LYONS Aquatics – Head Age Group Coach

Applications due 08/07/22

Job Description:

Date posted: June 28, 2022

Location: 4900 Willow Springs Road, Western Springs, IL, USA


LYONS Aquatics, located in Western Springs and La Grange, Illinois, is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic Head Age Group Coach to join our staff.  This Head Age Group Coach will be responsible for the day-to-day coaching and management of our 13&14-3 athletes and assist in the development and growth of our other 14&U groups.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Regularly attend all appropriate practices and meets.
  • Create and execute an age and developmentally appropriate Season Plan
  • Complete Meet Entries in a timely manner.
  • Lead our Age Group Staff through Season Planning, developing/improving an athlete progression model, and creating quantifiable goals for our 14&U program.
  • Communicate effectively with parents and appropriately respond to emails.
  • Maintain a positive and effective working environment while collaborating with other coaches, board members, and parents.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends, and occasionally travel to meets.


  • Previous Age Group Coaching / Competitive Swimming Experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of competitive swimming and stroke mechanics.
  • Enthusiastic, team-oriented, positive role model, effective communicator, and leader.
  • Competent understanding of TeamUnify.
  • Currently hold, or be willing to obtain, USA-S Non-Athlete Registration, USA-S Criminal Background Check, USA-S Athlete Protection Certification, ARC Safety Training for Swim Coaches including CPR/AED for Adult/Child.
  • College degree is preferred.

*ARC Water Safety Instructor, ARC Lifeguard, and/or LGI-T and WSI-T is desired but not required.  LYONS Aquatics reimburses for all required certification costs as well as approved professional development costs.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a Cover Letter, Resume, Coaching Philosophy, and 2 Professional References to Head Coach Joey Waldorf at [email protected]  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Contact Information

Joseph Waldorf