Head Site Coach in Santa Monica

Applications due 09/30/16

Job Description:

Westside Aquatics, the premier competitive swim team in West Los Angeles is seeking a dynamic, energetic, and experienced team player to run the Santa Monica site of our quickly growing and improving team. Job description below.

In addition to current USA Swimming Non-Athlete Registration, prospective coach would need a minimum of 3 years of successful experience in a managerial/administrative position with many of the responsibilities mentioned in the job description below. ASCA Level 3 preferred. Competitive swimming experience is preferred.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Head Site Coach (HSC) – Responsible for operation of WA at respective site(s). Reports to HC. Supervises all site coaching staff.

Program Management

  1. Program planning & athlete development for all groups at designated site (provide to HC)
  2. Develop seasonal site goals for swimmer performance with (provide to HC):
    1. goal number of championship meet qualifiers
    2. goal number of move ups from age group levels to any other team level
    3. three focus objectives for all age group swimmers
  3. Set practice schedule and determine groups to maximize pool resources and swimmer development
  4. Attend swim meets with site swimmers
  5. Set attendance guidelines for swimmers at site
  6. Perform monthly exit interview with site swimmers leaving the team

Personnel Management

  1. Oversight and development of all coaches at site, including hiring, training and education and supervision to ensure all aspects of coaches’ job descriptions are covered, including:
    1. Implementation of adequate technique and stroke instruction during practice
    2. Swimmer feedback and evaluation system for group placement
    3. Prepare and deliver quarterly performance reviews for site staff
    4. Schedule and oversee weekly site coaches’ meetings
    5. Work in consultation with HC regarding new hires at site
    6. Authority to dismiss staff at site with approval of HC


  1. Meet with HC regularly
  2. Coordinate and oversee communication to site swimmers
  3. Weekly site email with input from coaching staff
  4. Coordinate with HC in monthly all team email
  5. Website–shared responsibility with HC for WA website pertaining to swim programming
  6. Make him/herself available to all site swimmers as needed (by phone, person, email)
  7. Schedule and oversee any necessary parent meetings at site


  1. Schedule and oversee seasonal new parent meetings
  2. Ensure open lines of communication between parents and all coaches
  3. Answer parent emails and phone calls from AG families and facilitate resolution of questions/issues with other coaches.
  4. Maintain daily attendance for all swimmers


  1. Oversee all BRW meet administration with input from coaching staff
  2. Collect, Review, and Deliver all Group Placement and Registration forms to Pali HAGC
  3. Assist bookkeeper if necessary with past due accounts
  4. Coordinate with HC on purchase of necessary equipment
  5. Assist as directed by HC at home swim meets
  6. Maintain daily attendance records for site swimmers
  7. Other duties as assigned by HC


  1. Participate in development of team budget
  2. Work with HC on member retention/club growth goals

Please send Resume to [email protected]



How to Apply

Email résumé to [email protected]

Contact Information

Mike Bechtholdt

24565 Town Center Drive #8418

phone: 6616457863

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