Position Available: HEAD COACH, Swim Team

Lower Makefield Swim & Dive Team (LMT) - Yardley, PA
Lower Makefield Swim & Dive Team (LMT) is a competitive summer swimming and diving program which develops physical skills for children of all abilities, fosters positive social interactions, and instills a life-long appetite for exercise in our youth, in a fun-filled atmosphere. We have a core belief that the LMT Swim & Dive Team is preparing its youth to not only be members of a successful swim team, but responsible members of our society. Located in Yardley, PA. LMT is a member of the Lower Bucks Swim League (LBSL). Home to 350 swimmers ages 5-18, the team trains at the Lower Makefield Township Pool (8 lanes, 25 meters) located on Edgewood Rd in Yardley, PA. We are looking to fill the Head Coach position that would lead 2 teams as the team is divided into 2 sub-teams (A & B).

The right candidate for this position is someone with strong communication skills who possesses an inherent enthusiasm and passion for swimming and experience in teaching proper stroke development, technique and swimming fast to varying levels of ages and abilities.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • planning and implementation of practices and goals for all levels
  • selection, development and supervision of staff (approx 15-20 coaches)
  • development of short & long term team/individual goals
  • developing and maintaining positive relationships within community, township and league.
  • attendance at every dual and invitational meet
  • participation as a member of the Parent Board Association

Detailed job description available upon request

Head Coach candidates should possess:

  • strong communication skills (as position requires regular interaction with team members of all ages, staff, parents, and township representatives)
  • excellent knowledge of the technical and training aspects of competitive swimming and a record of producing well-rounded swimmers with sound biomechanics
  • strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and challenge
  • qualities to be instrumental in maintaining team membership and growing the number of senior swimmers
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • General computer experience
  • Magnetic personality with enthusiasm for job

Preferred qualifications include:

  • A college degree (preferred, but not required).
  • Required to have a minimum of 3 years experience either coaching or teaching lessons
  • Certifications should include (Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR, and safety training).
  • Clean Background Check and/or USA Coaching certificationUSA
  • Familiarity with area swim teams (including winter swim teams)
  • Familiarity with League (LBSL)
  • Familiarity with software: Team Manager

Availability Requirements:

  • Part time availability needed 3:30-7:30 from Memorial Day through the end of school year.
  • Full Time availability (including meets 2 nights/week) needed end of school year through July
  • Part time and flexible availability is needed throughout the remainder of the year for seasonal planning and review as well as periodic meetings.

Salary will be based on experience, certifications & qualifications.

Contact Information: Interested persons should direct their questions, letters of interest, resumes/references, via email, to Parent Board Chairman, Sandy Borowsky at sborowsky@yahoo.com

Applications will be taken until the position is filled. We are looking to have this candidate start in January, 2012 but this is negotiable.