News: October 4, 2020

USA Swimming Virtual Coaches Clinic starts this week!

Don't forget to register for USA Swimming's virtual coaches clinic!  Workshops start this week!

https://www.usaswimming.org/coaches/clinics-workshops?fbclid=IwAR06MvnYXLZZEgUWgzTgNaUvYvLZJAO1zDwIqVMi69ta5ItqnGjpjz88rAM#virtual-coach-clinics

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News: September 29, 2020

Hold the Date!  Tuesday, October 6th at 8 PM 

Lead Sports Co. founder and three time Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce is meeting with Gulf Swimming coaches to introduce the LEAD Academy...an online educational platform for female athletes and the coaches who support them.

Learn how you can make a direct impact on your athlete’s confidence and mental health.

Gulf Swimming plans to invest in this initiative for our teams, coaches, female athletes and their families. We need your INPUT to make it happen.

Register in advance for this meeting by clicking HERE.

Swim Meet Information

Gulf Swimming is willing to help any team who desires to run a sanctioned meet at their facility.  IF YOU HAVE NOT EVER RUN A MEET BEFORE- have no fear!   Please contact Julie Bachman to discuss your team's current situation...we will come up with a solution. julie.bachman@gulfswimming.org.  If the pool you are practicing in is 25 yards or meters- we can get this done!

It is important to note...there will be no Gulf-sponsored in-person meets until further notice.  There are virtual meets created by Gulf Swimming on the meet calendar on the website.  IF YOU WANT TO COMPETE AT ANOTHER TEAM'S POOL or invite teams to your pool- it is up to you to contact the other teams in the Gulf to organize.  We encourage you to reach out and make those calls!  We have also started a coaches only FB group to encourage communication.  Click HERE to join.    The administrator will approve all FB page memberships...members MUST be Gulf Swimming coaches.

VIRTUAL HOD Meeting Date Announced

Mark your calendars...Wednesday, October 29th at 8 pm.  Details will be announced soon about voting, etc!

Next Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 14th at 7:30 pm.

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Gulf Gives Back! FREE Swim Lessons!

The Athlete’s Committee of Gulf Swimming has organized a free community swimming lesson event for Saturday, June 1st at Lamar High School. All ages 3 and up are invited to join us for free swim lessons coached by senior swimmers in the Gulf.

Parents – this means you too! If you would like to come see what it’s like, come drop by for a lesson! Or even do it with your kids! We will not limit how many sessions you can sign up for, so come out and have some fun with us!

We are also partnering with Give Us Paws to put this event on. Give Us Paws is an amazing local organization that gives free service dog training to veterans and paid training for civilians suffering from PTSD or other disabilities. Give Us Paws will be at our event with their dogs and a booth to collect donations for their great cause. We are beyond excited to include them in our event and we hope you can come out and support them with us!

Everyone is invited to come join us June 1st from either 9:00-10:30 AM or 11:30-1:00 PM for a day full of fun, dogs, food, and to support a great cause!

For more details on how to sign up are her, please click on the link below:
https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/409094cada92fa2f49-gulf

Fulshear Racing Swim Team (FRST) – Head Age Group Coach

Fulshear Racing Swim Team (FRST-GU), www.fulshearracingswimteam.com, is looking for an energetic and experienced Head Age Group coach to lead our Age Group program this Fall (starting Aug/September). The individual will be responsible for the direction and growth of the Age Group program while maintaining the values and philosophy of the entire program. They will be responsible with working directly with the Head Coach and Program Director. Preferably, the position requires three years of USS coaching experience, a knowledge of Hy-Tek, Team Unify, OME, and other programs associated with the position. Salary will be commiserate with experience with room for growth.

If you think you are the right fit for an exciting coaching position and incredible growth potential, please forward your resume and cover letter to: fulshearracingswimteam@gmail.com.

Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club (Fleet) – Age Group Coach

Part Time coaches and Intern Coach with possibility of becoming Full Time

Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club (Fleet) is seeking a highly motivated, conscientious, nurturing, and energetic coach to fill the role of Age Group Coach for our year-round competitive swim team. Selected Coach will be a team player and will also support the senior coaches and spend time coaching age-group swimmers. The ideal candidate will have high energy and a passion for swimming, be charismatic and personable, be knowledgeable about technique and stroke mechanics of the sport and be willing to help drive the club’s growth. This coach will support and carry out the mission of Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club (Fleet) and the philosophy of our coaching staff.

  • Provide guidance, feedback and support on training programs for age group swimmers

  • On-deck coaching/training of our 12 and under groups and additional support coaching for age groups as necessary

  • Work well within team coaching environment. Take direction from Head Coach and Head Age group coach.

  • Attendance, leadership and coaching at swim meets

  • Attend staff meetings as required

  • Establish and maintain appropriate and timely communications with swimmers, parents, coaches and team administration.

  • Ability to work with and maintain professional relationships with our coaches, administrative staff, visiting coaches and parents.

  • Participate in team projects, planning and programs and support team activities, including hosted swim meets.

The ideal candidate has:

  • Up to date USA Swimming credentials – USA Swimming Registered Coach

  • Prefer at least 1 + years with an age group program

  • Knowledge and ability to teach technique and stroke mechanics

  • Knowledge and ability to set up a season and long term training plan

  • Lifetime Growth Mindset – Seeking knowledge and experience to grow as a coach

  • Ability and willingness to work with all ages and ability levels

  • Prefer Experience/knowledge of technology (video, social media, etc)

  • Prefer Knowledge of TeamUnify online team management program

  • Travel to out of town meets as necessary

  • Understand that this position will require working mornings, evenings and weekends

Other Requirements

  • Must pass a background check with USA Swimming and complete the USA Swimming coaching requirements.

  • Provide a minimum of 3 references

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (preferred)

Reimbursement for travel and team related expenses with prior approval and proper documentation. Team provides funding for coach educational opportunities with prior approval and proper documentation.

Job Types: Part-time, Internship

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Overtime often available:

  • No

Special Discount for Gulf Coaches for 2019 ASCA World Clinic in Dallas

Please click here for a message from John Leonard. Gulf Coaches can save up to $160 for this year’s ASCA clinic!

Location for 4/10/19 Board Meeting

Location for tonight’s board meeting:

Rice University
Gibbs Recreation and Wellness Center
Room 220 by dance studio
(Recreation Center staff can direct attendees to room location within the Recreation Center)

6100 Main St
Houston, TX 77005

Please click here for a map of the Rice University campus.

Application Process is LIVE for Coaching Positions for Summer Sanders Travel Meet

We need YOU, coach! Gulf Swimming is taking an all-star team to the 2019 Summer Sanders Classic in Roseville, California in early June. Meet dates are June 6th-9th. Departure for meet will be either June 4th or 5th – to be determined. Return June 10th. We need a head coach and assistants – number dependent on final team size.

Applications due April 22nd!

Click HERE for more details and application.

House of Delegates Meeting – Elections – April 24

Elections for the the Gulf Board will occur at the next House of Delegates Meeting.

The Nominating Committee’s report for the Gulf Board Election can be found here. Nominations from the floor will also be accepted.

Wednesday, April 24th at 8:00 pm
Dads Club
1006 Voss Rd
Houston, Texas 77055

Election of the BOD is an important responsibility for House of Delegates members. Please make the time to attend the meeting.

Application Process Open for 2019 Summer Sanders Travel Meet

Gulf Swimming is excited to announce we are ready to take applications for swimmers to participate in this June’s Summer Sanders Classic Meet in Roseville, CA. All details in the linked PDF document here.

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Bachman at julie.bachman@gulfswimming.org. Thank You!

2019 Diversity & Inclusion Camp

We are very excited to present the 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Camp!

The purpose for the Gulf Diversity & Inclusion camp is to instill a vision of success in athletes from ethnically, culturally, and socioeconomically under-represented populations through education and motivation to become leaders not only in the sport, but within their own clubs, our LSC, and in USA Swimming.

Featured Swimmer: Maritza McClendon

  • Three-Time World Champion

  • 11-Time NCAA Champion

  • 27- Time NCAA All American

  • Olympic silver medal in 2004 in 400m FR

  • First female African American swimmer to make US Olympic team and win a medal

  • First African American to break a world record in swimming

  • First African American female to hold American Records

When and Where

Saturday, April 13th, 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Johnnie Means Swimming Pool
2727 El Camino St, Houston, TX 77054

What We Need from You:

  • 2 Nominations (1 male & 1 female) from Your Club

    • Ages 11 & over

    • At least 3 BB times

    • From one of the ethnically, culturally, and/or socioeconomically under-represented populations including African-American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Native American

  • 2 Additional Nominations (of either gender) to serve as alternates should we have space available

Please send all nominations to Mandy Norris at gulfswimcamps@gmail.com by March 22nd.

Coaching Opportunity

Coaches! If you are interested in helping our athletes and coaching at this year’s camp, please submit the coaching application by April 1st.

Meet Bids for 2019-20 Season

Meet Bids for 2019-20 Season are now being accepted!

Open now through Monday, March 18th. Please fill out the form one time for EACH meet your team is interested in hosting. If you want to host 3 meets please fill out the form 3 times. After this date, all bids need to be brought up from the floor for consideration.

Click for the 2019-20 Meet Bid Form.

TPC Bid meeting is Wednesday, March 20th at DADS CLUB. The meeting will start at 8:00PM – PLEASE DO NOT arrive early, we need to make sure practice ends and traffic at DADS Club clears out before the TPC bid meeting.

The Bid meeting has traditionally been different from other TPC meetings in that each team will have 1 one vote and voting members of the TPC Committee members will also have a vote. For example, if the LSC needs 5 sites for a specific meet, the team will have 5 separate votes to cast for 5 different hosts for that meet. If you have 4 members representing your team, the team will still only have 1 vote for the team unless a member of your team is a voting member of TPC. If a TPC member is the sole representative of the Club present, they will only have 1 vote, similar to a House of Delegates meeting.

Dad’s Club Swim (DADS) – Swim Instructor and Streamline Coaches

Dad’s Club Swim Start is looking for 3 part time swim lesson instructors to work with our multilevel program ages 3 and up. Dad’s Club STREAMLINE Clinic is looking for 2 part time coaches for our 6 week streamline clinic. Please click on the link below for more details.

Dad’s Club Swim (DADS) – Swim Instructor and Streamline Coaches Job Posting

Welcome to Our New Executive Director

Gulf Swimming is excited to announce the hiring of our new Executive Director, Julie Bachman. Please welcome the newest staff member of Gulf Swimming.

Julie Bachman
Julie has a BS in Economics and Political Science from Bucknell University, over 20 years of experience in various business and leadership roles, experience working with non-profit organizations (including USA Swimming club teams), managing events, marketing, sales and has been a business owner. She is eager to build positive relationships with the membership, swimmers, volunteers, coaches and board members. Julie is ready to foster a culture where caring and leadership creates unlimited opportunities for Gulf athletes. We believe that she is a team player with the experience and drive to help Gulf Swimming progress as we continue to grow as an LSC. Julie Bachman can be contacted at julie.bachman@gulfswimming.org

Requests for HS District and Region Meets Observations

If you are a HS coach who wishes to have a HS District or Region meet observed for USA times, Richard Kehlenbach needs your request for observation before the meet is competed. Please use Form B.

Contact Richard Kehlenbach at rkehlenbach@comcast.net if you have any questions.

Aquastar (AQUA) – Part-Time Assistant Coach

Aquastar is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for a part-time Assistant Age-Group Coach. Please click on the link below for more details.

Aquastar (AQUA) – Part-Time Assistant Coach Job Posting

Services for HCAP Coach Marion Oliver III

HCAP Coach, Marion Oliver III, passed on Tuesday, December 18.

His funeral services will be:

Thursday, December 27

Mt. Hebron Baptist Church
7817 Calhoun Rd.

Visitation – 9:00 am
Funeral – 10:00 am

New Proposed Bylaws are Available for Review

The new proposed bylaws will be voted on at the Gulf Swimming House of Delegates Meeting on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

You can view the new proposed bylaws here.

Meets Affected By Inclement Weather 12/07/2018

The following meets have been affected by expected inclement weather tonight.

  • Fall Champs [12&U] (LSST)

  • Fall Champs [12&U] (PACK)

Please see the notices for these meets posted on the Short Course 2018 – Long Course 2019 Meets page.

Blue Tide Aquatics (BTA) – Head Coach

Blue Tide Aquatics (BTA) has an opening for a positive, experienced, enthusiastic head coach for our year-round competitive swim team. Please click on the link below for more details.

Blue Tide Aquatics (BTA) – Head Coach Job Posting

Eagle Swimming Association (ESA) – Head Age Group Coach

Eagle Swimming Association (ESA) is seeking a highly motivated and energetic coach to fill the role of Head Age Group Coach. Please click on the link below for more details.

Eagle Swimming Association (ESA) – Head Age Group Coach Job Posting

Gulf Swimming’s Annual Awards Banquet 2018

Gulf Swimming held its Annual Awards Banquet on Sunday, October 7, at the Westchase Marriott in Houston, Texas. The annual banquet celebrates outstanding performances by athletes in the previous season and recognizes volunteers and coaches for their dedication to Gulf Swimming. Simone Manuel shared her journey in swimming and inspirational stories with attendees.

More than 500 athletes turned in outstanding performances that were recognized with a level award plaque or a qualification award this year. In addition to athletes’ awards, several awards are given out each year to recognize volunteers, coaches and athletes for their outstanding service, coaching and sportsmanship. Congratulations to those individuals who were recognized by their peers for their outstanding 2017-18 season.

Please visit the following website if you would like to purchase pictures from the photographer who was in attendance.

https://www.juditgermanheins.com/p880995733

Bridge Bats Swim Club – 2 Full-time Coaches and Several Part-time Positions

BATS is looking to fill 2 full-time coaching positions and several part-time positions. Please click on the link below for more details.

Bridge Bats Swim Club – 2 Full-time Coaches and Several Part-time Positions

Life Time Houston Swim Team (LIFE) – Head Site and Assistant Coaches

Life Time Houston Swim Team (LIFE) is seeking Head Site and Assistant Coaches. Please click on the link below for more details.

Life Time Houston Swim Team (LIFE) – Head Site and Assistant Coaches

Coaches Applications Open NOW for Gulf Select Camp

Gulf Swimming is now accepting applications to serve as a coach for Gulf Select Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. This is the second year for this annual camp and we are looking for 2 assistant coaches and 1 head coach to lead this camp. The athletes invited to attend Select Camp are age group swimmers 11 – 14 years old, the top 2 female and top 2 male swimmers for each age.

Experience training at altitude is helpful but not required and we are looking for a mix of female and male coaches to work with the athletes. This is a great opportunity for coaches and this trip is considered a great development and educational opportunity so we do not offer a stipend. We are looking for 4 coaches, one will possibly serve as Team Manager.

Questions regarding the application can be directed to the Age Group Vice Chair, Laura Davis, at lkdswims@gmail.com. Completed applications for consideration need be sent to Gulf Swimming Executive Director, Darcey Baron, at darcey.baron@gulfswimming.org. Late applications will not be considered. Important dates are outlined below:

Camp Dates:
November 2-4, 2018

Application Deadline:
Thursday , October 11, 2018 at 11:59 PM

Application:
2018 Gulf Select Camp Coaching Application

2018 Gold Medal Clinic with Simone Manuel

Gulf Swimming is very excited to welcome home our very own Olympic Gold medalist, Simone Manuel, for this year’s Gold Medal Clinic! Simone was born and raised here in the Houston area, and she swam many years right here in the Gulf. We are thrilled to offer the opportunity for our Gulf swimmers to meet and swim with a hometown hero!

2018 Gold Medal Clinic with Simone Manuel
Four-time Olympic Medalist

 

Saturday, October 6th
10 & Under Session 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
11 & Over Session 1:30 PM-4:30 PM

Michael D. Holland Aquatic Center
14350 Farm to Market Rd 1488
Magnolia, TX 77354

REGISTER NOW – Click here to register!
Registration Deadline is September 30th

Participants must be registered with a Gulf Swimming team at the time of the clinic.

Registration for 2018 Gulf Swimming Banquet Now Open

Registration for the 2018 Gulf Swimming Banquet is now open to all members of Gulf Swimming. Please click on the link below to register. Please note that seating is limited and registration will be closed once the limit is reached.

https://gulfswimming.wufoo.com/forms/2018-gulf-banquet/

Date and Time
Sunday, October 7th

Registration opens at 5:00 PM
Banquet starts at 5:45 PM

Cost
$42 per person/covers meal cost only

Location
Mario Westchase
2900 Briarpark
Houston, Texas 77042

2018 Gold Medal Clinic Coaches Application

Gulf Swimming is looking for enthusiastic and energetic coaches to assist Simone Manuel at our annual Gold Medal Clinic. Simone will run the clinic at the WW Emmons Natatorium in Spring Branch on Saturday, October 6th.

The clinic format will be determined by Simone and communicated to the coaches the day of the clinic.

The clinic will be split into two sessions. A 10 & under session will run from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. We will then have a break and run a second session for athletes ages 11 and over from 1:30-4:30 PM.

Please make sure your certifications and registration are current to have your application considered.

To apply, complete the application and email it, by Wednesday, September 26th, to Mandy Norris at gulfswimcamps@gmail.com.

2018 Gold Medal Clinic Coaches Application

Johnnie Means Interview with Swimming World News

Swimming World News interviewed Gulf Swimming’s Johnnie Means, Head Coach at Harris County Aquatics Program. Coach Means spoke about Diversity & Inclusion and the changes that have occurred in swimming over the decades he has been swimming and coaching.

Please click on the link below to read the interview.

Johnnie Means Interview

GULF Swimming Open Water All Star Team Selection Procedures

Purpose:
To promote open water racing beyond the local level and to reward the Gulf LSC’s top open water swimmers with an opportunity to compete on a regional, zone and national level.

Events:
The Gulf Open Water All Star Team will compete on April 13-14, 2019 at the Fort Myers Open Water Festival. They host a multi-day event; consisting of the Fran Crippen Sunset Mile, 4/13 and the LSC Challenge (2.5k and 5k events), 4/14. Other LSC teams will be competing at this event.

For more information, please click on the link below to view the complete flyer.

GULF All Star Selection Procedures

Simone Manuel Returns Home for 2018 Gulf Swimming Banquet

 

Houstonian Simone Manuel had a record setting performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics. When she won Olympic gold in the 100m Freestyle she became the first African American to win an individual Olympic gold medal in swimming. Simone went on to win three more medals in Rio de Janeiro. She swam the 4×100 Medley relay which brought home Olympic gold for Team USA. Manuel also won silver medals in the 50m Freestyle and the 4 x 100 Freestyle relay at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Before all of that, we knew Simone Manuel as a swimmer at First Colony Swim Team. Simone was born and raised in Sugar Land, Texas. She grew up swimming in the Gulf. We welcome Simone Manuel home as the guest Speaker at the 2018 Gulf Swimming Banquet.

Date and Time
Sunday, October 7th

Registration opens at 5:00 PM
Banquet starts at 5:45 PM

Cost
$42 per person/covers meal cost only

Location
Marriott Westchase
2900 Briarpark
Houston, Texas 77042

UPDATE: Registration is now open to ALL members of Gulf Swimming. Click on the link below to register for the 2018 Gulf Swimming Banquet.

https://gulfswimming.wufoo.com/forms/2018-gulf-banquet/

Swim Streamline at Northampton (SSAN) – Full-time Age Group Coach

Swim Streamline at Northampton (SSAN) is seeking qualified applicants for a full time developmental age group/lead site coach. Please click on the link below for more details.

Swim Streamline at Northampton (SSAN) – Full-time Age Group Coach

Executive Director – Job Posting

Gulf Swimming is seeking to fill the position of Executive Director to meet the administrative needs of its growing organization. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume including references to General Chair, Travis Sandiferat coachtravis@katyaquatics.net.

The search committee will review all applications and determine who will be asked to participate in an interview process.

For more information, please click here.

Saying Goodbye

The first employee of Gulf Swimming, Executive Director Darcey Baron will be leaving her position this Fall. Their family is relocating to Doha, Qatar. A copy of her resignation letter is attached which was submitted to the Board of Directors in June. She is working with the Board of Directors remotely and will work to ensure a smooth transition for Gulf Swimming.

The Board of Director’s is working to find a replacement to lead the staff and continue the development of the LSC office. Information regarding the search for a replacement and updates will be given at Board meetings and House of Delegates Meetings.

Darcey Baron – Letter to Members

Sharks Swim Club (SHRK) – Part-time Assistant Coach

Sharks Swim Club, located in Friendswood, Texas, is looking for a part-time assistant swim coach to join our staff. Please click on the link below for more details.

Sharks Swim Club (SHRK) – Part-time Assistant Coach

South Shore Sails (SSS) – Age Group Coach

South Shore Sails (SSS) is seeking a highly motivated part time coach to assist with our Age Group swim program. Please click on the link below for more details.

South Shore Sails (SSS) – Age Group Coach

South Texas Aquatics (STA) – 2 Part-time Age Group Coaches

South Texas Aquatics (STA) is seeking qualified applicants for two part-time coaches to work with our age group program. Please click on the link below for more details.

South Texas Aquatics – 2 Part-time Age Group Coaches

Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club – Head Site Coach

Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club (CFSC) is expanding into a new location in September. We are looking to bring on a Head Site Coach to lead the new satellite location, primarily working with age group swimmers between the ages of 7 and 13. Please click on the link below for more details.

Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club – Head Site Coach

Astros Day for GULF Swimming!!!

Thank you for the wonderful response from the Dynamos game, and now we have another fun opportunity to attend a game for the World Series Champions Astros on August 12, 2018. This game was originally a day game (the website does has it listed as 1:10pm), and due to the overwhelming response because they will be playing the Seattle Mariners, the game might be moved to the night and will be televised. Gulf Swimming will be highlighted!

The first 250 swimmers to sign up will receive a white swim cap with the Gold Astros logo.

This ticket offer will be valid through August 5th at 11:59pm. Buyers will be prompted to answer how many swimmers are in their order. The amount will be the amount of swim caps they receive (children only). Seats reserved for Gulf swimming are LIMITED and not available to the public.

To order your ticket to the game use this link:
https://groupmatics.events/gulfswimming2018

Thank you all so much, and if you have any questions, please contact Barb Guillemette, 713-865-6978.

Texas Terrapins Swim Team – Part time – Age Group Coach

Texas Terrapins Swim Team is actively seeking a highly motivated part time coach to work primarily with the entry level 5-7 year olds – Blue group, and assist the 9-11 year old swimmers – Bronze group, 4 days per week. Please click on the link below for more details.

Texas Terrapins Swim Team – Part time – Age Group Coach

Galveston Island Swim Team (GIST) – Head Coach / Assistant Coach / and Swim Lesson Instructor Positions

GIST is looking for a part-time swim team coach to work with one or more practice groups. In addition, we are looking to expand our Learn to Swim program and are in need of Learn to Swim Instructors. Please click on the link below for more details.

Galveston Island Swim Team (GIST) – Head Coach / Assistant Coach / and Swim Lesson Instructor Positions

Houston Cougar Aquatic Sports (COOGS) Full-time and Part-time Age Group Coach

Houston Cougar Aquatic Sports (COOGS) is a coach operated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Houston, Texas. We are currently seeking a highly motivated, experienced, well-organized, and enthusiastic coach to help develop our age group program. COOGS is committed to promoting the personal development of every swimmer regardless of ability so that each participant can reach their full potential as well as help them learn valuable life skills.

The successful candidate will mainly be working with age group swimmers as well as helping coaches with other groups. Hours are week day evenings and Saturday mornings, plus competitions. COOGS is looking for an individual who is a team player with 3+ years of USA Swimming coaching experience. The candidate must possess current USA Swimming coach certifications in good standing and pass all required background checks. The individual’s experience should illustrate exceptional management, communication and motivational skills, team building and community involvement. The candidate should be able to provide relevant examples of teaching quality technique as well as have a record of producing well-rounded swimmers. Team Unify experience is preferred.

To apply, contact Head Coach Greg Orphanides email: coogcoach@hotmail.com Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Team Information can be found at www.coogaquatics.org

Rice University Women’s Swim Team Volunteer Assistant Swim Coach and RICE Aquatics (RICE) Full Time Lead Coach

Rice University Women’s Swim team and RICE Aquatics (RICE) is seeking a Volunteer Assistant Swim Coach with the collegiate team and Full Time Lead Coach to work with our competitive age group program. This coach would be an integral part in our missions to provide professional coaching while emphasizing: individual and team growth, healthy lifestyle and values of swimming as a lifelong sport. Rice University is a private and prestigious university sponsoring a nationally competitive NCAA Division I women’s swimming program and RICE is a coach-owned club training year round out of Rice University’s 50m x 25yd outdoor facility in the heart of Houston TX. RICE has a 200 + Age Group/Senior program and a 100 strong USMS program that serves the surrounding “inner loop” of Houston.

Qualifications

  • 2 + years coaching experience and/or competitive swimming experience at the club or collegiate level

  • Current USA Swimming membership or must be able to pass/obtain all membership requirements for USA Swimming Non-Athlete Membership

  • Strong administrative, communication and organizational skills with swimmers and parents

  • Desire and passion for developing swimmers of all ages

  • Understanding of Microsoft Office, Team Unify and various social media platforms for promoting team communication and publicity

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Head Coaches on promoting, supporting and growing the team mission and vision.

  • Design, plan, and implement a season/monthly/weekly and daily practice plan for groups.

  • Work in partnership with Head Coach and Lead coaches to ensure progression and development of all swimmers.

  • Provide consistent communication to the membership/groups in the forms of emails, meetings, newsletters and one on ones.

  • Attending and providing meet coverage for the program as whole.

  • Participate in weekly/monthly staff meetings, team building and/or activities.

  • Promote a passion for the sport of swimming from novice to adult

  • Enthusiastic and highly motivated team player

  • Assist with all tasks associated with NCAA Division I swimming program; day to day on deck coaching, on campus recruiting, understand and adhere to NCAA compliance guidelines

HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume and references to coachjason@riceaquatics.com.

[CLOSED] Eagle Swimming Association (ESA) – Jr & Sr Head Coach

Eagle Swimming Association (ESA) is seeking a head coach for the Jr & Sr groups. Please click on the link below for more details.

Eagle Swimming Association (ESA) – Jr & Sr Head Coach Job Posting

Updated 10/30/18: This position has been filled.

2018 Zone Age Group Travel Meet

Gulf Swimming has chosen the Summer Sanders Classic for its Age Group travel meet for swimmers this year. The LSC will be sending a team to Sacramento, California to represent Gulf Swimming at this meet June 7th – 10th, 2018. See the application and time standards for applying.

This is the last chance to apply – APPLY NOW!!

For the application, please click here.

Team YES! Aquatics of Houston Part-time Age Group Coach

Team YES! Aquatics of Houston is seeking a part-time Age Group Coach to work with our developmental age group program consisting of our Intermediate, Advanced and White groups. This entails working with age group swimmers ages 6-12 years with a wide range of abilities.The Age Group Coach will oversee training activities of assigned groups. Conduct age appropriate workouts focusing on technique, endurance, stroke development, drills, etc.

Practices are from 5:15 pm – 8:15 pm on Mon, Wed, Fri and 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Locations are at Cy Springs High School natatorium off of Fry Rd and Cy Falls (Huffmeister /Hwy 290) on Wednesdays. We practice all year except the month of August and closed on most CFISD holidays.

Other duties include attending swim meets (on average once per month / extra compensation received for coaching meets)

What we are looking for:

  • Consistent attendance and performance is a must.

  • Energetic with main focus on stroke development.

  • Experience working with summer league or USA Swimming athletes.

  • Certified USA Swimming Coach or be willing to become certified as a USA Swimming Member Coach.

  • Salary will commensurate with experience and yearly certification(s) are reimbursed

Must pass background check through USA Swimming

Evening shift, position is open until filled

Start date: ASAP

www.teamyes.net

Email resume to Head Coach, Dennis Gagne at coachdennis@teamyes.net

Important Traffic Information for AGS April LC Meet Attendees

For Gulf teams attending the AGS April LC meet – please be aware of the heavy traffic and road closures near the Texas A&M Student Rec Center due to the burial service of Barbara Bush on Saturday, April 21st. The motorcade will head down George Bush Drive between noon and 2pm. During this time, traffic will be heavy along George Bush Drive, Wellborn Avenue and Texas Avenue. The section of George Bush Drive from 2818 to Penberthy Blvd will be closed from noon to 4pm. Please plan for increased traffic in and around College Station throughout the day.

For a map of road closures and suggested routes, please click here.

The Woodlands Swim Team (TWST) – Full-time Coach

The Woodlands Swim Team is seeking a full-time coach. We are looking for an enthusiastic team player. Specific duties will depend on experience and skill set.

Responsibilities will primarily be deck coaching at practice and meets, including preparation, planning and analysis. Additional duties may include, but are not limited to: meet entries, equipment management, travel planning, meet administration, team communication, athlete support and continuing education. The successful candidate will have experience in the sport of swimming, but more importantly an eagerness to learn and a motivation to help children grow and succeed. Experience with swimming software is a plus, as is an interest and aptitude around technology.

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

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

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

Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

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

coachkit@itwst.org
850.228.1017

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