Lead Group Coach (Developmental)

Applications due 03/01/23

Job Description:

Date posted: November 10, 2023

Location: Ellisville, MO, USA

Job Description

  • Abide by the American Swimming Coaches Association Code of Ethics, the USA Swimming Code of Conduct, and Rockwood policies and procedure
  • Development and implementation of overall team philosophy on coaching, swimmer development, and team dynamics
  • Plan, prepare, and conduct team practices in accordance with our curriculum, practice schedules, and be supportive of the overall philosophy and direction of the Swim Club
  • Grow, coach, oversee, and manage our program by writing and executing workouts, attending meets, entering swimmers into meets via software, running clinics, and social functions. Teach proper swim techniques and stroke mechanics
  • Is willing and motivated to work/be involved on multiple fronts within the organization- leading or assisting with fundraisers, special events and team-builders, clinics, camps, evaluation process, attend home and away meets, and participate in coaches’ education opportunities.
  • Interact effectively with parents
  • Model language, demeanor, and sportsmanship for swimmers. Exhibit daily a passion for helping swimmers maximize their potential.
  • Keep daily attendance and workout log
  • Arrives 15 minutes early for all workouts and begins workouts on time
  • Maintains a safe practice environment-free of violence and/or harassment
  • Creates and implements detailed season and yearly plans for water time, dryland time, and educational aspects due to the Head Coach
  • Creates workout sets designed to develop swimmers for the next group
  • Attends all staff meetings
  • Attend all assigned meets, arriving 15 minutes before the start of warm-ups, assist with warm ups, and work with all Rockwood coaches to provide a positive, competitive atmosphere for each Rockwood swimmer.
  • Assist other coaches/instructors as needed within Rockwood and communicate regularly with counterpart group coaches. Substitute for other coaches as needed. 


Job Requirements

  • College Degree (Preferred)
  • 3 plus years coaching experience including teaching technique and the development of life-long swimming skills. Must be comfortable with Age Group swimmers.
  • Strong communication skills working with parents, swimmers and coaches and a team first approach is important. 
  • Possess USA Swimming certifications and credentials commensurate with the position


Other Requirements

  • Computer proficiency including the use of e-mail, Internet Navigation, Google Suite, Microsoft Office and Publisher Software, Team Unify, and Social Media Platforms.
  • Abides by applicable USA Swimming Codes of Conduct and Safe Sport Requirements and Pass a reference check.


Additional Information

  • This job can be full time for the right candidate
  • Rockwood Swim Club offers a complete benefits package including health, dental, vision, and long and short-term disability insurance through the Rockwood School District. (for applicable candidates)
  • Rockwood Swim Club also offers a retirement plan through the Rockwood School District. (for applicable candidates)
  • Rockwood Swim Club will also reimburse for appropriate travel expenses, professional certifications, and coaching memberships.
  • Rockwood Swim Club is located in West St. Louis County. The Rockwood School District is noted for being a top 4 ranking Missouri school district. West St. Louis County is known for having multiple state and local parks containing many hiking and biking trails, scenic overlooks of the Missouri and Meramec Rivers, access to many great local restaurants and shopping areas. 
  • This position is listed as part time (30 hours per week), but could be a full-time position for the right candidate
  • Hourly salary starts at $17 but can change depending on experience

How to Apply

Resumes can be sent to Head Coach Sean Harrison @ [email protected]


Rockwood School District serves as the fiscal agent for Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed, which means that all Community Ed staff are hired through Rockwood School District. View complete job description and apply online here

Contact Information

Sean Harrison

1401 Froesel Drive
Ellisville, MO 63011

phone: 3149732160