Head Swim Coach

Applications due 12/12/22

Job Description:

Date posted: October 4, 2022

Location: Bettendorf High School, 18th Street, Bettendorf, IA, USA

Bettendorf Aquatics is a USA Swimming Club that operates out of Bettendorf High School (SCY) and Clinton Community Pool (LCM).  Our program offers a supportive atmosphere that emphasizes sound stroke technique, wet and dryland training, and competitive opportunities at every level.  We are a not-for-profit team that is Board Run.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Lifeguard/CPR Certification
  • USA/ASCA certification
  • Full Background Check
  • 3+ years of coaching and leadership/supervisory experience
  • Experience coaching/teaching athletes of all ages and abilities.
  • Full knowledge and understanding of all competitive strokes.
  • Ability to plan/organize/run practices independently and as part of a coaching team.
  • Availability must include afternoons, evenings, at least one weekend day and 2-3 mornings.
  • Enthusiasm, commitment, professionalism and organizational skills are a must!

Under the direction of the Board of Directors and in accordance with the goals and objectives of the swim club, the Head Coach is responsible with the management of the swim club within the rules and guidelines of USA Swimming and Bettendorf High School.  The Head Swim Coach must work daily to develop personal and meaningful relationships with swimmers, parents and work with the BHS/BMS Swim Coaches. Bettendorf Aquatics is also a feeder program for Bettendorf Middle (BMS) and High School (BHS) swim programs.  The Head Swim Coach will also oversee all Assistant Coaches as well as the Learn2Swim Program.

Essential Functions:

  1. Develop a swim program that is technically and developmentally age appropriate for both water and dryland training and that allows swimmers of different abilities to reach their highest potential.
  2. When available, supervise, mentor, and evaluate Assistant Coach/Coaches, including preparation of daily and seasonal work-outs, skill sets, and practice groups.
  3. Manage and lead our swim lessons program.
  4. Lead swimmer recruitment/retention efforts for all swim groups.
  5. Decide on which meets the team will participate in during SCY and LCM seasons and will submit meet entries.
  6. Assist in Meet organization and preparation, especially team hosted meets.
  7. Build meaningful relationships with members and participants; help members connect with one another and to the swim club.
  8. Ensure that all team operations are completed in a timely and organized manner.Communication to the swimmers, parents, board are done in a timely and professional and age appropriate manner.
  9. Lead practices of the group(s) with care and excitement.
  10. Give swimmers knowledge to understand and master strokes allowing for movement up through the swim team groups.
  11. Be on deck before swimmers begin practice to greet swimmers and parents.
  12. Attend and participate in Board meetings as a voting member as often as possible.

Pay/Compensation:

  • Base Annual Salary $38,000 to $45,000 (based on experience)
  • Profit Sharing on Swim Lessons:20% net profit after payroll
  • Bonus Pay with Club Growth
  • Monthly phone and health insurance stipend

Location:  Bettendorf High School  3333 18th Street  Bettendorf, IA  52722

Please send inquiries to [email protected].

How to Apply

Please send inquiries to [email protected].

Contact Information

Jodie Stone