Head Coach Position Forest Hills Swim Team

Job Description:

The Head Coach will have full wet-side responsibilities including:

  • Develop, plan, organize, and lead our competitive swim program.
  • Lead, recruit, develop and supervise coaching staff.
  • Develop and communicate a Team Vision and Goals.
  • Consistently evaluate and improve program to ensure sustained achievement and growth of all swimmers and the program itself.
  • Aid with swimmer recruitment
  • Manage and evaluate athlete goal setting, focusing on stroke technique and individual as well team achievements.  
  • Parent/swimmer education and communication.
  • Work with Meet Director to plan, organize and schedule meets.
  • Collaborate and support Governing Board in development of team budget, fee structure and fundraising activities.
  • Oversee and participate in daily practice setup and cleanup


The right candidate will have good people and organizational skills; enjoy mentoring youth; have enthusiasm for the sport; focus heavily on developing character and sportsmanship; and be knowledgeable about swim, stroke techniques, and helping swimmers improve.



Desired Qualifications:

  • Exceptional organizational and leadership skills.
  • Proficient computer skills (Team Unify, Team Manager, Meet Manager, Office)
  • Strong background in competitive swimming with a minimum of 2 years progressive coaching experience.
  • Experience in developing swimmers from novice to high-level swimmers.
  • Ability to effectively communicate appropriate goals and progressions to swimmers and parents.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of stroke technique progression, dryland progression, training progression and taper strategies for all levels.
  • Member in good standing with USA Swimming and current on all background checks and certifications.
  • Access to a network of resources to stay updated on latest psychological, visualization and teaching methods.

Candidates must be available for the following (NO EXCEPTIONS):

  • Spring Clinic Practices (optional to swimmers)  Mid April for two weeks
  • Spring and Summer Team Practices: April- June: Mon-Thurs 4-8

             June-August: Mon-Friday 7:15 to 12pm

  • Parent Orientation: one weekday evening, mid-February
  • Board Meetings: one evening per month, most of the year (8 meetings)
  • Meets and Invitationals

How to Apply

Email a resume to :

Nicole Sylvester

[email protected]

Contact Information

Nicole Sylvester

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