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Coach Wanted
Team Highland Park
Job Title Coaching Staff Positions
Job Description

The Highland Park Hurricanes in Alexandria, VA are looking for coaching staff for the 2019 Summer Swim Season.

 

Open Positions Include:
- Assistant Head Coach (1)
- Assistant Coach (2)
- Junior Coach (up to 4)

 

We are looking for high-energy, motivated people to lead approximately (140) swimmers of all ability levels in our developmental and competitive summer swim league.  The coaches have duties and responsibilities to support the Head Coach in organizing, implementing, managing, and directing the Highland Park Swim Team swim programs. They will instruct Hurricane swim team members in how to use proper stroke technique for swimming competitions.

 

The primary qualifications of the Coaches include:
- Current Lifeguard certification (required for Asst. HC)
- Current pool operator’s license (required for Asst. HC)
- High school or college swimming experience (required for Asst. HC, Asst. Coach)
- 2-3 years coaching summer swim programs (Asst. HC, Asst. Coach)
- Current Highland Park Swimmer with interest in coaching (required only for Jr. Coach)
- Current CPR certification (All)

 

The primary responsibilities of Highland Park Coaches include:

- With the support of the Head Coach
     * Create practice sets for all swimmer experience levels;
     * Create practice sessions to keep swimmers engaged with focus on all four strokes, dives, turns, finishes, and relay take off (Asst. HC);
     * Identify, interview, and recommend candidates to round out coaching staff (Asst. HC);
     * Conduct pre-season swimmer assessments for new swimmers who wish to join the team;
          - TBD. at Lee District Pool;
          - TBD. at Highland Park Pool;
          - TBD. at Highland Park Pool;
     * Attend and participate in pre-season parent information session;
     * Seed all A-meets (Asst. HC, with input from AC & JC);
     * Help swimmers determine appropriate event participation in B-meets;
     * Inputting meet selections into the Swimtopia and updating them as swimmer availability necessitates (Asst. HC);
     * Coaching at all meets (including time trials, A-meets and B-meets, relay meets, invitational meets, divisional and All-Star meets). The anticipated meet schedule can be found below;
     * Participating in and contributing to Friday night pep rallies during the competitive season;
     * Attending and preparing for the end of season awards banquet;
     * Mentoring all coaches and interns on deck during the swim season and during swim practices;
 - Other duties as assigned.

 

Please send your resume to hphurricanes@gmail.com for consideration.