Coach for 2023 Season

Now hiring a Head Coach 

Olympic View Swim Club is an Equal Opportunity employer. We are looking for candidates that align to our values in; health, community, diversity inclusion and stewardship. Please see the following open roles below:

HEAD COACH SWIM TEAM
position closes on November 25, 2022. 

PAY: $8-12K (rate depends upon experience)
The Head Coach of the Olympic View swim team is a part-time annual salaried position that reports to the elected Board of Trustees of Olympic View Swim Club. The Head Coach is responsible for directing, overseeing, and managing OV’s summer swim team program (approximately 170 swimmers ages 5-18) that emphasizes fun, competition, and training and competes with other GSSSL swim clubs.

The ideal candidate for this position possesses a coaching philosophy that aligns with Olympic View Swim Club’s mission and values, is a team player capable of developing and maintaining positive relationships with co-workers and participants, is innovative in approach and maintains knowledge of the latest research and developments in swimming and swim coaching, strives for continuous professional development of self and staff, and has high personal and professional ethical standards.

The Head Coach manages a staff of coaches (3-6 total staff) and works in collaboration with the Club General Manager, Bookkeeper, the Board’s Swim Co-chairs, other Club employees, and elected Board members. The Head Coach is responsible for oversight or execution of their own duties, delegating to direct reporting staff as appropriate and providing regular updates to the Board.

This position requires a willingness to work flexible hours, particularly during the high season (mid-May through early August), which requires more hours than the low season (September-April).

General Responsibilities:

  • Create and promote the swim team program vision, including training philosophy and programs, practice plans, and stroke technique principles and instruction
  • Oversee and coach daily morning practices and training programs
  • Collaborate with Club General Manager and Board of Trustees on matters of scheduling, event planning, and equipment and facility needs as appropriate
  • Own and manage regular and timely communication with swim team parents and guardians (face-to-face, email, etc.); communicate meet-related deadlines and sign-ups directly to families
  • Manage and train all coaching staff; ensure licensure and certifications of the coaching staff, and maintain certificates on-site
  • Manage and train all coaching staff; ensure licensure and certifications of the coaching staff, and maintain certificates on-site
  • Coordinate, track, and submit required certifications for all coaches and staff to the GSSSL and Olympic View Swim Club Manager
  • Create meet files and oversee individual and team entries using Team Unify and Team Manager, and Meet Manager
  • Serve as the primary coordinator of Olympic View Swim Club hosted swim meets, including planning, organization, preparation, and execution; conduct away meet planning in partnership with team staff
  • Attend swim meets; act as team lead in supervising athletes at meets
  • Attend all morning practices; act as team lead in supervising athletes and assistant coaches at morning practices
  • Ensure adequate participation of staff and volunteers to effectively operate swim meets; collaborate with the Board of Trustees Swim Co-chairs to secure and train specialized volunteer roles (meet officials, timing system operators, etc.)
  • Partner with Board of Trustees Swim Chairs to plan swim team social events
  • Provide written updates regarding the swim team to the Board
  • Work with coaching staff to ensure program is cohesive and successful among all groups
  • Provide educational information to parents and families
  • Organize and conduct annual swim team orientation event and end-of-season awards banquet including awards

Required Qualifications and Training:

  • A passion for swimming and coaching with a minimum of five years of experience coaching competitive swimmers in a leadership role
  • Experience directing swim team activities at swimming pools (1-2 seasons), including supervising personnel
  • Two years of college-level coursework or any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience, including or supplemented by courses in swimming and lifesaving

Must have and maintain current certifications in the following:

  • Lifeguard certification
  • First Aid/CPR certification
  • Safesport certification (US Center for Safesport)
  • All certifications required by GSSSL for coaching staff
  • Experience as a lifeguard and swimming instructor (1-3 seasons)
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and handle multiple duties at once
  • Demonstrated strong organizational, communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate in a positive and direct manner
  • Experience with Google office applications, Microsoft Office Suite

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with Team Manager, Meet Manager, and Team Unify

Compensation:

  • Salary is based on experience and qualifications

How to Apply:

If you are interested in becoming part of the Olympic View Swim team and meet the required qualifications, please send your resume and cover letter to: [email protected]