Northport Yacht Club Head Swim Coach

Applications due 03/02/18

Job Description:

Location: 11 Bluff Point Road, Northport, NY, USA

Overview: Northport Yacht Club is seeking an experienced, committed and personable Head Coach for our summer swim team program.  Our goal is is threefold: to provide the best recreational experience for all swimmers in the program, to provide a competitive atmosphere for all swimmers to challenge themselves based on their drive and skill level, and to ensure a fun experience for all families involved.


The Head Coach is responsible for supervising, instructing, motivating and coaching approximately 100 swimmers ages 4-17. S/he develops workouts, directs practice, and manages swimmer placement for all meets while encouraging proper sportsmanship and good teammate behavior at all times.  S/he is a motivator who knows how to get kids excited about the sport of swimming, and has strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with swimmers of all ages and their parents.


The coach will become familiar with the rules, regulations (as found in the Swim Team Handbook and the Tri-Club agreement between Northport Yacht Club, Centerport Yacht Club and Huntington Bay Club ) and rich traditions of the Northport Yacht Club Swim Team and actively participate in ensuring these are followed and promoted. The coach will leverage time trials on a regular basis to inform meet lineups, to measure swimmer progress and promote healthy competition on the team



Minimum age of 21

Experience coaching both competitive and recreational swimmers in similar program

Proficient in all swim skills and able to teach all stroke techniques

Able to lift and move equipment, and to lift an average size child

Valid American Red Cross Lifeguard or Water Safety certification with up to date CPR/AED/First Aid


Salary: $25-30/hr; commensurate with experience


Hours: Seasonal position June 19-Aug 4 that averages approx 35 hours per week including practice, meets, events, planning time and administrative planning for meets (i.e. lineups)


June 11 – June 22 Pre-Season Practices  4:00-6:00pm (M-F)

June 25 – Aug 3  Regular Season Morning Practices 8:00-11:00am (M-F)

June 25 Swim lessons begin (M-F afternoon hours not yet confirmed)


In addition to the practices, the coach is expected to attend 10 competitive swim meets (held Wednesday and Saturday mornings) and 4 evening team events (dates to be determined)


This position reports to the Swim Team Chairperson and Club Manager


How to Apply

To apply: Please email resume and/or inquiries to [email protected]

Subject line: Swim Team HEAD COACH

Contact Information

Tim Farrell

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