Head Age Group Coach – Full-Time

Job Description:

Date posted: November 1, 2023

Location: Alcoa, TN, USA

Prime Aquatics, located in Alcoa, TN,  is in the process of hiring a Full-Time, Head Age Group Coach. Prime has 100 swimmers on roster and operates in an outdoor, structure covered, 25 meter pool during the short course season and an outdoor 50 meter pool during the long course season. 


Job Description:

This position is designed to assist and support the Head Coach with the day to day operation of Prime Aquatics. Under the direction and guidance of the Head Coach, the Head Age Group Coach will lead and direct the Age Group program. This is a leadership position that will support and carry out the vision, values, and behaviors of Prime Aquatics through leadership, development, and setting the direction of the age group program. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Planning and running in-water and dryland workouts for a group of 20-30+ swimmers
  • Assisting in coaching all groups as assigned by the Head Coach
  • Assisting in planning and executing team events
  • Maintaining team database and team website
  • Handle administrative details, including parent communication, meet entries for respective groups, supervision, and billing
  • Attend and coach at all swim meets for respective groups
  • Assists in coaching morning and afternoon/evening practices as assigned by the Head Coach


Key PA Head Age Group Coach Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute the seasonal plan for the Age Group program
  • Provide leadership and instruction to the age group swimmers
  • Conduct swimmer goal meetings seasonally
  • Conduct parent meetings as needed
  • Help lead and facilitate staff meetings with the Head Coach
  • Ensure regular communication with parents at the Age Group level
  • Ensure administrative and coordination needs and requirements are met both internally and externally for Age Group swimmers
  • Oversee Age Group meet entries and attend meets as required
  • Maintain compliance with USA swimming coaching standards
  • Follow all USA Swimming policies including SafeSport


Team Culture Responsibilities:

  • Model and celebrate the team’s vision, values, and behaviors
  • Work collaboratively and respectfully with all coaches, staff, and team leaders to serve in the best interest of the team and its members
  • Be exceptional in the application of positive, consistent, and effective motivation strategies when working with swimmers, parents, and coaching staff in all aspects of the program
  • Demonstrate a cooperative, prompt, and respectful communication style with swimmers, parents, coaching staff, and community members



Preferred Education and Experience:

  • All USA Swimming Coaching Requirements or the ability to obtain these certifications before starting the job
  • 5-6 years coaching experience at the USA Swimming club level
  • 3-4 years supervisory role
  • Certified pool operator


Compensation & Benefits:

  • Base salary – commensurate with experience
  • Opportunity for additional compensation through private swim lessons wherein you would receive 100% of lesson fees
  • Opportunity for additional compensation through swim clinics wherein coaches would receive 75% of net revenue (60% lead coach/40%assistant coach)
  • Three weeks per year of paid vacation, not to accumulate and is preferred that those weeks coincide with the team’s scheduled breaks each year
  • 7 personal days of paid time with adequate coverage

How to Apply

Email Resume and 3 References to Head Coach – Cameron Higdon – [email protected]

Contact Information

Cameron Higdon