LYONS Aquatics – Lead Coach

Job Description:

Date posted: July 29, 2021

Location: Western Springs, IL, USA

Title:                           Lead Coach

Status:                        Full-Time

Compensation:       Commensurate with Experience


Summary:  LYONS Aquatics, located in Western Spring and La Grange, Illinois is seeking an enthusiastic Lead Coach to join our staff!  This Lead Coach will be responsible for day-to-day coaching and management of their assigned group(s) and the appropriate administrative tasks that accompany.  The start date for this position is September 2021.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Regularly attend all appropriate practices and meets
  • Work with athletes of all ages and abilities to teach strong technical skills
  • Complete meet entries in a timely manner
  • Communicate effectively with parents and appropriately respond to emails
  • Ability to 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 occasional travel meets



  • Previous Coaching / Competitive Swimming Experience
  • Thorough knowledge of competitive swimming and stroke mechanics
  • Enthusiastic, team-oriented, positive role model, and effective communicator
  • 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

To Apply: 

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

Contact Information

Joey Waldorf