Swimchester Sailfish (Winchester) seaking Head Coach

Swimchester Sailfish of Winchester, KY seaking Head Coach

Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience

About the Team:

The Swimchester Sailfish Swim Team is seeking experienced and enthusiastic coaching candidates for our full time (20-40 hours/week) Head Coaching position.

The Swimchester Sailfish Swim Team (SWSF) is a volunteer/parent board-governed, coach-managed, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, competitive swim team serving 50-70 children in Winchester, Kentucky and surrounding communities. We train at the College Park Indoor pool (6 lanes x 25 yards) during the Short Course season, and at the Tates Creek Aquatic Center in Lexington, KY (50 meters) during the   Long Course season.

Our mission is to teach, train and help swimmers, of all levels, realize their highest potential. We value dedication, hard work, team pride, friendships, physical and mental well-being, individual growth and progress towards excellence, both in the pool and in life.

Head Coach duties include, but are not limited to:

·         Leading by example, building a successful team and a positive swim culture.

·         The development, implementation, and refinement of a complete, contemporary, season-long swim program, with corresponding dry land training.

·         Attending, overseeing and participating in regularly scheduled weekly team practices.

·         Coaching the team at all swim meets, while regularly providing feedback and constructive criticism to SWSF swimmers.

·         Teaching, mentoring, and motivating swimmers to reach their highest potential both in and out of the pool.

·         Continually working toward improving each swimmer’s technique, providing effective motivation and a  positive attitude and relationship with each swimmer.

·         Overseeing individual goal setting twice annually (Short Course and Long Course).

·         Developing, training, and mentoring additional assistant coaches when applicable, to ensure a reliable, cohesive, and positive coaching environment with an emphasis on teamwork and personal growth.

          Oversee scheduling as needed to cover all practices and meets.

·         Working effectively with the SWSF Board of Directors to promote the overall goals of the team.

·         Being highly visible, approachable and maintaining open lines of communication with parents, swimmers, coaching staff, board members, facility staff and all stakeholders.

·         Conducting an annual seasonal swim clinic for the Winchester Country Club in order to foster good relationships with their coaches and parents.

·         Regularly attend and participate in board meetings, team social events, and activities.

·         A willingness to participate in fundraising activities and events.

 Ideal Candidate Has:

·         Coaching experience with a competitive swim team.

·         A passion for the sport and thorough mastery of swim stroke mechanics and current coaching techniques.

·         Personal experience in competitive swimming at the high school and/or club levels.

·         Experience with social media tools, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and familiarity with Team Unify Software, including meet entry, calendar, general communications and overall team administration.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience with Google Docs, Sheets, and email.

·         High level of maturity, patience, and dependability while working with swimmers of all ages and abilities.

·         USA swim coach member in good standing.

·         All appropriate & valid licenses/certifications/registrations for USA Swimming and swimmer safety.


·         Commensurate with experience

·         Four weeks paid vacation corresponding with seasonal schedule.

·         All certification/education costs will be reimbursed by SWSF, pending board approval.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should include a resume, cover letter, and two references to

the_greenlees@yahoo.com and Heather.Cooksey@madison.kyschools.us  


Application close date: 07/07/19

Position start date: 08/15/19