Job Description:

Date posted: September 7, 2023

Location: National Aquatic Centre, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Malaysia Swimming Federation (MAS) is on the hunt for a visionary Technical Director to lead the
holistic development of swimming in Malaysia.
The ideal candidate is vastly experienced and dynamic, and will bring leadership and technical prowess
towards building capacity at all levels from development to high performance for Malaysia Swimming.
As an integral part of the national team, the Technical Director will be instrumental in shaping team
strategies and policies, planning and assessing qualifying procedures and standards, evaluating program
success, and steering the future direction of our national programme to achieve set performance objectives
established by Malaysia Swimming.
In collaboration with the National Head Coach, they will be tasked with overseeing national-level
swimmers, setting forth innovative training strategies, and preparing athletes for both domestic and
international competitions.

The Malaysia Swimming Federation (MAS) is the national governing body for aquatic disciplines
(swimming, diving, artistic swimming, waterpolo, open water swimming, and masters swimming) in
Malaysia, and is affiliated to World Aquatics, the international governing body.

1. Leadership and Oversight
Lead all coaching activities of Malaysia Swimming in accordance with the mission, objectives,
by-laws and policies established by the Association and/or the National Sports Council of
2. Strategic Planning and Development
Develop a strategic plan for the sustainable and multi-year development of high performance
swimming in Malaysia from junior to the senior level to achieve set performance objectives;
Determine clear and transparent pathways for coaches and athletes at all levels ensuring
developmental objectives are achieved;
Set the direction for the progression of the team from development, youth to senior/elite level;
3. Training and Development
Provide all necessary training manuals, guides, written materials, verbal instructions, or actual
demonstrations to elucidate the principles and objectives of the prescribed training. This includes
the provision of any new or revised training materials;
Develop quality training programmes that maximises swimmers’ potential and performances,
including periodisation planning;
Work with relevant parties to incorporate sport science elements into the daily training
programmes and competitions;
Monitor daily training sessions, ensuring the implementation of planned programmes with the
correct quality and intensity;
4. Team and Individual Objectives
Set overarching goals for the team, assistant coaches, state coaches and individual swimmers;
Develop and foster a positive team culture amongst coaches and swimmers that motivates and
enables high performance;
5. Coordination and Participation
Plan and coordinate participation in scheduled competitions, training camps, clinics and
workshops and all professional development opportunities;
6. Performance Metrics, Measurements and Reporting
Collaborate with the Head Coach and other coaches in setting KPIs for each training phase and
competition to achieve long-term multi-year objectives;
Prepare comprehensive monthly reports or any other reports as required or instructed by the
Ensure data collection for performance/training is managed and gaps analysed to maximise the
efficiency of coaching, training and performance across all levels to meet performance
7. Coach Development and Structure
Develop and implement a coaching structure/plan that spans from development to senior levels
that builds capacity and ensures development and performance objectives are met;
Facilitate and conduct workshops, and engage in communication amongst coaches in the
sharing of knowledge, technical expertise, education and awareness;
8. Training Camps and Programmes
Consistent implementation of training camps at both state and national levels to ensure
continuous developmental and performance objectives are met;

1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Science, Physical Education, or related field. A Master’s Degree
would be an added advantage;
2. Minimum of 10 years experience in elite high performance coaching or a similar high
performance sporting environment;
3. Proven track record in leading, managing and developing high performance programmes;
4. Strong understanding of sport science, nutrition, and physiotherapy in the context of elite athlete
5. Exceptional leadership, communication and interpersonal skills;
6. Ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders including the
National Sports Council of Malaysia, athletes, coaches and sport science professionals;
7. Proficiency in using modern training technologies and methodologies towards obtaining high
8. Previous experience in a similar role would be highly advantageous.

How to Apply

Candidates driven by passion and expertise, eager to make a splash in the Malaysian swimming scene,
are invited to send their detailed CV, cover letter with salary expectations, and relevant certifications to
[email protected]
Applications will be received until 22 September 2023, or until the position is filled.

Contact Information

Marilyn Chua or Nurul Huda Abdullah

#02-03 Level 3 National Aquatic Center, Kuala Lumpur Sports City,
57000 Bukit Jalil, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia

phone: 6019-2750825
fax: -