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Recreational Head Coach Position

Recreational Head Coach Opportunity

The London Regional Artistic Swimming Club (LSC) provides instruction in artistic/synchronized swimming for the London and surrounding communities. The Club provides well-designed opportunities to foster the development of technical and artistic skills of individuals and teams in an inclusive environment for swimmers to reach their potential in recreational and competitive programs. With the active participation of every swimmer, coach, and parent, the London Regional Artistic Swimming Club aspires to be a top Ontario club.


Position Description:

LSC is currently seeking a passionate leader who will dedicate time, energy and enthusiasm to oversee the Club’s recreational programming (includes AquaGo!, Regional League and Masters) and assist our coaches in developing well rounded individual athletes, and strong, collaborative teams. The Recreational Head Coach reports to the Head Coach and will lead the club in recreational programming design and delivery, will mentor coaches and encourage them in the development of their teams, will contribute significantly to the growth and development of the club and will provide guidance to the LSC Board in policy and management decisions. This is a full year, part-time role with approximately

8-10 hours per week. Hours may fluctuate depending on time of year (on/off season). The Recreational Head Coach position is exclusive of coaching. If the Recreational Head Coach participates as a coach, additional compensation will be provided for coaching hours.


This role includes the following responsibilities:

  • Design and deliver and promote LSC recreational programming

  • Effectively collaborate with the Head coach to assist in the creation and planning of events and training opportunities

  • Communicate with Ontario Artistic Swimming regarding Regional League programming/competitions

  • Support and facilitate Try Art Swim sessions for recruitment of new club members

  • Support recreational coaches to ensure effective organization of team communication, training and competitions

  • Ensure club policies and procedures are being implemented at the recreational coach/athlete level

  • Payroll - input recreational coach shifts and approve schedules

  • Organize and attend recreational coach meetings

  • Support recreational club coaches to ensure effective organization of team communication, training, competitions and watershows

  • Collaborate and work closely with the LSC Executive members and Head Coach

  • Attend LSC Board meetings and provide updates

  • Address and respond to emails and other forms of communication in a timely manner

  • Apply effective conflict resolution strategies


Minimum requirements:

  • Completion of Competitive Intro certificate

  • Current Police Record Check

  • Thorough understanding of recreational synchro programming in Ontario through involvement in the sport and/or experience in coaching

  • 3+ years of coaching artistic swimming


The ideal candidate will possess the following skills, abilities and experience:

  • NLS completion

  • Enrollment in Competitive Development coaching certification an asset

  • Personal skills to guide and inspire individuals/groups towards achieving goals

  • Effectively organizes and prioritizes work; balancing resources, skills, priorities and timescales to achieve objectives

  • The ability to focus oneself and others on achieving specific outcomes and improve performance

  • The ability to receive and give feedback to advance own skills and abilities; and that of others

  • The ability to collaborate with a wide range of people, manage individual and team interactions and dynamics effectively and build long term trusting relationships

  • Knowledge of public relations and marketing techniques


If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume and a cover letter, in confidence, to Application deadline is April 8, 2024 at 5 pm EST. Applications will be reviewed and if selected you will be invited to an interview. Please be advised that an internal reference check may be conducted as part of the selection process, as applicable. We are aiming to fill the position by end of April 2024 to enable overlap and training with the current Recreational Head Coach.

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