Summer Swim Coach- Westwood Club

Job Description:

Date posted: November 30, 2023

Location: 6200 West Club Lane, Richmond, VA, USA

Swim Team Coach

Related Titles: Pool Coach; Swim Team Coordinator (Coach)

Reports to: Fitness and Aquatics Director

Supervises: Assistant Swim Coaches

Classification: Non-Exempt

Education and/or Experience

  • Experience as a competitive swimmer on the High School and College levels.
  • Experience as an Assistant Swim Team Coach. 

Job Knowledge, Core Competencies and Expectations

  • Ability to plan, organize, schedule and manage all phases of the club’s swim team program.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform all required duties in emergency situations. 

Job Summary (Essential Functions)

Coach club’s swim team. Schedule and coordinate swim meets. 

Job Tasks/Duties

  • Develop and maintain a competitive youth swim program.
  • Direct and supervise swimmers & assistant coaches.
  • Direct swim instruction that is tailored to the needs and abilities of individual swimmers.
  • Direct, instruct, model proper routines as they relate to work out and warm-up procedures; shallow water entries and racing starts; etc.
  • Provide direct supervision of swimmers at all times.
  • Effectively communicate and educate swimmers of risk factors in the sport.
  • Ensure fair practice and swim-meet experiences that relate to each athlete’s ability and experience.
  • Maintain safety around the pool deck at all times.
  • Remain alert and aware of potential hazards in and around practice and swim meet areas.
  • Present a professional appearance through your appropriate uniform, personal grooming, and attitude (positive and helpful).
  • Agree to promote all Westwood aquatics programs.
  • Recruit swimmers for constant and continued team growth.
  • Care for and maintain all equipment used by Westwood Club.
  • Put all equipment back in appropriate place after use.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with participants and parents.
  • Attend all training sessions, unless excused by the Fitness and Aquatics Director.
  • Attend and organize all team functions including end of season banquet as well as team outings.
  • Perform any duties as assigned by the Fitness and Aquatics Director. 

Licenses and Special Requirements

  • USA Swimming coach in good standing.
  • American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Level 2 or above certification.
  • American Red Cross Basic First Aid required, training on AED units and possession of a current Red Cross CPR card.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Working conditions are often, hot, humid, slippery and wet.
  • Able to work in a busy, noisy environment.
  • Able to tolerate the smell of chlorine.
  • Ability to project voice and articulate instructions to swimmers.
  • Able to meet and perform the physical requirements and to work effectively in an environment, which is typical of this position.
  • Frequent lifting, bending, climbing, stooping and pulling.
  • Frequent repetitive motions.
  • Continuous standing and walking.

How to Apply

Email resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Contact Information

Casey Thomas

6200 W Club Ln
Richmond, VA 23226

phone: 804-288-6028