Applications due 07/17/20

Job Description:

Date posted: July 2, 2020

Location: Aberdeen, SD, USA

Head Coach Job Description:

The Aberdeen Swim Club (ASC), a USA Swimming club in Aberdeen, SD, is seeking an inspiring, energetic full time Head Coach with excellent leadership, communication and team building skills as well as technical expertise to coach and mentor our year-round team of approximately 120 athletes.

Aberdeen is the 3rd largest city in South Dakota (26,000+ population) and is the home of both Northern State University and Presentation College. It is a vibrant, growing community with excellent school systems and a safe and friendly environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Directing the organization pursuant to the club’s mission and vision.
  • Working with the Board of Directors for hiring, supervising and educating all assistant coaches.
  • Directing staff meetings as needed.
  • Attending Board of Directors meeting and providing a monthly report.
  • Coach all competitive age groups. This includes, but is not limited to, developing a swim program that is technically, age, and developmentally appropriate, for both water and dryland training, which allows swimmers of different abilities to reach their highest potential.
  • Determining appropriate workout group for each athlete and update group requirements/progression as needed.
  • Setting workout schedules.
  • Setting team meet schedule for all groups and staff scheduled meets.
  • Attend swim meets.
  • Lead swimmer recruitment/retention efforts.
  • Being a positive role model, maintaining high ethical and moral standards, and adhering to USA Swimming’s Coach’s Code of Conduct.
  • Overseeing all facility use agreements and maintaining positive relationships with the management of those facilities.
  • Marketing the Aberdeen Swim Club and act as media liaison.
  • Assisting and supporting all fundraising activities.
  • Attending South Dakota LSC meetings.
  • Holding periodic parent meetings to educate and inform.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Meet all USA Swimming coaching requirements.
  • Have at least 3 years of swim coaching experience and 1 year of management/administrative experience.
  • Must be a US citizen or currently eligible to work in the US.
  • Have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Thorough understanding of marketing elements (including traditional and digital marketing such as Social media).
  • Be able to motivate swimmers of all abilities to achieve their full potential.
  • Have ability to manage and mentor coaching staff to ensure consistent implementation of team philosophy and goals.

Desirable Requirements:

  • ASCA level 3 or above certification.
  • Previous experience as head coach.
  • Experience as a competitive swimmer at the collegiate level.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, coaching philosophy statement, resume and contact information for 3 professional references by mail at the below address or by email to [email protected]

 Contact Information

Head Coach Search Committee

Attn: Scott Noeldner

Aberdeen Swim Club
PO Box 1874
Aberdeen, SD 57402

Contact Information


Head Coach Search Committee
Attn: Scott Noeldner
Aberdeen Swim Club
PO Box 1874
Aberdeen, SD 57402

phone: 605-216-7090