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Development Coach - Senior Salaried Position

The Cheltenham Amateur Swimming Club has an opportunity for an experienced swimming coach who wants to be part of our dynamic team, which has placed Top 10 in Victoria the past four years.

We require a team-oriented coach wishing to be the primary coach of our Junior Squad, team-coach of two other squads, and one of the three coaches who make up our senior leadership team. The role will be permanent-part-time for the right applicant.

The successful applicant will plan and execute training sessions of swimmers ranging in ability from juniors targeting State qualifying times, through junior development and lifelong swimming pathways such as open-water and triathlon oriented swimmers.

We are looking for someone who loves engaging with our younger swimmers (ages 8-12) and facilitating their understanding of competitive swimming. The successful applicant will also lead pre-established dryland sessions. This role will include 15 hours on deck, several hours of weekly planning and several hours of competition requirements when we return to competing at meets.

Key duties in the role are to:

  • Nurture and foster the love of swimming amongst our swimmers

  • Enthusiastically contribute to the team atmosphere and promote Cheltenham initiatives

  • Participate in team activities

  • Represent Cheltenham with integrity, enthusiasm, and passion

  • Provide regular feedback and updates to swimmers and their parents

  • Attend encouragement meets and Swimming Victoria meets as asked by Head Junior Coach

  • Have weekend availability for meets

  • Assist in execution of Cheltenham Encouragement Meets and our Club Champs series

  • Report to Head Junior Coach


  • ASCTA Development Coach Accreditation

  • Working With Children Check & First Aid qualification

  • 2+ years coaching at a club or 3+ years at a school

  • A background in competitive swimming

  • Excellent communication skills

It is expected that the successful applicant will undertake ongoing professional development of their coaching skills as asked by our senior coaching team.

All applicants will need to include a professional reference in their Resume and should submit a Cover Letter.

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