Singapore National Diving Head Coach

Applications due 11/17/17

Job Description:

Head Coach Diving

Singapore National Diving Team



Report to the Vice President (Diving) and responsible in supporting the Executive Director. To ensure, that within the guidelines and constraints determined by Singapore Swimming Association (SSA), the head coach is responsible for the overall high performance organisation and management of the Singapore National Diving Team, including development of the athlete and coaching pathways.



1.      Effective Relationship and communication with SSA’s Partners and Stakeholders

Work closely with the SSA’s partners and stakeholders including Sport SG, affiliates, other national federations and sponsors to ensure alignment.


2.      Logistical Organisation

Work with the Diving Sports Manager to develop and implement plans to meet the expected needs of the athletes, coaches , officials and support staff before and during the tour. This includes booking of flights, accommodation, entries for meets, provision of meals and transportation. Ensuring team Singapore meets the technical guidelines provided by organisers.


3.      Technical Responsibilities


Overall in charge of the high performance programs of the elite, development and talent ID national diving squads, assisted by 2 assistant diving coaches.

Development of Multi Year sports plan (2016 to 2020), that includes a regenerative pipeline for a national diving program that brings our divers to Olympic qualification levels.

To train local coaches with the ability to coach Learn-to-dive programs that prepares divers to get into our Talent ID program.

Work closely with the diving sport manager to develop and implement plans for Coaches Education/Development for local coaches.

Work closely with the Singapore Sports Institute Scientist Support Group on high performance plan to provide sports science and medicine support for national athletes.

Visit local diving clubs to study how they operate at a coaching level and develop coaching strategies and athlete development pathways that will help the clubs increase their pipelines and improve from the developmental to the high performance level.

Creating a well rounded lesson program supporting all levels of divers. To build a skills progression program that supports each diver regardless of level



4.      Team Communication

Communicate SSA policies to all team members (including but not limited to Team By-Laws, Anti-Doping Policy, Member Protection Policies) and complete incident reports of any breaches.


5.      Team Budget

To prepare and implement the national high performance team budget.


6.      Reports

Follow up all incidents and report to VP (Diving) on final outcomes.

Coach reports for overseas trips

Database of athlete performance and progressive updates on individual diver’s performance and training plans





Possess relevant diving coaching certifications

Qualified in all aspects of dryland and water overhead spotting harness and hand assisted spotting

Qualified to teach overhead harness and hand spotting for diving coaches (USA, UK, and Australia)


Experienced in coaching divers successfully at major international meets.

Demonstrates a clear understanding of the issues relating to managing a major national team at an international meet.

Has the demonstrated capacity to coordinate activities, people and resources and to maintain appropriate monitoring and controls.

Experienced in dealing with international and national media and press conferences.

Demonstrates technical knowledge of diving to enable understanding of specific diving administrative procedures and technical requirements of the athletes and other officials.

Has the interpersonal skills and technical expertise to provide an effective link between team members and Championship officials and technical committees.

Experienced in coaching swimmer successfully at major international meets.

Experienced developing season plans and working with Sports Scientist.

Experienced in mentoring coaches.


Personal Attributes

Has the interpersonal and management skills to successfully motivate and direct team/staff members where relevant.

Works effectively with people and shows respect and sensitivity to their needs.

Demonstrates a logical approach in weighing up issues and coming to a decision.

Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills and able to provide reports when required.

Demonstrates ability to handle crisis situations.

Shows enthusiasm and preparedness to put athlete performance before personal considerations.

Available to attend all pre-competition meetings, training camps and meets if require.

Ability to work on weekends.

Ability to travel overseas.

How to Apply

Email Resume to [email protected]

Contact Information

[email protected]

7 Stadium Drive #01-50, Singapore 397632

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