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Coaches in Training

Coaches in Training and Team Captians

As part of the team's mission to empower youth the team provides leadership opportunities for experienced and qualified swimmers. Over the years, we have witnessed this program build confidence and foster strong team bonds. Swimmers in these roles will assist Coaches and Jr. Coaches and the team in general. If your swimmer is interested in applying for one of these positions please read on. 

Coach in Training (CIT’s)

  • Able follow guidance from  Coach or Jr Coach 
  • Able to fill in or run a full group of more than 3 lanes
  • Able to coach multi levels of athletes at one time


  • Must fulfill all requirements listed for Group Lead, Lane Lead, and Helping Hands as listed below.

Group Lead Role

  • Must be willing to fill in if needed in any role listed below
  • Submit application: CIT Application
  • Follow guidance from Jr Coach or higher and assist younger swimmers with skill development and workouts
  • Lead multi Groups or Lanes at a time
  • May instruct from the deck or in the water and is comfortable performing a skill for the group


  • Minimum of 3 years experience on the team
  • Have 2 years of experience in a coaching role
  • Finished Freshman Year of High school
  • Knowledge of all 4 strokes 
  • Submit Application Group Lead Application

Lane Lead Role

  • Leads multiple but not more than 4 kids at a time.
  • Following guidance from Jr Coach or higher
  • Will instruct from deck and in water as needed


  • A minimum of 3 years on the team
  • Must be a minimum of 11 years old
  • Knowledge of at least 2 strokes and willing to work on improving on the rest 
  • Submit application: Lane Lead Application

Helping Hands Role

  • One on One in the water instructing with a CIT or Coach on deck


  • Will need at least 2 years experience on the team
  • Must be at least 10 years old
  • Basic knowledge of 2 strokes
  • ability to explain and demonstrate skills to those they are helping
  • Submit application: Helping Hands Application

Team Captains

The team will fill 4 positions each season. One of which will be Head Captain to help all others.

1 will be Head Coaches choice

1 will be all coaching staff choice (Head Coach not included in choice)

2 will be team choice

The role and responsibility of Team Captains is as follows:

During practices captains will:

  • Organize and facilitate activities
  • Organize and facilitate team building events
  • Help run dryland practices
  • Cheers
  • Lead Setup or break down
    • flags
    • lane lines
    • Gear
    • Trash pick up

During meets captains will:

  • Assist with team location Setup
  • Assist with team warm up and dryland
  • Be present and assist if asked by coaches with team awards at end of the meet
  • Athlete to coach contact (go to and from team member to Coach, Assistant Coach and US Swim Jr Coaches)


  • Person will be part of coaching group in some way as directed by head coach or assistant coaches


  • Be a point of contact to lead other team members to appropriate people to help with whatever needs and concerns they have.
  • Above all respect all other team members and be an example of excellent sportsmanship


  • Show interest in the role
  • want to be a leader
  • Show Commitment to team and sport
  • committed to be at 80% of all practices
  • committed to be at 90% of all events
  • committed to be at 90% of all meets
  • Show knowledge of sport
  • knowledge but not perfection of the strokes and events
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn from peers
    • true leaders understand the importance of always being a learner
  • Be an example of kindness and compassion for other team members
  • Be there for team members, able to listen and advise if needed
  • Take Initiative:
  • Be willing to do what is needed without being told by Coaching staff
  • Great Attitude:
  • Must have positive attitude no matter what the situation is and lead with kindness
  • Apply

Application Process:

  • Inform Head Coach you are interested
  • Fill out questionnaire and return by day assigned for completion; Link to Application: Team Captain Application
  • Sit in interview with Head Coach, An Assistant Coach or Jr Coach assigned to the process
  • Be there day of selections
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