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Head Coach of Teddington Swimming Club

December 01, 2023

Position Overview:

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Head Coach to lead our prestigious Teddington Swimming Club, affiliated with Swim England London Region.  Teddington Swim Club is currently up to 400 children strong with the higher performance levels competing up to Regional, National, and even British Championship levels. 

As the Head Coach, you will be responsible for overseeing the entirety of the club’s coaching, development of internal talent, coaching and developing competitive swimmers aged 19 and under, and fostering their skills, technique, and passion for swimming. Your exceptional coaching abilities and dedication to the sport will play a crucial role in shaping our swimmers into successful athletes while promoting teamwork, sportsmanship, and personal growth.

Responsibilities:

1. Coaching Excellence:

Design and implement a comprehensive training program that caters to the specific needs and abilities of competitive swimmers aged 19 and below. Provide individualized instruction, focusing on stroke technique, endurance, speed, starts, turns, and finishes.

2. Athlete Development:

Assess swimmers’ performance and skill levels, identifying areas for improvement and creating individual development plans. Nurture the potential of each athlete, promoting their growth and progression within the sport.

3. Team Leadership:

  • Inspire and motivate swimmers to achieve their full potential and instil a love for swimming. Foster a positive and inclusive team environment that encourages camaraderie, sportsmanship, and respect among athletes, coaches, and parents.
  • Managing the TSC team for the National Arena Swimming League and managing Team Richmond for the London Youth Games events

4. Competition Preparation:

Plan and coordinate training schedules, taking into consideration individual and team goals, as well as competition calendars. Prepare swimmers for local, regional, and national meets, ensuring they are mentally and physically prepared for success.

5. Collaborative Approach:

Work closely with assistant coaches, and the Head of the development swim programme, ensuring they understand and support the club’s coaching philosophy. Foster a collaborative and directive coaching environment that encourages knowledge sharing, continuous improvement, and a unified coaching approach.  Focus on capability development and succession planning to ensure stability whilst continuously striving for improvement.

6. Communication and Relationship Building:

Establish open and effective communication channels with swimmers, parents, and club officials. Provide regular feedback and progress reports to swimmers and parents, keeping them informed about individual performance and goals.

7. Safety and Welfare:

Prioritize the safety and welfare of all swimmers, adhering to Swim England’s safeguarding policies and procedures. Ensure the club’s facilities and equipment are maintained to a high standard, minimizing any potential risks.

8. Professional Development:

Stay up to date with the latest coaching techniques, trends, and developments in the sport of swimming. Attend relevant training programs, conferences, and workshops to enhance coaching knowledge and skills.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Swim England Level 2 (or equivalent) coaching qualification; ideally with a desire to pursue Swim England Level 3 if not already achieved.
  • Extensive coaching experience with a proven track record of developing competitive swimmers.
  • Strong knowledge of stroke mechanics, training methodologies, and competition strategies.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire others.
  • Adept at building positive relationships with swimmers, parents, and club officials.
  • Understanding of safeguarding policies and practices within the swimming community.
  • First Aid and Lifesaving qualifications are desirable.
  • Strength and conditioning qualifications desirable but not essential

Join our passionate team at Teddington Swimming Club and make a lasting impact on the lives of young swimmers as they strive for excellence in the sport of swimming.

To apply contact:

Jennifer_candee@cargill.com with CV / qualifications

Find out more:

Website:  www.teddingtonsc.co.uk

Insta:  @teddintonswimmingclub

FB:  @teddingtonswimmingclub

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