Author: Mark Procter

Torquay Leander Swimming Club is seeking a new head coach

Torquay Leander Swimming Club is seeking a new head coach. The successful applicant will have experience as a swimming coach at Level 2 or higher and ideally have performed to a high level in swimming themselves. They will be looking for the next step in their swimming coach career through inspiring, motivating and developing our swimmers to maximise their potential.

About the Club:

Torquay Leander Swimming Club trains at Swim Torquay pool in Plainmoor, Torquay, a four lane pool next to Torquay United Football Club.

The Club is 120 years old this year and is a vibrant and friendly club. It has a dedicated committee who are aided by its members, volunteer coaches and helpers, and trained officials resulting in the Club being SwimMark accredited.

With sessions from Learn to Swim through to Senior Squad run over 5 days a week TL currently has 110 active swimmers aged 5 to 18. Not only do we encourage and support our members to be the best swimmer they can be, we also support many of the older club members to become volunteer helpers to support programs such as Duke of Edinburgh and train as swim instructors themselves.

The Club competes in the CDSSL, friendly galas in the area and the Arena League. Our swimmers are encouraged to compete in the Regional Championships, Devon Championships, Devon Developments and other licensed meets. Depending on skill and ability. We also host our own Ribbon galas twice a year as well as our annual club championships and presentation evening. Every member of our club therefore has the opportunity to compete.

The committee’s positive outlook for the Club now necessitates recruiting new, paid for, coaching expertise to develop the Club’s full potential.

Working Hours:

  • At least 5 hours coaching per week – including weekend work
  • Paid administrative work as negotiated

 Details of the Role:

  • Plan and lead swimming training sessions in accordance with the annual plans for the club
  • Provide coaching support at competitions and meets (estimated minimum attendance at 6 x meets per year plus county championships) including performance feedback
  • Maintain up-to-date test set data and other records and documentation as required using our online system
  • Manage and review expectations with individual swimmers
  • Conduct trials for new members to the Club
  • Develop PDP’s for other volunteer coaches

 How to apply:

Please send your CV and covering letter by email to our chair Samantha Price by Wednesday 6th September 2017

Contact email:

Committee Vacancies – Young Volunteer Co-ordinator & Hon. Secretary

Dear all,

We have a number of roles currently vacant for this year and coming up in the near future. If you know of anyone who might be interested then please pass on my contact details and I will be happy to discuss the roles in more detail.

Young Volunteer Co-ordinator – to organise local workshops for the Devon participants of the South West ASA Young Volunteer programme and be a point of contact for club mentors.

Finally, I will unfortunately not be able to continue in my role as Hon. Secretary for the whole of this year. This is due to growing work and study commitments. I will happily aid a successor in a handover period to answer any questions, and help where I can. All paperwork is in place and updated now so the role should be a much easier one to continue with.

Please could you advertise these positions within your clubs and let me know if anyone is interested.

Kind Regards

Jamie New
Hon. Secretary
Devon County ASA