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October 12th, 2005, 01:50 PM
Seeking an experienced coach to lead the Palmetto Masters Swim Team located in sunny, warm, and historical Charleston, South Carolina.
The coach should...
- have the ability to train adult swimmers with a variety of interests, abilities and goals; including world-class competitive and long distance swimmers, triathletes, fitness swimmers, etc...
- have knowledge of current best practices in swimming coaching, including training, regimens, stroke mechanics, techniques, etc...
- have the ability to help organize and host an annual masters swim meet that attracts swimmers from throughout the Southeast USA.
- establish a reliable on-deck presence from 6-8am M-F & 7-9am Sat. Work schedule varies and may require evenings, weekends, and holidays. Practices are held in a 50 m pool facility with access to separate a 25 m facility.

Requirements: AA/AS or equivalent in a related field; and two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid Driver's License, 1st Aid/CPR, USA Swimming Coach Certification Required. Position is with the City of Charleston's Department of Recreation and reports directly to the City's Aquatics Manager. For an employment application visit: www.charlestoncity.info. For more info contact Frank de Aragon at (843)209-0484

March 30th, 2007, 01:30 PM
I am interested in this post but as I am from South Africa I need to know how do I get USA Swimming Coach Certification?

April 15th, 2007, 03:37 PM
The requirements are at USAswimming.org. It's an online process.

October 7th, 2007, 07:00 AM
Dear Mr/Ms,

I would like to apply for a job in your swimming club and would appreciate more information about the position available.

Please see more details about me below:


Position applied: Swimming Coach/Head Coach

Personal Information

Name: BorisFamily Name: Grechushnikov

Residence Address: Papanintsev Street, 131-53. Barnaul, Altai Territory, Russia.

Place of Birth: The Altai Territory, Russia.

Date of Birth: Jan. 10th, 1957.

Marital Status: Married, have a wife & 2 mature grown-up daughters.

Tel: +7-3852-384-284

Educational Background

1978-1983 – The Altai Agricultural Institute, Department of Economics, Bachelor Degree.

1986-1989 – Omsk Institute of Physical Culture, Bachelor Degree, Coach &Teacher.

1994-1998 –member of International & Local Coaches’ Seminars.

1993 – 2002 – interviewee for the local TV sports programs & newspapers.

Working Experience

1999-present - Head Swimming coach, Sports Complex “Ob”, Barnaul.

1983-1999 - Swimming coach, Swimming pool “Neptun”, Yarovoye, The Altai Territory.

1998(July, 19-August, 2) – Chief swimming coach of the All World Stars Women Team, Good Will Games, New York, USA.

1996 – Main National Team Swimming Coach, Russia.

1995 – 1997 – Junior Russian Team Coach, Russia.

1995 –European Championship, Geneva, Switzerland.

1993 - European Olympic Days, Pardubizi, Czech Republic.

Main Responsibilities:

Planning and directing training and recommending acquisition of swimmers for professional swimming team: directing conditioning of swimmers to achieve maximum athletic performance. Assessing swimmers’ skills and assigning team positions. Evaluating own and opposition team capabilities to determine sports strategy. Coaching and directing coach, professional athletes to instruct swimmers in techniques of swimming. Participating in discussions with other clubs to sell or trade swimmers.


Was given the award of the “Best Coach of the Altai Territory”, Russia from 2000 to 2003.

Brought up & trained my daughter, who is a master of sports of the international class & has got the following titles:

- The 5-time winner of the Russian Championships.

- The 2 –time gold & 2- time silver medalist in Good Will Games in New York, USA in 1998.

- The 2-time winner of the European Championship in Geneva, Switzerland in 1995.

- The gold medalist of the European Olympic Days in Pardubizi, Czech Republic in 1993.

- The member of many European & World Championships.

Brought up & trained 10 masters of sports, 23 candidates of sports, & many sportsmen of the 1st rate.

Every year I test & choose the most talented children from the 1st & 2nd grades & form new swimming groups.

During the coach’s career I visited 15 countries & got acquainted with their cultures, traditions, and ways of life. I also had a chance to exchange coach’s experience & professional techniques with the most qualified coaches & sportsmen all over the world. I have a great potential to implement my knowledge & experience & am ready to exchange & share it with coaches of your country. I am sure that I can contribute to your swimming environment.

October 9th, 2007, 11:33 AM
Boris, a visa to work in the USA is almost impossible to obtain. You must apply for it at the US Embassy in Russia, and Embassy officials frown on visa applications where the applicant is seeking part-time work. They are very suspicious. If your children are aged over 16 they would not be given permission to enter the USA to live, but they can enter the country only on a student or visitor's visa. ILR will never be granted to your children unless they are married to a US citizen. Life sucks at times!

I will pm you with further details.

brigid bunch
November 20th, 2007, 02:01 PM
Hi! I am a masters coach from Arizona who is interested in moving to Charleston. I can't find any information on this job through the City of Charleston's employment website. Can you let me know how much this pays and how many hours per week? This could be the opportunity I have been waiting for!

Brigid Bunch