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Coach Wanted
Team Hunter Mill
Job Title 2018 Head Coach
Job Description

Hunter Mill Sharks Summer League Head Coach Description: 

Seeking energetic, knowledgeable, experienced coach to lead, teach, motivate and inspire youth swimmers ages 4 to 18. We have 200 + Swimmers and our team competes in Division 2 of the NVSL.

Our season starts at the end of May and ends with the NVSL All Star meet at the beginning of August.

Practices are from 8:00 am to 11:30 am Monday through Friday. We hold 18-19 swim meets throughout the season from June 17 through August 5.

In addition to the competitive team we have a developmental Mini Sharks program for kids 4-7. Coaches focus on water awareness and stroke development, with the ultimate goal of participation in 1-2 meets at the end of the season. 

The Head Coach will be responsible for leading all practices while teaching and refining all 4 competitive strokes and working on starts and turns. 

In addition, the Head Coach will assist in hiring, managing and guiding junior coaches in developing swimmers in the same manner. He or she will also be responsible for setting up and taking down the pool for practice. 

Qualifications include previous coaching experience of at least 3 years. Applicant must have extensive knowledge of competitive swimming, experience working with children, passion for teaching swimmers proper stroke technique and the ability to instill good Sportsmanship. In addition, applicant must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with children, parents, coaching staff, and other coaches. 

He or She must also be Pool Operator, CPR, and Red Cross certified before the start of the swim team season. 

Administrative Responsibilities include managing coaching staff, training and scheduling junior coaches, utilizing Team Manager to maintain Team roster and prepare meet entries. In addition, the Head Coach will be expected to be reachable and responsive via text and/or email. 

  - Organize, lead, and attend all team practices, pep rallies, and swim meets.
  - Schedule, train, and guide junior coaches & provide summary of hours worked.
  - Ensure adequate junior coaching staffing at all meets.
  - Construct lineup for dual and relay meets.
  - Review & approve (or change) race selections for developmental meets.
  - Assist in the development of anti-bullying and sexual harassment policy and communicate it to the swimmers & parents.
  - Communicate practice and sportsmanship expectations to swimmers and parents.
  - Communicate DQ information to swimmers and parents within 2 days of meet. Work with swimmer to correct infraction.
  - Assess new swimmers prior to their first practice.
  - Review & modify Mini Shark program as necessary.
  - Lead pep rallies & model spirit and sportsmanship for swimmers.
  - Provide meet summary for newsletter.
  - Manage stroke clinics and afternoon camper practices.
  - Update Team Reps in a timely way about potential issues with swimmers, parents, or facilities.