Working Title: Aquatic Director/Head Swim Coach
Department: Physical Education
The Aquatic Director/Head Swim Coach is responsible for administration of the aquatics program and coaching of the intercollegiate swim team.
Nature of Work:
The Aquatic Director/Head Swim Coach administers a college and community aquatics program for youths and adults, supervises safe operation of the pool, and coaches the intercollegiate swim/dive teams.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Design and schedule a comprehensive aquatics program to meet the needs of the college and community.
- Develop and market new programs that will increase the utilization of the Aquatics Center.
- Supervise the assistant swim coach/Aquadarts coordinator.
- Hire, supervise and schedule lifeguards for all pool activities.
- Train lifeguards and maintain proper pool staff certification requirements.
- Implement and continually update and enforce emergency action plans and facility policies.
- Schedule and oversee routine cleaning of the aquatic areas and equipment inventory.
- Handle, maintain and add pool chemicals as needed.
- Maintain all appropriate safety records and files.
- Supervise a USS club team.
- Teach credit and continuing education courses.
- Conduct and organize youth swim camps, clinics and lessons.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of programming and make recommendations to the Athletic Director and Chair of Physical Education.
- Be responsible for coaching and directing intercollegiate swimming program.
- Provide leadership and general team management in the areas of scholarships, practicing, scouting, recruiting, and athlete’s skill development.
- Develop competition schedules and arrange team travel.
- Organize and implement promotional and fund-raising activities in support of Swim Program.
- Ensure student athlete academic success by overseeing academic advising and monitoring academic progress.
- Propose program budget and adhere to all purchasing policies and procedures.
- Commitment to comply with all policies and rules governing the National Junior College Athletic Association, Georgia Junior College Athletic Association, Darton College, and the Athletic Department.
- Additional duties as assigned.
Required/Desired Knowledge, Abilities & Skills:
- Considerable knowledge of coaching swimming including competitions, practices, strength/conditioning, and recruiting.
- Knowledge and ability to ensure academic success of student athletes.
- Knowledge of state and national regulations and health/safety standards associated with operation of public swimming pool.
- Knowledge and ability to direct appropriate aquatic programming for youth, adults, and senior citizens.
- Ability to maintain administrative, fiscal and academic records, some of which are confidential.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with institution officials, administrators, employees, students and the public.
- Effective verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills
- Ability to organize and prioritize work.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office software suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and Outlook and various office machines such as photocopier and facsimile.
Required Education and/or Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
- American Red Cross, YMCA or equivalent IT certifications in Lifeguard Training, Water Safety, Water Exercise, and CPR/FA/AED with instructor certification.
- Certified Pool Operator with knowledge of state and national health and safety standards and regulations associated with the operation of a public swimming pool.
- Coaching experience preferably at the college level.
- Experience in pool facility management.
The Aquatic Director/Head Swim Coach reports to the Athletic Director and Facility Director.
Contacts: Robbin Burriss
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