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Posted 7/28/2014

The East Aurora Swim Team (EAST) is an aquatic program of the Town of Aurora Parks and Recreation Department and is seeking applicants for a new position: Director of Aquatics and Recreation that begins immediately.  This position replaces the retiring Director of Parks and Recreation, a municipal position.  The new Director will spend 50% of this full time position coaching a well-established, medium size club and the other time supervising staff of a well-organized community recreation program including an outdoor, seasonal community pool.  EAST currently has 120 registered swimmers ages 5-18.  The position will require organization in coaching, staff management, parent correspondence, and program development. This position will also be expected to work closely with assistant coaches and the parent booster club, and reports to the Aurora Town Board.  The Town of Aurora offers benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and vacation. This position provides a unique situation for a swimming professional to coach swimmers in a full-time capacity with outstanding benefits, and training for the administrative aspect of recreation. Hours will be flexible to accommodate responsibilities within a 40 hour work week. The Town also boasts an excellent relationship with the school district which allows the town to use its pool facilities.  It is also an opportunity to learn and grow within a vital and evolving program, while enjoying the lifestyle and amenities of East Aurora, NY.  This community is a special place to live, and although residency is required, you will find that is one of the finest benefits of this position.  If interested, please submit resume and cover letter to Peggy Cooke, Director of Parks and Recreation, Town of Aurora to peggy@townofaurora.com or send to 300 Gleed Ave, East Aurora, NY   14052. 

Job Requirements:

50% - Performs the duties of Head Coach of the competitive swim program by coaching 5 nights per week during school year, setting goals, recruiting assistant coaches, meeting with team booster club, planning and coaching meets on weekends as scheduled. Establishes annual direction of club, performance targets, develops training cycle plans and monitors swimmer progress.

25% - Supervises the full time Recreation Supervisor who will plan and organize a community recreation program covering directed activities, events and use of facilities in accordance with established recreational practices and departmental policies; Performs administrative duties such as budgets, reports, and coordination with other agencies; Confers with the Town Board on matters of budget, staffing, purchasing, program development;

10% - Supervises the work of employees by assigning and scheduling work, training and staff development, recommending selection and termination, and evaluating performances; Supervises the director of the learn to swim program, acting as a resource person, ensures proper certifications of staff, and utilizes American Red Cross standards in all facets of staffing and swim lessons

10% - Supervises the Pool Director in the management, operations, and equipment and maintenance of the summer, outdoor Community Pool; meets all health department, American Red Cross and town policy standard operating procedures. Conducts and/or schedules American Red Cross training for lifeguards and CPR/First Aid for recreation staff;

3% - Works in cooperation with the Highway and Building Superintendents to ensure that buildings and grounds in the parks and community pool are maintained to Town Standard of Care guidelines, discusses issues and capital needs with Town Board; 

2% - Supervises the office manager to ensure program promotion, website maintenance, customer service; occasionally speaks to private and public groups on programs; attends conferences, secures sponsors.

Goals of the Town of Aurora Parks and Recreation East Aurora Swim Team

  • Continue to be a feeder program to the lifeguard and WSI training programs to support the Aurora Community Pool and Learn to Swim
  • To increase the number of swimmers ages 14 and up and retain the younger swimmers
  • Increase pool time – morning practice, Saturday and Sundays, make better use of smaller, warmer pool for younger EAST swimmers; take advantage of larger pools in the area
  • Bring the team to a more competitive level; Challenge the higher level swimmers
  • Bring regional, high-level recognition to the club
  • Continue to be a feeder program to the high school teams
  • Work closely with the EAST parent board for their continued support
  • Continue the excellent relationship that has been fostered with the school district
  • Communicate regularly with the Town Supervisor

Qualifications:

A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or NY State registered 4 year college with a Bachelor degree;

B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or NY State registered college with an Associate’s degree;

C) Current USA Swimming Coach Certification in good standing and clear background check; minimum of 4 years’ experience as an assistant and/or head coach of a USA Swim Club, School District or YMCA certified competitive swimming program; Level II ASCA or higher; strong communication and organizational skills, working knowledge of Hy-Tek Team manager; Lifeguard certification (can be updated here); Instructor certified is a plus.

D) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined in (A) and (B) and (C)

Note:  verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience

 

Compensation: salary will be based on experience and qualifications starting at $40,000. Residency in the Town of Aurora is required.


Application:
Applicants that wish to be a part of a successful, growing team and department should forward a cover letter outlining interest in our organization, resume, including 3 references and a one page statement on coaching philosophy and management style to Peggy Cooke, Director of Parks and Recreation at peggy@townofaurora.com.   Submissions are in strict confidence until a final contract and candidate’s release from previous obligations are complete. The position will begin full time immediately.  


Posted 7/24/2014

Alden Bullsharks Swim Club is looking for a full time Head Coach to help us grow our program.  ABSC is a small club with terrific potential.  We have the capacity for 90 plus competitive swimmers, and 200 developmental level swimmers.

We currently swim out of the Alden High School Pool in Alden, NY.  Hourly wage range of 11-14 depending on experience, up to a 15% bonus based swimming and financial performance.

Requirements:  Pass all USA Swim Certificates, prior coaching or swimming experience required.  Must love working with children, able to play games and be energetic.  Collegiate level swimming or coaching preferred. Pass standard background check.

Interested candidates should contact Robin Fix at robin_fix@rocketmail.com

 


The Clarence Swim Club in Clarence NY is looking for an assistant swim coach.

The team practices at Clarence HS in the evening Monday - Friday as well as Saturday mornings.

Experience is preferred, but consideration will be granted to individuals with competitive swimming backgrounds who are highly motivated to learn. USA Swimming registration is not required to apply but will need to be obtained along with certifications in CPR, First Aid, Safety Training for Swim Coaches and a successful background check.

Contact Head Coach Tom Steuer  coachsteuer@hotmail.com or 716-597-4495


The Hilton Area Swim Team (HAST) is a year-round competitive swimming organization based in Hilton, NY. HAST is a Level 2 USA Swimming club with a 24-year history of competitive success. We are currently seeking a highly motivated, experienced, and enthusiastic assistant coach for our developmental practice group. This is a part-time position that will have primary responsibility for coaching swimmers that are 12 years old and younger with less than 2-3 years of competitive swimming experience. Candidate must have the ability to develop proper swim technique for each stroke and work with swimmers in a variety of age groups when required.

The candidate must be available to attend 3-5 daily practices M-F from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at our training pool in Hilton, NY. Availability on weekends is required to support one to two swim meets per month, primarily in the Greater Rochester area. Candidates must have prior competitive swim coaching experience and will be required to obtain certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Safety Training for Swim Coaches as well as pass a background check. Candidates with current USA Swimming registration are preferred. Interested parties should email their resume, and references with a cover letter that explains your coaching philosophy to hastseals@gmail.com by July 20th. The position will start on Sept. 2nd, the first day of our 2014-2015 season.


The Falcon Aquatics Swim Club is looking for an assistant coach to become a part of our club. Falcon Aquatics is a growing competitive swim program located in Niagara County in Western New York and is affiliated with USA Swimming.  We are a fun, family-run club geared towards building and supporting strong swimmers. Our membership is between 50-75 members, ranging in age from Learn to Swim members all the way to competitive/ Varsity level swimmers.

Candidates would work with Learn to Swim through advanced levels in the program. Responsibilities would include 2-5 days a week on deck Monday -Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings and attending various meets. 

A successful candidate must possess the knowledge and ability to implement a skill and technique based swimming program, along with an enthusiastic coaching style, and a love for the sport. Previous coaching experience is preferred but not required. Competitive swimming experience is required if there is no coaching background. Candidates must have a passion for swimming and the ability to communicate effectively with swimmers, coaches, and parents. Candidates must be comfortable working with children of all ages and abilities and have a positive attitude. We are looking for a coach who can bring experience, excitement, and motivational skills to our family-based club. 

Candidates must have, or will need to obtain their USA Swimming Coaching certification, as well as CPR, First Aid, and Safety training. They must also pass the USA Swimming background check as well as a club background check.  

Please send your resume to the club president at vpoole10@icloud.com. More information about our club can be found at FalconAquatics.org


The Rochester Rapids Swim Team is looking for a great Assistant Coach to become part of our team.

We are a fun, family oriented club committed to building and supporting strong swimmers with strong character. Our team mission also involves promoting competitive swimming in the City of Rochester, and the team is a Rochester City sponsored team with both urban and suburban club members. We are an established team with Senior and Age Group swimmers. The team trains in a Rochester City Recreation Center and an outdoor 50 meter municipal pool in the summer.

Candidates must have a passion for the sport, the willingness to conduct practice in accordance to the RRST beliefs and values, and be committed to helping our swimmers reach their desired goals. Previous coaching experience preferred, but not required. Upon hiring, Candidates must have, or will need to obtain their USA Swimming Coaching certification. This requires the completion of the following: Water Safety for Swim Coaches, Standard First Aid, and CPR. The position is part time (6-10 hours/week, including occasional weekends for meets) and the hourly rate will be based on experience.

Please send your resume to: rrst-board@googlegroups.com