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Coach Wanted
Team Long Branch
Job Title 2018 Head Coach
Job Description

The Long Branch Dolphins, in Annandale, VA, are seeking a Head Swim Coach for the 2018 NVSL summer season (late May – early Aug.). 

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic leader who has a passion for competitive swimming, superior knowledge of stroke and race technique, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively engage with and build a community of swimmers (ages 5-18), assistant and volunteer coaches, parents, and team representatives. 

The Head Coach oversees all aspects of the Dolphins swim program.  Responsibilities include: 
  - managing and mentoring the coaching staff;
  - developing fun and challenging daily practices;
  - leading the team in all meets (Saturday morning A meets, developmental B meets, Relay and IM Carnivals);
  - coordinating with the Little Dolphins’ program to build a pipeline of younger swimmers;
  - and most importantly, guiding, motivating, encouraging and developing swimmers of all ages and levels and creating a team that exhibits good sportsmanship and respect for each other and other teams. 

Requirements for the position include:
  - Previous coaching experience working with recreational and/or competitive level swimmers and managing junior coaching staff
  - Knowledge of proper stroke and race technique and best practices and the proven ability to work with swimmers to establish and achieve swimming goals
  - Lifeguard certification and/or CPR/Water Safety certifications
  - Pool operator’s license (or willingness to get certified)
  - Knowledge of NVSL rules and Hy-Tek team/meet software preferred

If interested, please apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, and professional references to as soon as possible and no later than February 2, 2018.

Long Branch Dolphins Swim Team, 9100 Burnetta Dr., Annandale, VA 22003