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December 18th, 2008, 08:43 PM

Santa Clarita Masters Club Swim Team Head Coach

Part-Time Contract Employee

$27,500 annually

The City of Santa Clarita’s Recreation Division will contract with a Head Coach for the Santa Clarita Masters Club Swim Team. This position will report directly to a Recreation Administrator and/or their designee. Note: This is a contract position and not eligible for benefits.

The City of Santa Clarita is recruiting for a Masters Club Swim Team Head Coach to lead and build upon the team’s success. The Santa Clarita Masters Club started in 2002 at a City community pool, and has since moved to its new home at the state-of-the-art Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, which is a premier swimming facility in Southern California. In addition, the Masters Club has become associated with Southern Pacific Masters Association (SPMA) and United States Masters Swimming (USMS), and has been the host of numerous regional and championship swim meets over the past five years.

The ideal Head Coach will possess the ability to establish a thriving United States Masters Club Swim Team in Santa Clarita. The Coach will act as a liaison between City staff and the Santa Clarita Masters Club swimmers, while keeping both parties abreast of what’s new in Unites States Masters Swimming. In addition, the Head Coach will be responsible for providing a minimum of 1½ hour comprehensive workouts with a focus on stroke technique and development, planned around the SCY, SCM, and LCM seasons. Currently the Santa Clarita Masters Club Swim Team has nine workouts a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5:30 – 7:00 a.m., Monday through Friday from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., and Saturday from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. The Head Coach would be encouraged to recommend optimal workout days and times to increase participation.


Develop a Comprehensive Plan to include but not be limited to:

Marketing Strategies
Club Sponsorship Opportunities
Recruitment and Retention Program
Membership Incentives

Maintain the team’s website
Attend United States Masters Swimming (USMS) sanctioned swim meets and coaching clinics
Availability to coach mornings, evenings, and weekends
Conduct monthly team meetings
Conduct workouts appropriate to all levels of swimming ability with an emphasis on stroke technique and development
Coordinate with USMS and the City to host Regional and Zone swim meets
Coordinate with City staff and USMS to host 2010 SPMA Zone SCY Finals and 2011 LCM Nationals at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center


Background in competitive swimming either as a competitor or a coach

Certified in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and CPR for the Professional Rescuer

Upon appointment, must be a USMS member/card holder with an official attachment to the Santa Clarita Masters Club

Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work as a team member as well as a leader
Provide comprehensive and constructive swimming technique feed back to team members
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Effective working relationship skills
Experience in writing and presenting formal reports
Basic Computer Skills
The selection process will include one or more of the following: written exam, technical knowledge assessment, competency assessment, and/or oral interviews. If you require special accommodations to participate in the application/selection process, please notify Human Resources for assistance.

An online City application is REQUIRED to apply for this position. www.santa-clarita.com (http://www.santa-clarita.com)


5:00 p.m., Friday, January 9, 2009