Head Coach

Applications due 06/01/18

Job Description:

Wissahickon Community Aquatic Club (“WCAC”), a parent run swim and dive program, has just moved into a new state of the art natatorium complex at the Wissahickon High School in Ambler, PA.  The club is seeking an experienced, committed and motivated individual who can identify goals and put in place plans to grow the various WCAC programs.  Currently WCAC’s primary focus is the community based swim and dive team, comprised of 200+ swimmers and divers.  The boys and girls teams participate in the Suburban Aquatic League during the winter.  The club is also a member of USA Swimming.  The USA Swimming program is a year round program with approximately 45 swimmers.

The ideal candidate for WCAC is personable, a certified coach and has experience building a successful swim program.  At WCAC, this role will:

  • Be responsible for all levels of the aquatics program
  • Ensure the optimal number of coaches and set a coaching structure to support competitive SAL, USA swim and dive teams
  • Design and oversee training plans for all team members
  • Oversee the progression of team members
  • Set performance goals & reports for the program
  • Facilitate an age appropriate goal setting process for all team members
  • Establish an environment that fosters positive team attitudes (both staff & athletes), that encourage self-discipline, self reliance and sportsmanship
  • Recruit and retain staff within budget
  • Plan and direct staff meetings at least once/month
  • Provide annual staff development goals and set the training program for educating, supervising, and mentoring all coaches
  • Communicate regularly and appropriately with Club’s membership via monthly newsletter, team/group meetings, emails, and/or individual meetings/conferences when needed
  • Administer and support WCAC policies and procedures with membership and staff
  • Support and facilitate annual strategic planning process and review
  • Market and promote the programs of WCAC
  • Develop and implement incentive and recognition/achievement programs that are age appropriate for team members
  • Coordinate daily, monthly and season use of WCACs pool time


  • 4-6 years coaching experience, ASCA level 3 or higher a plus
  • USA Member/Coach
  • 4 years management experience
  • Understanding of pool/facilities operations
  • Mature disposition
  • Experience with the Team Unify platform, a plus

Salary is negotiable, based upon experience

How to Apply

Cover letter and resume can either be sent via email to [email protected] or mailed to WCAC P.O. Box 1013, Spring House PA 19477

Contact Information

Deena Shilling, WCAC President

P.O. Box 1013
Spring House, PA 19477

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