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April

Aquatic Centre - National Coach

St Andrew's Anglican College - Sunshine Beach, QLD

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JOB DESCRIPTION

ABOUT THE COLLEGE:

St Andrew’s Anglican College is a leading Independent School on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, with an enviable reputation for promoting excellence in every aspect of the College life to enable students to move confidently into their future. St Andrew’s has over 1300 students, naturally flowing from Kindergarten through to Year 12, with the state-of-the-art facilities and high calibre staff.

St Andrew’s strives to be an employer of choice by offering a vibrant state of the art Aquatic Centre with motivated and engaging staff with fantastic work conditions and lifestyle.

St Andrew’s incredible Aquatic Centre offers:

  • A 10 lane 50m pool which is 2m deep throughout
  • Undercover 15m learn to swim pool
  • The undercover grandstand can comfortably seat 500 spectators close to the action
  • The high definition 5m display screen for instant results and video review
  • Brand new changing rooms and office space
  • Club rooms and learning space
  • Function rooms
  • Healthy food and beverage at the Lanes Cafe
ABOUT THE ROLE:

The National Coach will be required to facilitate the Coaching Program as set by the Head Coach and then on a day-to-day basis will primarily be responsible for the National Squad Program and assist in school swimming.

The National Coach will work closely with and support the Head Coach in building and developing the Performance, Competition and Development Programs so that all squad participants have the opportunity to compete at their highest level.

The National Coach role will be to improve the swimming standard and the competitive skills of each swimmer while promoting competitive swimming. The National Coach has a responsibility to ensure the swimmers have a fun and positive experience.

Collaborate with Head Coach and deliver outcomes to achieve strategic objectives of the program.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Implement an effective coaching plan
  • Pre-plan and develop session structures
  • Conduct squad sessions to meet the defined needs of the students.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Strong understandings of biomechanics and stroke models
  • Provide leadership and guidance to all coaching staff
  • High level communication skills
  • Understanding of basic pool operations/safety guidelines
  • Create a highly successful high school coaching program
  • Conduct dry land training programs
  • Intermediate to high level computer skills
  • Design and manage carnival programs and use Team and Meet Manager
  • Responsibility for the management and running of various swim meets and competitions as directed by the Head Coach
  • Proactive and energetic with a positive approach to work
  • A demonstrable capacity to manage and prioritise tasks
  • To be discreet and able to maintain strict levels of confidentiality
  • Demonstrable problem solving and organisational skills
  • Follow safe work practices and pool guidelines
In order to undertake this role, the successful candidate will possess the following attributes:
  • Team player
  • Infectious enthusiasm
  • Sense of humour
  • Creativity and flexibility
  • Self-direction and an ability to lead others
  • Ability to explore and introduce new ideas and programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage, persuade and inspire others

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