Head Age Group Coach – Highland Park Aquatics Club (HPAC)

Applications due 08/28/18

Job Description:

Location: 433 Vine Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035, USA

HPAC in Highland Park, IL is looking for an experienced coach to lead our Age Group program and develop our 12&Under swimmers.  HPAC trains 180 swimmers in a brand new 15 lane pool at Highland Park High School. We currently have 2 Central Zones qualifiers, 6 Illinois Age Group Champs finalists and several Illinois Regional qualifiers.


At HPAC we believe in focusing on the positive and building team camaraderie.  We work with our parents to create a unified team to help each athlete attain their goals in swimming.  We are looking for someone who is passionate about swimming and excited to serve as a mentor, educator and role model. This position reports directly to the HPAC Head Coach.

Position begins September 4 and is open until filled.


Duties include but are not limited to:


  • Oversee the Age Group program by planning and conducting swim practices
  • Attend scheduled meets and help run all HPAC hosted meets
  • Conduct 20-25 hours of on-deck coaching and 15-20 hours of administrative work per week
  • Administrative work will be determined by the HPAC Head Coach
  • Maintain daytime office hours. Respond to all emails and phone calls within 24 hours
  • Establish and maintain relationships and open communication with swimmers and parents
  • Participate in team projects, planning and programs while also supporting team activities


The ideal candidate has:


  • 5+ years of coaching experience preferably at the club level
  • 1-2+ years experience as the head of an age group program
  • An impeccable understanding of swim stroke mechanics
  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred)  and personal experience in competitive swimming
  • Track record of swimmer retention & recruitment
  • Ability and desire to work with parents as a part of swimmer development
  • Track record of swimmer development at the State Championship level
  • Intimate working knowledge with Team Unify & Meet Manager
  • Experience organizing & hosting successful swim meets
  • Experience developing & maintaining a team’s social media presence




  • Must pass a background check from USA Swimming and have completed the USA Swimming coaching requirements (required)
  • Current CPR/Safety Training certification
  • Working knowledge of Team Unify and Hy-Tek systems as well proficiency in Microsoft Office software (preferred) .


Salary is competitive and is commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Send resume with at least three references to Head Coach Jory Blauer at [email protected]


For additional information please visit:  www.hpacswimclub.org

Contact Information

Jory Blauer

433 Vine Ave
Highland Park, IL 60035

phone: 847-722-8841

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