Head Age Group Coach – Bellingham Bay Swim Team

Applications due 03/27/21

Job Description:

Date posted: March 9, 2021

Location: Bellingham, WA, USA


Bellingham Bay Swim Team Head Age Group Coach


Bellingham Bay Swim Team has an immediate opening for an enthusiastic, motivated, highly skilled and energetic Head Age Group Coach.


Title: BBST Head Age Group Coach

Reports to: BBST Head Coach

Position Status: Full-time – Exempt


Mission: BBST provides a safe, inclusive, and growth focused environment for all teammates. BBST promotes excellence through consistency, camaraderie, and trust. Members will learn lifelong skills to succeed with confidence in a healthy and balanced lifestyle.


Vision: BBST will be a successful example nationally of culture, competitiveness, and consistency. BBST will support all teammates in their pursuit to accomplish team and individual goals.


We are seeking a Head Age Group Coach to help lead our competitive swim team into the bright future in store. BBST is a USA Swimming affiliated team with a 25-year history. We currently have 110 swimmers in six progressive training groups:  Bronze, Silver, Gold, Junior, & Senior A/B that train year-round with a staff of 4 certified coaches. These groups are designed to provide athletes with a growth focused team atmosphere where swimmers train together with an emphasis on TEAM in a competitive setting.

Position Responsibilities:



  • Establish an environment that fosters positive team attitudes and teaches self-discipline, sportsmanship and responsibility. Enthusiastically lead engaging team atmosphere that swimmers love to attend.
  • Develop and implement seasonal and long term plans for the progression of our age group program and develops innovative techniques that demonstrate success and improvement.
  • Develop and implement team and individual goals with the swimmers and the Head Coach, and monitor the progression of the athletes and team in reaching these goals.


  • Design swimming and dryland curriculums for all BBST roster levels to promote stroke development and physical conditioning appropriate for the athletes’ current level of fitness and development, while maintaining an appropriate level of challenge necessary to produce improvement in and progression through the program.
  • Provide social/emotional support for athletes and differentiated programming to meet each athlete’s needs.



  • Work with the head coach to ensure club mission, vision and values are achieved.
  • Demonstrate a cooperative, prompt, and respectful communication style with swimmers, parents, community members, and members of the staff.
  • Effectively supervise and delegate responsibilities for assistant age group coaches.
  • Practice continuous improvement and professional development for self under the direction of the head coach.
  • Support all aspects of daily club operation in support of the swimmers, membership, and team mission and values. Strong organizational skills are needed.
  • Communicate with other teams and/or PNS regarding meet participation and entries.
  • Maintain and update website information regarding practice schedules, meet entries, news, etc.
  • Various administrative functions as needed.
  • Act as a team representative while attending LSC meetings.
  • Maintain professional standard of safety, appearance and readiness.
  • Facilitate and participate in club fundraisers.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be CPR/AED certified and maintain current coaching certification.
  • Strong record and knowledge in modern swimming technique.
  • Effective leadership and communication skills among swimmers, parents, and coaches.
  • Experience coaching various ages and skill levels in a competitive environment, and managing 20-25 swimmers in a group appropriately.
  • Experience with TeamUnify and HyTek.
  • Ability to set and achieve individual and team goals and encourage others to do the same.



This is a year round, salaried position with opportunity for performance and fundraising based incentives. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, beginning range of $37,500 and up.

How to Apply


Position is open until filled. All application materials should be sent to BBST Head Coach Chris Coghill at [email protected].


A complete application consists of:

  • Letter of application detailing relevant experience and how the applicant is prepared to fulfill the responsibilities of the position
  • Statement describing the applicant’s coaching philosophy
  • Current resume
  • List of three current references with contact information
  • Salary expectations

Contact Information

Chris Coghill

PO Box 5821, Bellingham, WA 98227

phone: 301-639-8453