Head Coach - Knutsford

Posted on June 01, 2018

Head Coach – Knutsford

Knutsford ‘Vikings’ Amateur Swimming Club is currently seeking a head coach to lead our existing team of experienced teachers and coaches in developing and enhancing the high-quality swim programme currently delivered to our vibrant and enthusiastic swimmers.

We are a competitive development club, offering all swimmers from Swim England Level 8 onwards the opportunities and skill development to progress their competitive swimming career. 

As Head Coach you'll be enthusiastic about advancing swimming throughout the club with an ability to inspire all ability levels and communicate and work effectively with swimmers, coaches, parents and committee.

The successful applicant will be keen to attend most galas to encourage and support all our swimmers, who range from first time entrants in team galas through to swimmers at county and regional level.

The Club is Swim21 accredited and you will be supported by our existing committed and enthusiastic coaching team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan and deliver, in conjunction with the coaching team, a coordinated training programme across all swim groups in line with LTAD
  • Plan competition calendar and ensure attendance and support of swimmers at these galas
  • Take an active role in team selection
  • Organise regular coaching team meetings to ensure swimmer progress and continuity across the coaching team
  • Manage the coaching rota
  • Develop a positive working partnership with all swimmers and parents and feedback progress to parents at termly progress meetings
  • Attend committee meetings, as required, by the Club committee
  • Follow the Swim England child protection policy and ensure it is promoted
  • Comply with the Club policies


You will be up-to-date with current swim coaching techniques to develop swimmers to their individual maximum potential.

You will be qualified to Swim England Level 2 in Coaching Swimming or equivalent.

Remuneration: A competitive remuneration is on offer to the successful candidate who will be working on a self-employed basis.

Location: Knutsford Vikings is based at Knutsford Leisure Centre. To view our current training times visit www.knutsfordvikings.co.uk

How to apply

Please submit your c.v. and short summary of why you are interested in this role to Stephen Petty at knutsfordvikingssecretary@gmail.com

This position offers an exciting opportunity for a new head coach to establish an optimum development and competition swimming programme across the Club. We are not a 'me too' club but welcome new ideas and thinking to deliver an inspirational programme that our committed members deserve.

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