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Swim Academy Coach

Swim Academy Coach

Area: Aquatics
Position: RN-60
Salary Schedule: Contracted
Last Update: 8/24/2021

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Sports Director, the Swim Academy Coach is a contracted position
under FLSA, responsible for the safety and well-being of swim academy participants at the Turner
Aquatic Center. Contract permits individual receives 70% of registration fees per month until the
contract has expired or is terminated.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

• Develop, organize, and implement all swim team practices.
• Effectively use and maintain Turner Aquatic Center swim aides and other equipment.
• Assists with preparation and clean up for swim practices and home swim meets.
• Follows safety directives established by the City, County, State, Federal, Turner Recreation
Commission and Turner USD 202.
• Obey and comply with all Turner Recreation Commission and Turner Aquatic Center policies.
• Skilled in verbal communication with parents, guardians, and participants as to practice and
swim meet information including times and locations.
• Notify the Sports Director and Aquatics Coordinator of the need for purchase of any supplies
or materials.
• Maintain positive relationships with students, parents, community patrons, and other team
coaches or personnel.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS


• Provide first aid and emergency CPR if necessary.
• Work collaboratively with other staff members and management.
• Maintain swim team fitness equipment and supplies in proper working order.
• Report to practice appropriately dressed and ready to begin promptly.
• Mobility to perform all skills and exercises required by the workout plan.
• Performs other duties necessary or assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Experience: Competitive experience is preferred. Must be at least 18 years of age.

Education:
High School Education

License/Certification:
Current CPR and First Aid certification is required. ASCA Level 1 & 2 and
Level 2 (stroke) schools certification preferred, but not required.

Technical Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The employee must have the ability to establish
successful working relationships with co-workers, volunteers, and the public and use good
professional judgment, honesty, and integrity in decision making. The ability to enforce
department policies and procedures and to interpret written instructions and manuals is required.
Employee must be able to interact with the public in a professional manner and have verbal and
written communication skills. Excellent swimming skills and the ability to correctly perform
competitive swim strokes are required.

Problem Solving:
Independent problem solving is key. This employee encounters problems with
participant conflicts, equipment malfunctions, and citizen complaints.

Decision Making:
Independent decision making is a key factor. This employee makes decisions
about the safety of patrons as well as the ability to perform swim coaching tasks in the most
efficient manner possible.

Supervision:
This employee is subject to supervision from the Sports Director.

Financial Accountability:
This position is responsible for aquatic facility and training equipment.

Personal Relations:
Daily contact with the public, co-workers, and supervisory personnel.

Core Values:
This employee is expected to be honest, fair in his/her dealings with the public and
co-workers and maintain a reputation that is above reproach. The employee must have strong
customer service skills.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of
those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet
and/or hot and humid conditions and occasionally exposed to chlorine vapors/fumes, and to
outside conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must
be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to swim;
use hands and fingers to handle or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to
sit; stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel, crouch, or crawl. The
employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this
job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and
ability to adjust focus. The employee is subject to pre-employment physical examination with a
written statement from the physician as to the employee’s ability to meet the requirements of the
position and subject to drug and alcohol testing. The employee is subject to pre-employment
physical examination with a written statement from the physician as to the employee’s ability to
meet the requirements of the position and subject to drug and alcohol testing.

Duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. Omission
of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar,
related or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an
employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the
employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The State of
Kansas and Turner Recreation Commission are at-will employment jurisdictions