Please find attached the job description for the County Trophy Steward
Launceston Swimming Club Seeks a New Head Coach
Head Coach – Launceston, North Cornwall
Launceston Swimming Club is currently seeking a Head Coach to lead our existing team of coaches and poolside assistants in developing and enhancing the high-quality swim programme currently delivered to our talented and enthusiastic swimmers.
This position offers an exciting opportunity for a new Head Coach to establish an optimum development and competition swimming programme across the club. We would welcome new ideas and thinking to deliver an inspirational programme that our committed members deserve.
We are a competitive development club, offering all swimmers, from Swim England Level 7 through to our successful regional swimmers, the opportunities and skill development to progress their competitive swimming careers.
As Head Coach you’ll be enthusiastic about advancing swimming throughout the club with an ability to inspire all ability levels, communicate and work effectively with swimmers, coaches, parents and committee.
The successful applicant will be required to attend most galas to encourage and support all our swimmers, who range from first time entrants through to swimmers at county, regional & national level.
The Club is Swim Mark accredited and you will be supported by our existing committed and enthusiastic coaching team.
- Plan and deliver, in conjunction with the coaching team, a coordinated training programme across all swim groups in line with LTAD
- Plan a competition calendar, ensure attendance and support of swimmers at these galas
- Take an active role in team selection
- Organise regular coaching team meetings to ensure swimmer progress and continuity across the coaching team
- Manage the coaching rota
- Develop a positive working partnership with all swimmers and parents, providing feedback to parents at regular progress meetings
- Attend committee meetings, as required, by the Club Committee
- Follow the Swim England Child Protection Policy and ensure it is promoted
- Comply with the Club Policies
You will be up-to-date with current swim coaching techniques to develop swimmers to their individual maximum potential.
You must be qualified to ASA Level 2 or above in Coaching Swimming.
A competitive rate is on offer to the successful candidate. To be discussed at interview.
Launceston Swimming Club is based in North Cornwall and trains at Phoenix Leisure Centre, Launceston.
To view our current training times, visit www.launcestonswimmingclub.co.uk
How to apply
Please submit your C.V. and a short summary of why you are interested in this role to Helen Ward, LSC Chair at
by Monday 21stMay 2018.
I have forwarded this e mail as I would like to get an Assistant coaching course running in the region and you have either expressed an interest or you are involved in club swimming. Please pass this e mail to anyone you know who might be interested.
The likely venue is Saltash leisure centre which is easily accessible from Devon or Cornwall. The course will be blended which means the learner does most of the theory in their own time on the computer and then we have a few face to face sessions to do the practical. The most likely times are 2 x Friday evenings and 2 x Sundays, probably lunchtime until about 7pm (TBC), these would fit in with the club swimmers for us to coach.
The 2nd and the 4th and the 23rd and 25th November look like the best dates for this. Check your diary’s and see if this works for you and your clubs.
Please would you e mail me to confirm your interest (not a binding commitment) so that we can get this going by Monday 21st May. If you want to do it but the venue doesn’t suit you please let me know where you would like a course to be held. It may be that we can get 2 courses running.
Swim England Tutor/Assessor/L3 Coach
The first of the talent camp days was held at Mount Kelly on the 22ndApril 2018. The event was attended by 24 swimmers that had been selected following the Devon Championships and 8 staff to support the swimmers. In total 12 clubs from across the county were represented.
The day consisted of a one hour gym session which focussed on Fundamental Movement Skills such as coordination, throwing, jumping and balance. There were two one hour pool sessions, held in the 25m pool, where the focus was very much on skills such as streamlining, aquatic alignment, underwater skills and transition into the stroke, although there was still time for a very exciting skills relay at the end of the second session. A one hour presentation was given in the afternoon on Effective Stroke Technique by Head Coach, Neil Shire, which was attended by both swimmers and parents.
The objective of the day was not only to pass on high standards of skills and behaviours to the swimmers that can be taken back to their home programmes but also to develop the skills and knowledge of the support staff of coaches and team managers. British Swimming very much see these days as the first step along the development pathway of both swimmers and support staff. Two further talent days with the same swimmers and support staff is planned for July and October.
Rob Harvey and Katie Trist from Newton Abbot’s water polo section represented Devon and Cornwall this weekend at the 2018 Police Sport Championship in Liverpool. The team played well but lost out to the Met (7-3), Scotland (7-5), the North West (8-3) and the West Midlands (10-6) but did overcome a ‘Nomads’ team 6-5. The team unfortunately didn’t have enough players to compete for places in the tournament’s overall standings but remained competitive with Rob scoring 14 of the teams overall goals.
The two team captains of the Devon Team Tegan Drew & Oliver Taverner pictured with team coach Greg King at the awards ceremony.