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General Description

The Assistant Swim Team Coach is responsible for the operations of the WBC Swim Team. The Coach is a part time (approximately 25 hours per week) summer employee, paid an hourly rate. As an hourly employee, the Assistant Swim Coach is required to submit a weekly schedule to the WBC Management (WBC MANAGEMENT) for approval and all overtime needs to be approved in advance. WBC vacation policy does not apply to this position. No vacation time will be offered during the swim team season.

As with all of WBC program staff, the Coach should be a role model for participants on the Swim Team, exemplifying integrity and the key characteristics we expect of our employees: Commitment, Respect, Responsibility and Cooperation. In addition, the Coach should be a role model for sportsmanship and team spirit to participants on the swim team.

While on duty, the Coach should wear the swim suit and uniform specified by the WBC MANAGEMENT. When representing the Club at swim meets and club meetings, the Assistant Swim Coach should wear the uniform specified by the WBC MANAGEMENT (collared shirt, khakis).

Qualifications & Certifications

The Coach must be certified in Red Cross Lifeguard Training and First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and preferably in Red Cross certified Water Safety Instruction (WSI). Must be at least 18 years of age. Prior WBC work experience is preferred and competitive swimming experience is strongly preferred.

Reporting/Management Relationships

The Coach reports to the Swimming Program Manager (SPM), working under the direction of the WBC MANAGEMENT.

Primary Responsibilities

The specific responsibilities of the Coach will be defined by the SPM, working under the supervision of the WBC MANAGEMENT. The SPM will organize a pre-season meeting with the WBC MANAGEMENT to review specific responsibilities with the Coach.

  • The Coach will organize and lead the swim team practices and weekly swim meets. Attendance is required at all practices and meets.
    • Swim practices/schedule (subject to change):
      • 8 am - 9am - older swimmers
      • 9 am - 9:30 am - younger swimmers
      • 9:30am - 11:30 am - administration/meet & event planning
      • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm - swim practice
    • Swim meets - weekly, typically on Wednesday.
    • Relay meet at season open, Championships at season end
  • Responsibilities include:
    • Organizing and leading swim practices
    • Organizing and leading swim meets, including:
      • Creating lineups
      • Processing/distributing ribbons
      • Recruiting/organizing volunteers
      • Handling swimmer logistics at meets
    • Other duties including trophy nominations
    • Organize and present at awards night


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