Head Age Group Coach

Job Description:

Date posted: April 2, 2024

Location: 1130 Overland Rd SW, Roanoke, VA, USA

The Head Age Group Coach will help grow the base of our program, developing our swimmers’ skills and athleticism while continuing to take Virginia Gators to new levels of success. The coach will lead and/or assist with approximately 12-16  practices a week in addition to about 8-10 scheduled away swim meets per year. Our swim coaches are a big part of what makes the Virginia Gators a high-level swim program and providing quality and engaging instruction is one the most important responsibilities of our coaches.


  • Provide consistent, quality and engaging swim instruction to age group swimmers (age 7 through 14)
  • Assist groups through seasonal planning-developing/improving an athlete progression model and creating quantifiable goals for our swimmers through executing fun, age appropriate, and challenging practices
  • Attend all assigned age group practices and be available to attend scheduled swim meets per Head Coach request
  • Foster a positive, encouraging, and challenging atmosphere in which all swimmers, regardless of ability, may improve their skills
  • Maintain a positive and effective working environment while collaborating with other coaches, board members, and parents. This includes regular communications to all parties about the age group program.
  • Work with the Head Coach to recruit new swimmers and schedule open house events
  • Treat all swimmers with equal care and concern
  • Always represent the Virginia Gators in a positive and professional manner and in accordance with USA Swimming Code of Ethics and Conduct policies


  • Coaching membership in good standing with USA Swimming must be maintained
  • Thorough knowledge of competitive swimming, stroke mechanics, and training methods
  • Successful at instructing, managing, and connecting with children.
  • Enthusiastic, team-oriented, positive role model, effective communicator, and leader
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Ability to create a positive, inclusive environment where all swimmers are inspired to improve and succeed
  • Always seeking to improve and grow in their role as an assistant coach
  • Passionate about the sport of swimming
  • A minimum of 5-10 years of swim team and/or coaching experience strongly preferred – Salary negotiable in commensurate with experience

How to Apply

Please email resume and two professional recommendations to [email protected]

Contact Information

Morgan Richter

1130 Overland Rd SW, Roanoke VA 24015

phone: 817-648-9027