Head Coach of the McLean Marlins

Applications due 09/30/22

Job Description:

Date posted: August 19, 2022

Location: 1700 Margie Drive, McLean, VA, USA

Position Summary

McLean Swim and Tennis Association (MSTA) is seeking a high-energy, kid-friendly, established and experienced Head Coach for its McLean Marlins summer swim team! With almost 300 swimmers of all capabilities, the Marlins recently went 5-0 and won Division II (including the relay carnival) in the Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL).  At MSTA, we are equally focused on swimming fast AND having fun (having won the Sportsmanship award many times over the past decade including in Division I).


Head Coach applicants should have a track record of working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment and be a highly organized leader. They should be experienced in coaching swimmers across multiple age groups (6 year old beginners to Olympic Trial level high schoolers), have a positive attitude of inclusion and teamwork, and have a history of communicating and motivating swimmers to achieve their goals (including having fun!).

Essential Job Task

  • Create an educational, fun, safe and inviting experience for all swimmers, of all skill sets
  • Develop swim team workouts and ensure coaching staff are capable of executing plan
  • Attend all swim meets, providing developmental feedback and encouragement to all swimmers
  • Participate in all Swim Team activities
  • Initiate, develop and maintain positive relationships with swimmers
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to coaching staff
  • Take the lead on the creation of competitive Saturday A meet sheets
  • Promote all MSTA swim programs and services, including pre-season clinics, Future Marlins and Group Lessons.
  • Provides a safe, clean and organized pool area during practices
  • Responds to member questions regarding swim programs, policies and procedures

Education / Experience / Qualifications

  • 5+ years of swim coaching experience 
  • 2+ years swim coaching experience in the NVSL (Head coaching experience preferred)
  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Coaching membership in good standing with USA Swimming
  • Red Cross Lifeguard training preferred 
  • Extensive knowledge of NVSL Rules

Salary Range: Base salary $15,000 to $17,000 plus end of season bonus; multiyear contract negotiable

To Apply: please email cover letter and resume to [email protected]

How to Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Contact Information

Megan Frantz, Allison O’Rourke, Matt Williams