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 2021 Board of Directors is also listed on that page. For Coaching Resources and CPSD Coaching Job Requirements, please scroll down.
 

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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

  • Attendance at all practices and meets is required

  • Emphasis on Swimmer Safety and maintaining an organized practice with all Assistant and Jr. Coaches fully engaged in instruciton activities


Required Experience and Certifications


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 SwimTopia Meet Maestro and electronic meet entries.

  • Participates as a Sea Dragon swimmer, if age-eligible

 



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 4-18.

  • 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

  • Full-time assistant coaches expected to attend all practices and meets

  • Part-time assistant coaches or coaching interns expected to attend all assigned practices and all meets

  • Emphasizes water safety on deck and in the pool and closely monitors the pool as acting lifeguards while coaching


Required Experience and Certifications


Strongly Recommended

  • Experience with Meet Manager or SwimTopia Meet Maestro and electronic meet entries.

  • Participates as a Sea Dragon swimmer, if age-eligible

 



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

 




Send applications for 2022 Summer Coaching Staff to [email protected]

Required Docmentation:

1) Current Resume

2) Cover Letter

3) 2-3 References with contact information

4) Proof of current Lifeguard/CPR/FirstAid certification or detailed plans for obtaining the certification before the start of the season

5) Proof of completion of the Red Cross Safety Training for Swim Coaches Certification - Online Course

 


RESOURCES for COACHES:

TRIANGLE SWIMMING ASSOCIATION

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

2022 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) - $113 - 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.