Black Hawk Area Swim Team Full-time Senior Coach

The Position:

The Black Hawk Area Swim Team is looking to hire a Full Time Senior Coach with the possibility of advancement.  The coach would lead, design, and foster systematic growth for our Senior swimmers while in line with the BLAST Mission Statement/Vision/Values (see website).  BLAST trained 220 swimmers last winter and our numbers continue to rise.  We currently have 1 Junior National qualifier, 4 Futures qualifiers, and 16 Sectional qualifiers at the senior level.


·      Plan, prepare, and conduct team practices with knowledge of stroke/skill technique in accordance with the Head Coach/Program Director and Senior Coaching staff.

·      Abide by the USA Swimming Code of Conduct, and BLAST policies and procedures.

·      5+ years swim coaching experience and current swim coaching certification.

·      Establish a local presence and reputation within ISI, the Central Region, and USA Swimming via clinics, volunteering, etc.

·      Plan and execute team-building and social functions.

·      Current certification in CPR, First Aid, Safety Training for Swim Coaches.

Ideal Candidate possesses:

·      Proven success coaching all levels.

·      Strong core values that include respect, trust, and integrity.

·      Cooperative and respectful communication style with swimmers, parents, and co-workers.

·      Capability to develop talent at all levels.

·      Desire to increase the number of athletes who swim into their high school and collegiate years and increase the number of athletes who qualify for championship opportunities.

·      Ability and desire to develop into a Head Coach/Program Director.

·      Knowledge of programs including Hy-Tek, Meet Manager, Team Unify, etc.

·      Bachelor’s degree.

·      Current ASCA Membership.


Duties include but are not limited to:

·      Assist the Head Coach/Program Director in all areas as/where needed, when necessary.

·      Submit all written practices to Head Coach/Program Director.

·      Coach all Senior group members (or others designated) at all meets.

·      Maintain and pursue continuing education related to all athletes at his/her level about proper stroke technique.

·      Responsible for implementing/enforcing any and all rules or guidelines as outlined in the Team Handbook.

·      Ensure proper communication pertaining to Senior groups and parents including weekly group communications.

·      Attend all staff meetings.

·      Determine Senior group members’ events for meet entries and submit/approve entries by team’s registration deadline.

·      Must be able to show unwavering support and the belief in program structure as a whole, the philosophies of the Head Coach/Program Director, and be willing to assist in all areas whenever appropriate.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

How to apply:

Send resume with at least three references along with salary requirements to Jennifer Murra at


Contact Information:

Jennifer Murra at

4222 Veralta Drive, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

Phone: 319-231-895