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Head Age Group Coach & Pool Manager

12465 County Line Rd, Chesterland, OH 44026

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

The Lake Erie Silver Dolphins (LESD) and Hawken School are seeking a dynamic and passionate Head Age Group USA Swimming Coach who will also support the management of the Hawken School Pool, which is a primary practice site of LESD. This dynamic leader will work collaboratively with the LESD Head Coach and Club Development Director.


Head Age Group Coach Responsibilities:

o   Coach and develop training plans for the assigned practice groups

o   Establish an environment that fosters positive team attitudes steeped in growth mindsets and aligned with the LESD Mission Statement

o   Make an overall season plan in coordination with the Head Coach and coordinate sufficient coach meet coverage for the team’s competitive schedule

o   Review training groups and criteria for advancement and adjust as needed

o   Coordinate practice schedules at all sites for adequate coaching coverage

o   Recruit and retain the coaching staff within the budget

o   Review and assist the Club Development Director with meet entries

o   Help determine and communicate the tryouts process

o   Collaborate with the LESD Booster Board on club activities and meets

o   Communicate with members through a variety of methods, including but not limited to meeting in-person, composing and sending a weekly update and other emails, facilitating swimmer and/or parent meetings, and providing content for the LESD website and social media

Hawken Pool Manager Responsibilities:

o   Maintain all competitive/timing technology and training equipment

o   Execute and train volunteers on the above systems for all meets at Hawken

o   Manage and schedule lifeguarding staff members for all pool usage, serving as the lifeguard as needed

o   Maintain all proper certifications and training for self and pool staff

o   Coordinate pool repair and maintenance with the Maintenance Manager

o   Respond to all on-site emergencies at the Hawken Pool

o   Coordinate safe pool usage with all internal and external organizations

o   Coordinate with the Facilities Department to ensure proper rental agreements and insurance are in place for any outside rental groups

o   Assist with the development and execution of aquatics programming, including but not limited to swim teams, learn­‐to­‐swim programs, clinics, Hawken Summer Day Camp and other programs as needed


  • Minimum of three (3) years of related experience required

  • Strong customer service and decision making skills

  • Demonstrated experience managing and supporting others through strong leadership

  • Candidates must demonstrate flexibility, energy, creativity, and high levels of responsibility and integrity

  • Candidates should be willing and eager to bring new ideas to enhance the program

  • Excellent verbal and communication skills

  • Availability to work, train, and instruct multiple practice groups on the weekday afternoons and on weekends

  • Strong stroke technique and endurance background; patience working with younger swimmers

  • Knowledge of Team Unify, Hytek Meet Manager, and Team Manager are preferred

  • Professional Certification(s)Coaching membership in good standing with USA Swimming
    Current CPR and First Aid certifications
    Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification preferred
    LifeGuard and Water Safety Instructor Certification preferred


  • Annual salary commensurate with experience

  • Benefits Eligibility including:Medical

  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance

  • Paid Time Off

  • Retirement 403(b)

  • Travel reimbursement of reasonable related swim meet and travel expenses

  • Personal development - we invest in your personal development, subject to approval

About the Company


Hawken School was founded in 1915 as an independent, coeducational college preparatory day school serving around 1,600 students in preschool through grade 12 from nine counties in Northeast Ohio. Central to Hawken’s mission is our promise to “prepare students to navigate a complex and dynamic world with self-confidence and determination; embrace challenges with disciplined analysis and creativity; and engage others with empathy and integrity.” The fulfillment of this promise has earned Hawken a national reputation for educational excellence and innovative programming. The Hawken Gates Mills campus has Holtrey Natatorium, a 6-lane 25 yard competition pool.

Lake Erie Silver Dolphins (LESD) was founded in 1965, and is the top-ranked USA Swim Team. The team is focused on developing nationally ranked swimmers while aiding in each child's social, physical, and emotional growth. LESD has seven practice locations across Northeast Ohio and is part of the Lake Erie Swimming LSC with novice to Olympic level athletes. LESD coaches have a unique opportunity to collaborate with each other, coach other swimmers at meets, travel to high profile meets, and grow their coaching skills and careers.


Please email your resume, 3 references, your coaching philosophy, and a cover letter to: Adam Katz, Head Coach at and

Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting all forms of diversity in the workplace and in our student body. We strongly urge all qualified individuals to apply.

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