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Team Highland Park
Job Title Assistant Coach Position 2022 Season
Job Description

Highland Park Hurricanes – Assistant Coach  

The Highland Park Hurricanes summer swim team is seeking an Assistant Coach for the 2022 swim season. The Hurricanes currently compete in Division 11 of the Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL), although that is subject to change. The team includes approximately 110 – 120 swimmers at all age and ability levels. Highland Park also operates a developmental team, Tropical Storm, that includes approximately 30 swimmers.

The ideal candidate would have previous assistant coaching experience, strong leadership and communication skills, the ability to connect with children from grades K-12, and a strong enthusiasm for the sport of swimming and instilling a love for the sport in young swimmers. Additionally, the candidate is high-energy, positive, and focused on developing all swimmers in a fun environment. Our team’s focus is not only on stroke technique but also sportsmanship, teamwork, and team spirit!

The coaching team also includes a head coach head coach and will manage several other junior lane coaches.

Our program starts after Memorial Day weekend and runs through the first week of August. Practices start with weekday afternoon sessions until school lets out then switches to weekday mornings for the rest of the season. Swim meets are generally Saturday mornings and Monday evenings.

Qualifications:

  • Previous coaching experience
  • Knowledge of NVSL and USA swimming rules
  • Experience in seeding meets
  • Experience managing others
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Lifeguard Certified
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Pool Operator Certificate, if not currently certified willing to secure at the team’s expense
  • Positive approach - Winning is fulfilling but building a great team is how you measure yourself.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with hi-tek software

Responsibilities:

  • Support a fun, encouraging environment for swimmers of all ages and ability levels.
  • Attend all practices, meets, team events, and NVSL events (including social events, pep rallies, NVSL meets, and setup and breakdown of meets)
  • Support the creation of practice plans with the Head Coach and lead practices for swimmers at all levels of ability, including dry land practices in the event of inclement weather (all four strokes should be covered, as well as dives, turns, and finishes)
  • Develop individual swimmer’s technique and provide feedback to all swimmers
  • Help to ensure all swimmers receive constructive and appropriate feedback during practices and at meets
  • Help to prepare swimmer lineups for meets
  • Foster importance of teamwork and team spirit
  • Interact with team reps, parents, swimmers, and fellow coaches in a professional manner
  • Conduct yourself as a positive role model
  • Keep open lines of communication with team representatives 

 

Highland Park is located in Alexandria, VA.

Interested applicants should contact us via email cynallen@gmail.com for further information.