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

The Annandale Red Tide Swimming Team is looking for a head coach for the 2023 Summer Season.

Annandale competed in Division 15 last year. We had around 90 swimmers last year with swimmers making it to All Stars.

We are looking for someone who will be energetic, positive and willing to focus on all levels of swimmers. The head coach will be assisted by two assistant coaches and several junior coaches or Coaches-In-Training.

Our evening practices begin the day after Memorial Day, Tuesday May 30, and run from 3:45 to 6:45 Monday through Friday. Once FCPS concluded their school year on June 16, practices will be in the mornings Monday through Friday from 7:45 to 11 am. Meets are held on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings. We also participate in Divisional Relay Carnival which will be held June 28.

Annandale is also fortunate to offer a developmental Little Tides program that starts in the evenings after Memorial Day and then also moves to the mornings once FCPS has released. This program is under the supervision of the head coach.

If you’re interested in discussing the head coach position, please email us at

Required Qualifications

Competitive swimming experience
Certified in CPR/First Aid
Certified Life Guard
Certified Pool Operator (Annandale is willing to pay for a CPO certification if you do not have it)

Desired Qualifications

Prior experience coaching
Experience developing swim workouts
Experience seeding meets
Experience supervising and mentoring others
Experience swimming or coaching in NVSL


Lead all practices for the Red Tide
Attend and coach all meets and meet warmups to include
Time Trials June 10
5 Official NVSL “A” Meets
4 Developmental B Meets
Relay Carnival Meet June 28
IM Carnival July 17
Divisional Meet July 22
Create workouts for all athletes based on age and ability
Provide stroke and turn feedback to swimmers for all strokes
Provide start and finish instruction
Participate in selecting swimmers for all Saturday A meets, Relay Carnival and Divisional meets
Prepare meet sheets in coordination with the swim team representatives and the team data coordinator
Attend setup/breakdown of home meets
Review meet performance with the team the following week
Address disqualifications and help swimmers so as to enable correction
Coordinate entries for the NVSL divisional meet at the end of the season
Attend team social events including Friday night pep rallies and the end of season award banquet (about one event per week)
Mentor and train the assistant and junior coaches
Maintain open communication with team representatives
Participate in an end of season review