Little Rocky Run


6201 Sandstone Way
Clifton, VA 20124


Team:         Little Rocky Run Stingrays

Job Title:    Head Swim Team Coach/Summer Season 2019


Job Description:

The Little Rocky Run Stingrays, an NVSL Division 2 neighborhood swim team is currently accepting applications for the position of Head Coach for the 2019 summer swim season.  The Stingrays team consists of approximately 200 swimmers who reside in the Little Rocky Run community located in Clifton, VA.

We are looking for an experienced coach, who in addition to strong stroke development and technical skills, possesses a great attitude, and a strong desire to work with swimmers of all ability levels, ages 5-18.  We seek an enthusiastic coach who will create and cultivate a fun environment for our swimmers. 

Our program starts after Memorial Day weekend, with afternoon (after school) daily practice sessions, and switches to morning daily practices after the last day of school for Fairfax County.  Practices during the summer begin approximately 8am and conclude at approximately 12pm.  Practices and home meets are held at our community pool.

Our meet schedule consists of both home pool and traveling away NVSL meets on Saturday mornings and WFDL (developmental) meets on Monday evenings from mid-June until the NVSL Divisional Championship Meet at the end of July.  Daily morning practices for select swimmers who qualify for the NVSL Individual All-Star meet continue until the All-Star Meet on the first Saturday of August.

Head Coach Responsibilities:

> Create and implement practice plans for swimmers at all levels of ability, including dry land practices in the event of inclement weather;

> Manage coaching staff

> Conduct and lead all team practices;

> Instruct swimmers in correct stroke, turn, start and finish techniques;

> Ensure all swimmers receive constructive and appropriate feedback regarding performance and swim technique during practices and at meets;

> Prepare for all meets, collaborating with Team staff on swimmer eligibility and meet seeding;

> Attend all time trials, NVSL and WFDL meets, and required social events;

> Coordinate and attend Friday night pep rally activities;

> Coordinate and lead appropriate team-building activities; this may be during established or outside of regularly established practices times;

> Maintain effective communications and working relationships with the Team’s Board of Directors and general membership.


> Previous Head Coach or extensive assistant coaching experience.

> Previous competitive swimming experience strongly preferred.

> Experience working with children of all ages and ability levels.

> Strong knowledge of NVSL and USA swimming rules.

> Effective communication, organization, leadership, and collaboration skills.

> Positive team spirit.

> Current lifeguard and CPR/AED certifications.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should submit resume, references, and salary requirements via email to the Little Rocky Run Team Representatives, Kristen Elder and Eileen Goff, at  First consideration will be given to applications received by November 16th, 2018.

From the East: Come down Braddock Rd or Lee Highway (Rte 29) to Union Mill Rd and turn left. See Below. On I-66, exit on the Fairfax County Parkway (Rte 7100) South (far side of cloverleaf) and take Parkway to Lee Highway (Rte 29). Turn Right and follow to Union Mill Rd and turn left. See Below. ===================== From the West: Come out Lee Highway (Rte 29) and turn Right on Union Mill Rd. See Below. ===================== From the North: Come south on Route 28 and turn left on Route 29 and right on Union Mill; or, come south on Fairfax County Parkway and turn right on Route 29 and left on Union Mill. ===================== Final Approach: Head South on Union Mill Road past Centreville High School (on left). Turn right on Springstone Drive. Pool is on far left of first intersection (Sandstone Way). Park at pool, on Sandstone Way, in Union Mill Elementary School parking just past pool on Springstone, or along Springstone past the intersection with Sandstone.