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Coaches Job Descriptions


Head Coach Responsibilities:

  • Practices: screening swimmers and determining lane assignments, write practices to build endurance and develop swimmers' stokes.
  • Swim meets: write meet line-ups with assistant coaches (meet line-ups should be completed the day before the meets).  Provide swimmers with feedback before and after each race.
  • League Responsibilities: attend all league meetings and submit meet attendance sheet to the league at the end of every week.
  • Special Meets: create and submit line-ups for A and B Regional Meets, communicate expectations and plans with parents/swimmers. Coordinate Mile swim, identify swimmers and implement training.
  • Leadership: mentor assistant coaches and volunteer coaches during practices, providing positive feedback and suggestions. Monitor and guide assistant coaches in inputing swimmer times into designated spreadsheet on the Snappers website.
  • Spirit: constantly embody a positive attitude, teach swimmers team cheers and traditions. Coordinate with coaches to identify Super Snapper and Turbo Turtle awardees at each meet. Coordinate with other coaches to identify end of season Swim Banquet awardees and plan presentation.
  • Other: consistently communicate with parent coordinator, ensure a smooth, positive experience for all swimmers, and a positive, collaborative working relationship among all coaches. Attend all practices, meets and team functions.

Minimum requirements: senior in high school, swim team experience as well as coaching or lesson experience


Age-Group Coach Responsibilities:

  • Practice: carry out head coaches' practices, teach proper swimming mechanics to swimmers, using personal demonstration for learning (i.e. getting in water); offer positive and constructive feedback to improve swimmer performance. Participate in minimum of 2 Snappers practices each week.
  • Swim Meets: meet with and assist head coach in drafting meet line-ups. Assist in keeping swimmers together in the Snapper zone, call out events and line swimmers up in preparation for each event. Help keep swimmers calm, get swim caps on, answer questions, assign lane numbers, etc. Assist in lining swimmers up in appropriate lanes and order on docks/poolside. Help to remind kids to tell timers their names after their swims and to then go see the head coach. Attend all swim meets.
  • Spirit: constantly embody a positive attitude, teach swimmers team cheers and traditions. Coordinate with coaches to identify Super Snapper and Turbo Turtle awardees at each meet. Coordinate with other coaches to identify end of season Swim Banquet awardees and plan presentation.
  • Leadership: mentor volunteer coaches. Constantly embody and teach swim etiquette (wait for all swimmers to finish a race, say "good job", wait for relay to finish and cheer for your relay team)
  • Other: consistently communicate to ensure a smooth, positive experience for all swimmers, and a positive, collaborative working relationship among all coaches. Attend practices, meets and team functions including the banquet.

Minimum requirements: coaching or lesson experience preferred, must have completed sophomore year in high school.


Volunteer Coach Responsibilities:

  • Practice: help with taking attendance as swimmers arrive. Assist coaches during practice, demonstrating proper techniques/skills, monitoring swimmer performance during practice, taking one/few swimmers aside to work on specific skills as requested, and keeping swimmers engaged in productive activity. Communicate frequently with coaches to ensure a consistent coaching philosophy and approach.
  • Swim Meet: oversee the Snapper zone. Work with coaches during the meet to assist swimmers in lining up for events, and generally being ready for their swim. Each meet, one volunteer will be responsible for writing and updating the team scoreboard. Primary responsibility during meet is to keep swimmers engaged in the meet, encourage cheering for teammates and leading large group cheers.
  • Spirit: constantly embody a positive attitude, teach swimmers team cheers and traditions.
  • Other: consistently communicate to ensure a smooth, positive experience for all swimmers, and a positive, collaborative working relationship among all coaches. Attend practices, meets and team functions including the banquet.
  • Swim daily in second practices/Mile Swim practices.

Minimum requirements: swim team experience, must have completed freshman year.

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Application Due April 8th

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