Head Swim Coach

Applications due 05/11/20

Job Description:

Date posted: April 13, 2020

Location: 1 Eagles Way, Milford, OH 45150, USA

Position Summary

Milford Area Swim Team (MAST) is searching for a reliable and trustworthy head swim coach to join our team in this full-time, salaried position. The Swim Coach will be the lead to bring out the team’s Vision and Mission. Responsibilities of the Head Coach include analyzing swim techniques and determining skill levels, developing individualized swim programs, educating swimmers on various techniques and styles, developing training and competition schedules and communicating with the Board of Directors, swimmers and families.


Team Vision & Mission

Vision: Swim Fast. Have Fun.

Mission: A welcoming team that inspires kids’ full potential by building camaraderie and encouraging healthy competition that leaves kids and families with a positive and memorable team experience.


Essential Duties 

  • Oversee a comprehensive, year round training program for the MAST swim team; to include designation of practice groups, determination to move groups, handbook of policies, and communication plan
  • Responsible for overall team management, to include but not limited to: meet entries, coordination of team travel, fundraising and recruitment of swimmers
  • Develop and implement team and individual goals with the swimmers and monitor the progression of the athletes and team in reaching these goals
  • Be approachable and visible to all club members and all swim team families
  • Respond to all communications in a timely manner
  • Establish an environment that encourages self-discipline, sportsmanship, responsibility and constructive feedback 
  • Develop strong, lasting relationships and camaraderie with all swimmers, swimmer’s parents and the swim community
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training and managing of all coaches
  • Lead and develop coaching staff with clear communication of expectations, leading weekly coaches meetings and annual evaluations
  • Attend monthly board meetings
  • Develop methods to track swimmers progress throughout the season
  • Develop a comprehensive training program for all levels of swimmers and club team participants
  • Keep current with research in aquatics related areas
  • Assist the Facilities Director with aquatic programming and pool maintenance
  • Assist board members with the development and marketing of all Aquatics programs
  • Attend and assist running special events conducted for the team
  • Develop team practice schedule, gain alignment to schedule from board, and communicate in weekly update or more often as needed
  • Develop competitive meet schedule, gain alignment to schedule from board, register team and entries, and communicate schedule and any updates in a timely manner
  • Maintain a professional standard of safety, appearance and readiness
  • Maintain accurate records of individuals and relay performances, meet participation, practice attendance and more


Swim Coach Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High School diploma
  • Minimum five years coaching experience with various ages and skill levels in a competitive environment
  • Current member in a good standing with USA Swimming
  • Must pass a background check to work with children
  • Must be CPR/AED certified and maintain current coaching certification
  • Current Lifeguard Certification from American Red Cross, Lifeguard Pro, YMCA or BSA preferred
  • High level swimming experience at club or collegiate level
  • Ability to set and achieve individual and team goals and encourage others to do the same 
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and management skills
  • Good knowledge of health and nutrition
  • A positive attitude and willingness to work long hours
  • Working knowledge of Team Unify or like platform, as well as Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) preferred


Physical Requirements

  • Standing: while coaching and at competitions
  • Walking: while coaching and at competitions
  • Reaching: to demonstrate to swimmers or get supplies 
  • Pulling: to get equipment and demonstrate techniques
  • Stooping: to talk to swimmers 
  • Crouching: to critique swimmers 
  • Seeing: to view swimmers strokes 
  • Talking: to communicate corrections to swimmers and keep swim families and community up to date
  • Swimming: be able to get into pool to demonstrate proper stroke techniques while coaching



Hours will vary depending on training and competition times

How to Apply

Email to Chris Chapman at [email protected] or Nina Cornwell at [email protected]

Contact Information

Nina Cornwell