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19 Apr 2018

Full Time Singapore National Artistic Swimming Head Coach

Singapore Swimming Association – Posted by SSA Singapore, Singapore

Job Description

 A.    PRIMARY JOB PURPOSE

Report to the Vice President (Artistic Swimming) and responsible in supporting the Executive Director. To ensure, that within the guidelines and constraints determined by Singapore Swimming Association (SSA), the head coach is responsible for the overall high performance organisation and management of the Singapore National Artistic Swimming Team, including development of the athlete and coaching pathways.

B.     JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

 

1.      Effective Relationship and communication with SSA’s Partners and Stakeholders

Work closely with the SSA’s partners and stakeholders including Sport SG, affiliates, other national federations and sponsors to ensure alignment.

 

2.      Logistical Organisation

Work with the Artistic Swimming Sports Manager to develop and implement plans to meet the expected needs of the athletes, coaches , officials and support staff before and during the tour. This includes booking of flights, accommodation, entries for meets, provision of meals and transportation. Ensuring team Singapore meets the technical guidelines provided by organisers.

 

3.      Technical Responsibilities

Overall in charge of the high performance programs of the elite, development and talent ID national Artistic Swimming squads.

Development of Multi Year sports plan (2018 to 2022), that includes a regenerative pipeline for a national Artistic Swimming program that brings our artistic swimmers to Olympic qualification levels.

To train local coaches with the ability to coach Learn-to-artistic swimming programs that prepares artistic swimmers to get into our national team program.

Work closely with the Artistic Swimming sport manager to develop and implement plans for Coaches Education/Development for local coaches.

Work closely with the Singapore Sports Institute Scientist Support Group on high performance plan to provide sports science and medicine support for national athletes.

Visit local Artistic Swimming clubs to study how they operate at a coaching level and develop coaching strategies and athlete development pathways that will help the clubs increase their pipelines and improve from the developmental to the high performance level.

Creating a well rounded lesson program supporting all levels of artistic swimmers. To build a skills progression program that supports each artistic swimmer regardless of level.

 

 

4.      Team Communication

Communicate SSA policies to all team members (including but not limited to Team By-Laws, Anti-Doping Policy, Member Protection Policies) and complete incident reports of any breaches.

 

5.      Team Budget

To prepare and implement the national high performance team budget.

 

6.      Reports

Follow up all incidents and report to VP (Artistic Swimming) on final outcomes.

Coach reports for overseas trips

Database of athlete performance and progressive updates on individual artistic swimmer’s performance and training plans

 

C.     JOB HOLDER REQUIREMENTS

 

Experience

Possess relevant Artistic Swimming coaching certifications

Experienced in coaching artistic swimmers successfully at major international meets.

Demonstrates a clear understanding of the issues relating to managing a major national team at an international meet.

Has the demonstrated capacity to coordinate activities, people and resources and to maintain appropriate monitoring and controls.

Experienced in dealing with international and national media and press conferences.

Demonstrates technical knowledge of Artistic Swimming to enable understanding of specific Artistic Swimming administrative procedures and technical requirements of the athletes and other officials.

Has the interpersonal skills and technical expertise to provide an effective link between team members and Championship officials and technical committees.

Experienced in coaching swimmer successfully at international meets.

Experienced developing season plans and working with Sports Scientist.

Experienced in mentoring coaches.

 

Personal Attributes

Has the interpersonal and management skills to successfully motivate and direct athletes where relevant.

Works effectively with people and shows respect and sensitivity to their needs.

Demonstrates a logical approach in weighing up issues and coming to a decision.

Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills and able to provide reports when required.

Demonstrates ability to handle crisis situations.

Shows enthusiasm and preparedness to put athlete performance before personal considerations.

Available to attend all pre-competition meetings, training camps and meets if require.

Ability to work on weekends.

Ability to travel overseas.

How to Apply

Please email your resume to Edwin.Ker@swimming.org.sg

Job Categories: Synchronized Swimming. Job Types: Full Time. Salaries: Salary Negotiable.

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