Applications due 06/30/20
Date posted: June 9, 2020
Location: Pleasant Prairie RecPlex, 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie, WI, USA
Location Pleasant Prairie RecPlex, 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie WI 53158
Job Title Head Swim Coach
Pay Range $43,890.90 – $54,863.62 FT77
This is a full time position in the Recreation Departments Aquatics Division and is under the direct supervision of the Aquatics Manager/Team CEO and in absence of the Aquatics Manager/Team CEO, the Recreation Director. The primary purpose of the Head Swim Coach is to provide outstanding service through warm interactions. The secondary responsibilities are but not limited to: The overall management of the Pleasant Prairie Patriots Swim Team programs including assisting in program development and administration; personnel supervision; aquatic facility and equipment management and open water event coordination. Employees in this classification must represent the Recreation Department in a professional manner, while instructing and monitoring, members, guests, and program participants. A special emphasis on program development and quality instruction.
Must be able to work variable shifts, evenings & weekends.
Must meet all deadlines for facility contract requirements regarding schedules, swim meet line ups, swim meet
registrations and USA Swimming/US Master Swimming athlete and non-athlete registrations.
Demonstrate a cooperative, responsive and respectful communication style with swimmers, parents, community members, staff, and booster board.
Maintain professional standard of safety, appearance and readiness.
Oversee all aspects of daily club operation in support of swimmers, membership, team mission and values.
Effectively supervise and delegate responsibilities for a staff of 5-15 coaches. This includes practices as well as meets.
Practice continuous improvement and professional development for self and assistant coaches; work to achieve next level of certification.
Oversee all aspects of daily club operation in support of the swimmers, membership, and team mission and
values. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are a must.
Prepare and present bi-weekly Coach’s Report to Aquatics Manager/Team CEO.
Conduct bi-weekly staff meeting with lead and assistant coaches.
Communicate with other teams and/or LSC regarding meet operations, participations, financial reports and
Maintain and update website information regarding practice schedules, meet entries, news, etc. with designated aquatics staff member by the Aquatics Manager/Team CEO.
Track team membership numbers and provide recruitment plans to ensure team growth.
Provide schedules for all practices and meets, Open Water and Triathlon event planning, set up and administration of all team hosted events in the aqua arena as well as Lake Andrea.
Participate in monthly booster board meetings as the coach’s representative.
Work with the Aquatics Manager/Team CEO to ensure club mission, vision and values are achieved.
Act as a team representative while attending LSC meetings.
Maintain accurate records of individuals and relay performances, meet participation, practice attendance, meet
fees, training fees, travel fees, registration fees and more.
Act as pool liaison for 25% of competitive facility rentals and swim meets from outside organizations.
Work with Aquatic Managers to develop, implement, and maintain the Aquatics budget through collaborative
Must know and enforce all RecPlex, Village and Department rules, regulations, policies, standard operating
procedures and guidelines.
Must exhibit a teamwork attitude and self-motivation, take the initiative to solve problems and innovate.
Attend required staff meetings, training and seminars; maintain required certifications.
Contribute to and partake in organizational committees.
Maintain professional standard of safety, appearance and readiness.
Help facilitate and participate in club fundraisers and social events.
Must enjoy contact with people, putting into action the belief that first impression is important with every personal
Assume an equal share of the joint house-keeping responsibilities for the program areas.
Must not have any prior, or while employed, criminal convictions relating to sexual assault, abuse, theft or any
convictions related to contributing to the delinquency of a minor, or if the employee is a minor any convictions for
the illegal use of alcohol or drugs.
Maintain the confidentiality of any and all information obtained from guests as part of registration; information
overheard from guests, or any other verbal, nonverbal, or visual information concerning the physical or emotional
condition of any guest, or property of a guest at the RecPlex.
Conform to a dress code and appearance policy that requires a clean and odor free body, clean hair neatly
groomed, and no visible body piercing, other than ears, or visible tattoo’s.
Must be able to perform other duties and special assignments as directed by the Aquatics Director or Director of
Recreation including assignments that may be outside the primary area of employment.
Requires high degree of interaction and communication with staff and public. Works closely with Aquatics
Manager/Team CEO, Aquatics Supervisors, Facility Superintendent, RecPlex managers and Director of
Recreation. The work schedule is subject to varying shifts but must be available evenings and weekends. The
work of a swim coach is performed in an indoor pool environment with exposure to warm temperatures and heavy
humidity; noise, slippery surfaces, water and pool chemicals. Long days and shifts could be required for meets.
Periods of attentiveness, swimming, jumping, diving, standing, sitting, pulling, pushing, reaching, carrying, cleaning,
visual monitoring, verbal and written communication, hearing, moving about pool area, heavy lifting 15-150 pounds,
extensive public contact and exposure to stressful and emergency situations.
RecPlex is located in Prairie Springs Park at 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Hours will vary
with evening, weekend and holiday work required. Work is usually performed during early morning, day time and
early evening hours, but diversity of special events and workload, as well as available staffing and budget, requires
weekend and evening hours.
Requirements – educational, certifications and experience
ASCA level 4 or 5 preferred, will consider strong candidates with ASCA level 3 with ability to coach swimmers
beyond the National level.
Knowledge of VVMOST model and how to apply it to a USA Swim Club.
Proven track record of achievement as a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal club through USA Swimming within a 3-year
period of time.
Minimum of 5 yrs. Coaching experience with at least 3 yrs. Head Coaching experience.
Experienced with USA Swimming OME, TeamUnify, HY-TEK as well as Word, Excel and Power Point
Bachelor’s Degree in sports management, kinesiology or recreation preferred, experience can stand in place of this
Advanced experience coaching various ages and skill levels in a competitive environment
LSC leadership experience as either a board or committee member
American Red Cross Lifeguard and or Lifeguard Instructor Certification
Safety Training for Swim Coaches
Coaches Advantage Training
Concussion Protocol Training
USA Swimming Athlete Protection Training
Foundations of Coaching Original or through 101, 201 & Rules and Regs.
USA Swimming Business Management Training 101 & 201 or ability to achieve within 6 months of employment.
Athletic/team Coaches are hired to instruct/teach specific skills where the coach is the teacher and the player(s) is/are
the learner(s) and instill teamwork both during team practices and games. Coaches are not hired to participate with the
players during scrimmages or active play, or endurance/strength training.
Village of Pleasant Prairie is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How to Apply
Please visit the Village of Pleasant Prairie home page to complete the online application. Please be sure to include a copy of all certifications, letters of recommendations, certifications etc.
Village of Pleasant Prairie
9900 Terwall Terrace
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin 53158