We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to practices, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Head Coach Shane "Lefty" Morrison

MAST is pleased to have Coach Lefty as our head coach again! He brings over 20 years of overall coaching experience to the team. In his 11th year as coach for MAST, his passion remains to bring an enthusiasm and love to the sport that so many people in the area enjoy. In the off–season, he is also the head coach for both the boys and girls team at Metamora High School. Most of his high school swimmers started out as MAST swimmers; he continues to build a solid program and was recently named Coach of the Year for the 2nd year in a row! His philosophy as a summer coach is to make kids love swimming and to have fun doing it. Welcome back, Lefty!

We're currently hiring for assitant coaches for the 2019 summer season:

JOB TITLE: Metamora Area Swim Team Assistant Coach

REPORTS TO: Metamora Areas Swim Team Parent Board

JOB PURPOSE: The purpose of the Assistant Coach is to aid the Head Coach in the development of swimmers through mastery of swimming skills, knowledge of the sport, goal setting, & demonstration of good sportsmanship


1. Ensure the safety of swimmers at the practice and meets 2. Assist Head Coach in development of swimmers up to 12 years old (be in the water, etc.) 3. Supervise swimmers at daily practices, meet warm-ups, and swim meets 4. Build meaningful relationships with members and help members connect with one another 5. Work daily to motivate and nurture the potential of team members 6. Give swimmers knowledge to understand and master strokes 7. Provide corrective feedback that will enhance swimmers’ techniques 8. Promote the mission of the Metamora Area Swim Team 9. Communicate effectively with the Head Coach about daily practice procedures, emergencies,

and information regarding swimmers and swim team well being 10. Attend team meetings as deemed necessary by the Head Coach 11. Conduct self in a professional, friendly, helpful, courteous and diplomatic manner 12. Follow MAST & Metamora Park District policies and procedures


• At least 4 years of competitive swimming experience (high school or club team)

• Hold a current Red Cross (or equivalent) Life Saving Certification

• Ability to work with children of all ages and abilities

• Good at fostering enthusiasm through a positive attitude and good interpersonal skills

• Provide or arrange your own transportation to practice and meets

• At least 17 years of age

• Willing to be subject to a criminal background check


• Meet Manager & Team Manager experience

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TO APPLY: Submit a letter of application, resume and at least 3 references to MAST Board (mast_team@mtco.com) no later than April 1, 2019

STARTING SALARY: In the range of $10/hour (commensurate with experience)

LAST REVIEWED: February 11, 2019