Month: May 2018

Head Coach of Launceston Swimming Club Vacancy

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.

Key Responsibilities

  • 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

 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.


Level One – Coach Assistant

Hi everyone

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.

Kind regards

Wendy Dalton

Swim England Tutor/Assessor/L3 Coach