26 Sep 2022

Part Time Torpedoes Swim Coach

The West Springfield Park & Recreation Department – Posted by AJN West Springfield, MA

Job Description


$17.00 – $19.00 Hourly


West Springfield, MA

Job Type

Part time


Parks and Recreation

Job Number


Closing date and time

10/31/2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)


The West Springfield Park & Recreation Department seeks a reliable, trustworthy, engaging, motivated and experienced Head Coach & Assistant Coaches to bring a positive, energetic, and forward-thinking presence to the Torpedoes Swim Team. The West Springfield Torpedoes is a competitive swim program that serves the youth of West Springfield during two distinct swim seasons (Winter & Summer). The team consists of approximately 80-100swimmers, trains over four different group levels, and utilizes one indoor, six-lane pool located at the West Springfield High School. The Head Coach & Assistant Swim Coach(es)’s responsibilities include analyzing swim techniques and determining skill levels, developing individualized swimming programs, educating swimmers on various techniques and styles, overseeing training and preparing swimmers for meets. To be successful, Swim Coaches should be empathetic, patient, and understand the varying abilities of swimmers on the team. Exceptional Swim Coaches are those who place performance over results and are able to motivate and inspire. Torpedoes Swim Team is co-sponsored by the West Springfield Park & Recreation Department and is a coach-facilitated organization supported by a parent run volunteer Board of Directors that cooperatively work together to create a culture that aims to develop well-rounded swimmers and students. Coaches should have excellent organizational, communication, and public relations skills. This position is seasonal (Winter Season: October-January, Summer Season: April-July).


Examples of Duties

-Provide structured practices tailored to meet the needs of each training group

-Coordinate swimming, dryland training, and meet schedules seasonally (Winter and Summer)

-Determine swimmers’ abilities and skill levels before setting up training programs.

-Develop and implement training programs that focus on improving technique, stroke placement, speed, and style.

-Teach brand new swimming styles or strokes.

-Educate swimmers on water safety.

-Use a range of activities to improve water confidence.

-Record training sessions in order to analyze strokes, techniques, and monitor progress.

-Set training goals and objectives for teams as well as individual swimmers.

-Teach and perfect skills like flips, kicks, body rolls, floating, and breath control.

-Ensure the pool or training area is clean, well-maintained, and free of hazards.

-Scout swimmers and prepare teams and individuals for swim meets.

-Oversee individual group placement and advancement of swimmers

-Attend all Board of Director, parent, and coach’s meetings

-Develop long-term goals and foster team spirit by exhibiting a positive, team building attitude

-Work cooperatively with the Board of Directors to administer team goals

-Communicate in a professional and timely manner with coaches, swimmers, and parents

-Manage overall team administrative functions


Typical Qualifications

-Must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Qualified candidates should be certified in CPR & First Aid.

-Candidates should have excellent organizational, communication, and public relation skills.

-Must be able to provide their own transportation to and from swim practice/meets.

-Three plus years of coaching experience preferred

-Experience leading and mentoring swimmers and coaches of all levels

-Strong coaching acumen including solid knowledge of stroke technique and training

-Strong enthusiasm and desire for continued growth in an environment of respect, integrity, caring, and understanding

-Strong organizational and clear communication skills

-Passion for competitive swimming

-Proficient computer skills

-Maintain current coach credentials as required

-Perform other duties as assigned.


Supplemental Information

Shift: 5:15pm-9:00pm, Monday-Thursday ~ 7:30am-1:00pm, Saturday Meets or as assigned. This position is seasonal (Winter Season: October-January, Summer Season: April-July).

How to Apply

Job Categories: Swim Coach. Job Types: Part Time. Job Tags: MA and West Springfield.


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