Head Swim Coach

Job Description:

Date posted: September 12, 2022

Location: 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie, WI, USA

The Village of Pleasant Prairie is looking for a Head Swim Coach, whose main responsibility is the overall management of the Pleasant Prairie Patriots Swim Team. Employees in this classification must represent the Recreation Department in a professional manner, while instructing and monitoring members, guests, and program participants. A special emphasis on program development and quality instruction.

Job Duties include the following:

  • Demonstrate professionalism working with Patriots Swim Team athletes, families, and coaches.
  • Responsible for athlete development; implement training plans for swim practices and dryland training.
  • Responsible for leading and managing 5-15 age group coaches during practices and swim meets.
  • Train coaches and hold consistent staff meetings.
  • Ability to serve as Senior age group coach.
  • Responsible for scheduling of swim meets.
  • Responsible for hosting swim meets at the RecPlex.
  • Responsible for annual swim team budget including staffing, registrations, training, meets, travel, etc.
  • Oversee all aspects of daily club operation in support of the swimmers, membership, team mission, and values.
  • Responsible for creating a positive culture for the Pleasant Prairie Patriot (PX3) swim team.
  • Meet all deadlines for facility contract requirements regarding schedules, swim meet line ups, swim meet registrations and USA Swimming/US Master Swimming athlete and non-athlete registrations.
  • Practice continuous improvement and professional development for self and assistant coaches; work to achieve next level of certification for all staff under your direction.
  • Work directly with Aquatics Supervisor to establish pre-competitive swim lessons program.
  • Communicate with other teams and/or LSC regarding meet operations, participations, financial reports and entries to the Swim Team Administrator.
  • Update website information regarding practice schedules, meet entries, news, etc.
  • Track team membership numbers and provide recruitment plans to ensure team growth.
  • Act as pool liaison for competitive facility rentals and swim meets from outside organizations as needed.
  • Must know and enforce all RecPlex, Village and Department rules, regulations, policies, standard operating procedures and guidelines.
  • Must exhibit a teamwork attitude and self-motivation, take the initiative to solve problems and innovate.
  • Maintain professional standard of safety, appearance and readiness.
  • Assume an equal share of the joint house-keeping responsibilities in all aquatic program areas.
  • Must be able to perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements – educational, certifications and experience

  • 3+ years of Coaching experience.
  • Experienced with USA Swimming OME, Team Unify, HY-TEK as well as Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in sports management, kinesiology or recreation preferred, experience can stand in place of this requirement.
  • Advanced experience coaching various ages and skill levels in a competitive environment.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard and or Lifeguard Instructor Certification within 6 months of employment.
  • Maintain a current USA Swimming Certification as a coach at all times.
  • USA Swimming Business Management Training 101 & 201 or ability to achieve within 6 months of employment.


How to Apply

Be sure to visit our Village of Pleasant Prairie website to apply for this position:   https://www.pleasantprairiewi.gov/departments/human_resources/employment

Contact Information

Human Resources Department

Village of Pleasant Prairie
9915 39th Avenue
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

phone: 262-925-6732
fax: 262-925-6788