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Cary Park Sea Dragons relies on our Quality Coaching Staff to make each summer swim season a fun, positive and memorable experience for all our swimmers!!


Please check out our Coaches Page from the Home page or at the top left of the screen for our current coaching staff. The 2018 Board of Directors is also listed on that page. For Coaching Resources and CPSD Coaching Job Requirements, please scroll down.

 

RESOURCES for COACHES:

TRIANGLE SWIMMING ASSOCIATION

TSA offers Coach Clinics which are very beneficial. Please see also the TSA Clinics under Volunteers.

2018 TSA Coaching Clinics- TBD

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS

American Red Cross Safety Training for Swim Coaches (Required by United States Swimming) - 3 hrs of Online Content - PDF supplement available

 

AMERICAN SWIM COACHES ASSOCIATION

ASCA - Certified Summer League Coach Course (Includes 1-yr ASCA membership) - $99 - 6-hr Online Video Course. 1-yr membership includes access to coaching resources and workout libraries.

 

UNITED STATES SWIMMING (USS)

Foundations of Coaching Series for those interested in becoming certified USS coaches or for those who just want more in-depth coaching training in swimming safety, running a practice, and swimming technique and training.

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CPSD Head Coach Job Description

  • Implementing a strong instructive/goal-oriented Swimming Program for all swimmers of the Cary Park Sea Dragons Swim Team, ages 4-18.

  • Supervises entire coaching staff to optimize their maximum potential within the framework of their coaching abilities and to provide consistent instruction to all swimmers

    • Work with coaching staff to seed all swimmers at each of the 8 swim meets.

  • Provides instruction on each of the 4 basic stroke skills necessary for competitive swimming in TSA.

  • Communicate enthusiasm among all the swimmers on the Cary Park Sea Dragons Swim Team and fully support the goals of the competitive program.

  • Show and teach good sportsmanship to all swimmers.

  • Willing to swim in the Coaches' Relays
     

Required Experience and Certifications

  • Active Red Cross certification in Lifeguard Training, CPR and Community First Aid that remains current through the entire swim season.

Strongly Recommended

  • Extensive swim coaching experience, ideally as a Head Coach or an Assistant Head Coach.

  • Experience supervising and training other swim coaches.

  • Experience with Meet Manager and electronic meet entries.

 

CPSD Assistant Coach Job Description

  • Assist the Head Coach in implementing a strong instructive/goal-oriented Swimming Program for all swimmers of the Cary Park Sea Dragons Swim Team, ages 3-18.

  • Provides instruction on each of the 4 basic stroke skills necessary for competitive swimming in TSA.

  • Communicate enthusiasm among all the swimmers on the Cary Park Sea Dragons Swim Team and fully support the goals of the competitive program.

  • Show and teach good sportsmanship to all swimmers.

  • Willing to swim in the Coaches' Relays
     

Required Experience and Certifications

  • Active Red Cross certification in Lifeguard Training, CPR and Community First Aid that remains current through the entire swim season.

Strongly Recommended

  • Experience with Meet Manager and electronic meet entries.

 

CPSD Junior Coach Volunteer Positions

The Junior Coach reports voluntarily to the Cary Park Sea Dragons Board of Directors and takes direction from the Head and Assistant Coaches.  Junior Coaches must be registered swimmers on the Cary Park Sea Dragons Swim Team.

 

Key Elements of Position:

  • Cooperates and takes guidance from the Head Coach and Assistant Coaches to implementing a strong instructive/goal-oriented Swimming Program for all swimmers of the Cary Park Sea Dragons Swim Team, ages 4-18

  • Instrumental in helping the Head Coach and Assistant Coaches to provide a safe and individualized swim program.

  • Provide instruction on each of the 4 basic stroke skills necessary for competitive swimming in TSA.

  • Communicate enthusiasm among all the children on the Cary Park Sea Dragons Swim Team and fully support the goals of the competitive program.

  • Show and teach good sportsmanship to all swimmers.

  • Dedication and commitment to be an active Junior Coach.
    averaging 2/5 practices in the first 4 weeks, and 4/9 practices once traditional schools break for summer

  • Attends Coaches Meetings as directed.

Required Experience and Certifications

  • Rising 8th graders and older along with at least 1 year as a Cary Park Sea Dragon swimmer

Strongly Recommended

  • Love for swimming and children

 


Send applications for 2018 Summer Coaching Staff to caryparkswimteam@gmail.com