Director of Aquatics and LBA Senior Coach

Applications due 08/01/22

Job Description:

Date posted: July 15, 2022

Location: 500 Chestnut Avenue, Towson, MD, USA

Position Description:
Title:  Director of Aquatics and LBA Senior Coach

Classification:  Full-time, 12-month Staff

Compensation:  Commensurate with Experience

Reporting to: Director of Athletics

Availability:  Immediately


Organization Description:

Our students come from all walks of life and so do Loyola Blakefield’s teachers and staff.  We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes our school community stronger. There would be a loss of fidelity to our way of proceeding without a diverse teaching staff that allows our students, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, or disability to see themselves in who we hire and value. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that we build a community of connection and belonging where everyone can become who they are meant to be.


Loyola Blakefield, founded in 1852 in Baltimore, Maryland, is a Catholic independent school for boys in grades 6 – 12. Loyola is inspired by the principles of St. Ignatius Loyola and the Society of Jesus. The ideal candidate must support Loyola Blakefield’s mission of building young men who are Religious, Loving, Academically Competent, Open to Growth, Committed to Diversity, and Committed to Working for a Just World.

In keeping with its mission, Loyola Blakefield strives to recruit faculty and staff of diverse ethnic, religious, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds.

 Job Description:

The Director of Aquatics is a multi-faceted role.   In addition to managing all pool operations, the Director of Aquatics will serve as the Head Coach of boys’ highly competitive swimming, diving and water polo program as well as serve as the Senior Coach for LBA Swim Club.  The Director works in collaboration with the Director of Athletics, Admissions, the Head of Physical Education, and the Director of Plant Operations to further aquatic programming at Loyola Blakefield.

Duties and Responsibilities:

As the Aquatics Director, the incumbent will oversee programming operations and coordinate the staff involved in those operations, which includes physical education classes, athletic aquatic rehabilitation, the USA Swimming club, and aquatic facility rentals and programs.  This position also involves general maintenance and staffing of the aquatic facility include, are but not limited to

  • Cleaning and maintenance of deck, pool vacuuming, and filter backwashing
  • Ordering of pool chemicals and pool supplies
  • Maintaining and ordering all electronic equipment including all Colorado Timing System equipment
  • Acting as first point of contact for outside contractors
  • Maintaining all licenses and paperwork required for an operational Baltimore County pool (i.e. pool license, daily record keeping for the health department)
  • Ensuring the aquatics facility is properly staffed according to Baltimore County Regulations at all times that the facility is in use

As the Senior Coach of the LBA Swim Club, the incumbent will work with the LBA Board to lead and set the vision for a highly competitive USA Swimming club program while managing the coaching staff to ensure that there is a consistent vision across all swimming age groups.  The coach sets up and run practices, select meets and other competitions and determines who shall participate in those meets and competitions.  Additional responsibilities of overseeing the swimming and staffing logistics of the club include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining and fostering a good relationship with Loyola Blakefield through ensuring parents and swimmers are respecting school policies and procedures for facility use and behavior.
  • Reporting to and working with the LBA board on coaching and club strategy/status
  • Providing direct coaching plan and strategy for Senior Group swimmers
  • Providing swim strategy across all groups for the team by reviewing all coaching plans
  • Communicating with swimmers and providing feedback in a healthy manner appropriate to swimmers’ development areas.
  • Maintaining proper certifications for self and coaching staff including but not limited to Coaching certification, First Aid certification, Meet Director, Meet entry, etc…
  • Ensuring that LBA complies with all USA and Maryland Swimming policies and creating a SAFE sport environment
  • Researching and developing swim related growth opportunities for swimmers
  • Developing and implementing a training plan for coaches with the goal of advancing their credentials and keeping them up to date
  • Hiring and managing coaches from an administrative perspective such as practice times, coverage, etc…
  • Coordinating Home Meets with Maryland Swimming inclusive of meet entries
  • Sharing in web site organization inclusive of billing and meet listings
  • Coordinating LBA facility needs with Loyola Blakefield
  • Coordinating the necessary purchase of equipment for LBA with assistance of Head Coach

How to Apply

Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their resume to:

Contact Information

Blake Henry

Loyola Blakefield
500 Chestnut Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

phone: 443-841-3298