|Job Title||Winter Swim Head Coach 2018-19|
The Lincolnia Park Recreational Club summer swim team, the Lazers (LPRC), is seeking a Head Coach to direct its Winter Swim program. (We are also seeking someone to be our Summer Head Coach in 2019 (see the separate job posting) and the best candidate would be willing to direct both programs.) The Lazers are a well-established team located in Alexandria, Virginia. The Lazers currently compete in Division 15 of the Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL), and our Winter Swim program trains our swimmers in the offseason to maintain and improve their skills for the summer season.
The ideal candidate will have Head or Assistant Coaching experience. Above all, the Head Coach will need good energy, great communications skills, a love for the sport, and a high level of organization to plan out and execute the program, while directing Assistant Coaches to aid her or him in doing so.
The Winter Swim program will be held this year from Sept. 29 to May 18, Saturday afternoons from 4PM-5PM, at the Audrey Moore Recreation Center. We have reserved four lanes for the program, and in past years approximately 25-30 swimmers from our team have participated. Our team encourages swimmers of all abilities to work hard to improve their skills, all while having fun, encouraging teammates, and practicing good sportsmanship. All swimmers will be able to swim multiple lengths of the pool; this is not a developmental program.
The Head Coach will plan the sessions in advance so that swimmers and parents can be informed of what is coming. The plan should be directed toward developing and improving the needed skills for strong performance during the Summer Swim season. All four strokes should be covered, as well as dives and turns. The Head Coach should be positive and enthusiastic, encouraging swimmers to do their best, and connecting well with swimmers of all ages, as well as communicating effectively with the Swim Team Representatives and parents.
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