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Coach Wanted
Team Greenbriar
Job Title Head Swim Coach - 2023 Season
Job Description

The Greenbriar Dolphins of Fairfax, VA, an NVSL Division 8 swim team with approximately 175 swimmers, is seeking a head coach for the summer 2023 season. We are a talented team that spans across all age groups and is committed to taking the next step in developing our team. Greenbriar is seeking a qualified candidate who has a strong swimming and coaching background, and who possesses the following characteristics: sportsmanship, leadership, management skills, team spirit, the ability to communicate with swimmers, parents, and team reps and a love of swimming.  

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare for, participate, and attend all Northern Virginia Swimming League (NVSL) Dual Meets held on Saturday mornings, and all Developmental League “B” Meets held on Monday evenings. 

  • Lead all after-school and morning practices. Prepare and conduct time trials.

  • Prepare for, support, and attend the NVSL Divisional Relay Carnival, the NVSL All Star Relay Carnival, the NVSL Divisional Championship Meet, and the NVSL Individual All Star Meet.   

  • Prepare meet sheets in coordination with the Swim Team Representative and provide assessments of swimmer’s meet performance, including discussion of swim technique, split times, and DQ corrections.   

  • Attend and participate in all Swim Team social functions.

  • The head coach is responsible for supervising all assistant and developmental coaches

  • Candidates interested in also coaching our off-season U12 Sunday evening winter program for 2023-2024 are desigred, but all candidates will be considered.

Qualifications: 

  • Prior coaching experience is required and NVSL experience is preferred. 

  • Knowledge in competitive swimming and training techniques and best practices. 

  • Knowledge of NVSL rules and procedures.

  • Experience working with children and competitive level swimmers. 

  • Passion for teaching proper stroke technique and sportsmanship. 

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with children, parents, and coaching staff. 

  • Experience managing swim meets and a coaching staff. 

  • Must be certified in CPR/First Aid and Lifeguard/Water Safety and Fairfax County pool operator certificate 

The Dolphins are looking for someone who will create a positive team spirit and provide a solid foundation for our team. We are a close knit community and will support you in leading and encouraging our kids to reach their full potential.   

The Greenbriar Dolphins practice and compete at the Greenbriar Pool Club located at 13001 Point Pleasant Drive in Fairfax, VA.

Interested candidates should forward their resume to hiring@greenbriardolphins.org.  This posting will remain active until the position is filled.