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Sonia Knox
Perth/Craigie, WA, Australia
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Breakers Swim Club WA
Part Time - To be negotiated with successful applicant - dependent upon qualifications and experience
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Breakers are seeking a part time Senior Coach to provide strong support to the club Director of Swimming and leadership to the swimming squads and coaching service program with the view to achieving the best possible results at a Local Community, West Australian State and Australian National level. Targeting to build a strong pathway for all swimmers.

Program Management
Responsible for contribution to the planning and administration of all levels of swimming at Breakers & WestSwim, which includes:
- Ensuring squads have self-sustaining development and are suitable for targeted age groups
- Ensuring training plans are in place for all squads, including land based activities
- Seasonal progress of athletes

- Attend meets, training sessions, clinics and conferences
- In conjunction with the Director of Swimming contribute to teams selections for competition
- Consult with coaching team for advancement through the squad pathways
- Contribution to the coordination of seasonal meet calendar
- In conjunction with the Director of Swimming assign necessary staff for all scheduled meets and training sessions

Support communication activities related to the club, which may include contribution to:
- the weekly club notices,
- team and squad meetings

Support the Director of Swimming with any communication to the administration staff regarding changes in schedule, new programs and promotion of swimmers between squads

- Reply to specific enquiries regarding squad programs
- Be available to conduct assessments of new swimmers, in consultation with the Director of Swimming
- Adhere to squad policies and procedures
- Oversee the completion of daily attendance records
- Ensure updated information is provided to the club website manager on a regular basis, in consultation of the Director of Swimming

- Policies and Procedures
- Follow the clubs constitution, rules and procedures
- Ensure ongoing coaching qualifications are up to date
- Understanding and implementation of the requirements under the Swimming Australia Safe Sport Framework

Qualifications and Education Requirements
- ASTCA Development (previously Bronze) accreditation preferred
-Previous proven experience in a coaching role up to competitive levels
-Working with Children
-National Police Clearance
-Current First Aid

Preferred Skills
Coach's should exhibit high level of skills in the following areas:
-Communication – at a variety of levels including swimmers, parents, committees and community organisations
-Leadership and motivational ability within individual and team
-Technical knowledge of swimming strokes and training for competitive and inclusive swimming
-Seasonal to session planning to get the best performance for each swimmer
- Group teaching ability to athletes at various age groups
- Proven ability to work in a team environment
- Compliance with Privacy Act requirements to protect the interests of all members
-Confidentiality in terms of protecting the Club's performance & commercial interests
- Ability to cope with change and demonstrated flexibility to adapt to change
- Sounds decision making and use of initiative to provide solutions
-Excellent organisational and time management skills
- Demonstrated desire for self-development;

Conflict resolution and negotiation skills

More about the Club

Breakers Swim Club is a popular and successful Swim Club based north of the river, currently with 150 members located at Craigie Leisure Centre offering a variety of squads ranging from stroke development through to Open Water, National and High Performance levels.

We have a strong partnership with WAIS, with a number of our swimmers training in the Northern High-Performance squad. Our coaches liaise with the WAIS High-Performance coaching team in regarding swimmer talent and pathways with the view to ensuring we have the appropriate aspects in place to support the success of our swimmers. This approach provides ongoing development and mentoring opportunities for our coaches.

Our vision is to be an exceptional swimming club of choice, that inspires excellence in our core values of companionship, community and competition.

We deliver on our vision by developing, promoting and sustaining a united club culture that creates a lifelong love of swimming where each and every one of our members is inspired to fulfil their own potential.

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