about the company and its people. “From the time that you walk in, it starts with the receptionist. As you’re walking through the office, do people seem friendly, do they try to engage with you, say welcome, say hello, make eye contact?” says Tonya Salerno, principal staffing manager at WinterWyman, based in New York City. People who are happy in their work are generally curious about and friendly to newcomers, she says.

Also, take a look around the office. It doesn’t have to be prime office space, but do you get a sense that people have pride in their workplace? Are common areas tidy or in disarray? Does the place look clean? Do people have personal effects in their work space? Does it look inviting?

“I believe an office is like a second home, and that I should take pride in the space and the people with whom I would be working,” says Salerno.

Lack Of Preparation

When you sit down with the interviewer, do you have a sense that they know who you are? Has the interviewer reviewed your resume and have some familiarity with your background? If not, they may not be taking the job search as seriously as you are, or it may be a sign that the company has a lot of turnover and doesn’t invest much time in replacing people, Miklusak says. The interviewer should be familiar with the job for which you’re interviewing and have at least a basic familiarity with your background.

Hypothetical And Situational Questions

Miklusak says one of her best “job interview hacks” is to listen for hypothetical or situational questions. If an employer asks, ‘How would you react in a situation like this?” listen to the question, she says. “The interviewer is asking because you are likely to be in a situation like that, or in some type of situation where one could make a parallel between the question and the situation.”

So, if an interviewer asks you how you would react if you were in a chaotic situation with little direction, it might be a test to see how you manage disorder. But, it could also be that the interviewer is trying to figure out if you can manage the organization’s way of operating.

A Quest For Elusive Change

If your interviewer talks about how the company is ready for change or needs change, ask a few questions, says Sarah Connors, principal staffing manager and team leader at WinterWyman. Get more information on what needs to be changed, how long it’s been that way, and most importantly, how ready they are to change it.

“I’ve had candidates get excited to be the person to truly impact change at a company, just to find out later that the managing team isn’t ready to change things. So be sure it isn’t just an ideal they’re paying lip service to, but a reality they want you to help deliver,” she says. Or the company may put the responsibility for changing things on you without giving you the resources you need to be successful.

Improper Questions

There are a number of questions that interviewers aren’t allowed to ask by law. Yet a 2017 Associated Press and CNBC poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that more than half (51%) of those who have been on at least one job interview have been asked at least one inappropriate or personal question. Questions about marital status, medical history, and disabilities topped the list. If interviewers aren’t aware of basic employment law, that could be an indicator that they’re lax in other areas, too.

“It can be a real cultural flag. For example, if a lot of people are asking you if you have kids. It’s either a super-friendly family place, or they want to put you on a plane 100% of the time and they’re real concerned if you do [have children],” Miklusak says.

Comfort Questions

If an interviewer asks about your comfort level with certain factors, take note, Miklusak warns. “This question is a huge flag, ‘Do you think you will be comfortable here because . . . ‘ and then the because is something like, ‘Most of the people are younger than you’ or ‘This is a pretty male-orientated sales team,’” she says. Look for what the interviewer is trying to indicate about the culture. Such a question may reflect a flaw, lack of diversity, or issue that has been a problem in the past.

Section 02 - Rated Head Coach

KY, ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Dolphins — Rated Head Coach — Listed April 12, 2018

Rated Head Coach
KENTUCKY, ELIZABETHTOWN
Elizabethtown Dolphins
Listed April 12, 2018
 

Position Evaluation Scores

Score Area
2.9 Compensation and Benefits
3.9 Club & Coach Stability
4.5 Authority and Responsibility
11.3 Total Score  (15 = Max)

(for a copy of the Position Evaluation click the link below)

 Position Evaluation for Elizabethtown Dolphins

 

 

Reports To: Board of Directors

 

General Summary:

Job Description – Head Coach Head Coach for the Elizabethtown Dolphins

 

The Elizabethtown Dolphins (ET) is a year-round USA Swimming competitive swim team offering high-quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The E-town Dolphin Swim Team prides itself on creating a positive environment and enriching experience for all members of the club with the goal to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to elite-level competitor.

 

We are seeking a Head Coach to oversee all aspects of our competitive swim program, with direct coaching responsibilities. The overall objective of the position is to continue to guide and grow a USA swimming program that produces the highest attainable levels of competitive excellence in individual and team performance, while fostering a positive environment. It is expected that the head coach will foster positive relationships, mentor as appropriate, and communicate well with their coaching staff, swim team members, swim team parents and the Board of Directors.

The Head Coach must develop the skills and talents of the team members and coaching staff while promoting teamwork, sportsmanship and encouraging personal development and excellence.

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the overall Head Coach for the team’s competitive program
  • Develop the team’s training group structure, team policies
  • Manage day-to-day operating issues, including (but not limited to):
    • o Recruiting of novice swimmers and swimmer retention
    • o Plan Team Practice Schedule and Meet Schedule, including team and coaches travel, meet entry assignments, and other meet administrative duties
    • o Evaluate Training plans and goals for Swimmer Development for all athletes at all levels, including managing the planning of training cycles in conjunction with group lead coaches
    • o Plan and lead all-member parent meetings (in accordance with bylaws)
    • o Manage and delegate administrative duties
  • Enforce Team and KYLSC Policies and Procedures
  • Organize and manage all coaching and administrative staff assignments, responsibilities and career development, including:
    • o Review and evaluation of Staffing levels
    • o Assignment and delegation of duties
    • o Supervisory and Evaluation responsibilities of coaches
    • o Develop Training plans for Coaches’ Development and Continuing Education
  • Manage all hiring and personnel actions for competitive program
  • Attend team Board of Directors meeting and provide monthly reports as to the status, policies and activities of the team:
    • o Implement and manage expenditures in accordance with approved budget.
    • o Review and gain Board approval for any required changes to budget.
  • Act as a role model for swimmers
  • Strategic Planning for the Team in conjunction with the Board

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Required to travel periodically with athletes to “away” meets.
  • Regularly required to walk and stand for long periods on the pool deck.
  • Required to maintain USA Swimming coach certification, including first aid and life-saving requirements

 

Mental Requirements, Attitude and Approach

  • Must possess VISION and excellent ability to communicate that vision through all levels of the club

o   Excellent written and verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability in fostering teamwork.

o   Interpersonal and communications skills to deal effectively with all levels of employees, club members, athletes, parents, Board of Directors and outside personnel.

  • Great leadership skills for coaches and athletes
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Coaches for the right reason: bringing out the best in our swimmers, both as athletes and as individuals
  • Drives team spirit
  • Proactive Up-to-date on latest coaching techniques
  • Strong understanding of overall balance of training and taper techniques, both in water and dry-land, for all age groups, abilities, specialties and body types
  • Vision for appropriate balance of distance, sprint, technique and strength/conditioning work throughout the entire program.
  • Ability and vision for coach training and development
  • Ability to develop and implement a cohesive vision and coaching philosophy throughout the program, building swimmers from novice through senior levels
  • Must be involved not only in the top age group, but ensuring consistency throughout the entire program with progressive age-group development
  • Must have positive manner

o   Encouraging athletes to strive for their personal best

o   Approachable for athletes (and other club members)

o   Inspirational leader

o   Driven & competitive

o   Inspires and supports the athletes

o   Even-handed and fair treatment of all athletes, regardless of ability or seniority level

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Qualifications:

  • Significant experience in Swim Coaching in leadership positions
  • A history of success coaching swimmers in a wide range of athletic ability
  • Current USA Swimming Coaching Certification
  • ASCA Level 4 or 5 Coaching Certification strongly preferred. Will take into consideration Level 3 Certification
  • Familiarity with Team Unify and Hy-tek products a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is a plus
  • Must pass and maintain an approved USA Swimming background check
  • Experience in the development, implementation, and execution of a comprehensive competitive swim program
  • Proven team management skills
  • High School swimming knowledge. Our club partners with the local High School with a Coach.

 

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to Dawn Brandenburg at:  Dawn.Brandenburg@autozone.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

WA, BELLINGHAM BAY — Bellingham Bay Swim Team — Rated Head Coach — Listed April 4, 2018

Rated Head Coach
WASHINGTON, BELLINGHAM BAY
Bellingham Bay Swim Team
Listed April 4, 2018

Position Evaluation Results

(a self-scoring survey of what the club is offering)
Score   Area
2.7       Compensation
4.7       Stability
5.0       Authority and Responsibility
12.4     Total

 

Bellingham Bay Swim Team has an immediate opening for an experienced, dynamic, highly skilled and energetic Head Coach.

 

Title: BBST Head Coach

Reports to: BBST Board of Directors

Position Status: Full-time – Exempt

 

About Bellingham:

Located on Bellingham Bay with Mount Baker as its backdrop, Bellingham (population 85,000) is the last major city before the Washington coastline meets the Canadian border. It’s 85 miles north of Seattle and 50 miles south of Vancouver, B.C.

 

Bellingham is an acclaimed outdoor recreation haven and known for its subdued, healthy and authentic vibe. It’s been named “Best Place to Play Year Round,” “Adventure Town USA,” and “Best Place to Retire and Live,” by various media. While many come here to play hard and sweat, others take in the scenery, laid-back vibe and relax.

 

Please check out these links for additional information on Bellingham:

https://vimeo.com/195260295

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du3IWTmevZU

https://www.bellingham.org/communities/bellingham/

https://admissions.wwu.edu/bellingham

Info on Bellingham Schools:

https://www.greatschools.org/washington/bellingham/schools/

 

About BBST:

The Bellingham Bay Swim Team (BBST-PN), ( www.bellinghambayswimteam.org ) of Bellingham, Washington (USA) is seeking a dynamic, motivated, highly skilled Head Coach for its year-round competitive swim program.

 

We are seeking an ASCA level 4 or higher Head Coach for our competitive swim team, but may consider the right candidate with a lower ranking. BBST is a USA Swimming affiliated team with a 23-year history. We currently have 110 swimmers in five progressive training groups: Bronze, Silver, Gold, & Senior A/B that train year-round with a staff of 4 certified coaches. These groups are designed to provide athletes with a fun team atmosphere where swimmers of similar ability and commitment practice together and TEAM is emphasized in a competitive setting.

 

BBST has swimmers from beginning age group to nationally-ranked athletes and relays. This includes numerous zone and junior national level athletes along with a 2016 USA Olympic Trials Qualifier & member of the 2017 USA World Junior Championship Team.

 

Many of our BBST alumni have gone on to swim collegiately at top-ranked universities, including the University of Pacific, Loyola Marymount University, Denison University, Kenyon College and the University of Vermont. BBST is a nonprofit 501c3 organization under the direction of a volunteer parent run Board of Directors elected annually by the membership.

 

Our current BBST coaching staff is exceptional. Members of our staff include the 2016 Developmental Coach of the Year for Pacific Northwest Swimming. Our Head Age Group Coach has years of experience with several large clubs in the Washington D.C. area, and has been responsible for developing the core of our team during the past 4 years.  Our strength coach is currently a nationally-ranked All American USMS swimmer, personal trainer, and certified coach in kettlebell training and Advanced Rolfing.

 

The mission of the Bellingham Bay Swim Team is to provide an environment for swimmers to develop exceptional character through discipline and commitment to our shared values in the pursuit of excellence in competitive swimming.

 

Position Responsibilities:

 

Coaching:

  • Establish an environment that fosters positive team attitudes and encourages self-discipline, sportsmanship and responsibility.
  • Develop and maintain seasonal and quadrennial plans for the progression of our age group program and develops innovative techniques that show success and improvement. (This includes yardage and technique progressions, as well as how the groups are being challenged through competition and differentiated for movement up the team roster groups).
  • Develop and implement team and individual goals with the swimmers and the Board of Directors, and monitor the progression of the athletes and team in reaching these goals.
  • Design swimming and dryland curriculums for all BBST roster levels to promote stroke development and physical conditioning appropriate for the athletes’ current level of fitness and physical/emotional development, while maintaining an appropriate level of challenge necessary to produce improvement in speed, fitness, and progression to the next team roster level.
  • Provide social/emotional support for athletes and differentiated programming to meet each athlete’s needs.

 

Administration:

  •  Demonstrate a cooperative, responsive and respectful communication style with swimmers, parents, community members, staff, and Board.
  • Effectively supervise and delegate responsibilities for a staff of 3-5 coaches. This includes practices as well as meets.
  • Practice continuous improvement and professional development for self and assistant coaches; work to achieve next level of certification.
  • Oversee all aspects of daily club operation in support of the swimmers, membership, and team mission and values. Strong organizational skills are a must.
  • Prepare and present monthly Coach’s Report at Board of Directors’ meeting.
  • Conduct monthly staff meeting with assistant coaches.
  • Communicate with other teams and/or PNS regarding meet participation and entries.
  • Maintain and update website information regarding practice schedules, meet entries, news, etc.
  • Various administrative functions such as pool scheduling.
  • Participate in monthly Board meetings as the board’s chief advisor. Head Coach is an Ex Officio non-voting member of the board.
  • Work with the Board to ensure club mission, vision and values are achieved.
  • Act as a team representative while attending LSC meetings.
  • Maintain accurate records of individuals and relay performances, meet participation, practice attendance and more.
  • Develop, and implement BBST Board policies and procedures.
  • Maintain professional standard of safety, appearance and readiness.
  • Facilitate and participate in club fundraisers.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be CPR/AED certified and maintain current coaching certification.
  • ASCA level 4 but may consider the right candidate with a lower ranking.
  • Strong track record as an outstanding technical swim coach with demonstrated leadership and communication skills.
  • Advanced experience coaching various ages and skill levels in a competitive environment.
  • High-level swimming experience at the club and collegiate level.
  • Experienced with TeamUnify and HyTek
  • Ability to set and achieve individual and team goals and encourage others to do the same.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ASCA level 4 or higher
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience

 

SALARY

This is a year round, salaried position with opportunity for performance and fundraising based incentives. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience within a range of $50,000 and $60,000 annually.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES & DUE DATE

Position is open until filled. For priority consideration, submit application materials by April 22, 2018. All application materials should be sent to BBST Board President Clint Carlton at bbstprez@gmail.com.

 

A complete application consists of:

  • Letter of application detailing relevant experience and how the applicant is prepared to fulfill the responsibilities of the position
  • Statement describing the applicant’s coaching philosophy
  • Current resume
  • List of three current references with contact information
  • Salary expectations

 

Links about the Bellingham Bay Swim Team:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZJ2JjMPQI0&feature=youtu.be

 

https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/5-ways-kettlebells-are-a-fantastic-dryland-training-tool/

https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/scapular-stability-for-swimmers-the-importance-of-developing-iron-scaps/

ME, CAPE ELIZABETH — Coastal Maine Aquatics — Rated Head Coach — Listed 03/27/2018

Rated Head Coach
MAINE, CAPE ELIZABETH
Coastal Maine Aquatics
Listed March 27, 2018

Score   Area
1.9        Compensation and Benefits
2.7       Club & Coach Stability
2.0       Authority and Responsibility
6.6       Total Score (Maximum = 15)

Click link below to download the Position Evaluation
 Coastal Maine Aquatics Position Evaluation

Coastal Maine Aquatics (CMA) is seeking passionate and enthusiastic applicants who love the sport of swimming for a full-­‐time, salaried Head Coach.

 

Long-­‐standing club. CMA is a USA Swim Club founded in 1991, and is part of Maine Swimming LSC. CMA is a 501c3 non-­‐profit organization overseen by a Board of Directors. We have a staff of 4 assistant coaches. With more than 90 swimmers throughout the year, ages 5 thru 18, CMA offers programs at 7 different training levels. CMA consistently places among the top teams at Maine Championships.

 

Commitment to excellence. CMA has many of the top swimmers in the state, with one Junior National qualifier and five Sectional qualifiers currently. CMA has achieved Level 2 Club status. Our team operates year-­‐round out of two indoor 6-­‐lane pools one in Cape Elizabeth (SCY) and one in South Portland (SCM), which are located within 5 miles of each other. We host three meets per year at our SCY pool. Our swimmers are students at the area’s top high schools and many go on to swim at the collegiate level. Only one hour away, Colby College is poised to complete a new state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐art 50-­‐ meter natatorium by 2020 for use by all levels of Maine swimming competition. CMA has a dedicated, involved and supportive membership base with great potential for future growth.

 

Outstanding quality of life. Coastal southern Maine is known for its unparalleled quality of life, pristine beaches, spectacular ocean views, lighthouses, family farms and low stress lifestyle. The area is ranked among the most livable regions nationwide, offering an excellent quality of life, access to high quality healthcare, nationally ranked schools and outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities. Portland, Maine’s largest city and just a 10 minute drive, continues to accumulate national “best of” awards, including America’s Best Town in the East by Outside Magazine, a top ten Greenest City by Organic Magazine and America’s Foodiest Small Town by Bon Appetit.

 

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Serve as primary, on-­‐deck coach of national and senior level training groups, and counsel high school

members interested in swimming in college;

 

  • Supervise and develop assistant coaching staff including:

o      coordinate stroke and training principles throughout all levels;

o      oversee group placement and advancement of athletes; and

o      serve as on-­‐deck coach of lower level training groups as needed;

 

 

  • Oversee all administrative aspects of team activities, including

o      meet selection, planning and registration;

o      coordination of home/hosted meets;

o      practice scheduling for all training groups;

o      maintaining team statistics; and

o      team promotion locally and within Maine LSC;

 

  • Work cooperatively with the Board of Directors as an Ex-­‐officio member to:

o       develop and administer the team budget;

o       create and execute a shared vision for CMA’s growth and success; and

o       communicate professionally and regularly with coaches, athletes and parents.

 

  • Actively represent CMA in the Maine LSC and New England Swimming, as well as other state, regional and national organizations, as requested by the Board.

 

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with CMA parents, including parent education and booster activities with volunteer parents.

 

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience as a Head or Assistant Coach of a USA Swimming club, YMCA or college team;
  • ASCA Level 3 certification or above preferred;
  • Experience leading and mentoring assistant coaching staff;
  • All certifications current and in good standing with USA Swimming;
  • Solid knowledge of stroke theory and training physiology;
  • Proven success coaching, motivating and inspiring swimmers at all levels, from developmental through national level;
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

 

Attributes:

  • Clear, cooperative and tactful communication style;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Solid personal ethics, including honesty, respect and integrity;
  • An obvious love of competitive swimming, along with a personal desire to succeed professionally and advance the team as a whole;
  • Experience with and knowledge of HyTek programs and Team Unify;
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States and able to pass background checks.

 

CMA offers a highly-competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer.

 

To apply candidates should e-‐mail a resume and a cover letter of interest, which explains one’s coaching philosophy, to cmaheadcoach@gmail.com . All applications will be held in confidence. Application review will begin April, 2018.

 

NM, TAOS — Taos Swim Team — Rated Head Coach — Listed March 25, 2018

Rated Head Coach
NEW MEXICO, TAOS
Taos Swim Team
Listed March 25, 2018

 

Position Evaluation Results

(a self-scoring survey of what the club is offering)
Score Area
1.7      Compensation
3.7      Stability
1.0      Authority and Responsibility
6.4      Total

 Position Evaluation for Taos Swim Team

 

The Taos Swim Team is looking for a full time head coach who is capable of building a well-managed, successful swim team in one of the most beautiful areas of the country, Taos, New Mexico. We would like to fill the position as soon as possible.

 

The Opportunity:

  1. a) This is a coach run team where a fundamental objective is to build the team to 200 plus swimmers.
  2. b) We have abundant pool time available in a beautiful, 8 lane pool. Weekdays 5-8am, 3:30-8pm. Weekends 7-10am, 5-8pm.

 

Requirements:

We are looking for a USS Certified coach with Head Coach, Head Age Group Coach, or dedicated Assistant Coach experience who has outstanding financial management, administrative, communication, motivational, stroke technique and training skill. We prefer a coach who is willing to make a minimum three year commitment to building the program to a 200 plus member team that competes successfully at the regional, zone and eventually national level. We are interested in a coach who has successful experience building the size of a team and is excited to be running a successful business. Entrepreneurial aptitude is desired.

 

Compensation:

Compensation is dictated by revenue generated through dues and fund raising. All income minus expenses goes to the coach. The parent’s group is a boosters group whose role is to aid and support the coach.

 

About Taos:

Taos is a highly desirable tourist destination in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Northern New Mexico’s “Land of Enchantment”. We have a beautiful, six year old, 8 lane 25 yard pool, and we are the only swim team in the county with 30,000 people within 30 minutes of the pool. The job offers great potential for a visionary coach who wants to build an exceptional program with the help of a small, but supportive Board of Directors.

 

To Apply:

Please respond to: katduff1313@gmail.com, lewischad180@gmail.com and taostigersharks@hotmail.com

 

The position will be filled as soon as the ideal candidate is found.

GA, AUGUSTA — Aiken-Augusta Swim League (ASL) — Program Director / Rated Head Coach — Listed February 7, 2018

 

Program Director / Rated Head Coach
GEORGIA, AUGUSTA
Aiken-Augusta Swim League (ASL)
Listed February 7, 2018

 

Position Evaluation
Score  Area
2.9       Compensation
2.6       Stability
4.0       Authority and Responsibility
9.5       Total
  Position Evaluation for Aiken-Augusta Swim League

 

The Aiken-Augusta Swim League (ASL) is currently seeking to fill the position of Program Director/Head Coach (PD). ASL is looking for a PD who is interested in bringing this established team to the next level while having the opportunity to create his/her own unique swim club product.

 

ASL was founded in 1969 and is known throughout the eastern Georgia and western South Carolina region as a strong, year-round swim team.  It is the only USA Swimming program in Augusta, GA and one of two in the Central Savannah River Area (GA & SC MSA with population approaching 800,000). Although ASL swims in the GA LSC, given its location on the Georgia /South Carolina border, it shares a healthy relationship with teams in both states. We offer a guided age-group youth program for children age 6 and up, from the beginning swimmer to the most competitive and skilled swimmer.  Many of our swimmers go on to swim at the collegiate level, most at Division I programs. We currently have over 200 swimmers with room for future growth. We have three sites to accommodate our swimmers including two in Augusta, GA (Augusta Aquatic Center (50m Olympic sized pool) and Brigham Center) and one in Aiken, SC (University of South Carolina Aiken Natatorium).

 

The PD will be responsible for administering all of the swimming programs for ASL.  The PD will be a certified coach member of USA Swimming and ideally ASCA certified level 4 or higher.  He/she shall be responsible for the management of the club’s 10+ coaches, policies, training, and activities in consultation with the ASL board of directors.  He/she will maintain a good reputation, exhibit high moral standards, and set good examples for the team and his/her staff.  The PD reports to the ASL board of directors, is evaluated by the President of ASL, and is responsible for meeting the agreed upon yearly budget.

 

Nestled along the banks of the Savannah River, Augusta is the second largest and oldest city in Georgia. While Augusta has the historic charm of the classic South, it is also currently one of the fastest growing areas in the United States due to the consolidation of the US Army’s Cyber Command at Fort Gordon coupled with a vibrant medical community. Augusta boasts dozens of shops and restaurants, cultural, and historic attractions and is approximately 150 miles east of Atlanta on Interstate 20. Lake Thurmond is minutes away and is one of the Southeast’s largest and most popular public recreation lakes. Augusta is also centrally located just two and a half hours from the beach and the mountains. Finally, Augusta is home to the best-known golf tournament in the world, The Masters.

 

The position’s salary is $50,000 + based on training and experience. The ideal candidate will have experience in creating USA Swimming-based season training plans (pool and dryland), athlete and staff development, scheduling (training and competition), daily team administration, and operations (Hy-Tek Team Manager, TeamUnify platform, etc).

 

The position offering will remain open until filled with a rolling resume submission. Interested applicants are asked to email or fax their resumes to:

 

Bob Jeschke
Chair
ASL Program Director Search Committee
aslsilverkings@gmail.com
Fax: (706) 262-2856,
www.swimasl.com

Section 03 - Other Head Coach / Site Coach

LA, THIBODAUX — Crawfish Aquatics — Site Coach — Listed April 19, 2018

Site Coach for USA Swimming Program
LOUISIANA, THIBODAUX
Crawfish Aquatics
Listed April 19, 2018
 

ASCA Certification Level: Level 2 or above

 

Qualifications:   The ideal candidate will have a contagious enthusiasm for the sport of swimming, a commitment to growing the team through selfless service, and a strong desire to grow and learn professionally. Previous coaching experience and a bachelor’s degree is required.  Previous competitive swimming experiences are valued.  Demonstrates strong communication skills and administrative skills.  The position requires proficiency with several computer systems including Windows, knowledge of Team Unify systems, Hytek Systems, and an ability to learn all other necessary software systems.  Candidates must have current certifications through USA Swimming or be willing to achieve certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Coaches Safety Training. Candidates must pass a background check.

 

Responsibilities include but not limited to:  Coaching Crawfish Aquatics senior swimmers, managing the facility including the day to day operations, maintenance, supporting all meets, maintaining office hours, communicating with parents, participating in staff projects, planning and supporting all team activities. The position will report directly to the COO.

 

About Us: The mission of Crawfish Aquatics is a total swim experience offering high quality instruction and focused on overall development. We value integrity, teamwork and the fulfillment of potential for personal health, family fun and community impact.

 

We have three locations: Baton Rouge, Lafayette and at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

For more information about the club you can visit the team website at www.crawfishaquatics.com.

 

Facilities: The Nicholls State location has an outdoor 8 lane 50 meter pool with movable Bulkhead and fully operational Daktronics scoreboard and timing system. There is a large pavilion and lots of deck space. There is a large office building with multiple rooms and office and locker room facilities in the adjoining university gymnasiums.

 

Salary & Benefits: Salary is negotiable, depending on experience and health insurance is included. Potential for bonuses and additional benefits are available based on performance.

 

Application Deadline: May 31, 2018

 

Start Date: Beginning of August. Date can be determined later

Application Process:  Send a cover letter and resume to Jayme Cramer jayme@crawfishaquatics.com, to express interest in the position.

 

NH, NASHUA — YMCA of Greater Nashua — Director of Competitive Swimming — Listed March 27, 2018

Director of Competitive Swimming
NEW HAMPSHIRE, NASHUA
YMCA of Greater Nashua
Listed March 27, 2018
 

Join the team at an exciting and growing YMCA association. The YMCA of Greater Nashua is seeking a full time leader to build on a fifty-year heritage of competitive swimming in Greater Nashua.

 

About the Team

The YMCA STORM Swim Team serves over 140 swimmers ranging in age from 5 to 18 years old. The team has a history of competing in both USA Swimming and YMCA meets at a regional and national level.  STORM Swim Team takes pride in providing opportunities of all ages and abilities with a focus on values, sportsmanship and character development.  With the support of a dedicated coaching team, this position provides supervision and direction to the team, as well as all administrative aspects.

 

About Greater Nashua

The YMCA of Greater Nashua, situated in southern New Hampshire, provides quick access (under 1 hour) to the White Mountains, Atlantic Ocean or the city of Boston. Nashua is the only city in America to be ranked #1 Best Place to Live twice by Money magazine. Its traditional New Hampshire heritage, combined with its progressive New England urban qualities and vitality, attracts people in every stage of life. Forbes.com agrees, calling Nashua America’s 7th Most Livable City. Business Week named Nashua the number one Best Place to Raise Your Kids in New Hampshire and ranked Nashua in the top 50 of all cities nationwide.

 

Essential Functions

  • Management of the day-to-day operations of the STORM Swim Team, ensuring that the program complies with YMCA policies and procedures and recommended YMCA Competitive Swimming Guidelines for program quality and safety standards.
  • Serve as Head Coach to the STORM Swim Team, providing direct service at practice and meets.
  • Recruit, supervise and evaluate a strong team of staff and volunteers. Organize people and activities for efficiencies and effectiveness, with a focus on developing assistant coaches.
  • Set overall direction and curriculum for practices and meets, providing direct service to ensure program quality and safety standards.
  • Oversee administrative aspects of the team including, meet selection and registration, group placement, practice scheduling and maintaining team stats.
  • Communicate regularly and professionally with swimmers, parents, volunteers and coaches.
  • Create a playful atmosphere in which participants can show their unique selves, developing future leaders in swimming and in life. Celebrate the accomplishments of swimmers of all levels in and out of the pool.
  • Create an environment of respect, positivity and support that inspires smiles.
  • Reach beyond the walls of the YMCA by engaging the swim team in the larger community. Ensure the swim team continues to be an integral program and part of the Y family.
  • Recruit and work collaboratively with cause driven parent volunteers.
  • Develops, implements, and manages operating plans to promote program growth. Measures progress against strategic goals and ensures continuous improvement.
  • Develops and controls department budgets related to the position so that resources are devoted to top priorities and strategic objectives.
  • Work with Aquatics Leadership Team to ensure we are meeting the overall aquatics needs of the community.
  • Instill in team’s members a sense of sportsmanship, loyalty to the group, willingness to work hard and courteous and respectful behavior at all times. Create a team in every sense of the word.
  • Manage Pre-Swim Team and adult training programs.

 

Qualifications

  • 4+ years’ experience as a Head Coach or Assistant Coach of a Y (preferred) or USA Swimming team
  • ASCA Level 2 certification or above strongly preferred
  • Experience leading and mentoring assistant coaching staff
  • Current YMCA or Red Cross lifeguard, first aid and CPR certification
  • Current YMCA Competitive Swimming and Diving certification (can be attained after hire)
  • YMCA Team Leader certification preferred
  • CPR, First Aid and Lifeguard/Coaches Safety Training required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees, members, and community partners.

 

Learn more about the team by visiting www.ymcastorm.org

 

Application Process:

Qualified candidates should email resume, cover letter (including coaching philosophy), and salary requirements to:

Katie Parker
Senior Program Director
kparker@nmymca.org

 

The YMCA of Greater Nashua can provide flexibility in start dates to allow for the completion of the current competitive swim season.

 

TX, SAN ANTONIO — Lackland AFB — Tactical Athlete Coach: Swim Coach — Listed March 21, 2018

Tactical Athlete Coach – Swim Coach
TEXAS, SAN ANTONIO
L
ackland AFB
Listed March 21, 2018

 

Job Description:

T3I Coaches assigned to the Battlefield Airmen (BA) Preparatory Course at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX, provide training and development of the Air Force’s (AF) future BA, who are organized, trained, and equipped to deliver distinctive expertise in combat and other high-risk environments.  As the only AF capability specifically designed to primarily operate as surface combatants, BA directly assist, control, enable, and execute air and space-power capabilities to conduct: Joint Fires Integration, Special Operations, Personnel Recovery, Tactical Airlift Operations, and Special Weather Operations.

 

Selected coaches are assigned to a team that is responsible for preparing BA recruits for physical and mental success during their 12 to 24 month training pipelines.  Daily activities include instruction, demonstration, and application of physical training principles and techniques, with emphasis on body- weight exercises, functional movements, and performance under load. Coaches have daily contact and interaction with AF trainees and senior leaders, as well as other staff members, contractors and vendors. As such, Coaches must adhere to the highest standards of conduct throughout the course of their daily activities and apply appropriate relationships with trainees, customers, and teammates.

 

Required Skills, Experience & Abilities:

  • Swim Coaching experience at a competitive level (club, collegiate, or Olympic)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of sound training skills, relevant to fitness and athletics
  • Develop, implement and teach foundational fitness skills to students with varying ability levels
  • Build rapport with students and motivate them to achieve higher levels of performance
  • Strong communication (written and oral), leadership and organizational skills
  • Effectively teach various blocks of instruction related to health, fitness and physical performance
  • Pass fitness test; 500-yard swim, 48 sit-ups, 40 pushups, 6 pull-ups and a 1.5mile in =< 12:00.
  • Maintain a high degree of personal fitness and lead by example
  • Be able to demonstrate all physical exercises and events required of the students
  • Employ relevant technologies to support the training program and improve students’ performance
  • Evaluate and provide written professional assessments on emerging technologies’
  • Successfully complete the High-Risk Training Course taught by military instructors
  • Study, follow and apply designated AF training and safety directives and guidelines
  • Effectively work with frequent changes, interruptions and varying environmental conditions

 

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Experience developing and conducting collegiate, Olympic or professional athletic programs
  • Experience coaching athletes at the club, collegiate, Olympic or professional level
  • Highly successful athlete at the club, collegiate, Olympic or professional level
  • Prior military service in Special Operations or other Combat Arms specialty

 

Required Education and Certifications:

B.S. or B.A. degree in Health and Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or related field
Certified Level 3 American Swimming Coach (ASCA)
Certified Lifeguard, CPR, AED, and First Aid

 

Desired Education and Certifications:

M.S. or M.A. degree in Sports, Athletics, Fitness, Nutrition or related field of study
Certified Level 4/5 American Swimming Coach (ASCA)
Certified Instructor for Lifeguard, CPR, AED, and First Aid

 

Company Profile:

T3I is a Veteran Owned Small Business (VSOB) providing tailored, direct support to a variety of customers with a full range of unique tactical services and specialized technology solutions.  T3I is headquartered in San Diego, California and employs a robust group of full-time personnel directly supporting Special Operations Forces (SOF) missions at numerous locations across the United States. Our cadre is comprised of former SOF operators, with significant special operations and combat deployment experience, and elite physical fitness coaches with extensive experience as former collegiate and professional sports trainers and or competitive athletes.  Our team of T3I experts have and continue to make positive, lasting impacts to the preparation and success of the current and next generation of SOF warriors.  T3I offers very competitive salaries for the industry and excellent benefits, including matching 401k Plan, Stock Options, Profit Sharing Plan, Group Health and Dental Plan, Long Term Disability, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Life Insurance, two weeks PTO and 10 paid Holidays annually.

 

Required Background Check:

National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI)

 

Type of Employment:

Full Time

 

Work Location:

Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX

 

Application Process:

Email cover letter and resume to Jeb Halfacre at jhalfacre@t3iservices.com.

 

IL, JOLIET — Greater Joliet Area YMCA — Director of Competitive Swimming — Listed March 14, 2018

Director of Competitive Swimming
ILLINOIS, JOLIET
Greater Joliet Area YMCA
Listed March 14, 2018

 

ORIGINAL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT PDF:

 Joliet Jets Swim Team

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Working with the SVP/COO, the Director of Competitive Swimming will be responsible for the vision, philosophy, administration and operation of the JETS Swim Team association-wide. Includes the budget planning, annual fundraising, development and administration of staff/coach recruitment, staff/coach training, yearly/association-wide team goals for all groups. Supervises and leads the Head Age Group Coach, Lead Site Coaches and all assistant coaches, and assists direction of all other Y staff supporting the JETS Swim team, including and not limited to training plans, progress reports and parent engagement. Works with the marketing team to raise awareness of the JETS team to recruit new swimmers and retain current swimmers. Communicates and educates families, swimmers, coaches and staff regarding policies and goals. Facilitates and strengthens relationship with JCSA Parent Board, including advisory board recruitment.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Directs, organizes, and supervises all competitive swimming activities to meet YMCA objective Plans seasons, conducts practices for, at minimum, high school and senior level athletes and attends both regular season and championship meets.

2. Assures that coaching staff plans seasons, conducts practices for age group and developmental levels, and attend meets.

3. Plan training and swim meet schedule, execute entries, facilitate running tryouts and hosted meets with JCSA and voluntee Schedule and secure practice locations.

4. Builds effective, authentic relationships with athletes, parents, and coaches; helps them connect with each other and the YMCA. Encourages parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.

5. Recruits, hires, trains, sets schedules for, and directs coaching personnel accordingly. Annually reviews and evaluates staff performan Develops strategies to motivate and retain staff in addition to achieve program goals and objectives. Assures recruitment, training, development, of volunteer support, including officials.

6. Manages JETS online presence, including Facebook, Twitter, Team Unify, etc, in compliance with Y-USA Brand Standard Coordinates with Metro Marketing Department as needed.

7. Creates educational opportunities for parents and swimmers such as clinics, presentations and meeting Communicates with staff at host locations to inform of practices, meets, and other swimming related events.

8. Conveys information and schedules as appropriate, including communication with parents regarding policies, reminders, progress reports and common questions.

9. Responds to all inquiries in a timely manner.

10. Facilitates the registration process for the JETS, including providing applicable forms and reference materials to membership staff at all team locations and setting up online registration through Team Unif Manages collections of any dues and/or fees for service.

11. Know and interact with all athletes, coaches and parents.

12. Communicates effectively and collaborates with each location host branch staff.

13. Coordinates activities, alongside JCSA, to promote JETS competitive and social activities.

14. Assures compliance with YMCA Swimming & Diving and USA Swimming.

15. Coordinates, schedules and leads staff meetings and trainings.

16. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedure Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.

 

YMCA COMPETENCIES (TEAM LEADER):

Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

 

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.

 

Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

 

Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

1.   Associates Degree and/or 3 years of experience equivalent.
2.  Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid certification, Lifeguarding or Safety Training for Swim Coaches, Principles of YMCA Competitive Swimming, and all required USA Swimming certifications and courses.
3.  Must be able to demonstrate coaching skills in accordance with YMCA Standards

 

APPLICATION:

You may apply on line at
https://www.jolietymca.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/online-application/

Use:
Job Title: Director of Competitive Swimming
Job Code: 26-032

You may also email your cover letter and resume to kleclair@jolietymca.org.

 

VT, WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Upper Valley Aquatic Center — Head Coach — Listed February 12, 2018

Head Coach
VERMONT, WHITE RIVER JUNCTION
Upper Valley Aquatic Center

Listed February 12, 2018
The Upper Valley Aquatic Center is full multi-purpose Aquatic and Fitness Center with multiple pools located in beautiful White River Junction, Vermont. Our facility owned team, The Upper Valley Aquatic Club, is seeking an experienced year-round Head Coach.  We are a Level 1 USA Swim team with 140 swimmers. Our team has had 2 Olympic Trial Qualifiers, 5 National Qualifiers, 1 National Junior Team member, 50 plus Sectional Qualifiers, a Bronze medalist at the 2015 World Junior Championship in Singapore, and more. The Head Coach will attend and coach practices, swim meets, and Center events.

 

Qualified applicants should have the following:

  • USA Swimming Certified in good standing
  • ASCA certified, minimum Level 3, level 4 preferred
  • 5 or more years of swim club coaching experience
  • Capable of developing and working with swimmers on proper stroke technique, introductory strength conditioning and goal setting
  • Knowledgeable with Team Unify and HY-TEK as well as Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Strong oral, interpersonal, public speaking and written communication skills, including social media posting
  • Hire, train, and develop 5-7 part time coaches and mentor the age group coaches
  • Cultivate a culture of fun, interactive and highly competitive atmosphere that motivates swimmers to attain and surpass their goals and expectations
  • Ability to positively interface with parents and parent committee to run fund-raisers, special events, team banquet
  • Demonstrate a commitment to coaching the sport of swimming and continuing their professional education.

 

Salary is commensurate with experience. Supplemental income is available through private, semi-private, and group lessons if one chooses.

 

Please submit resume with cover letter and salary requirements to:

 

Richard Synnott
Executive Director
rsynnott@uvacswim.org
802.296.2850 ex. 103
Upper Valley Aquatic Center
PO Box 1198
100 Arboretum Lane
White River Junction, VT 05001

 

Section 04 - Senior Coach

NJ, BRIDGEWATER — Somerset Valley YMCA — Lead Coach – Senior, Part Time — Listed April 19, 2018

Lead Coach – Senior, Part Time
NEW JERSEY, BRIDGEWATER
Somerset Valley YMCA

Listed April 19, 2018
 

Somerset Valley YMCA’s swim team, 2017 LC YMCA National Champions and 2018 SC NJYMCA State Champions, is currently seeking a dedicated swim coach for our Senior 1 practice group of 15-18 year old athletes. We are looking for an individual who shares our commitment in strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We enable swimmers to grow as individuals, achieve their goals, and expand their overall potential in a safe and supportive environment.

 

The Senior 1 practice group has qualified multiple athletes for YMCA National Championships in each of the past six seasons. The growth of the Senior 1 practice group has been vital to the success of the 15-18 Senior program at SVY.  The Senior 1 lead coach also serves as a YMCA National Team Assistant Coach, and will assist in coaching all athletes in the 13/Over program.

 

Benefits of working for the Somerset County YMCA include working in a diverse and inclusive environment, a supportive community, and a free membership to encourage a healthy spirit, mind, and body.

 

ESSENTIALS

  • Motivates and develops individual team members
  • In charge of all aspects of group season planning and individual goal setting
  • Assists in year-round competitions in both YMCA and USA sanctioned swimming events
  • Effectively communicates team information to Swim Team and parents

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must possess ASCA level 1 or higher
  • Must have ARC Swim Coach Safety Training, CPR/AED and First Aid certifications
  • LGI, WSI and CPO Licenses are a plus

 

HOURS: Mon – Fri (Tue off) 4-6:30p or 6:00-9:00p, Sat 11a-2p, Sun 7-9a, meet weekends as needed

 

Send your application to

Dan Roth, Director of Competitive Aquatics
601 Garretson Road, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Email: droth@somersetcountyymca.org
Web: www.somersetcountyymca.org/jobs

 

Click here for Employment Application
Deadline for applications: until filled

 

Somerset County YMCA is a drug free work environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcome all applicants who share our values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

 

NC, PINEHURST/SOUTHERN PINES — Sandhills Sand Sharks — Senior Coach — Listed February 14, 2018

Senior Coach
NORTH CAROLINA, PINEHURST/SOUTHERN PINES
Sandhills Sand Sharks
Listed February 14, 2018
 

The Sandhills Sand Sharks are one of the oldest “small” clubs in North Carolina Swimming. The team currently operates out of the O’Neal School, a private K-12 preparatory school in Southern Pines, NC. Southern Pines is a growing community within driving distance of the mountains, the beach and the research triangle of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.

 

Desired Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of competitive swimming and/or coaching experience
  • Current USA Swimming Certifications
  • ASCA Level 2
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Desire and passion for developing swimmers of all ages
  • Expertise with technique development and training
  • Enthusiastic and highly motivated team player
  • Knowledge of Team Unify for meet entry and other group management related activities
  • Understanding of various social media platforms for promoting team communication

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Create, plan, and run developmentally appropriate practices
  • Work under the direction of the Head Coach
  • Attend all practices and scheduled meets as needed
  • Assist other coaches as needed.

 

To find out more about our swim club, please visit our website at www.sandshark.org

 

We offer a benefit package including:

  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience and education
  • Paid Vacation
  • Reimbursement for professional development
  • Paid ASCA membership and necessary certifications.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Application Deadline: Friday March 3, 2018

Starting Date: ASAP

Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to sandshark.recruiting@gmail.com

Contact Person Derek Young, Head Coach coach.dwyoung@gmail.com

Section 05 - Age Group Coach

TX, DALLAS — Elite Swim Program — Assistant Age Group Coach — Listed March 28, 2018

Assistant Age Group Coach Position
TEXAS, DALLAS
Elite Swim Program
Listed March 28, 2018
 

(ASCA LEVEL 2 PREFERRED)

(EARLY EVENING/SOME WEEKENDS)

 

ELITE SWIM PROGRAM is a year round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every ELITE member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor. We are a technique driven team that strives to perform at the highest levels of competition without overtraining while learning in a fun atmosphere. This position will have about 25-30 hours per month with ample opportunity for extra income through lessons/clinics.

 

WE HAVE SWIMMERS THAT ARE TOP 2 IN THE NATION AS WELL AS MANY IN THE TOP 30!!! WE HAVE CONSISTANTLY PLACED TOP TIER NATIONALY IN THE LAST 4 YEARS!

 

All of our coaches, as members of the American Swimming Coaches Association, have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. They provide assurances that the time children spend in swimming will be quality time with proper instruction. With this kind of instruction, Head Coach Kameron Kennedy has helped produce Olympians, Olympic Trial qualifiers, high school state champions, summer league champions and top swimmers on the state and national level for club swimming.That just shows you how more important technique is to ESP over “garbage yardage” that other clubs might do. If you think you possess exactly what separates us from the other teams, which is quality coaching with attention to detail to prevent injuries and to maximize a swimmers potential, then this job is for you!!! ELITE swimmers are having fun while learning the correct technique and improving their aerobic capacity on a daily basis. Our ELITE athletes TRAIN TO RACE AND RACE TO WIN! Our swimmers deserve the best coaching available and with ELITE they are getting just that!

 

PAY IS COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS.

 

Contact Head Coach Kameron Kennedy today and send your resume ASAP if you are interested in this wonderful coaching opportunity.

 

EMAIL HEAD COACH KAMERON KENNEDY RESUME ASAP IF INTERESTED:

KAMERON@ELITESWIMPROGRAM.COM

TN, MEMPHIS — Memphis Thunder Aquatic Club (MTAC) — Head Age Group Coach and Assistant Coaches — Listed March 14, 2018

Head Age Group Coach and Assistant Coaches
TN, MEMPHIS
Memphis Thunder Aquatic Club (MTAC)
Listed March 14, 2018
 

OVERVIEW

Established in 1998, Memphis Thunder Aquatic Club, a level 2 USA swim club, has openings for a strong, energetic, and dynamic Head Age Group Coach as well as Assistant Coaches for our USA Swimming team. Located to the east of Memphis in Collierville, Tennessee, MTAC is comprised of 200+ year-round athletes from novice to Junior National qualifiers, ranging in age from 5 to 18 years.

 

POSITION

These positions will ensure development, implementation of workouts, and support of athletes with regard to their short and long term goals. We are looking for coaches to help us make the move from a team with a strong regional presence to a team with a national impact. We are open to more than one qualified applicant (spouse, etc) applying together for the position.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  1. The successful candidate must have a background of successfully coaching and developing swimmers. For HAGC position: ASCA certification level 4 Developmental. For Assistant Coach: ASCA level 2 is desired.
  2. Current USA Swimming background check, CPR, First Aid, and Safety Training for Swimming Coaches certifications are required. All certifications and background check will be verified.
  3. Dryland training experience is a plus.
  4. Workouts run in the evenings on weekdays, and Saturday mornings. Meets are approximately once a month, with some requiring out of town travel.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. The qualified candidate will report directly to the Head Coach.
  2. Responsible for all aspects related to the planning, preparation, and implementation of a comprehensive training and teaching plan designed to motivate our athletes.
  3. Preparing meet entries, attend swim meets, and perform various administrative duties as assigned.
  4. Developing and maintaining positive relationships with parents, the board of directors, and USA swimming communities.

 

COMPENSATION

A competitive compensation package will be offered and will be commensurate with experience. Reimbursement for travel meets and approved educational opportunities.

 

APPLICATION

Qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter and three professional references to:
Head Coach Dan Schultz at jobsMTAC@gmail.com.

 

IL, HINSDALE — Hinsdale Swim Club — Age Group Coach — Listed March 12, 2018

Age Group Coach
ILLINOIS, HINSDALE
Hinsdale Swim Club
Listed March 12, 2018
 

Job Position:

The Hinsdale Swim Club, a year-round swim club that has operated for over 50 years, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Coach. The Hinsdale Swim Club practices in Hinsdale and Oak Brook. The ideal candidate is passionate about the sport of swimming, is focused on swimmer development, and enjoys working with children. The age of swimmers ranging in age between 6 – 12 years old. This position will require working late afternoon/evening hours on weekdays, and morning/afternoon hours on weekends, including extended weekend hours on meet weekends.

Qualifications/Expectations:

  • Previous Coaching Experience
  • Maintain the safety and background check requirements required to be a USA Swimming Coach Member
  • Knowledge of Competitive Swimming and Stroke Mechanics to coach developmental swimmers
  • Enthusiastic, Energetic, Positive Role Model, Team-Oriented, Good Communicator
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends
  • US Citizen or Visa Authority to work in the USA

 

Compensation:

Pay is based upon experience and will be an hourly wage. The Club will cover the costs of required certifications and USA Swimming membership, as well as reimburse approved professional development fees.

 

To Apply:

The Hinsdale Swim Club will be accepting applications immediately and will continue to interview candidates until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit a resume to head coach Matt Rowe at headcoachmatt@hinsdaleswimming.org

 

 

TX, LEAGUE CITY – Space City Aquatic Team – Full-Time Head Age Group Coach – Listed March 1, 2018

Full-Time Head Age Group Coach
TEXAS, LEAGUE CITY
Space City Aquatic Team
Listed March 1, 2018
 

Space City Aquatic Team has an immediate opening for a Full-Time Head Age Group Coach. This position requires both on deck coaching, administrative duties, and weekend swim meets (1-2/month). SCAT trains out of 3 different locations including two 50 Meter outdoor pools and an indoor 25 Yard pool. We are seeking an individual who is driven and motivated to build the program alongside the Head Coach/CEO.

 

Desired Qualifications for Age Group Coach:

  • 2 + years coaching experience and/or competitive swimming experience at the club or collegiate level
  • Current USA Swimming Coach Certifications (or able to obtain them prior to start date)
  • Strong administrative, communication and organizational skills with swimmers and parents
  • Desire and passion for developing swimmers of all ages
  • Expertise with technique development and training
  • Enthusiastic and highly motivated team player
  • Understanding of various social media platforms for promoting team communication

Responsibilities:

  • 1) Develop and implement a comprehensive, competitive program aimed at athletes age 14 and younger.
  • 2) Plan and conduct 2-3 hours per day of on-deck coaching.
  • 3) Communicate effectively with parents, swimmers, and other coaches (email, phone, face to face).
  • 4) Coordinate and develop group goals and curriculum.
  • 5) Maintain up-to-date performance reports on age group athletes.
  • 6) Coordinate online meet entries (Team Unify) for all age group meets.
  • 7) Attend all scheduled swim meets, meetings, and team functions as required.
  • 8) Assist Head Coach with planning seasonal practice and meet schedules.
  • 9) Assist with team tryouts and swimmer assessments for group placement.
  • 10) Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Coach.

 

We offer a comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience and education
  • Paid Vacation
  • Reimbursement for professional development

To find out more about our swim club, please visit our website at www.swimscat.com

HOW TO APPLY

Section 06 - Assistant Coach

TN, SEVIERVILLE — Sevier Aquatic Club — Assistant Swim Coach — Listed April 23, 2018

Assistant Swim Coach
TENNESSEE, SEVIERVILLE
Sevier Aquatic Club
Listed April 23, 2018

 

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
Under general supervision of the Head Swim Coach, help plan and organize a competitive swim program for the Sevier Aquatic Club. Assist in organizing meets and oversee daily practices as directed. Analyze performance and instruct swimmers in proper technique and training strategies.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Help plan, develop and implement programs to attract swimmers into the program from the surrounding community.
  2. Help develop and implement a seasonal and yearly training program including a “dry-land” strength-training program that will compliment water training and help swimmers reach their maximum potential.
  3. Coach students individually or in groups, demonstrating proper swimming technique and observing students to detect and correct mistakes.
  4. Performs the duties of the Head Swim Coach in his/her absence.
  5. Confer with participants and parents to report swimmers’ progress, explain rules and regulations and any other important swim team information.
  6. Help maintain team records and prepare monthly reports regarding practice attendance, etc.
  7. Help organize and set-up all meets hosted by Sevier Aquatic Clu.
  8. Keep up-to-date on latest swim techniques and training methods.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Have the ability to develop the physiological, psychological and developmental needs of participants.
  • Knowledge of current aquatic coaching techniques, training and teaching methods.
  • Working knowledge of Hy-tek Team Manager and Meet Manager software to submit entries and run meets.
  • Skill in communicating in writing and/or in person on a one-on-one basis and before groups for the purpose of influencing, motivating and convincing.
  • Ability to work independently and to plan and organize programs.
  • Ability to analyze the needs of students with varying levels of physical and mental ability.
  • Ability to administer first aid and other life saving precautions according to prescribed procedures.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
At least one year experience coaching competitive swimming or any combination of education, training, and experience providing the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform essential job functions.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work takes place in and around pool facility. Traveling needed to attend swim meets, and, when necessary, meetings, clinics and conferences.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
First Aid, CPR, Safety Training for Swim Coaches, and Background Check.

 

COMPENSATION:
$25,000 – $27,000 Annually Up to $1,000 Relocation Package

 

TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should email resume to saclisa17@gmail.com

NC, CHARLOTTE — Mecklenburg Swim Association — Assistant Age Group Coach – Primarily 12 & U — Listed April 20, 2018

Assistant Age Group Coach – Primarily 12 & U
NORTH CAROLINA, CHARLOTTE
Mecklenburg Swim Association
Listed April 20, 2018

 

Mecklenburg Swim Association (MSA Swim) in the Charlotte, NC area is looking for a coach to assist in our Age Group and Developmental Programs coaching primarily 12 and Under swimmers.

 

MSA current has 500+ year-round swimmers on the team ranging from 6-18 years old, with novice swimmers to Junior National qualifiers. MSA has 4 sites in the Charlotte area and is hiring new Assistant Age Group Coaches at 2 of these locations.

 

Responsibilities of this position include coaching, assisting in dryland, as well as administrative duties related to the group and overall team operations. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, experience with swimming as a coach or athlete, excellent organization and communication skills, and a desire to study and progress as a coach and a professional.

 

Candidate should have ASCA level two coaching certification, or ability to obtain quickly. This is a great opportunity with a competitive salary ($30k-$32k) with bonus opportunity, paid vacations, and retirement plan. Position to begin in Summer 2018.

 

Please send your resume with cover letter to:  headcoach@msaswim.com

 

 

NC, CHARLOTTE — Mecklenburg Swim Association — Assistant Age Group Coach – Primarily 11-12’s and 13-14’s — Listed April 20, 2018

Assistant Age Group Coach – Primarily 11-12’s and 13-14’s
NORTH CAROLINA, CHARLOTTE
Mecklenburg Swim Association
Listed April 20, 2018

 

Mecklenburg Swim Association (MSA Swim) in the Charlotte, NC area is looking for a coach to assist in our Age Group and Developmental Programs coaching primarily 11-12’s and 13-14 year old swimmers.

 

MSA current has 500+ year-round swimmers on the team ranging from 6-18 years old, with novice swimmers to Junior National qualifiers. MSA has 4 sites in the Charlotte area and is hiring new Assistant Age Group Coach at our main location.

 

Responsibilities of this position include coaching, assisting in dryland, as well as administrative duties related to the group and overall team operations. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, experience with swimming as a coach or athlete, excellent organization and communication skills, and a desire to study and progress as a coach and a professional.

 

Candidate should have ASCA level two coaching certification, or ability to obtain quickly. This is a great opportunity with a competitive salary ($32k-$34k) with bonus opportunity, paid vacations, and retirement plan. Position to begin in Summer 2018.

 

Please send your resume with cover letter to:  headcoach@msaswim.com

TX, THE WOODLANDS — The Woodlands Swim Team — Full-Time Assistant Coach — Listed April 11, 2018

Full-Time Assistant Coach
TEXAS, THE WOODLANDS
The Woodlands Swim Team
Listed April 11, 2018

 

The Woodlands Swim Team is seeking a full-time coach.  We are looking for an enthusiastic team player.  Specific duties will depend on experience and skill set.  Responsibilities will primarily be deck coaching at practice and meets, including preparation, planning and analysis. Additional duties may include, but are not limited to: meet entries, equipment management, travel planning, meet administration, team communication, athlete support and continuing education.  The successful candidate will have experience in the sport of swimming, but more importantly an eagerness to learn and a motivation to help children grow and succeed.  Experience with swimming software is a plus, as is an interest and aptitude around technology.

 

The Woodlands Swim Team (TWST) is a leader in the Houston area, the Gulf LSC, the state of Texas and routinely has a national presence in the sport.  We have a rich history and are striving to advance the sport of swimming through the development and growth of all of our athletes. We are a Silver Medal club and have achieved Level 4 Club Recognition.

 

TWST trains primarily at the Conroe Independent School District facility, a 65-meter indoor pool with movable bulkheads and a host of the NCAA Division III Swimming Championships.  We also utilize outdoor pools in the neighborhoods to provide outside water and greater lane space for our athletes.

 

TWST is located north of Houston in The Woodlands, Texas.  We are a vibrant community boasting an extensive parks and recreation system (133 parks and 210 miles of hike/bike trails), quality schools, dining, shopping, healthcare and much more. We are a short drive to Houston, a thriving and growing metropolis and home of the 2017 World Series Champion Astros and the current NBA Western conference leading Rockets.  Houston is home to numerous museums, universities, restaurants and the second-most Fortune 500 headquarters of any US municipality. Houston is the 4th largest city in America and is one of its most diverse cities.

 

Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

 

Please apply with a cover letter, resume/cv and references to Head Coach Kit Raulerson:

coachkit@itwst.org

850.228.1017

 

The Woodlands Swim Team

 

VA, McLEAN — The FISH — Full Time Assistant — Listed April 11, 2018

Full Time Assistant
VIRGINIA, McLEAN
The FISH
Listed April 11, 2018
 

The FISH Swim Team, located in McLean, VA, is seeking a full-time swim coach to work with all levels of the program. Located just outside of Washington DC, we are in a great swimming environment and a wonderful area to start or further a career in swim coaching. We are a team of 350+ swimmers with levels ranging from novice 8 & Unders to Olympic Trial qualifiers. We have a young, close-knit coaching staff that is hardworking, ambitious, and proud of our accomplishments together. Over the past few years, we have achieved Silver Medal Club status, our women won the LC Eastern Sectionals in March, we placed second overall at the NASA Showcase Classic, and we’ve had numerous AAA and AAAA times, as well as National Top 10 rankings. We are looking for someone who is just as passionate about the sport as we are, someone who is dynamic and willing to learn, and has a proven record of developing and inspiring swimmers to succeed.

 

Job Tasks Include:

  • Plan and conduct swim practices in accordance with the Head Coach and other coaching staff.
  • Attending scheduled USA swim meets, as well as assist with FISH-hosted meets, eventually as Meet Director.
  • Recruitment of new swimmers, including conducting summer stroke clinics at several pools in the area.
  • Administrative tasks such as meet entries, newsletters, and updating The FISH website.

 

Qualifications:

  • Coaching Membership in good standing with USA swimming.
  • Minimum 2+ years coaching experience, preferably at the Club level.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Knowledge of TeamUnify.
  • Knowledge of Hy-Tek Meet Manager and Team Manager preferred.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire swimmers of all ages and create a positive learning environment.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Strong organizational skills.

 

Salary is commensurate with experience. Full time benefits include 50% payment toward health and dental plan, paid vacation and sick leave, cell phone, and payment for USA certifications, background checks, etc. We also offer many opportunities for coach growth and development, including ASCA and ISCA clinics, traveling to high level meets, and training trips.

 

Please send resume in MS Word format to Head Coach Matt Pelletier at mpelletier@pvfish.org.

KS, KANSAS CITY AREA — Kansas City Blazers — Full Time Senior Assistant and Administrative Coach — Listed April 3, 2018

Full Time Senior Assistant and Administrative Coach
KANSAS, KANSAS CITY AREA
Kansas City Blazers
Listed April 3, 2018

 

The Kansas City Blazers are seeking a full time Assistant Senior Coach. This is a great opportunity athletically and administratively. Responsibilities include assisting the head coach with overseeing our top training group, and various team administrative duties including, but not limited to, meet entries, equipment outfitting, travel planning and meet administration. The successful candidate will have high level swimming experience as a coach or athlete, and at least 3 years coaching experience. Bachelor’s degree required, experience with swimming software(Hy-Tek, Team Unify) and an interest and aptitude in technology preferred.

 

The Kansas City Blazers are a team that celebrates 40+ years of success with a commitment to excellence. Our staff is made up of 5 full-time coaches and numerous assistant coaches working together at our park office and pools throughout Johnson County. We are fortunate to be a department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District which offers our coaches a competitive salary, along with nearly unparalleled full health, retirement, and financial benefits. Additionally, travel expenses, professional education, gas and phone allowance are provided by the KCB Parents Association.

 

Please visit www.KCBlazers.com  for more information about our team and www.jcprd.org for more information on the Johnson County Parks and Recreation District.

 

If interested, please direct inquiries along with a resume and cover letter to Gardner Howland at gardner.howland@jocogov.org and (913)515-2123 . Preferred start date, mid to late May, is negotiable.

GA, WOODSTOCK — Stingrays — Assistant Coach — Listed March 14, 2018

Assistant Coach
GEORGIA, WOODSTOCK
Stingrays
Listed March 14, 2018

 

The Stingrays is conducting a search for a dynamic Assistant Coach. The RAYS is a multi-site team that operates out of pools in both Cobb and Cherokee County in Georgia. We currently have approximately 300+ swimmers ranging from age 5 to 18.

 

The Assistant Coach of the Stingrays demonstrates leadership and responsibility for the administration of aspects relating to the Cherokee location of the club. They will be involved in all aspects of the RAYS program, including (but not limited to) scheduling, training, performance, and safety.

 

Qualifications:

1) Bachelor’s Degree is preferred (exercise science, education, or related field preferred).

2) Minimum of 3 years’ successful experience as an Age Group Coach with a USA Swimming team is preferred.

3) ASCA Level 3 or above preferred.

4) Excellent written and oral communication skills.

5) Positive and energetic presence with a passion for teaching technique.

6) Proficiency with Team Unify web services, meet entries, and communication.

7) Current CPR, First Aid, Coaches Safety, and Safe Sport certifications and membership in good standing with USA Swimming.

 

Preferred start date: May 1st, 2018 (the beginning of our long course season). The position will remain open until filled.

 

Salary range $35,000-$40,000, commensurate with experience. With an excellent incentive and benefits package.

 

For more information about our team and programs, please visit our website at http://www.stingraysswimming.com

 

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Pike Hightower at coachpike@bellsouth.net

FL, APOLLO BEACH — Academy Aquatic Club, Apollo Beach Campus — Assistant Coach — Listed March 7, 2018

Assistant Coach
FLORIDA, APOLLO BEACH
Academy Aquatic Club, Apollo Beach Campus
Listed March 7, 2018
 

Looking for assistant and developmental coach (17hours per week) ASCA level 2 or 3.

 

The coach candidate will be responsible for assisting with the developmental swim program 60-100 swimmers depending on season as well as assist with the club team 40-60 swimmers.

 

The Apollo Beach Racquet and Fitness Club is a family owned and operated facility between Tampa and Sarasota FL.  The owners are actively involved in the aquatics program, teaching swim lessons, developmental classes and PFI freediving classes.  The aquatics program feeds from swim lessons through to the competitive swim team.

 

Salary- $250 per week with opportunities for clinics and swim lessons.

 

Start date April 1, 2018

 

Please submit resume via email to Tyler Sultenfuss at Tyler.ABRFC@gmail.com

 

TX, KILLEEN/FORT HOOD – Fort Hood Dolphins – Part Time Assistant Coach – Listed February 28, 2018

Part Time Assistant Coach
TEXAS, KILLEEN/FORT HOOD
Fort Hood Dolphins
Listed February 28, 2018
 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, part-time, assistant coach to work 4-5 evenings per week.  Practice times for our swimmers (ages 6-18 years old) are Monday – Friday from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Applicants must be able to pass a background screening and become a USA Swimming certified coach.  Coaching or competitive swimming  experience preferred.

 

Please email resume or inquiries to board@fhdolphins.com

IL, PALATINE — YMCA of Metro Chicago, Buehler Branch — Assistant Coach — Listed February 7, 2018

Assistant Coach
ILLINOIS, PALATINE
YMCA of Metro Chicago, Buehler Branch
Listed February 7, 2018

 

 

You are the “Y”.

We’re more than a pool – the mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through fitness and healthy living, academic readiness, character development and violence prevention. Our 20 membership centers across the city and suburbs, 5 camps, early learning, school-aged and other programs provide everyone with a safe place to swim, learn, play and grow.

 

For over 135 years, the YMCA has been a pioneer and set the standard for aquatics and quality swim instruction. We rely on the expertise, passion, commitment and energy of our Swim Team Coaches to continue this legacy and contribute to the health and wellness of our children, families and communities.

 

Job Summary and Key Accountabilities:

Swim Team Coach is responsible for promoting and developing the YMCA swim team by facilitating the growth and improvement of swim team participants and creating a positive experience for participants and their families. This includes coordinating with the Head Coach to develop and implement practices, engaging participants and families to meet their needs, preparing for meets and other special events and ensuring the safety of participants.

 

Scope of Responsibilities:

Coaching/Participant Experience

  • Coaches, trains and mentors swimmers to foster development, maximize swimming performance, and teach appropriate swimming techniques.
  • Leads swim team practices developed by Head Coach and assists Head Coach with design of training programs. Engages swimmers and parents to cultivate collaborative relationships. Modifies and customizes workouts to match swimmer skill levels. Provides feedback to swimmers and parents to facilitate improvement, refine abilities and prevent injury.
  • Captures and records swimming times to track progress and determine meet eligibility

 

Meet Preparation and Execution

  • Stays abreast of meet rules and guidelines to ensure compliance with standards
  • Assists with the submission of meet entries
  • Assists with the coordination of suits and uniforms
  • Supervises swim team members at meets and other team functions
  • Cooperates with swim team volunteers, officials, scorekeepers and timers

 

Safety

  • Ensures the physical and emotional health and safety of swimmers by being safety conscious, following all established YMCA standards and critically evaluating situations for potential risks.
  • Ensures compliance with established rules and regulations to ensure safety. Monitors swimmers and the pool and provides corrective coaching and intervention as necessary.

 

Continued Education & Training

  • Actively participates in obtaining further water safety certifications.
  • Attends all in-service trainings and staff meetings as scheduled by supervisor or center leadership team.
  • Maintains job-related certifications and documents completion of certifications in the Human Resources Information System

 

Child Abuse Prevention:

Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by:

  • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
  • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
  • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
  • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required

 

Commitment to Inclusion:

Supports the YMCA’s commitment to inclusion of all members as required by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Job responsibilities may include implementing program modifications for persons with cognitive, behavioral or physical disabilities, including but not limited to the injection of medical glucagon to members with Type 1 diabetes in emergency situations. Appropriate training and development will be provided to YMCA team members based on your role and responsibilities.

 

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Current YMCA or American Red Cross certification as well as current First Aid, AED, CPR and Oxygen Administration certifications OR must successfully complete the YMCA’s Aquatics Academy training program resulting in certification.
  • Physical mobility to properly use aquatic equipment to rescue a 200 lb. person and meet other physical requirements required for job certification.
  • Must be mentally alert to dangerous situations in order to assure the safety of all swimmers.
  • Must be physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aid effectively.
  • Demonstrates evidence of YMCA Team competencies in previous experience or practice.

 

To apply: Please submit an online application at https://careers-ymcachicago.icims.com/jobs/10827/swim-team-coach/job.

 

 

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. Employment is subject to a background check.

Section 07 - Aquatic Director/Coach

MA, ROCKPORT, CAPE ANN — Senior Aquatics Director — YMCA of the North Shore — Listed March 23, 2018

Senior Aquatics Director
MASSACHUCETTES, ROCKPORT, CAPE ANN
YMCA of the North Shore
Listed March 23, 2018

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Aquatics Director is responsible for all aspects of the recreational and competitive aquatics experience. The role develops, implements, manages and evaluates all aquatics and competitive aquatics programs. Key to this role is recruiting, retaining and transitioning swimmers of all ages and abilities through the programs and achieving a successful conversion rate of swimmers to the competitive program. Through strong leadership, dynamic planning, high quality engagement, and direct service, the Sr. Aquatics Director manages an excellent staff team, provides guidance on the technical and physical skills of swimming, helps coordinate and participate in swim meets (both home and away), creates an environment of fun that develops relationships, achievement and belonging while fostering a lifelong love of swimming and the water.

 

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time Exempt

DEPARTMENT: Aquatics/Competitive Aquatics

REPORTS TO: Director of Operations and Senior Director of Competitive Aquatics and Head Coach

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Recruit, hire, train, develop and manage high quality staff for all components of the department. Ensure records of staff certifications are up-to-date and complete.
  • Create and lead a culture that provides an excellent participant experience by leading quality programs and services, including but not limited to, aquatics classes, competitive practices and workouts, aquatic open times, vacation programs, and special events. Lead site specific events and assist in association wide swim team social event planning, as necessary.
  • Develop and Lead structured swim team practices focusing on stroke technique, competition preparedness, relationship building and collaboration based on the YNS competitive swim schedule.
  • Implement association swim lesson curriculum providing progression to the aquatics program. Assist in creating thorough, age-appropriate swim team and masters swim workouts focusing on technique, endurance, stroke development, drills, etc.
  • Assist in coordinating and executing swim team competitions and meet registrations. Record times at swim meets.
  • Manage all reporting relative to programming, activities and pool operation management. Keep detailed and accurate records as needed including attendance, work-outs and swimmer progression, maintenance logs, etc. Manage and maintain all pool operation and programming equipment.
  • Maintain consistent, clear, effective and positive communication with youth and parents. Personally build relationships with YMCA members through daily interactions.
  • Foster and maintain positive relationships with schools, agencies and organizations to expand services, programs and the impact of the Y in the community. Be proactive and flexible in addressing community needs for aquatics programming.
  • Establish and innovate new programs and scheduling to increase and improve the quality of programming and quantity of registrants.
  • Ensure optimal program availability, safety and cleanliness by adhering to all safety guidelines for pool and aquatics operations according to local, state, YMCA and Risk Management guidelines and regulations. Provide support for and direct leadership of outdoor pools and guards as applicable.
  • Participate in the development of marketing efforts for aquatics programming.
  • Act as an engaged and participative member of the local Y and its operations. Attend, on an as needed basis, staff meetings, trainings and swim team events including meets, and social events. Participate in annual YMCA fundraising and site wide special events.
  • Remain up to date regarding YMCA and aquatics trends nationally as well as emerging YMCA trends within aquatic programming and advocate for the expansion of Y programs and services aligned with those trends.
  • All other duties as directed or required for the overall success of the organization.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate work experience.
  • At least 21 years of age with 3-5 years experience as a competitive coach, preferably in a leadership capacity.
  • Current USA Swimming and or YMCA Swim coach credentials. Certified Pool Operator CPO, CPR, AED, Basic First Aid certification or ability to obtain within 3 months.
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency of swim skills in accordance with YMCA standards and have a strong foundation in stroke mechanics.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to relate to individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Enthusiastic presence and ability to appropriately encourage and guide youth and adults to reach their goals.

 

TO APPLY:

  1. Go to www.northshoreymca.org/about/work-y and click on “View Career Opportunities”
  2. Search for Senior Aquatics Director- Cape Ann and complete application.

Or, email jobs@northshoreymca.org for more information.

 

The YMCA is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, protected genetic information, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, veteran’s status, or sexual orientation.

SINGAPORE — The American Club — Aquatics Manager — Listed January 29, 2018

Aquatics Manager
SINGAPORE
The American Club
Listed January 29, 2018

 

A true ‘home away from home’ for expatriates in Singapore, The American Club has been fostering a sense of community among its 10,000 members and families for close to 70 years. With a diverse membership consisting of over 60 different nationalities and a comprehensive range of food & beverage, sports & fitness, business, wellness and recreational amenities located in the heart of the city, this is where our Members come to experience a higher standard of personalised service in an exclusive sanctuary away from the bustle of city living.

We provide our team members with a rewarding professional work experience, advancement opportunities and attractive compensation packages. We are currently seeking suitably qualified applicants for the position of: Aquatics Manager:

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all levels of the aquatics program
  • Design and oversee training plans for all training groups
  • Oversee seasonal progression of swimmers
  • Set performance goals and reports for the aquatics department
  • Facilitate age appropriate goal setting processes with all swimmers
  • Establish an environment that fosters positive team attitudes (staff and swimmers), encourages self-discipline, self-reliance, sportsmanship and responsibility for individual actions
  • Facilitate progress toward equivalent recognition of USA Swimming Club Recognition and Club Excellence Goals.
  • Recruit and retain staff within budget
  • Plan and direct staff meetings at least once per month
  • Provide annual staff development goals, and set the training program for educating, supervising, and mentoring all aquatics staff members
  • Communicate regularly and appropriately with the Club’s membership via monthly newsletter, team and group meetings, email, and individual meetings or conferences as needed
  • Administer and support aquatics department policies and procedures with the Club’s membership and staff
  • Support and facilitate annual strategic planning process and review
  • Market and promote the aquatics program
  • Develop and implement incentive and recognition/achievement programs that are age-appropriate
  • Coordinate daily, monthly and seasonal use of the Club’s pools
  • Responsible as the management representative to the Aquatics Subcommittee
  • Reports directly to the Fitness & Leisure Director

 

Requirements:

  • Minimum ASCTA Bronze qualification (or equivalent), lifeguard certification and a relevant tertiary qualification
  • 4 to 6 years’ experience teaching/coaching in Learn-to-Swim programs, pre-comp and competitive squads
  • More than 4 years of management experience in a similar capacity
  • Experience in teaching Masters programs will be an advantage
  • Demonstrated skills in developing budgets, reviewing P&Ls and reporting on financial performance
  • Previous experience in managing teams for high level service delivery and ongoing professional development
  • Marketing and Business Development experience to promote participation in programs and events
  • Understanding of aquatics plant operations and water quality requirements
  • Mature disposition to develop and maintain relationships with colleagues and Members
  • Competent in the use of MS Office applications

This role would suit someone looking to build upon their technical and management skills in Aquatics, and gain the experience of working overseas.

If you are keen to join our dynamic team, kindly email us with a detailed resume, stating current & expected salaries, contact number (s) to:

Senior Director of People Development
The American Club
10 Claymore Hill, Singapore 229573
Email: pd@amclub.org.sg
Website: www.amclub.org.sg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmClubTeam
https://www.facebook.com/AmericanClubSingapore

Watch our recruitment video: http://bit.ly/2dL0NkT

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Personal data collected is for recruitment purposes only. All documents including CV, birth certificates, school certificates, and written references will be kept for a period of three (3) months before it is destroyed, in accordance with our Personal Data retention guidelines.

Section 10 - International Positions

St. Maarten — Carib Swim Team — Head Swim Coach and Instructor — Listed April 19, 2018

Head Swim Coach and Instructor
St. Maarten
Carib Swim Team
Listed April 19, 2018
The parent-lead Carib Swim Team Association seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial swim coach ready to relocate to, and lead a rebuilding swim program on, the Dutch side of the beautiful island of St. Maarten. Candidates must hold and American or European passport and be willing to relocate by August.

 

About the Team

Carib Swim Team (CST) is a competitive swim team and learn-to-swim program on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of St Maarten. CST is over 20 years old and is run by a volunteer board. The team currently consists of approximately two dozen swimmers, ages 6-16, down from about 70 before Hurricane Irma, although we expect more to return to the island in September. There is also a small group of dedicated Masters swimmers and Triathletes. CST trains in a 25m outdoor competition pool with a state-of-the-art Colorado timing system. The team has a proud history of competing at the highest levels in swim meets and open water competitions throughout the Caribbean. With the support of a parent association, this position offers the right candidate a chance to build a first-class aquatics program.

 

About St. Maarten

The Carib Swim Team is located on the Dutch side of the beautiful island of St. Maarten, nestled in the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean. The island is easily reached via non-stop flights from Miami or New York. St. Maarten is unique for being only 35 square miles, yet existing as two separate countries, French on the North side and the Netherlands on the South side.

 

Essential Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of coaching and teaching experience with at least 3 as a Head or Age Group Coach
  • Must have knowledge of the additional requirements for top swimmers, including dry-land training, nutrition, stretching and conditioning
  • A clear understanding of modern swimming techniques and coaching methods
  • ASCA Certification, or European equivalent, required
  • A proven record of continuous professional development
  • Ability to effectively communicate with employees, members, and community partners.
  • Experienced instructor able to manage, and participate in, learn-to-swim program

 

Key Considerations

  • An entrepreneurial vision to build a successful swim program from the ground up
  • A passion for swimming and the ability to motivate swimmers of all ages and levels to achieve their best
  • Experience with open-water swimming
  • Able to work with, and report to, a parent-led Board of Directors
  • Promotes teamwork, sportsmanship and personal development among the swimmers
  • Fosters positive relationships with swimmers, parents and the club representatives
  • Committed to continuous professional development and education
  • Strong time management and administrative skills, with an ability to work independently
  • An interest in running an organized, efficient and responsible learn-to-swim program
  • Able to recruit, supervise and evaluate a strong team of staff and volunteers
  • Can set overall direction for practices and meets, ensuring program quality and safety standards
  • Oversee administrative aspects of the team including, meet selection and registration, group placement, practice scheduling and maintaining team stats
  • Able to communicate regularly and professionally with swimmers, parents, volunteers and coaches
  • Can develop and monitor budget for aquatics program ensuring that resources are devoted to top priorities and strategic objectives
  • Red Cross lifeguard, first aid and CPR certification
  • Able to integrate into a new community in a foreign country and work with swimmers and parents from a wide variety of cultures; previous overseas work a bonus

 

Desirable Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate in more than one of the following languages; English, Dutch and French (other languages may be useful) or a commitment to learn a second language.
  • Ability and experience in working with athletes and children with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Experience working with TeamUnify

 

Learn more about the team by visiting https://www.facebook.com/carib.swimteam

 

Application Process:

Qualified candidates should email resume, cover letter (including coaching philosophy), and salary requirements to:

 

Tanya Power-Stevens Secretary, CSTA Board
caribswimofficemanager@gmail.com

The start date is September 1. CSTA prefers that you relocate in mid-August to acclimate to the island, meet the Board, complete the necessary paperwork and oversee registration for the new season.

 

NORWAY, OSLO Area — SSK Skjetten Swimming — Head Swimming Coach — Listed March 16, 2018

Head Swimming Coach
NORWAY, OSLO Area
SSK Skjetten Swimming
Listed March 16, 2018
 

SSK Skjetten Swimming is one of Norway’s largest swim clubs with 2300 members and offers swimming and triathlon. The club is situated Norway, 20 minutes drive outside of Oslo. The club is in a good development. We have a growing amount of members and are proud of our members which perform on an international level, as well as Regional and National level. The club has a full-time club manager, two full-time coaches and 4 full-time employees in the swimming school, as well as 60 part time swimming coaches and instructors. We are actively cooperating with the national team management and other clubs. The main goal of our club is that we will be the most attractive and improving sports club in our region.

 

Our values are Togetherness – Happy – Skillful – Daring

 

The club’s long-standing Head Coach will resign from his position in august 2018. We therefore look for an experienced, knowledgeable and committed coach who wishes to bring Skjetten Swimming to the next level and “make waves” in Norwegian swimming in the coming years.

 

We expect the employment to start from August or September 1st 2018.

 

The main tasks for the position are:

  • Overall responsibility for the club’s competitive swimming
  • Professional authority within the sporting in the club, both on land and in water
  • Daily coaching responsibility for the club’s best group, as well as attending competitions and training camps
  • Administrative tasks related to training, competition and training camps
  • Head coach reports to the General Manager

 

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience as a swim coach at a high national or international level.
  • The ability to motivate and inspire swimmers to reach their full potential.
  • Being a positive role model for swimmers, parents, and associates.
  • Exceptional organizational and leadership skills.
  • Good cooperative skills
  • Cooperative and respectful communication style with swimmers, parents and co- workers.
  • Strong background in competitive swimming, preferably as a head coach and with documented education.
  • Strong core values that include respect, trust and integrity.
  • Good English skills – written and oral.

 

We offer an exciting and challenging position in a club with high activity and ambitious goals. We can also offer competitive conditions in a solid club.

 

If you want to be part of the strong Skjetten coaches team, please send us your application, including resumé. The application deadline is April the 2nd 2018.

 

Applications with Resume should be sent to club manager Marcel Rosenberg by e-mail. If you have any question, don´t hesitate to take contact:

Marcel Rosenberg, club manager: svomming@ssk.no

mobile: (+47) 98035597

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

CHINA, ZHEJIANG — China (Zhejiang) National Swimming Team — Physical Coaches — Updated March 19, 2018

Physical Coaches
CHINA, ZHEJIANG
China (Zhejiang) National Swimming Team
Listed March 7, 2018, Updated March 19, 2018

 

1. Recruitment position(s):

  • Athletic Performance coaches

 

  1. Duties
  • Planning, developing and implementing the appropriate physical training program scientifically
  • Provide professional physical training guidance and effectively improve the Quality of training in Strength, Speed and Performance program
  • Performing proper techniques to develop multiple modes of training, including explosive power, speed training and flexibility training
  • Test and evaluation on a progress of athletes and providing targeted guidance
  • Assist and help athletes to prevent injuries , resulting in increased performance, decreased risk of injury
  1. Desired qualifications
  • Willing to work overseas
  • Strong enthusiastic professionalism and responsibility and high motivation
  • professional experience and background of coaching the team in the past world champion events or in training former Olympic swimming athletes
  • Ability to develop personalized physical training programs based on individual swimmer
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  1. Salary and benefits:
  • Competitive pay and benefit package
  1. Recruitment process:
  • Starting date: ASAP
  • Application dead line: April 30, 2018
  • Please send a cover letter, resume, and reference to:
  • eastwestgroup08@gmail.com
  • USA contact: 650-692-8811

 

Section 12 - Swim School & Instructional

CA, MILPITAS – Milpitas Star Aquatics – Swimming Instructor – Listed February 28, 2018

Swimming Instructor
CALIFORNIA, MILPITAS
Milpitas Star Aquatics
Listed February 28, 2018
 

MILPITAS Star Aquatics seeks talented individuals, who love swimming and enjoy working with children, to join our team.

 

Positions available in both FULL-TIME and PART-TIME, with competitive compensations and benefits package.

 

Position: SWIM INSTRUCTOR

To perform this job successfully an employee must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Attend training and instructor the Star Aquatics lesson program.
  • Provide a safe and extraordinary experience for swimmers, members, and guests.
  • Must be present, interact, and supervise all students at ALL times.
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with different individuals and groups of people both internally and external.
  • Must be ready and abled-body to enter the pool at all times in the event of an emergency or necessity for instructing; able to teach while in the water.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 15 years of age
  • Some swimming experience; competitive swimming experience is preferred but not required.
  • Love Swimming & Passion working with kids

 

Compensation

  • Swimming Instructor hourly rate starts at $15 per hours based on your experience.
  • Extra bonus for good performance.
  • Full time salary at a competitive rate and based upon experience

 

Benefits:

  • Star Aquatics is open 7 days a week, offer flexible schedule to fit everyone’s need.
  • We offer 50% discount of swim school classes for one of their children
  • We offer free gym membership to our staff and 50% discount for their immediate family.
  • Full time receives Health, Dental, Vision and Paid Time Off

 

Apply for this Position Today! Star Aquatics is looking forward to work with talented individuals. Please send us your resume and we will contact you soon to schedule an interview!

Email: jobs@msta-swim.com

 

We are located at:
1818 Clear Lake Ave. Milpitas CA 95035
408-942-8889
http://www.msta-swim.com/employment.aspx

Section 15 - High School

TX, TEMPLE — Temple High School — Swimming / Diving Head Coaching Position –Listed April 2, 2018

Swimming / Diving Head Coaching Position
TEXAS, TEMPLE
Temple High School
Listed April 2, 2018
 

I am the Athletic Director at Temple High School in Temple, TX and I would like to get the most qualified and best coach that is out there to join the Temple family.   This is a position for the high school and not a club team (even thought that is a possibility for summer/youth programs). This person will be the head swim coach.  He/she will be in charge of all things swimming – including the middle school program and having majority decision making with the summer programs and/or youth development program(s) in the community.

 

We are getting a completely new swim center that is scheduled to be completed during the spring of 2019. Right now the position comes with two PE classes, but that may be negotiated/changed depending on the candidate(s) we receive, certifications, etc.

 

It is a very exciting time for Temple Swim. New construction and eagerness to get back to the reputation of a championship caliber swim program has the community buzzing.

 

ASCA Certification Level:

Level 4

 

Job Description:

6A, Duties include Running the Swim Program

 

Salary & Benefits:

TISD Teacher Salary Plus $7-9K Head Coaching Stipend (Depending on Cert Level)

 

Application Deadline:

April 15, 2018

 

Start Date:

Teacher Contract will start in August of 2018

 

Application Process:

Submit resume via email to scott.stewart@tisd.org
Contact Person:

Scott Stewart
Athletic Director
Temple Independent School District
254-215-7093