Applications due 05/31/21
Date posted: May 17, 2021
Location: Sun Prairie, WI, USA
The Sun Prairie Storm is looking for a dynamic leader to become our full time Head Age Group Coach. This individual would report directly to the Head Coach and would work with him to direct the entire age group program, from novice swimmers to zone qualifiers. A staff of experienced hourly coaches will work under your direction. You’ll be responsible for writing fun, challenging, age-appropriate workouts, helping to develop the coaching staff, and building positive relationships with swimmers, parents, coaches, and volunteers. Other duties include, but are not limited to: assisting with social media, collaborating on facility reservations, and helping with the Masters team.
Sun Prairie Storm was created in 2013 and has quickly grown to a top 10 program in Wisconsin. The team practices at two short course yard facilities (with a second high school pool set to open in fall of 2022) and outdoors at a local SCM pool in May-July. With a strong summer league program feeding the team and great collaboration with the high school team, this community team has great opportunities for growth. Storm has averaged over 200 registered athletes each of the last 3 years with retention above the national average. This year, Sun Prairie High School boys won their first state championship.
Storm is a not-for-profit, board run, coach-directed USA club. The Head Age Group will join the head coach as voting members on the board.
Sun Prairie, one of the fastest growing cities in Wisconsin, is mere minutes from downtown Madison. In 2020, Sun Prairie was recognized as one of the Best Places to Live in America.
High School Diploma
Current coaching membership in good standing with USA Swimming
Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Certifications
Minimum 2-3 years prior coaching experience
Experience working with swimmers of all ages and abilities
Experience working effectively with swim parents & assistant coaches
Strong administrative, communication, and leadership skills, including proficiency in TeamUnify, social media marketing, and Google Sheets/Docs.
Salary commensurate with experience
Reimbursement for certifications, education, & meet expenses
Sun Prairie Storm offers health insurance and retirement benefits.
How to Apply
How to Apply
Send a letter of application, resume, and a reference list to Head Coach Michael White at [email protected] . In your letter of application, please include your coaching philosophy and what you enjoy most about working with age group swimmers.
Applications will be accepted through May 31st, targeting a late June start date but can start earlier if the right candidate is found.
This posting is in concert with the Associate Head Coach position. The Head Coach & board members will choose the best individual for either this position or the Associate Head Coach position, transitioning the Head Coach into the opposite position.