Tactical Athlete Coach – Swim

Applications due 04/13/18

Job Description:

T3I Coaches assigned to the Battlefield Airmen (BA) Preparatory Course at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX, provide training and development of the Air Force’s (AF) future BA, who are organized, trained, and equipped to deliver distinctive expertise in combat and other high-risk environments.  As the only AF capability specifically designed to primarily operate as surface combatants, BA directly assist, control, enable, and execute air and space-power capabilities to conduct: Joint Fires Integration, Special Operations, Personnel Recovery, Tactical Airlift Operations, and Special Weather Operations.

Selected coaches are assigned to a team that is responsible for preparing BA recruits for physical and mental success during their 12 to 24 month training pipelines.  Daily activities include instruction, demonstration, and application of physical training principles and techniques, with emphasis on body-weight exercises, functional movements, and performance under load.  Coaches have daily contact and interaction with AF trainees and senior leaders, as well as other staff members, contractors and vendors.  As such, Coaches must adhere to the highest standards of conduct throughout the course of their daily activities and apply appropriate relationships with trainees, customers, and teammates.

Required Skills, Experience & Abilities:

  • Swim Coaching experience at a competitive level (club, collegiate, or Olympic)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of sound training skills, relevant to fitness and athletics
  • Develop, implement and teach foundational fitness skills to students with varying ability levels
  • Build rapport with students and motivate them to achieve higher levels of performance
  • Strong communication (written and oral), leadership and organizational skills
  • Effectively teach various blocks of instruction related to health, fitness and physical performance
  • Pass fitness test; 500-yard swim, 48 sit-ups, 40 pushups, 6 pull-ups and a 1.5mile in =< 12:00.
  • Maintain a high degree of personal fitness and lead by example
  • Be able to demonstrate all physical exercises and events required of the students
  • Employ relevant technologies to support the training program and improve students’ performance
  • Evaluate and provide written professional assessments on emerging technologies’
  • Successfully complete the High-Risk Training Course taught by military instructors
  • Study, follow and apply designated AF training and safety directives and guidelines
  • Effectively work with frequent changes, interruptions and varying environmental conditions

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Experience developing and conducting collegiate, Olympic or professional athletic programs
  • Experience coaching athletes at the club, collegiate, Olympic or professional level
  • Highly successful athlete at the club, collegiate, Olympic or professional level
  • Prior military service in Special Operations or other Combat Arms specialty

Required Education and Certifications:

B.S. or B.A. degree in Health and Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or related field

Certified Level 3 American Swimming Coach (ASCA)

Certified Lifeguard, CPR, AED, and First Aid

Desired Education and Certifications:

M.S. or M.A. degree in Sports, Athletics, Fitness, Nutrition or related field of study

Certified Level 4/5 American Swimming Coach (ASCA)

Certified Instructor for Lifeguard, CPR, AED, and First Aid

Required Background Check: National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI)

Type of Employment: Full Time

Work Location: Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX

How to Apply

Email resume to Jeb Halfacre at [email protected]

Contact Information

Jeb Halfacre

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