The Commonwealth Current seeks Full Time Assistant Coach

Applications due 09/30/17

Job Description:

Boston based Commonwealth Swimming is hiring a Full Time Assistant Coach to work with our team of 75 swimmers aged 7-18.  We are a small team with a close-knit staff and lofty goals.  This year the team qualified 10% for Futures, 20% for Sectionals, and 50% for our LSC Championships, and we hope to build on that success as we head into our third year.

Position: Full Time Assistant Coach


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equitable experience.
  • USA Swimming background check and coaching certification in good standing.
  • Availability for Early AM, Evenings and Weekends.
  • Ability to assist at all sites (All are MBTA accessible, car is easier).
  • CPR/Safety Training certifications up to date.
  • Experience with Learn-To-Swim programing.
  • Must be energetic and engaging.
  • Must be a self-starter who also takes direction from Head Coach.

Ideal candidate has:

  • Prior USA Swimming coaching experience with athletes of all ages.
  • Interest in working with all levels.
  • Willingness to learn, grow, experiment.
  • Personal competitive experience.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Understanding of Hy-Tek and Team Unify software.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in designing and administering designated practices.
  • Attend meets as directed, including travel meets about 6 times a year.
  • Coordinating training methodologies, drills and practice group goals with Head Coach.  A primary focus on technique, skill development and long term athlete development is a must.
  • General administrative duties.
  • Recruitment, retention and athletic development plans for new athletes.
  • Swim America Learn-To-Swim program coordination, recruitment and growth.  This includes LTS staff management.
  • Parent education and communication on all aspects of long term athletic development; roles and responsibilities of parents, swimmers and coaches; individual athletic plans.
  • Maintain good membership standing with USA Swimming and New England Swimming.


Commensurate with experience, benefit package included.

How to Apply

Email Head Coach Chris Sheppard at [email protected]



Contact Information

Chris Sheppard

phone: 6179099475

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