SwimRVA Head Age Group Coach

Applications due 07/31/22

Job Description:

Date posted: July 16, 2022

Location: 1927 Ford Ave, Richmond, VA 23223, USA

SwimRVA is looking for a dynamic Head Age Group Coach to lead our growing age group and developmental program.  The SwimRVA Rapids are a fast-growing competitive program with over 500 swimmers in Richmond, Virginia.  The Head Age Group coach will oversee two levels of the program consisting of 200 swimmers and four full and part time assistant coaches.  The right coach is one of high energy, great leadership acumen and adaptability as we continue to grow our impact in the Richmond region.

SwimRVA understands that our coaches are at the forefront of our business.   We invest in developing each associate to their full potential and career goals with professional development opportunities and continued learning. We are looking for energetic coaches who want an opportunity to expand their knowledge and engage with a rapidly expanding team.

The mission of SwimRVA is to elevate swimming in the Richmond region making water safety and aquatic fitness more accessible to all.

Richmond, Virginia is also one of the coolest places to live!  Right here in the Richmond region, a creative culture has popped up through the cobblestones.  Here, murals cover the walls of local restaurants and shops.  We have charming neighborhoods like the Fan District, which was named one of The South’s Best Neighborhoods by Southern Living.  Major art museums draw national attention.  Artisans share their talents in shops and markets.  Food is an art here, too.  In fact, National Geographic put us on their list of the world’s – yep, the world’s- “top 10 places to travel for food.”  Running through it all: the James River.  You can whitewater raft through downtown on its class III and class IV rapids. Bike the Virginia Capital Trail alongside the James.  Or, just hang out on the river rocks with your dog.  We’re a place of stories, with 300+ historic markers to prove it.  A place of architectural eye candy.  A place of where you can drive from one great experience to another, and it’s within a day of most of the east coast.

Come and grow with us at SwimRVA and enjoy the playground we call RICHMOND!



  • 3+ years as a head coach or assistant coach
  • Current USA Swimming Coach Certification
  • ASCA Level 3 or higher
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Supervisor or management experience preferred

Ideal Candidates would also have:

  • Desire to continue growth and education in the sport
  • Ability to work with all age groups
  • Ability to train and develop assistant coaches
  • Capacity to work within the LSC in leadership roles

Job Description

  • Report to the Head Coach.
  • Lead coach for SwimRVA Junior training group and oversee the development and coaching of the SwimRVA Age Group training group.
  • Lead and manage training and competition plans for Junior and Age Group levels.
  • Oversee one full time and up to four part time coaches
  • Create practice schedules, meet schedules, and effectively solve issues and concerns for staff and families.
  • Ensure the direction of age group program is consistent with the goals of the team, senior program and mission of SwimRVA
  • Participate in travel/swim meets as required
  • Foster strong communication with parents, coaches, athletes and administrators
  • Plan and implement team-building and social functions



Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.


How to Apply

Please submit your resume with a cover letter, references and other documentation via email to Assistant Director of Business Administration, Kim Wiiki: [email protected]  Want to talk about the position?  Contact Head Coach Jonathan Kaplan [email protected]

Contact Information

Jonathan Kaplan

5050 Ridgedale Parkway
Richmond, VA 23234