Head Age Group Coach- New Orleans, LA

Job Description:

The NU WAVE Swim Club is seeking a full-time Head Age Group Coach (ASCA Level 2 or higher preferred) to lead our 12&U High Performance training groups.

The NU WAVE Swim Club is a Board-supported/Head Coach led USAS swim program based in New Orleans, Louisiana. NU WAVE was established in 1985. We currently have 140+ swimmers training at three sites. Our training facilities include the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena, Tulane University Reily Center, and the Isidore Newman School. Nu Wave swimmers range from 5 year-old swimmers in our Stroke School to National Select Camp attendees.

It is the goal of NU WAVE to build a foundation for our athletes to grow as swimmers and people, and  to establish a swimming program that facilitates success, teamwork and overall family involvement.

Our program is IM-focused. We work with all swimmers to develop all strokes and all distances appropriate for their emotional and physical development.

Our athletes are guided through two main developmental track options. We offer a seasonal, session-based track for all ages, as well as, our year-round competitive track for the more determined swimmer. These High Performance groups guide swimmers to success at the State, Regional, and National levels. Our High Performance groups have more intense expectations in regards to attendance, performance, and attitude than our T&F groups.

The correct candidate will be tasked with developing the backbone of our team through our 12&U High Performance swimmers. This coach will create within our swimmers and families the capacity to learn in a group environment; the desire to improve through technical and physical development; and above all else, TEACH!

Responsibilities (Included, but not limited to):

  • Lead practice groups to develop all strokes and distances applicable to 12&U swimmers and prepare them for success at the State level and preparation for movement to upper groups.
  • Contribute to a dry-land program that allows for progression from T&F groups through High Performance groups at both Tulane and UNO sites.
  • Track attendance and enforce group attendance minimums. Set up family meetings to discuss progress and/or deficiencies in attendance, effort, etc.
  • Coordinate and manage social media accounts. All Site Coaches will contribute to this item.
  • Maintain all coaching certifications, as well as, pursue opportunities to advance your knowledge.
  • Lead and mentor assistant coaches. Track assistant coach hours.
  • Communicate with Head Coach regularly and attend monthly scheduled staff meetings.
  • Communicate with families via email/website communications, newsletter contributions, and meetings.
  • Attend all swim meets scheduled for your groups, and work all sessions of team hosted meets.
  • Coordinate meet entries and communication regarding warm-ups, relays, etc. with families.
  • Evaluate new swimmers for group placement. Work with Head Coach and Newman site coach to develop procedures for incoming and outgoing swimmers.
  • TEACH! Teach strokes. Teach training habits. Teach racing strategies. Teach teamwork.


  • $27,500 salary, or greater based on experience.
  • Approximately 30 hours/week including deck time, pre-practice preparations, post-practice meetings and swimmer/family discussions, opening/closing of facility, administrative duties, etc.
  • Incentives based on swimmer performance.


  • Please send resume to Ross Hedrick, [email protected].
  • The position will stay open until the correct candidate is hired.
  • Proposed starting date is October 2, 2017.

How to Apply

Contact Information

Ross Hedrick

phone: 7196491606

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