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Coach Wanted
Team Village West
Job Title 2018 Head Coach
Job Description

The Village West Vikings are seeking a new head coach. We are an are an NVSL summer swim team that is made up of around 100 swimmers aged 6-18, plus around 30 Little Vikings, aged 3-7. We compete in Division 16, and our team focuses on developing good stroke mechanics, supporting each other, and most importantly, fun!

We are looking for a coach with strong teaching and interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate effectively with swimmers, coaches, Team Reps, and parents, be willing to work with swimmers of all abilities, and demonstrate a strong desire to build team unity.

The Head Coach will oversee all aspects of the Vikings swim program. Responsibilities include:
  - Leading the coaching staff, including Little Vikings coaches
  - Teaching proper stroke, turns, and starts to swimmers with a variety of levels of experience
  - Running morning and afternoon practices for the team along with the team’s assistant coach
  - Organizing team lineups for each swim meet in the team’s swim meet software
  - Leading the team at weekly A meets (Saturday mornings), B meets (Monday evenings), and special meets throughout the season
  - Coordinating with team representatives and data coordinator to facilitate meet prep
  - Participating in Friday pep rallies and other social activities

Requirements for the position include:
  - Pool operator’s license (or willingness to get certified)
  - Current lifeguard certification
  - Previous coaching experience
  - Knowledge of proper swimming technique and the ability to teach it to swimmers of all levels and ages
  - Knowledge of NVSL rules and Hy-Tek team/meet software preferred

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to Amy Meli at