Lead Junior Coach - ASA Level 2 or Level 3

Organisation:
Wycombe District Swimming Club
Job Type:
Permanent
Working Hours:
Full time
Location:
Buckinghamshire
Salary:
Competitive - subject to experience
Closing Date:
18th June 2017
Job Reference
WDSCJUN

As part of our continuing development Wycombe District Swimming Club, based in Buckinghamshire, is seeking lead coach for our successful junior swimming programme.

The Club

Wycombe District Swimming Club (WDSC) is the top performing club in the Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire County. Wycombe is an exciting evolving and dynamic club, offering a varied programme using a “one team” approach to encourage the maximum participation and opportunities for all to reach their potential.

Since 2012 the club has more than doubled in size resulting in around 530 active swimming members. At the start of 2016 WDSC moved to the new 8x50m pool in Wycombe. The club continues to grow working closely with the local community and the pool lessons programme of a further 1,900 swimmers.

Our offering is varied and successful from our leading performance swimming squads and top competitive masters swimmers through to youth and adult participation in the community.

The Role

The continued growth of the club means that we are seeking a further coaches to lead our programme. This is an opportunity for a coach to lead the programming and coaching within our existing Junior Competitive squad, Potential 2 and 3 squads, and the Platinum Academy. The strength of these squads is important in the future success of the club and the delivery of a high quality coaching programme is a key part of that.

The Junior squads cover the age range between 8 to 14 years and many reach county and regional level as they reach the Junior Competitive squad. They also compete in the Milton Keynes Junior League and various members also get selected for the Arena National League teams (A, B & C teams).

We expect the poolside coaching commitment of this role to be between 24-26 hours per week with additional preparation and administration.

The coach will work with the head of competitive and development and alongside our other coaches in the delivery of the training programme. This will be a great opportunity to develop your coaching skills as part of a high performing team in a nationally recognised leading swimming club.

The Candidate

You should have a minimum Level 2 coaching qualification and experience of working with swimmers in this age range.

The ideal candidate will need to demonstrate a strong ability to coach the age groups and clearly show their love of coaching swimming. You will be driven and knowledgeable, with a good understanding of motivating swimmers within this age group. You should have good communication skills and be comfortable communicating with swimmers, coaches and parents.

You will need to have a good understanding of long term athlete development and actively demonstrate the willingness to learn and further develop yourself. You will be prepared to learn and embrace new coaching techniques and technologies to deliver a good learning experience for all your swimmers.

You should understand and have a sound knowledge of the essential skills and behaviours that swimmers should develop within the junior programme in order to reach their full potential. You will be keen to support those skills by the provision of quality learning and competitive opportunities.

As a key part of the wider Wycombe swimming community you will need to be a team player motivated by the success of both your own swimmers and those within the wider club.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and a covering letter via the apply button.

Contact email
simon.shaw@wycombe-swimming.org.uk
Contact phone
01494 410075