View Full Version : Coach interview questions

Dennis Tesch
June 1st, 2010, 09:41 AM
I'm looking for some great interview questions for swimming coach candidates. I guess I'm tired of using my same old questions during an interview and would like to know what questions you guys have used over the years that help you determine knowledge about season planning and technique.

June 2nd, 2010, 09:58 AM
I would start by using variations on the 10 questions listed in "Mastering Swimming" by Jim Montgomery and Mo Chambers.

Also - present scenarios relevant to your needs: (Swimmers with special needs, 5-6 REALLY fast swimmers with 10-15 slower swimmers) and find out how the coach would compensate for that sort of situation.

Doug Garcia
June 17th, 2010, 07:51 PM

Ask who their friends are, and what they like to do for fun. If they're looking for a masters coaching job, its a lifestyle thing, not just show up on the deck.

If their friends are swimmers, great. If they're Harley dudes, then you probably don't have the best match.