The Swimming Coach’s responsibilities include analyzing swim techniques and determining skill levels, developing individualized swimming programs, educating swimmers on various techniques and styles, and overseeing training. You should also prepare swimmers for meets.
To be successful as a Swimming Coach, you should be empathetic, patient, and understand that swimmers have varying abilities. Exceptional Swimming Coaches are those who place performance over results and are able to motivate and inspire. Also responsible for promoting the facility and the club, while providing the Three Steps of Service to the Members and guests of the club. Reports Directly Director of Fitness or Operations GM.
Day to Day:
- Determining ability and skill level before setting up training programs.
- Developing and implementing training programs that focus on improving technique, stroke placement, speed, and style.
- Teaching brand new swimming styles or strokes.
- Using a range of activities to improve water confidence.
- Recording training sessions in order to analyze strokes, techniques, and monitor progress.
- Setting training goals and objectives for teams as well as individual swimmers.
- Teaching and perfecting skills like flips, kicks, body rolls, floating, and breath control.
- Ensuring the pool or training area is clean, well-maintained, and free of hazards.
- Preparing teams and individuals for swim meets.
WORK EXPERIENCE: Customer service experience. Swimming background preferred but not necessary. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
EDUCATION: High school diploma, GED, or equivalent (preferred).
CERTIFICATION/LICENSE: Certification in CPR/AED and First Aid (preferred).
WORKING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENT: Outdoor work. Willingness to work long hours in extreme weather conditions. Ability to work afternoons, evenings, and weekends.