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FL, TAMPA – Tampa Preparatory School – Assistant Swim Coach – Listed 1/7/2017

Assistant Swim Coach, Middle School & Varsity
FLORIDA, TAMPA
Tampa Preparatory School
Listed January 7, 2017

Responsibilities & Certifications:
1. Assist Head Middle School and Varsity Coaches with the following:

  • Planning and implementation of practices both in the water and dry land.
  • Teaching proper stroke mechanics to swimmers of all ability levels.
  • Teaching swimmers proper rules and regulations related to high school swimming.
  1. Attend all practices and competitions along with:
  • Assisting with set-up and teardown for every home competition.
  • Assisting with meet line-ups as needed.
  • Knowledge of how to run Team Manager and Meet Manager preferred.
  1. Administrative Duties:
  • Responsible for ensuring swimmers in the water have turned in all required paperwork to athletics administrator.
  • Responsible for taking attendance daily.
  • Assisting in the distribution and tracking of team apparel.
  1. Required Certifications:
  • CPR/First Aid/AED
  • Lifeguard/Safety Training for Swim Coaches
  • USA Swimming Coach preferred.
  • Background check (required by the school)
  1. Compensation:
  • This position is a stipend position only. Compensation will be based on experience and duties fulfilled.

Please contact Tampa Preparatory School Athletic Director Mike Flynn (mflynn@tampaprep.org) with any inquiries.

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA – Fitter and Faster Swim Tour – Event Managers – Listed 12/30/2016

Event Managers
WASHINGTON, D.C., NORTHERN  VA, AND MARYLAND AREAS
Fitter and Faster Swim Tour – –
Listed December 30,2016

The Fitter and Faster Swim Tour is looking for hardworking, passionate individuals located within two to three hours driving distance of Gaithersburg, MD who love swimming, people, and thrive on being responsible for the execution of high quality clinics throughout the United States.

One of the many attributes that makes Fitter and Faster Swim clinics different than all other swim clinics is the professional Event Managers who run each event.  The Event Managers provide value to participants, coaches, clinicians and others throughout each clinic. They add value to each experience and help create a special atmosphere.

We are looking for Event Managers who think on their feet, assess all types of situations, and pick up the ball and run in a fast-paced environment.

Requirements

  • Event experience
  • Background in competitive swimming- coaching, swim parent, swim instructor, former or current swimmer
  • Well organized, able to manage multiple tasks
  • Punctual
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems to situation that may arise
  • Hard working
  • Willing to travel across the United States on Fridays through Sundays on two or more weekends a month.
  • Enjoys working with people
  • Good with a camera, cropping photos and uploading to Walgreens, CVS etc.
  • Great communicator
  • Must be located in Washington, DC area

If you are interested in the Event Manager Position please send an email to karen@fitterandfaster.com.  Be sure to attach your resume along with a brief note introducing yourself.

CENTRAL ZONE (HOUSTON TX, CHICAGO IL) – Fitter and Faster Swim Tour – Event Managers – Listed 12/30/2016

Event Managers
CENTRAL ZONE (HOUSTON TX, CHICAGO IL)
Fitter and Faster Swim Tour
Listed December 30, 2016

The Fitter and Faster Swim Tour is looking for hardworking, passionate individuals located within three to four hours driving distance of clinics in your area, who love swimming, people, and thrive on being responsible for the execution of high quality clinics throughout the United States.

One of the many attributes that makes Fitter and Faster Swim clinics different than all other swim clinics is the professional Event Managers who run each event.  The Event Managers provide value to participants, coaches, clinicians and others throughout each clinic. They add value to each experience and help create a special atmosphere.

We are looking for Event Managers who think on their feet, assess all types of situations, and pick up the ball and run in a fast-paced environment.

Requirements

  • Event experience
  • Background in competitive swimming- coaching, swim parent, swim instructor, former or current swimmer
  • Well organized, able to manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to troubleshoot different situation that may arise
  • Punctual
  • Hard working
  • Willing to travel across the United States on Fridays through Sundays on two or more weekends a month.
  • Enjoys working with people
  • Good with a camera, cropping photos and uploading to Walgreens, CVS etc.
  • Great communicator
  • Reliable transportation

If you are interested in the Event Manager Position please send an email to karen@fitterandfaster.com. Be sure to attach your resume along with a brief note introducing yourself.

PA, MECHANICSBURG — Messiah College — Head Mens and Womens Coach and Aquatic Director – Listed 12/23/2016

Full Time Position Of Head Men And Women’s Swim Coach And Aquatics Director
PENNSYLVANIA, MECHANICSBURG
Messiah College
Listed December 23, 2016

The Department of Athletics at Messiah College currently has an opening for the full time position of Head Men and Women’s Swim Coach and Aquatics Director. The Head Coach serves as the program leader for Men/Women Swimming. As Head Coach, this individual is responsible for operating a program for student-athletes, with differing abilities and skills, and serving as a role model in meeting our complimentary goals in Athletics of “Pursuing Athletic Excellence…Developing Christian Character.” As Aquatics Director, the individual will also oversee the College’s aquatics programs for students and community (including Swim Schools).

Required education: Bachelor’s degree in related field, American Red Cross or YMCA certification in Life guarding; American Red Cross certifications in CPR, AED, First Aid, and WSI; Certified Pool Operator. Education preferred includes: Master’s degree, ARC Lifeguard Instructor and CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor certifications- must be obtained within 1 year of hire.

Required experience: 2 years assistant coach experience; competitive swim experience required. Experience preferred includes: 1 year of head coach experience; 1-2 years of pool management experience.

Other requirements include: Ability to administer NCAA Division III intercollegiate Men/Women Swim programs, including recruiting, scheduling, budgeting, travel, and practice plans; ability to coach, teach, and train student-athletes in skills and strategies specific to Men/Women Swimming to be competitive within the Middle Atlantic Conference; ability to establish appropriate and effective mentoring relationships with student-athletes; demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the stages of student development and the importance of holistic education; ability to be a team player within the Athletics Department and the College; solid judgment and problem solving skills; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; demonstrated commitment to continued learning/professional development (i.e., presentations, publications, serving on regional and/or national committees); and ability to administer aquatics program, including hiring, scheduling, budgeting, and planning appropriate programs.

For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9872

The College: Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of over 2,800 undergraduate students including 12.3% of under-represented and 4.0% international students from 29 countries and nearly 600 graduate students including 11.5% of students from under-represented populations.

The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship. For additional information about Messiah College, please see: www.messiah.edu

Diversity: The College seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah’s strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.

Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/8bhnmywh6b

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Stingray Swim Club – Assistant Swim Coach – Listed 12/15/2016

Assistant Swim Coach
CAYMAN ISLANDS
Stingray Swim Club
Listed December 15, 2016

Deadline for applications:   15 January 2017

The Location
The Cayman Islands offers one of the highest standards of living in the Caribbean. It is a tax-free jurisdiction, with friendly welcoming people, combining the very best of the relaxed Caribbean attitude and modern living. Its proximity to Miami also provides easy access to North America and the rest of the Caribbean.

The Club
Stingray Swim Club is the premier swimming team in the Cayman Islands. The club is comprised of 77 competitive swimmers with a goal to reach 100. The club’s membership includes all levels from Olympic finalists to 6 year old beginners. SSC has a proud tradition in competing for and representing the Cayman Islands in international competition such as; the Olympics, FINA World Championships, Pan American Games, Island Games, CARIFTA Games, World Cup, Common Wealth Games, Youth Common Wealth Games, and CCAN Games. Our team has had swimmers win medals at the Pan American games and countless other international competitions. In addition, the club regularly attends overseas meets, including Florida, and Jamaica as part of its regular programme.  For more about Stingray, visit:  https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=iscisssc

The Role
The primary coaching responsibility for this position will be preparing the 10 to 13 year old swimmers for the senior and high performance groups.  Swimmers will need to be introduced to and begin implementing complex training concepts. The pre-senior ‘Gold Group’ has six 2 hour swimming sessions per week and three 30 min dryland sessions per week.  The position will require the coach to plan and guide all 9 sessions.

Other coaching responsibilities will include assisting the head coach with the more junior groups as well as the senior program.  Three training groups exist in the senior program and coaching assignments will be at the discretion of the head coach.

In addition, responsibilities include coaching at all scheduled meets (both on island and overseas), management of meet entries and results and maintenance of the Team Unify website.

Experience/Qualifications
The successful applicant must have a minimum of three years previous experience of coaching and motivating swimmers at all levels in a club competitive swim programme, and an excellent knowledge of current swimming techniques, training methods and FINA Rules. Minimum certification of ASCA Level 2 Swimming Coach or equivalent is required; a Bachelor’s degree would be an advantage. Must also have relevant safety certifications, including First Aid, and CPR.

The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills and be committed to attending Club fixtures including competitions both on Island and overseas which will require working evenings and weekends on a regular basis.

Excellent communication skills along with effective time management, planning and organizational skills are required. Ability to design and implement effective swimming programs for all levels of swimmers. Must be familiar with Team Unify website technology and Meet Manager programs and have a high level of literacy for writing emails, news items, notices and website communications.

The Benefits

The remuneration package for the successful candidate is in the range of US$30-36,000, without deductions, and includes pension contributions and medical insurance for the employee.

The Application
Send resume and two references via e-mail to:
The President,
Stingray Swim Club
stingraypres@gmail.com

NC, MECKLENBURG – MECKLENBURG SWIM ASSOCIATION – Head Age Group Coach – Listed 12/14/2016

Head Age Group Coach
NORTH CAROLINA, CHARLOTTE
MECKLENBURG SWIM ASSOCIATION
Listed December 14, 2016

Mecklenburg Swim Association (MSA Swimming) in the Charlotte, NC area is looking for a coach to lead in our Age Group Programs. MSA current has 450 year-round swimmers on the team. MSA recently opened a 10-lane Indoor Pool owned by the team. Responsibilities of this position include coaching, managing the age group coaching staff, assisting in dryland, as well as administrative duties related to the groups and overall team operations. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, at least 4 years’ experience with swimming as a coach, excellent organization and communication skills, and a desire to study and progress as a coach and a professional. Should have at least ASCA level three coaching certification, or ability to obtain quickly. This is a great opportunity with a competitive salary based on experience with bonus opportunity, paid vacations, and retirement plan. Please send resume with cover letter, to headcoach@msaswim.com.

MA, HANOVER & QUINCY BRANCHES – South Shore YMCA – Assist. Director, Head AG Coach – Listed 12/1/2016

Assistant Director/Head Age Group Coach, Competitive Swimming
MASSACHUSETTS, HANOVER & QUINCY BRANCHES
South Shore YMCA
Listed December 1, 2016

Position Type:  Exempt/Full Time
Reports to:  Director of Competitive Swimming
Revision Date:  November 15, 2016


POSITION SUMMARY:
This position is responsible for coaching and assisting with administration duties for the South Shore YMCA Strypers (SSYS) swim team and its related programs at the Quincy and Hanover Branches and Lincoln Hancock Community School site.

CORE EXPECTATIONS:

  1. PROGRAM MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT

Aids in the direction and supervision of all swim team program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives. Establishes new program activities and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.  Will work with the Director to implement and manage an integrated swimming and dryland program that meets the needs of swimmers of all ages and abilities, with concentration on the Age Group program.  This position will have direct coaching contact hours at practices and meets as well as a range of administrative responsibilities that will include meet entries, season planning, and other duties as assigned by the Director.

  1. STAFF ENGAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT

Aids in the recruitment, hiring, training, management, and development of part time coaching staff.  Directs staff and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff.  Ensures records of required staff certifications are current and complete and submitted to both NE Swimming and YMCA of the USA.

  1. MEMBERSHIP ENGAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT

Builds relationships with and among members, responds to inquiries and solves problems.  Creates a safe and supportive community environment, assists in recruiting and engaging new members, and connects members to the YMCA’s cause.  

  1. BUDGET & FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Assists in the planning and management of department budgets as approved in a fiscally responsible manner.  Aids in the administration of members in Team Unify and the YMCA membership system (DAXKO.) 

  1. FACILITY MANAGEMENT

Works with appropriate branch staff to provide program facilities for members that are clean, safe, adequately equipped, well maintained, and attractive. 

  1. VOLUNTEER DEVELOPMENT

Builds and develops volunteer capacity, sharing the social responsibility. 

  1. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT & SUPPORT

Assists in YMCA fund raising activities/events, and engages in collaborative relationships with community organizations in order to strengthen support and build community.

YMCA COMPETENCIES – TEAM LEADER

Mission and Community Oriented
– Models and teaches YMCA values, inclusion activities, strategies and initiatives; ensures high-level service. Provide volunteers with orientation, training, development and recognition.

People Oriented
– Effectively communicate with audiences of all levels; listen for understanding when dealing with conflict; provide staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.

Results Oriented – Provides guidance for launching programs and framework for making decisions. Develops plans and manages best practices through team engagement and holds staff accountable for high quality results. Effectively manages budgets and cultivates relationships to support fundraising.

Personal Development – Effectively addresses sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Facilitate change and models adaptability and awareness of its impact.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health, recreation, education or a related field, recommended.
  • USA Coaches Certification (which includes the Foundation Course; Background Screening; Athlete Protection ; Safety Training for Coaches; CPR).
  • Minimum ASCA Level 2 with at least 5 years age group coaching experience.
  • Experience working with a range of athletes – novice to national.
  • CPR, First Aid Certification required.
  • Principals of YMCA Swimming and Diving (within the first 30 days of employment).
  • Meet manager/director experience.
  • Team Unify knowledge and experience.
  • Excellent presentation, teaching/coaching, communication and customer service skills.
  • Must possess outstanding organizational and administrative skills with an eye for detail and forward planning.
  • The position will also need refined knowledge and experience with various software including Microsoft Office, Team Unify, Team Manager and Meet Manager.
  • Skills in time management and task prioritization, staff and volunteer development, planning, supervision and fundraising are important to this position.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds (timing equipment, swimmer equipment boxes, and meet equipment boxes). While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required regularly required to stand, walk, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Send cover letter and resume to:
Bernardine Dickman, Director of Competitive Swimming
South Shore YMCA,
75 Mill St.
Hanover, MA 02339
C: 617-691-7742

E: bdickman@ssymca.org

W: www.ssymca.org

 

 

VA, WAYNESBORO – Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club (Waynesboro Family Y) – Director of Competitive Swimming – Listed 11/29/2016

Director of Competitive Swimming
VIRGINIA, WAYNESBORO
Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club
Waynesboro Family YMCA
Listed November 29, 2016

Join our team! The Waynesboro Family YMCA is searching for an energetic, enthusiastic, and growth focused Director of Competitive Swimming.   Our YMCA SMAC (Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club) Team (www.smacswimming.org) is the longest standing year-round swim team in the region, boasting numerous Division I swimmers over the past 5 decades.  The Director of Competitive Swimming is supervised by YMCA management and is supported by a dedicated group of parent volunteers.  Our YMCA is located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley looking onto the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains where quality living is affordable. We’ve averaged 80 swimmers over the past two seasons and are looking for a coach to continue the level of excellence while growing the program yearly.  SMAC Swimming has consistently won SMALL TEAM Division Age Group Championships in Virginia.    SMAC boasts a history of talented swimmers with current Y National qualifiers and previous Jr. National and Sr. National qualifiers.

Director of Competitive Swimming is responsible for the organization, delivery, and quality of all things related to the YMCA Competitive Swim Program.  ASCA Level 2 coaching certification or equivalent accepted with 3 preferred combined with direct experience in coaching swimmers.  Knowledge of Hy-Tek software required.  Excellent communication skills a must and ability to supervise assistance coaches and volunteers necessary.

Salary base is mid 30’s with negotiable incentive package and signing bonus. Health and Retirement included.  Deadline to submit is January 31st, 2017.  Our target is to have our Director of Competitive Swimming in house by the beginning of Long Course Season but we are not opposed to moving faster if the right candidate arises.  Please submit resume and cover letter to Jeff Fife at jefffife@ntelos.net.

MA, WESTFIELD – YMCA of Greater Westfield – Head Coach – Listed 11/29/2016

Head Swim Team Coach
MASSACHUSETTS, WESTFIELD
YMCA Of Greater Westfield
Listed November 29, 2016

POSITION SUMMARY:
Under the direction of the CEO the Head Swim Team Coach oversees the operations of the Westfield YMCA Wave Swim Team.  Develops, organizes and implements high quality YMCA and USA competitive swimming program.  Provides leadership to overall YMCA competitive swim program as well as part time coaches and volunteers.  Works with staff to insure YMCA competitive swim program operates at peak performance.

The YMCA WAVE Swim Team is an age group swimming program that focuses on all of our swimmers developing their abilities in a competitive swimming program that stresses overall growth, both personally and athletically, in a safe environment. We actively promote the four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility as our foundation. This enables our members to develop in a competitive team environment that will give them the skills necessary to be successful in swimming and in life.

As a member of the leadership team responsibilities include membership development, risk management, building supervision, annual giving campaigns, staffing committees as designated, financial development, and attending YMCA functions.  This position is responsible for modeling, teaching and exemplifying the qualities and values, which are inherent to the mission and purpose of the YMCA.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Directs and supervises all competitive swimming program activities to meet YMCA objectives. Organization, administration, program development, promotion and daily operation of the swim team and other aquatic responsibilities as assigned.
  2. Establishes new activities and expands current competitive program within the community in accordance with YMCA standards.
  3. Insures that program operates within program guideline as directed by state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations. Maintain a clean, safe environment for swim team participants.
  4. Actively market, develop, and promote the swim team and other assigned programs
  5. Recruits, hires, trains and directs part time coaches and volunteers. Reviews and evaluates staff performance on a yearly basis. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals. Ensures records of staff certifications are current and complete.
  6. Schedule and organize trainings to ensure staff are certified in required areas.
  7. Ensures high quality member-focused programs through innovative program development, evaluations, and ongoing training of staff.
  8. Creates thorough, age-appropriate workouts that are connected to swimmer’s goals, as well as skill development on competitive swimming.
  9. Provides leadership and administrative oversight to all matters relating to the team, inclusive of swim practices, swim meets, team performance and interaction with parents.
  10. Coordinates and executes swim team competitions and meet registrations.
  11. Oversees information management regarding team activity inclusive of meet information and results, parent and swimmer communications and other publicity needs.
  12. Attends swim team events such as meets, meetings, social events and year end banquet.
  13. Actively engages parents and cultivates relationships to create a collaborative swim team environment.
  14. Develops and controls department budgets related to the position.
  15. Ensure pool licensing requirements are met and a risk management policy and protocol is in place to ensure that all property and facilities meet code requirements and are safe for participant use.
  16. Develops, implements, and manages operating plans to promote program and/or membership growth for the YMCA. Executes strategies to ensure that members and/or program participants connect with one another and connect with the YMCA.
  17. Assist as needed with YMCA operations, building coverage, meetings and special events.
  18. Achieve retention goals, as well as growth goals, for department income and special events.
  19. Provides leadership and support to the annual fundraising campaign and volunteer committees/boards as assigned. Assist in special events.
  20. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations and other entities associated with the swim team
  21. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
  22. Performs other duties as assigned by the CEO.

 Effect on End Result:

  1. Ensuring the safety and welfare of all of the children and adults involved in YMCA programming.
  2. Developing and improving both new and existing aquatics programs to meet the needs of children, parents and families.
  3. To work collaboratively with other agencies, schools, and businesses in the community to provide desired aquatic programming and services.
  4. To have the swim team and aquatics programs grow in usage and numbers of youth/adults being served and to meet the needs of all participants in a safe, unique, creative and exciting experience.
  5. To recruit, train, and maintain a competent and committed aquatics/swim team staff including volunteers.
  6. Departments operated within the approved budgets with respect to income and expenses.
  7. The YMCA of Greater Westfield being recognized as a leading resource for competitive swimming and other aquatic programming for the community.

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Team Leader):

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent preferred.
  2. Two to three years of coaching and leadership experience preferred.
  3. Requirements within 30 days of hire include: completion of: Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; CPR; First Aid; AED; Blood borne Pathogens, YMCA Lifeguard Certification.
  4. Principles of YMCA Competitive Swimming and Diving and USA Swimming Coach Certification required.
  5. Obtain CPO (Certified Pool Operator) certification within 6 months of employment.
  6. Maintain certification in field as required for YMCA and USA Swimming.
  7. YMCA Team Leader or Multi-team/Branch Leader certification preferred.
  8. Must possess excellent written and verbal skills and be able to communicate effectively with swimmers, parents and coaches.
  9. Experience working with parents and program volunteers.
  10. Demonstrate an enthusiastic, dynamic presence within the YMCA and competitive swim program.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/OTHER

  1. Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and to supervise program activities in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor locations (depending upon the programs).
  2. Ability to create and sustain a culture of excellence and work and thrive as part of a cohesive team.
  3. Ability to lift/move heavy equipment and clean when necessary.
  4. Will be required to work early morning, late nights, and weekends.
  5. Requires a flexible schedule to maintain consistency and productivity for this department.
  6. Strong oral communication skills required for occasional public speaking responsibilities and excellent written communication skills with proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs.

How to Apply

BY Email:  aallard@westfieldymca.org
BY Mail:          Andrea Allard, CEO, 67 Court Street, Westfield, MA 01085

 

IL, WHEATON – Wheaton College – Men’s & Women’s Head Swimming & Diving Coach – Listed 11/21/2106

Men’s & Women’s Head Swimming & Diving Coach
ILLINOIS, WHEATON
Wheaton College
Listed November 21, 2016

Serve as the Head Coach of the Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Teams.  This is a 12-month position that reports to the Associate Athletic Director for all duties related to coaching, recruiting, and the management of the Aquatics Facility.  Wheaton College is an evangelical Christian institution devoted to a liberal arts education and dedicated to the service of “Christ and His Kingdom”.  The successful candidate will be a follower of Christ and be committed to pursuing athletic excellence as a way of developing students for Christian life and service.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree; 3-5 years coaching experience; ability to recruit quality student-athletes at the college level; ability to lead, motivate, and inspire student-athletes in and out of the swimming pool; excellent communication skills; a commitment to the values of NCAA Division III athletics and Christ-centered education; strong organizational and leadership skills.

Competency in MSOffice computer programs, Hy-Tek Swim Meet computer programs, and Swim Meet Hosting Operations.  The person in this position must be able to drive/transport athletes; set up and take down swimming equipment; and the ability to lift, move, and carry up to 25lbs.

For more information and to apply for the position please go to http://www2.wheaton.edu/HR/employment/openings_staff.php?id=975

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VA, WAYNESBORO – Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club (Waynesboro Family Y) – Director of Competitive Swimming – Listed 11/29/2016

Director of Competitive Swimming
VIRGINIA, WAYNESBORO
Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club
Waynesboro Family YMCA
Listed November 29, 2016

Join our team! The Waynesboro Family YMCA is searching for an energetic, enthusiastic, and growth focused Director of Competitive Swimming.   Our YMCA SMAC (Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club) Team (www.smacswimming.org) is the longest standing year-round swim team in the region, boasting numerous Division I swimmers over the past 5 decades.  The Director of Competitive Swimming is supervised by YMCA management and is supported by a dedicated group of parent volunteers.  Our YMCA is located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley looking onto the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains where quality living is affordable. We’ve averaged 80 swimmers over the past two seasons and are looking for a coach to continue the level of excellence while growing the program yearly.  SMAC Swimming has consistently won SMALL TEAM Division Age Group Championships in Virginia.    SMAC boasts a history of talented swimmers with current Y National qualifiers and previous Jr. National and Sr. National qualifiers.

Director of Competitive Swimming is responsible for the organization, delivery, and quality of all things related to the YMCA Competitive Swim Program.  ASCA Level 2 coaching certification or equivalent accepted with 3 preferred combined with direct experience in coaching swimmers.  Knowledge of Hy-Tek software required.  Excellent communication skills a must and ability to supervise assistance coaches and volunteers necessary.

Salary base is mid 30’s with negotiable incentive package and signing bonus. Health and Retirement included.  Deadline to submit is January 31st, 2017.  Our target is to have our Director of Competitive Swimming in house by the beginning of Long Course Season but we are not opposed to moving faster if the right candidate arises.  Please submit resume and cover letter to Jeff Fife at jefffife@ntelos.net.

MA, WESTFIELD – YMCA of Greater Westfield – Head Coach – Listed 11/29/2016

Head Swim Team Coach
MASSACHUSETTS, WESTFIELD
YMCA Of Greater Westfield
Listed November 29, 2016

POSITION SUMMARY:
Under the direction of the CEO the Head Swim Team Coach oversees the operations of the Westfield YMCA Wave Swim Team.  Develops, organizes and implements high quality YMCA and USA competitive swimming program.  Provides leadership to overall YMCA competitive swim program as well as part time coaches and volunteers.  Works with staff to insure YMCA competitive swim program operates at peak performance.

The YMCA WAVE Swim Team is an age group swimming program that focuses on all of our swimmers developing their abilities in a competitive swimming program that stresses overall growth, both personally and athletically, in a safe environment. We actively promote the four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility as our foundation. This enables our members to develop in a competitive team environment that will give them the skills necessary to be successful in swimming and in life.

As a member of the leadership team responsibilities include membership development, risk management, building supervision, annual giving campaigns, staffing committees as designated, financial development, and attending YMCA functions.  This position is responsible for modeling, teaching and exemplifying the qualities and values, which are inherent to the mission and purpose of the YMCA.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Directs and supervises all competitive swimming program activities to meet YMCA objectives. Organization, administration, program development, promotion and daily operation of the swim team and other aquatic responsibilities as assigned.
  2. Establishes new activities and expands current competitive program within the community in accordance with YMCA standards.
  3. Insures that program operates within program guideline as directed by state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations. Maintain a clean, safe environment for swim team participants.
  4. Actively market, develop, and promote the swim team and other assigned programs
  5. Recruits, hires, trains and directs part time coaches and volunteers. Reviews and evaluates staff performance on a yearly basis. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals. Ensures records of staff certifications are current and complete.
  6. Schedule and organize trainings to ensure staff are certified in required areas.
  7. Ensures high quality member-focused programs through innovative program development, evaluations, and ongoing training of staff.
  8. Creates thorough, age-appropriate workouts that are connected to swimmer’s goals, as well as skill development on competitive swimming.
  9. Provides leadership and administrative oversight to all matters relating to the team, inclusive of swim practices, swim meets, team performance and interaction with parents.
  10. Coordinates and executes swim team competitions and meet registrations.
  11. Oversees information management regarding team activity inclusive of meet information and results, parent and swimmer communications and other publicity needs.
  12. Attends swim team events such as meets, meetings, social events and year end banquet.
  13. Actively engages parents and cultivates relationships to create a collaborative swim team environment.
  14. Develops and controls department budgets related to the position.
  15. Ensure pool licensing requirements are met and a risk management policy and protocol is in place to ensure that all property and facilities meet code requirements and are safe for participant use.
  16. Develops, implements, and manages operating plans to promote program and/or membership growth for the YMCA. Executes strategies to ensure that members and/or program participants connect with one another and connect with the YMCA.
  17. Assist as needed with YMCA operations, building coverage, meetings and special events.
  18. Achieve retention goals, as well as growth goals, for department income and special events.
  19. Provides leadership and support to the annual fundraising campaign and volunteer committees/boards as assigned. Assist in special events.
  20. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations and other entities associated with the swim team
  21. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
  22. Performs other duties as assigned by the CEO.

 Effect on End Result:

  1. Ensuring the safety and welfare of all of the children and adults involved in YMCA programming.
  2. Developing and improving both new and existing aquatics programs to meet the needs of children, parents and families.
  3. To work collaboratively with other agencies, schools, and businesses in the community to provide desired aquatic programming and services.
  4. To have the swim team and aquatics programs grow in usage and numbers of youth/adults being served and to meet the needs of all participants in a safe, unique, creative and exciting experience.
  5. To recruit, train, and maintain a competent and committed aquatics/swim team staff including volunteers.
  6. Departments operated within the approved budgets with respect to income and expenses.
  7. The YMCA of Greater Westfield being recognized as a leading resource for competitive swimming and other aquatic programming for the community.

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Team Leader):

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent preferred.
  2. Two to three years of coaching and leadership experience preferred.
  3. Requirements within 30 days of hire include: completion of: Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; CPR; First Aid; AED; Blood borne Pathogens, YMCA Lifeguard Certification.
  4. Principles of YMCA Competitive Swimming and Diving and USA Swimming Coach Certification required.
  5. Obtain CPO (Certified Pool Operator) certification within 6 months of employment.
  6. Maintain certification in field as required for YMCA and USA Swimming.
  7. YMCA Team Leader or Multi-team/Branch Leader certification preferred.
  8. Must possess excellent written and verbal skills and be able to communicate effectively with swimmers, parents and coaches.
  9. Experience working with parents and program volunteers.
  10. Demonstrate an enthusiastic, dynamic presence within the YMCA and competitive swim program.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/OTHER

  1. Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and to supervise program activities in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor locations (depending upon the programs).
  2. Ability to create and sustain a culture of excellence and work and thrive as part of a cohesive team.
  3. Ability to lift/move heavy equipment and clean when necessary.
  4. Will be required to work early morning, late nights, and weekends.
  5. Requires a flexible schedule to maintain consistency and productivity for this department.
  6. Strong oral communication skills required for occasional public speaking responsibilities and excellent written communication skills with proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs.

How to Apply

BY Email:  aallard@westfieldymca.org
BY Mail:          Andrea Allard, CEO, 67 Court Street, Westfield, MA 01085

 

104 - Age Group Coach

NC, MECKLENBURG – MECKLENBURG SWIM ASSOCIATION – Head Age Group Coach – Listed 12/14/2016

Head Age Group Coach
NORTH CAROLINA, CHARLOTTE
MECKLENBURG SWIM ASSOCIATION
Listed December 14, 2016

Mecklenburg Swim Association (MSA Swimming) in the Charlotte, NC area is looking for a coach to lead in our Age Group Programs. MSA current has 450 year-round swimmers on the team. MSA recently opened a 10-lane Indoor Pool owned by the team. Responsibilities of this position include coaching, managing the age group coaching staff, assisting in dryland, as well as administrative duties related to the groups and overall team operations. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, at least 4 years’ experience with swimming as a coach, excellent organization and communication skills, and a desire to study and progress as a coach and a professional. Should have at least ASCA level three coaching certification, or ability to obtain quickly. This is a great opportunity with a competitive salary based on experience with bonus opportunity, paid vacations, and retirement plan. Please send resume with cover letter, to headcoach@msaswim.com.

MA, HANOVER & QUINCY BRANCHES – South Shore YMCA – Assist. Director, Head AG Coach – Listed 12/1/2016

Assistant Director/Head Age Group Coach, Competitive Swimming
MASSACHUSETTS, HANOVER & QUINCY BRANCHES
South Shore YMCA
Listed December 1, 2016

Position Type:  Exempt/Full Time
Reports to:  Director of Competitive Swimming
Revision Date:  November 15, 2016


POSITION SUMMARY:
This position is responsible for coaching and assisting with administration duties for the South Shore YMCA Strypers (SSYS) swim team and its related programs at the Quincy and Hanover Branches and Lincoln Hancock Community School site.

CORE EXPECTATIONS:

  1. PROGRAM MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT

Aids in the direction and supervision of all swim team program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives. Establishes new program activities and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.  Will work with the Director to implement and manage an integrated swimming and dryland program that meets the needs of swimmers of all ages and abilities, with concentration on the Age Group program.  This position will have direct coaching contact hours at practices and meets as well as a range of administrative responsibilities that will include meet entries, season planning, and other duties as assigned by the Director.

  1. STAFF ENGAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT

Aids in the recruitment, hiring, training, management, and development of part time coaching staff.  Directs staff and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff.  Ensures records of required staff certifications are current and complete and submitted to both NE Swimming and YMCA of the USA.

  1. MEMBERSHIP ENGAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT

Builds relationships with and among members, responds to inquiries and solves problems.  Creates a safe and supportive community environment, assists in recruiting and engaging new members, and connects members to the YMCA’s cause.  

  1. BUDGET & FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Assists in the planning and management of department budgets as approved in a fiscally responsible manner.  Aids in the administration of members in Team Unify and the YMCA membership system (DAXKO.) 

  1. FACILITY MANAGEMENT

Works with appropriate branch staff to provide program facilities for members that are clean, safe, adequately equipped, well maintained, and attractive. 

  1. VOLUNTEER DEVELOPMENT

Builds and develops volunteer capacity, sharing the social responsibility. 

  1. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT & SUPPORT

Assists in YMCA fund raising activities/events, and engages in collaborative relationships with community organizations in order to strengthen support and build community.

YMCA COMPETENCIES – TEAM LEADER

Mission and Community Oriented
– Models and teaches YMCA values, inclusion activities, strategies and initiatives; ensures high-level service. Provide volunteers with orientation, training, development and recognition.

People Oriented
– Effectively communicate with audiences of all levels; listen for understanding when dealing with conflict; provide staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.

Results Oriented – Provides guidance for launching programs and framework for making decisions. Develops plans and manages best practices through team engagement and holds staff accountable for high quality results. Effectively manages budgets and cultivates relationships to support fundraising.

Personal Development – Effectively addresses sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Facilitate change and models adaptability and awareness of its impact.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health, recreation, education or a related field, recommended.
  • USA Coaches Certification (which includes the Foundation Course; Background Screening; Athlete Protection ; Safety Training for Coaches; CPR).
  • Minimum ASCA Level 2 with at least 5 years age group coaching experience.
  • Experience working with a range of athletes – novice to national.
  • CPR, First Aid Certification required.
  • Principals of YMCA Swimming and Diving (within the first 30 days of employment).
  • Meet manager/director experience.
  • Team Unify knowledge and experience.
  • Excellent presentation, teaching/coaching, communication and customer service skills.
  • Must possess outstanding organizational and administrative skills with an eye for detail and forward planning.
  • The position will also need refined knowledge and experience with various software including Microsoft Office, Team Unify, Team Manager and Meet Manager.
  • Skills in time management and task prioritization, staff and volunteer development, planning, supervision and fundraising are important to this position.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds (timing equipment, swimmer equipment boxes, and meet equipment boxes). While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required regularly required to stand, walk, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Send cover letter and resume to:
Bernardine Dickman, Director of Competitive Swimming
South Shore YMCA,
75 Mill St.
Hanover, MA 02339
C: 617-691-7742

E: bdickman@ssymca.org

W: www.ssymca.org

 

 

PA, ALLENTOWN – Blue Eagle Swimming (BLUE) – Head Age Group Coach – Listed 11/16/2016

Head Age Group Coach
PENNSYLVANIA, ALLENTOWN
Blue Eagle Swimming (BLUE)
Listed November 16, 2016

Blue Eagle Swimming (BLUE)  is seeking qualified applicants for the Head Age Group Coach position. This position will primarily work with BLUE’s 12 & under athletes. BLUE is looking for applicants with a technique-first teaching mindset, enthusiasm, and the ability to get the job done with a great attitude.

POSITION:
Employee reports directly to the Team Director.
Salaried position with the addition of bonus-based clinic opportunities.

START DATE:
Start date could be January or April.

TEAM DESCRIPTION:
BLUE is a USA-S Level 1 Recognition swim team with 140+ members. BLUE swimmers range from novice to elite level. BLUE operates primarily out of the Nazareth Middle School Natatorium during short course months and in outdoor pools during the summer months.

COACHING DUTIES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  1. Responsible for leading BLUE’s age group training groups.
  2. Work with Team Director to design seasonal training plans for age group athletes.
  3. Attend swim meets and/or practices as assigned by the Team Director.
  4. Establish and maintain communications with both athletes and parents in a positive and professional manner.
  5. Encourage a positive team environment that inspires excellence by leading by example.
  6. Support the goals, mission, and philosophy of BLUE.
  7. Work with Team Director to establish vision for team while working within our unique technique-first training model.
  8. Help direct and create programming aimed at helping BLUE fulfill its mission.

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  1. Coaching membership in good standing with USA swimming, current or willing to become current on all safety requirements (CPR, First Aid and Safety Training for Swim Coaches) and pass all applicable background checks prior to starting employment.
  2. ASCA Level 2 certification preferred but not required.
  3. Must successfully complete a background check.
  4. Respectful and patient communication style with swimmers, parents, and staff.
  5. Competitive swimming/coaching experience.
  6. Competent stroke technique knowledge and willingness to learn team technique models and technique development systems.

 COMPENSATION:

  1. Salary commensurate with experience. Hourly pay is an option for those w
  2. Medical benefits or stipend may be offered.
  3. Approved expense reimbursement for certifications and meet travel.

Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter including related coaching experience, swimming experience and three job/character references. To submit your resume and cover letter to Team Director, Doug Cornish at coachdoug@blueeagleswimteam.org

FL, TAMPA – Tampa Bay Aquatics (TBAY) – One Position:  10 & Under Coach and Head Masters Coach – Listed 11/16/2016

One Position:  10 & Under Coach and Head Masters Coach
FLORIDA, TAMPA
Tampa Bay Aquatics (TBAY)
Listed November 16, 2016

Tampa Bay Aquatics (TBAY) is a coach directed, board supported, nationally competitive swim team with 7 different locations and over 700+ registered USA Swimming athletes.  Our multi-year National Club Excellence Silver Medal Program highlights our tradition of excellence in USA Swimming.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and organized 10 & Under Age Group Coach who will also act as Head Masters Coach and assist as Program Development Coordinator. We are looking for someone who is dedicated to developing quality programs through established curriculums and fundraising techniques.

Head 10 & Under Coach

  • Work closely and directly with TBAY Head Age Group Coach
  • Responsible for all 10 and Under Scheduled Practices
  • Establish a safe and organized learning environment during swim practices
  • Create, implement and enforce all practice planning and development of 10 and Under water programs to include skills, drills, technique and progressions
  • Create, implement and enforce all practice planning and development of 10 and Under dry land programs
  • Submit all meet entries for athletes to Head Age Group coach by indicated deadlines
  • Attend all scheduled and sanctioned USA swim meets and competitions
  • Take daily attendance
  • Develop and maintain recruiting avenues to help build team numbers
  • Develop and maintain relationships within the community
  • Organize and run mini meets in collaboration with Head Age Group coach
  • Develop and implement summer league and swim clinic programs
  • Co- chair fundraising raising campaign for TBAY Annual Gasparilla Races Swim Meet
  • Organize, coordinate and market TBAY Annual Swimapalooza
  • Create, promote and maintain Summer League with JCC
  • Relay and Sprint Meet

Lead Master Coach

  • Responsible to attend two (2) of 6 scheduled masters practices per week
  • Coordinate coaches for all remaining scheduled masters practices
  • Work with Head Age Group coach on scheduling coaching staff
  • Create practice plan for all Masters Sessions
  • Responsible for all new member registrations
  • Updating & Managing Masters Tab on website
  • Manage TBAY Master email & communication
  • Organize, coordinate and market TBAY Annual Swimapalooza

Qualifications

  • Current USA & USMS Swimming Coach Certification & Background check
  • Certification in CPR, First Aid/AED, Lifeguard and Coaches Safety Training
  • Minimum ASCA level 2 preferred
  • Minimum 5-7 Years of USA swimming coaching
  • Excellent knowledge of stroke technique & proven ability to communicate that knowledge to swimmers & coaches

Please send CV/Resume to Head Coach and Program Director Jason Bowes jasonbowes26@gmail.com

 

105 - Assistant Coach

FL, TAMPA – Tampa Preparatory School – Assistant Swim Coach – Listed 1/7/2017

Assistant Swim Coach, Middle School & Varsity
FLORIDA, TAMPA
Tampa Preparatory School
Listed January 7, 2017

Responsibilities & Certifications:
1. Assist Head Middle School and Varsity Coaches with the following:

  • Planning and implementation of practices both in the water and dry land.
  • Teaching proper stroke mechanics to swimmers of all ability levels.
  • Teaching swimmers proper rules and regulations related to high school swimming.
  1. Attend all practices and competitions along with:
  • Assisting with set-up and teardown for every home competition.
  • Assisting with meet line-ups as needed.
  • Knowledge of how to run Team Manager and Meet Manager preferred.
  1. Administrative Duties:
  • Responsible for ensuring swimmers in the water have turned in all required paperwork to athletics administrator.
  • Responsible for taking attendance daily.
  • Assisting in the distribution and tracking of team apparel.
  1. Required Certifications:
  • CPR/First Aid/AED
  • Lifeguard/Safety Training for Swim Coaches
  • USA Swimming Coach preferred.
  • Background check (required by the school)
  1. Compensation:
  • This position is a stipend position only. Compensation will be based on experience and duties fulfilled.

Please contact Tampa Preparatory School Athletic Director Mike Flynn (mflynn@tampaprep.org) with any inquiries.

 

FL, PASCO COUNTY – Florida Elite Swimming – Strength Coach and Asst AG Coach – Listed 11/02/2016

Strength and Conditioning Lead; Age Group Assistant Swim Coach
FLORIDA, PASCO COUNTY
Florida Elite Swimming – Land O’lakes location
Listed November 2, 2016

Team Description:
Florida Elite Swimming is a: youth serving, Coach Lead, parent-owned, board-governed, non-profit (501 c3), year-round competitive swim team with a rich history in serving Pasco County residents. Our swimmer base consists of swimmers ages 5 – 18 (in general), from novice to Junior National skill level. Florida Elite currently has over 180 registered year-round swimmers with another 80 non-competitive Registered lessons swimmers waiting in the wings. Florida Elite participates in the very competitive Florida Swimming LSC, ranked third nationally amongst competitive LSC’s.  The Florida Elite Swim Family is proud to operate the Pasco County Parks and Recreations facility central in the county, calling her “home” and keeping her open and operational year-round for the community.

Qualifications:

  • Passionate and charismatic in your approach to working with Children
  • Current or Former Athletic experience at the state or national level
  • Intimate understanding of exercise physiology as it relates to the conditioning of swimmers
  • Preferred Minimum 2-4 years prior coaching experience as a USA Swimming certified coach
  • A working Knowledge of Team Unify is recommended
  • Must be in good standing with all USA Swimming safety and background check requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a dryland program that includes age-appropriate activities that will help in each swimmer’s core strength development.
  • Support, develop and show measurable success at coaching our performance levels athletes (ages 7-12) and work in cooperation with the Head Coach to identify direction and objective for the group.
  • Coaching responsibilities will start at 5:00pm and end at 7:30pm, Monday – Friday (excluding Wednesday’s), and Saturday Mornings (when no swim meets are scheduled) from 7:30am-10am.
  • Provide input on the Development of a season plan inclusive of swim meets, team building activities, parent communication and milestones that you anticipate will continue to foster the mission, vision, and core objectives of Florida Elite Swimming.
  • Assist the coaching staff with the completion of swim meet entries in a timely manner taking into consideration the individual needs of each swimmer entered in the meet.
  • Attend swim meets that include the participation of swimmers that you coach.
  • Coordinate goal meetings with each swimmer and align coach/swimmer goals for the season.
  • Attend monthly coach’s meetings and share best practices.
  • Attend monthly committee meetings when requested to do so.
  • Attend and support team activities that may be outside of the coaching realm.
  • Take attendance at each practice.
  • Communicate effectively with the administrative staff
  • Communicate any time-off that does not fall within the vacation time description in the benefits section.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Swim meet stipend
  • Performance bonuses
  • Earned additional money through the sale of private lessons
  • Approximate 12 vacation days built-in to coordinate with end of season (Spring-Break, Christmas-New Year, Mid August)
  • Personal time-off allowance
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Opportunity for growth

We are currently interviewing for this position and it will remain open until December 2016 or until the position has been filled.

Please send a cover letter, resume, 3 references and a brief description of your coaching philosophy to Head Swim Coach Todd Timmons at todddimmons@att.net

Team Website at www.swimelite.org

 

107 - Masters

FL, TAMPA – Tampa Bay Aquatics (TBAY) – One Position:  10 & Under Coach and Head Masters Coach – Listed 11/16/2016

One Position:  10 & Under Coach and Head Masters Coach
FLORIDA, TAMPA
Tampa Bay Aquatics (TBAY)
Listed November 16, 2016

Tampa Bay Aquatics (TBAY) is a coach directed, board supported, nationally competitive swim team with 7 different locations and over 700+ registered USA Swimming athletes.  Our multi-year National Club Excellence Silver Medal Program highlights our tradition of excellence in USA Swimming.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and organized 10 & Under Age Group Coach who will also act as Head Masters Coach and assist as Program Development Coordinator. We are looking for someone who is dedicated to developing quality programs through established curriculums and fundraising techniques.

Head 10 & Under Coach

  • Work closely and directly with TBAY Head Age Group Coach
  • Responsible for all 10 and Under Scheduled Practices
  • Establish a safe and organized learning environment during swim practices
  • Create, implement and enforce all practice planning and development of 10 and Under water programs to include skills, drills, technique and progressions
  • Create, implement and enforce all practice planning and development of 10 and Under dry land programs
  • Submit all meet entries for athletes to Head Age Group coach by indicated deadlines
  • Attend all scheduled and sanctioned USA swim meets and competitions
  • Take daily attendance
  • Develop and maintain recruiting avenues to help build team numbers
  • Develop and maintain relationships within the community
  • Organize and run mini meets in collaboration with Head Age Group coach
  • Develop and implement summer league and swim clinic programs
  • Co- chair fundraising raising campaign for TBAY Annual Gasparilla Races Swim Meet
  • Organize, coordinate and market TBAY Annual Swimapalooza
  • Create, promote and maintain Summer League with JCC
  • Relay and Sprint Meet

Lead Master Coach

  • Responsible to attend two (2) of 6 scheduled masters practices per week
  • Coordinate coaches for all remaining scheduled masters practices
  • Work with Head Age Group coach on scheduling coaching staff
  • Create practice plan for all Masters Sessions
  • Responsible for all new member registrations
  • Updating & Managing Masters Tab on website
  • Manage TBAY Master email & communication
  • Organize, coordinate and market TBAY Annual Swimapalooza

Qualifications

  • Current USA & USMS Swimming Coach Certification & Background check
  • Certification in CPR, First Aid/AED, Lifeguard and Coaches Safety Training
  • Minimum ASCA level 2 preferred
  • Minimum 5-7 Years of USA swimming coaching
  • Excellent knowledge of stroke technique & proven ability to communicate that knowledge to swimmers & coaches

Please send CV/Resume to Head Coach and Program Director Jason Bowes jasonbowes26@gmail.com

 

108 - University Positions

PA, MECHANICSBURG — Messiah College — Head Mens and Womens Coach and Aquatic Director – Listed 12/23/2016

Full Time Position Of Head Men And Women’s Swim Coach And Aquatics Director
PENNSYLVANIA, MECHANICSBURG
Messiah College
Listed December 23, 2016

The Department of Athletics at Messiah College currently has an opening for the full time position of Head Men and Women’s Swim Coach and Aquatics Director. The Head Coach serves as the program leader for Men/Women Swimming. As Head Coach, this individual is responsible for operating a program for student-athletes, with differing abilities and skills, and serving as a role model in meeting our complimentary goals in Athletics of “Pursuing Athletic Excellence…Developing Christian Character.” As Aquatics Director, the individual will also oversee the College’s aquatics programs for students and community (including Swim Schools).

Required education: Bachelor’s degree in related field, American Red Cross or YMCA certification in Life guarding; American Red Cross certifications in CPR, AED, First Aid, and WSI; Certified Pool Operator. Education preferred includes: Master’s degree, ARC Lifeguard Instructor and CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor certifications- must be obtained within 1 year of hire.

Required experience: 2 years assistant coach experience; competitive swim experience required. Experience preferred includes: 1 year of head coach experience; 1-2 years of pool management experience.

Other requirements include: Ability to administer NCAA Division III intercollegiate Men/Women Swim programs, including recruiting, scheduling, budgeting, travel, and practice plans; ability to coach, teach, and train student-athletes in skills and strategies specific to Men/Women Swimming to be competitive within the Middle Atlantic Conference; ability to establish appropriate and effective mentoring relationships with student-athletes; demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the stages of student development and the importance of holistic education; ability to be a team player within the Athletics Department and the College; solid judgment and problem solving skills; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; demonstrated commitment to continued learning/professional development (i.e., presentations, publications, serving on regional and/or national committees); and ability to administer aquatics program, including hiring, scheduling, budgeting, and planning appropriate programs.

For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9872

The College: Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of over 2,800 undergraduate students including 12.3% of under-represented and 4.0% international students from 29 countries and nearly 600 graduate students including 11.5% of students from under-represented populations.

The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship. For additional information about Messiah College, please see: www.messiah.edu

Diversity: The College seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah’s strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.

Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/8bhnmywh6b

IL, WHEATON – Wheaton College – Men’s & Women’s Head Swimming & Diving Coach – Listed 11/21/2106

Men’s & Women’s Head Swimming & Diving Coach
ILLINOIS, WHEATON
Wheaton College
Listed November 21, 2016

Serve as the Head Coach of the Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Teams.  This is a 12-month position that reports to the Associate Athletic Director for all duties related to coaching, recruiting, and the management of the Aquatics Facility.  Wheaton College is an evangelical Christian institution devoted to a liberal arts education and dedicated to the service of “Christ and His Kingdom”.  The successful candidate will be a follower of Christ and be committed to pursuing athletic excellence as a way of developing students for Christian life and service.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree; 3-5 years coaching experience; ability to recruit quality student-athletes at the college level; ability to lead, motivate, and inspire student-athletes in and out of the swimming pool; excellent communication skills; a commitment to the values of NCAA Division III athletics and Christ-centered education; strong organizational and leadership skills.

Competency in MSOffice computer programs, Hy-Tek Swim Meet computer programs, and Swim Meet Hosting Operations.  The person in this position must be able to drive/transport athletes; set up and take down swimming equipment; and the ability to lift, move, and carry up to 25lbs.

For more information and to apply for the position please go to http://www2.wheaton.edu/HR/employment/openings_staff.php?id=975

MA, WORCESTER – Worcester Polytechnic Institute – Assistant Men’s and Women’s – Listed 11/9/2016

Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach
MASSACHUSETTS, WORCESTER
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Listed November 9, 2016

Department:
PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Position Status:
Administrative Exempt Positions

Basic Function:
Responsible for assisting the Head Coach of Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving/Aquatics Director in coaching, recruiting and supervising the swimming & diving program and the aquatics function while providing an educational environment which enhances the development of the whole student-athlete. Will assist in fundraising activities for the program and department including the hosting of swimming & diving events and rentals. Teach physical education courses and help manage a departmental administrative responsibility.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist the director and head coach in the leadership and direction of the program in the following areas: organize practice sessions; participate in the preparation of student-athletes for competition; supervision of student-athlete academic progress; provide positive guidance to students away from practice and competitions; and overall program development.
• Teach physical education courses.
• Help recruit prospective student-athletes committed to academic and athletic excellence.
• Establish and maintain a positive public relations image for the program, the department and WPI .
• Serve as a role model for student-athletes on campus and off campus.
• Develop good rapport and/or working relationship with students, department members, faculty and alumni.
• Adhere to WPI departmental, NCAA and university policies.
• Assist in all fundraising activities including hosting aquatic events.
• Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Previous coaching and teaching experience; competitive collegiate experience is strongly preferred.
• CPR certificate, first aid certificate preferred.
• Valid driver’s license

Posting Date:
10/03/2016
Open Until Filled: Yes

EEO Information:
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

Criminal Background Check Statement:
A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

To apply, visit:
 http://apptrkr.com/910623

WPI, the nation’s third oldest private technological university, established in 1865 by New England industrialists John Boynton and Ichabod Washburn consists of 80 acres set in a safe, residential section of Worcester, Massachusetts—the second largest city in New England—home to 13 colleges, and situated 40 miles west of Boston.

109 - International Positions

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Stingray Swim Club – Assistant Swim Coach – Listed 12/15/2016

Assistant Swim Coach
CAYMAN ISLANDS
Stingray Swim Club
Listed December 15, 2016

Deadline for applications:   15 January 2017

The Location
The Cayman Islands offers one of the highest standards of living in the Caribbean. It is a tax-free jurisdiction, with friendly welcoming people, combining the very best of the relaxed Caribbean attitude and modern living. Its proximity to Miami also provides easy access to North America and the rest of the Caribbean.

The Club
Stingray Swim Club is the premier swimming team in the Cayman Islands. The club is comprised of 77 competitive swimmers with a goal to reach 100. The club’s membership includes all levels from Olympic finalists to 6 year old beginners. SSC has a proud tradition in competing for and representing the Cayman Islands in international competition such as; the Olympics, FINA World Championships, Pan American Games, Island Games, CARIFTA Games, World Cup, Common Wealth Games, Youth Common Wealth Games, and CCAN Games. Our team has had swimmers win medals at the Pan American games and countless other international competitions. In addition, the club regularly attends overseas meets, including Florida, and Jamaica as part of its regular programme.  For more about Stingray, visit:  https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=iscisssc

The Role
The primary coaching responsibility for this position will be preparing the 10 to 13 year old swimmers for the senior and high performance groups.  Swimmers will need to be introduced to and begin implementing complex training concepts. The pre-senior ‘Gold Group’ has six 2 hour swimming sessions per week and three 30 min dryland sessions per week.  The position will require the coach to plan and guide all 9 sessions.

Other coaching responsibilities will include assisting the head coach with the more junior groups as well as the senior program.  Three training groups exist in the senior program and coaching assignments will be at the discretion of the head coach.

In addition, responsibilities include coaching at all scheduled meets (both on island and overseas), management of meet entries and results and maintenance of the Team Unify website.

Experience/Qualifications
The successful applicant must have a minimum of three years previous experience of coaching and motivating swimmers at all levels in a club competitive swim programme, and an excellent knowledge of current swimming techniques, training methods and FINA Rules. Minimum certification of ASCA Level 2 Swimming Coach or equivalent is required; a Bachelor’s degree would be an advantage. Must also have relevant safety certifications, including First Aid, and CPR.

The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills and be committed to attending Club fixtures including competitions both on Island and overseas which will require working evenings and weekends on a regular basis.

Excellent communication skills along with effective time management, planning and organizational skills are required. Ability to design and implement effective swimming programs for all levels of swimmers. Must be familiar with Team Unify website technology and Meet Manager programs and have a high level of literacy for writing emails, news items, notices and website communications.

The Benefits

The remuneration package for the successful candidate is in the range of US$30-36,000, without deductions, and includes pension contributions and medical insurance for the employee.

The Application
Send resume and two references via e-mail to:
The President,
Stingray Swim Club
stingraypres@gmail.com

111 - Aquatic-Related Positions

WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA – Fitter and Faster Swim Tour – Event Managers – Listed 12/30/2016

Event Managers
WASHINGTON, D.C., NORTHERN  VA, AND MARYLAND AREAS
Fitter and Faster Swim Tour – –
Listed December 30,2016

The Fitter and Faster Swim Tour is looking for hardworking, passionate individuals located within two to three hours driving distance of Gaithersburg, MD who love swimming, people, and thrive on being responsible for the execution of high quality clinics throughout the United States.

One of the many attributes that makes Fitter and Faster Swim clinics different than all other swim clinics is the professional Event Managers who run each event.  The Event Managers provide value to participants, coaches, clinicians and others throughout each clinic. They add value to each experience and help create a special atmosphere.

We are looking for Event Managers who think on their feet, assess all types of situations, and pick up the ball and run in a fast-paced environment.

Requirements

  • Event experience
  • Background in competitive swimming- coaching, swim parent, swim instructor, former or current swimmer
  • Well organized, able to manage multiple tasks
  • Punctual
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems to situation that may arise
  • Hard working
  • Willing to travel across the United States on Fridays through Sundays on two or more weekends a month.
  • Enjoys working with people
  • Good with a camera, cropping photos and uploading to Walgreens, CVS etc.
  • Great communicator
  • Must be located in Washington, DC area

If you are interested in the Event Manager Position please send an email to karen@fitterandfaster.com.  Be sure to attach your resume along with a brief note introducing yourself.

CENTRAL ZONE (HOUSTON TX, CHICAGO IL) – Fitter and Faster Swim Tour – Event Managers – Listed 12/30/2016

Event Managers
CENTRAL ZONE (HOUSTON TX, CHICAGO IL)
Fitter and Faster Swim Tour
Listed December 30, 2016

The Fitter and Faster Swim Tour is looking for hardworking, passionate individuals located within three to four hours driving distance of clinics in your area, who love swimming, people, and thrive on being responsible for the execution of high quality clinics throughout the United States.

One of the many attributes that makes Fitter and Faster Swim clinics different than all other swim clinics is the professional Event Managers who run each event.  The Event Managers provide value to participants, coaches, clinicians and others throughout each clinic. They add value to each experience and help create a special atmosphere.

We are looking for Event Managers who think on their feet, assess all types of situations, and pick up the ball and run in a fast-paced environment.

Requirements

  • Event experience
  • Background in competitive swimming- coaching, swim parent, swim instructor, former or current swimmer
  • Well organized, able to manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to troubleshoot different situation that may arise
  • Punctual
  • Hard working
  • Willing to travel across the United States on Fridays through Sundays on two or more weekends a month.
  • Enjoys working with people
  • Good with a camera, cropping photos and uploading to Walgreens, CVS etc.
  • Great communicator
  • Reliable transportation

If you are interested in the Event Manager Position please send an email to karen@fitterandfaster.com. Be sure to attach your resume along with a brief note introducing yourself.

114 - Summer & Camp Positions

CA, WALNUT CREEK – Walnut Creek Swim Club – Summer League Full Time Assistants – Listed 11/2/2016

Summer League Full Time Assistant Coaches
CALIFORNIA, WALNUT CREEK
Walnut Creek Swim Club
Listed November 2, 2016

The Walnut Creek Swim Club is in search of full time assistant coaches for the 2017 Spring/Summer Season!

Walnut Creek Swim Club (WCSC) is a summer recreational swim team for ages 3 to 18 years old. From novice to competitor, we strive for improvement and success for each of our swimmers. We value the growth of our swimmers individually, as well as a team, both in and out of the pool.  We are both competitive and fun-loving!

Serious applicants have reason for excitement:

  • We have approximately 110 eager and committed aquatic athletes
  • Our home for practice and dual meets is Larkey Pool. This 10-lane pool is in the midst of beautiful renovation and modernization.  With the backdrop of Larkey Park, it is a W.C. gem.
  • Daily M-F swim practice responsibilities occur mainly between 7a and 10:30a
  • The team is well supported by very dedicated and hardworking parents
  • WCSC hosts the annual W.C. All City Meet which is enjoyed by the swim community and is an excellent revenue source to help fund our team.
  • There are many fun-filled social activities for swimmers, coaches and families throughout the season.

WCSC is unique – Unlike most other rec swim teams, it is not affiliated with a neighborhood club pool. We earn our membership by creating an exceptional team culture where swimmers, parents and coaches feel they are part of a supportive family:

Our beliefs:
* Youth sports are a platform for character development.
* Striving to win and do our best is what we do. Growth is why we do it.
* We win by focusing on the mastery of the sport, not by focusing on winning.
* Swimmers should strive to make themselves, their teammates and the sport better.
* Parents should focus on their children’s growth through life lessons.
* Swimmers, parents and coaches must respect rules, opponents, officials, teammates and themselves.

Our website: https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=recwcscwcsc

You’d be a great candidate if you hit many of these traits below:
* You are enthusiastic about seeing your athletes improve as swimmers and people.
* You put effort into every athlete regardless of talent or motivation.
* You are punctual, detail-oriented and self-disciplined.
* You believe in the power of positive reinforcement.
* You are a student of stroke technique.

Assistant Coach 1

  • Able to coach and relate to all age groups.
  • Ability to respect and take direction from Head Coach and perform in all areas including: pattern and mirror the practice plan of head coach.
  • Ability to adjust and think on their feet.
  • Ability to take a concept and improvise or flesh out the concept to more detailed scope ie: understand basics of progression.
  • Willing to be in the water with the 8&U swimmers and enjoy this age group.

Other skills: Team Unify, meet entry, timeliness, respectfulness and thoughtfulness in thinking through situations as they arise.  Other responsibilities include directing pool set up and breakdown.  Availability April 9-August 12. As well as Awards Night TBA.  Competitive Salary based on experience.

8&U Assistant Coach-2

  • This position would be the “Go to” coach for the development of the 8&U program as well as the pre-swim team Starfish Program.
  • Ability to work with the Head Coach to develop a general season plan and work week to week implementing skills that will transition into familiar skills sets for swimmers as they advance to later age groups.
  • Strong communication skills with the younger swimmers and parents.
  • This coach must possess a passion for working with young children and a nurturing attitude.

    Other skills: Team Unify, meet entry, timeliness, respectfulness and thoughtfulness in thinking through situations as they arise.  Other responsibilities include directing pool set up and breakdown.  Availability April 9-August 12. As well as Awards Night TBA.  Competitive salary based on experience.

    If you are interested, please contact directors@walnutcreekswimclub.org
    We’d love to hear from you!