SBSC Head Coach Position

Applications due 01/30/18

Job Description:

The Santa Barbara Swim Club (SBSC) is searching for an enthusiastic Head Coach who will define, influence and lead the overall direction of the club program. We are a non-profit, board-governed, coach-led swim team in Santa Barbara, California operating out of the Los Banos and UCSB pool facilities. The Head Coach will be responsible for all aspects of operating a year-round competitive swim and Master’s program.


Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Lead the development and implementation of overall team philosophy on coaching, swimmer development, and team dynamics
  • Establish workout groups, schedules, and criteria for advancement through collaboration with coaching staff
  • On deck coaching and supervision of senior elite swimmers
  • Develop and oversee training programs for all age groups and Masters
  • Supervise and mentor coaching staff
  • Plan seasonal and yearly competition schedule for all groups
  • Establish and maintain regular and timely communications with swimmers, parents, coach and board members
  • Host periodic parent meetings to educate and inform parents
  • Provide monthly written reports to BOD and attend board meetings.
  • Collaborate with Santa Barbara City College, UCSB, other local recreational aquatic directors and local high school swim coaches for facility use, contract compliance, and asset sharing.
  • Represent the team at swim meets, external meetings, and other required meetings or assign a delegate


The ideal candidate has:

  • At least 5 years of experience as an age group coach of a competitive swim team.
  • Current USA Swimming Coach Certification, including first aid and life-saving certification
  • American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Coaching Certification Level 2 or higher preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills to interface with all levels of employees, club members, athletes, parents, Board of Directors and outside personnel.
  • Team management skills, able to provide clear verbal/written direction to employees/swimmers/parents. Highly organized.
  • Up-to-date understanding of latest coaching techniques through research and continuing education.
  • Track record of swimmer retention, recruitment and development at all levels.
  • Experienced with Team Unify and Hy-Tek
  • Bachelor’s Degree and prior collegiate swimmer strongly preferred

Other Requirements

  • Must pass a background check with USA Swimming and complete the USA Swimming head coach requirements
  • Pass a Motor Vehicle Report check
  • Provide a minimum of 3 references
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (preferred)

How to Apply

Please visit to learn more about our club. Please email resume and three references to at [email protected].

Contact Information

Paul Castelberg - SBSC Board President

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