Assistant Competitive and Performance Coach​ - Wycombe Swimming

Posted on August 03, 2023


Job Type:                                Full time employed contract 

Term:                                       Permanent

Salary:                                     Based on prior experience and qualifications

Minimum Qualification:         Swim England Swimming Coach (Level 2 Coaching, or equivalent).

Responsible to:                      WDSC Head Coach


We are looking to appoint an Assistant Swimming Coach to our Competitive and Performance squads. The coach will join our well-established and highly-motivated coaching team, working alongside our established Olympic-level Head Coach, Kevin Brooks and the coaching team.

The Assistant Competitive & Performance Coach will lead the programme for our existing Junior Competitive squad and will work with the Head Age Group Coach and coaching team in leading the development of the younger swimmers across the junior squads. Additionally, you will support our Head Coach and Head Age Group Coach at various sessions in the week with our highest performing swimmers which compete at British and International level.

The appointed coach will provide their expertise across various squads within the Junior and Performance Programmes and will also have opportunity to support the coaching of our Masters, Academy, and Development squads and work with our successful school coaching/teaching link programmes.

At Wycombe we are passionate about providing coaches with an opportunity to thrive and progress. This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual looking to develop their career within a well-established and successful performance swimming club environment, whilst continuing to have a supportive coaching and club management team around them.

The successful candidate will coach a minimum of 25 hours per week of swimming training activities with additional hours consisting of attendance at competitions and performing non-coaching administrative duties, including but not limited to administration, planning, and attending meetings with the coaching team and parents/swimmers when necessary

Introduction to our Club

As the leading Club programme with Swim England Performance Centre status and located in the South of England; we are reigning County Champions, and regularly feature in the top five programmes at the National Arena League Cup Final. Moreover, we consistently feature at British and English events with upwards of 44 swimmers and 20 relay teams invited to compete at British.

Wycombe is an exciting, evolving and dynamic club offering a wide programme using a “one team” approach. We aim to provide training opportunities within the right environment to enable each swimmer in the club the chance to reach their full potential, at an aspirational level which is suitable to them. The club is a registered limited company and charity with a diverse offering in the community from performance swimming and masters’ swimmers through to participation squads, open water and an emerging Water Polo squad.

Since 2012 the club has more than tripled in size resulting in around 650 active swimming members. At the start of 2016 WDSC moved to the then new 8x50m pool in High Wycombe. The club continues to grow working closely with the local community, schools, and local learn to swim programmes.


Personal Specification

You will have the UKCC Level 2 Coaching or equivalent, experience of working with Age Group swimmers and a solid understanding of the essential skills and behaviours that swimmers should develop within the junior programme in order to reach their full potential.

You should be comfortable utilising the Optimal Athlete Development Framework (and varying LTAD / MYT / YPDM programmes/models) to their full extent. Passionate about stroke technique and the importance of building a multi stroke aerobic capacity and consistency in training. You should be able to remain calm under pressure dealing with multiple swimmers and should have a presence on poolside that will inspire our swimmers to get them most out of their training.

The coach will be a positive team player and clearly show their love of coaching and swimming, whilst possessing the ability to clearly communicate with swimmers, coaches and parents.

The coach should be knowledgeable in competitive swimming and be driven to achieve results for swimmers of all abilities with a particular focus on increasing the skills and techniques of the club Age Group swimmers.

Additionally, this coach will actively demonstrate the willingness to learn and further develop themselves from our other coaches within the club and through opportunities external to the club.

Our club has an inclusive, accepting and understanding nature; You should be someone who engages equally and respectfully with people whatever their background, culture, religion, ability, sexual orientation, and gender.


Equal Opportunities

Wycombe District Swimming Club are committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity in all fields and the club intends that no job applicant shall receive less favourable treatment because of gender, gender re-assignment, marital or family status, age, disability, ethnic origin, creed, sexual orientation, Trade Union membership, or by any other condition or requirement which cannot be shown to be justifiable


How to apply

You must already have the right to work in the UK to apply for this role.

Please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role to Ali Schwiderski via

You can contact the club on 01494 410075 Option 3. Feel free to contact the Club's Head Coach Kevin Brooks on for an informal chat.


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