Coronado Swim Association – Team Elite (CSTE): Head Coach

Applications due 03/10/21

Job Description:

Date posted: February 13, 2021

Location: Coronado Community Center, Strand Way, Coronado, CA, USA

Coronado Swimming Association Team Elite (CSTE) is searching for an energetic and dynamic Head Coach to lead our advanced San Diego, California based club. The goal is to leverage the incredible resources available by creating a strong team foundation implementing cutting-edge technique and training plans and serving the greater San Diego community by instilling a character-based program to impact a positive trajectory for each CSTE swimmer.

CSTE has 250+ members ranging from novice to Junior National level student-athletes. The club is mentored by 2016 USA Head Women’s Olympic coach, David Marsh who serves as Strategic Vision Officer for the program. Lieutenant Commander Pete McVey is the CEO of the club and President of the Board of Directors. The club is partners with the Team Elite Professionals and often college and even olympic level swimmers are training along side the club swimmers.

The goal of the board is to support the exciting vision of the coaches by offering a program where children and teens are empowered to truly strive for their fullest God-given potential. The club operates in the South (Coronado) and North (La Jolla) areas of San Diego.

We are looking for a high energy head coach that can work with Pete, David, and his/her staff to create and manage systems that support the vision for the club. The team will strive to offer a career based competitive that would make possible the achievement of collegian, national and even Olympic medal ambition.

Duties of the Head Coach include but not limited to:

Lead the development and implementation of overall team philosophy on coaching, swimmer development, and team dynamics
Establish workout groups, schedules, and criteria for advancement through collaboration with coaching staff
On deck coaching and supervision of senior swimmers
Develop and oversee training programs for all age groups
Supervise and mentor coaching staff
Goal Setting, Plan seasonal and yearly competition schedule for all groups
Establish and maintain regular and timely communications with swimmers, parents, coach and board members
Host periodic parent meetings to educate and inform parents
Represent the team at swim meets, external meetings, and other required meetings or assign a delegate
Build continuity between different parts of the team (north-South, adjacent groups, coach progression)
Coaches education and development utilizing Coach Marsh and his network along with the many professional leadership growth opportunities brought by the many military leaders on the program and nested throughout the communities we serve.
Support fundraising efforts of the club
Input for Professional appearance of entire staff
Support and advocate for Speedo USA for swim gear, practice suits, and competition suits.

The ideal candidate has:

Experience as both a head coach and age group coach of a competitive swim team with at least 100 athletes
Current USA Swimming Coach Certification, including first aid and life-saving certification
American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Coaching Certification Level 2 or higher preferred
Strong interpersonal and communications skills to interface with all levels of employees, club members, athletes, parents, Board of Directors and community members
Team management skills and ability to provide clear verbal or written direction to employees/swimmers/parents
Up-to-date understanding of latest coaching techniques through research and continuing education
Track record of swimmer retention, recruitment and development at all levels
Experienced with Team Unify and Hy-Tek – supported by our administrative assistants
Bachelor’s Degree and prior collegiate swimmer strongly preferred
Technology and basic social media skills

Other Requirements

Must pass a Background check with USA Swimming and complete the USA Swimming head coach requirements
Must pass a Motor Vehicle Report check
Provide a minimum of 3 References
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (preferred)

How to Apply

Click HERE to submit a Head Coach Interest Survey. We will begin setting up interviews as interest surveys begin to roll in. We are looking to fill the position as early as April 1, 2021 but NLT (no later than) June 1, 2021.

Direct link to submit interest survey:

We will be covering your health care premium via USA Swimming’s newly offered Health Care Program.

A relocation allowance will be available – amount will depend on timeline for arrival and distance of relocation.

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Contact Information

Peter McVey

PO Box 181853
Coronado CA 92178

phone: 619-863-8201