Head Coach, Chesterbrook Swimming

Job Description:

Date posted: September 28, 2021

Location: 1812 Kirby Rd, McLean, VA 22101, USA

Head Coach, Chesterbrook Swimming
Title: Head Coach, Chesterbrook Swimming
Supervisor: Reports to Chesterbrook Swimming Team Representatives
Direct Reports: Associate Head Coach/Assistant Coaches (2-3) and Junior Coaches (1-2)
Chesterbrook Pool Location: 1812 Kirby Road, McLean, VA 22101

Term: Year-round position. Head Coach meets with Team Representatives monthly in the off
season. Participates in interview and hiring of coaching in the late fall. Full-time requirements from
mid-May until the end of July (Individual All-Stars) to be negotiated with Team Representatives.
Ideal candidate will be prepared to make a three- to five-year commitment. Contracts are
negotiated on a yearly basis.

Salary/Benefits: Highly competitive with other top NVSL division 1 teams with additional salary
commensurate with experience. Participate in end-of-year bonus pool. Coach and family will be
offered complimentary membership with Chesterbrook Swim and Tennis Club for duration of

Required Hours:
• Attend all swim practices:
o Memorial Day through last day of Fairfax County Public School: Monday – Friday
from 4:00pm – 7:30pm.
o Middle of June through the NVSL All Star Swim Meet (usually last week of July):
Monday – Friday from 7:00 am – 11:00 am.
• Attend all meets. Monday (6 meets), Wednesday (2 meets), Saturday (8 meets)
• Attend all Pasta Parties (5 Friday nights) and designated social events (including, but not
limited to, Back to Pool, Stay and Play, Progressive Dinner, Coaches’ Dinner, EOY Awards).

Development and Administration of the Program
• Contribute to and advance the overall team philosophy on coaching, swimmer development
and team dynamics.
• Implement and improve the existing programs to attract and retain swimmers. Motivate and
inspire swimmers to set, meet and surpass goals.
• Establish an inclusive environment for both swimmers and families that encourages selfdiscipline, sportsmanship, accountability, responsibility and constructive feedback.
• Develop and implement team and individual goals with swimmers and monitor their
• Establish and oversee the decorum to be observed during swim meets and practice
sessions, communicate those standards to the coaches and swimmers, and lead by
• Determine the personnel requirements and participate in the hiring of direct reports.
• Build team spirit and enthusiasm. Build and maintain a team culture that encourages every
swimmer to thrive in the sport, motivates swimmers to achieve their highest potential, in and
out of the pool, and engages the parents and community.
• Build and maintain strong relationships with all club personnel, team volunteers, and
• Coordinate and cooperate with Team Representatives in carrying out duties.
• Other duties as assigned.

Administration of Coaching Staff and Practice Groups
• Lead and perform coaching responsibilities for all practice groups.
• Provide oversight and development of all associate, assistant and junior coaches.
• Maintain and ensure all necessary coaching certifications for self and coaches are up to
• Develop, organize, administer, and conduct the practices for all practice groups.
• Communicate the training objectives and plans to the coaching staff.
• Develop training objectives for all practice groups that are aimed at providing each
swimmer the opportunity to achieve their potential.
• Oversee private lesson program to ensure parity and access to all swimmers who desire
additional practice opportunities.

General Administrative Functions
• Participate in monthly meetings during off-season regarding planning for season.
• Respond to, report, and resolve personnel related matters amongst staff in partnership with
team representatives.
• Maintain regular and timely communication with parents, team volunteers, coaches and
team representatives.
• Responsibility for posting appropriate entries on social media accounts in-season and
periodically during off-season that highlight the team’s spirit and culture.
• Prepare meet sheets and entries for all meets and submit to designated volunteers in a
timely and complete manner.
• Works with Team Representatives on team budget and expenses.

Leadership Skills and Qualities
• Clear, cooperative and tactful communication style
• Strong personal and ethical values including honesty, respect and integrity
• Self-motivated
• Empathetic
• Manages relationships
• Holds self and others to high standards, fosters a culture of accountability
• Health and safety are key priorities
• Innovative
• Committed to a team atmosphere versus individual achievement

Education, Certifications and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree preferred
• Proficiency in word processing, Microsoft Excel, Google Drive.
• Prefer 5 yrs. + coaching experience
• Certification requirements including First Aid, CPR, Lifeguarding or Coach’s Safety Training,
and must be able to pass background check.
• Maintain fluency with all facility rules, USA Swimming Rules, and Northern Virginia Swim
League rules and guidance.
• Strong coaching acumen, including solid knowledge of stroke technique and training
• Experience leading and mentoring assistant coaching staff of between 4-8 junior coaches,
as well as oversight responsibility for Little Jaws Developmental Program
• High energy level demonstrated by engagement of coaches, swimmers, volunteers, and
• Enjoys working with all-ages of swimmers and families
• Ability to engage community members on the virtues and benefits of swimming; serves as a
representative of Chesterbrook Swimming.
• Proven success coaching, motivating and inspiring swimmers at all levels
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Passion and enthusiasm for competitive swimming and youth mentoring
• Personal desire to succeed professionally and advance the team as a whole
• Experience with Swimtopia (preferred)

How to apply:
Please email a cover letter, resume and at least two references to
[email protected] if you are interested in applying for this position.

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume and at least two references to
[email protected] if you are interested in applying for this position.

Contact Information

Chesterbrook Swimming, Coaching Committee

3647 North Harrison Street
Arlington, VA 22207

phone: 2022477085
fax: N/A