Head Coach


To improve performance of athletes in a safe and positive environment, while working alongside other club staff to deliver a well organised, appropriate and effective programme.


  • To provide quality coaching programmes to the ability of all athletes.
  • To assist the athletes to achieve their full potential with the objective of achieving district / national standard.
  • To lead and coordinate the coaching team, and provide advice and support to assistant coaches and helpers.
  • To provide clear, progressive and accessible development paths for athletes and coaches of all abilities, and give feedback on progression.
  • To support club development initiatives.
  • Abide by and promote sound ethics and club policies; child protection, fair play and equal opportunities to all members.
  • Liaise with the club management committee to ensure there are regular and appropriate competitive opportunities for members.
  • To attend and contribute to appropriate club meetings.



  • Motivational
  • Good organisation and communication skills
  • Ability to make the session enjoyable
  • Efficient and effective time management
  • Show an appropriate level of technical knowledge
  • Approachable and friendly



  • Complete an enhanced Disclosure Scotland check
  • Sign and adhere to the Coach’s Code of Conduct
  • Attend appropriate training



  • Scottish Swimming UKCC Level 1
  • Scottish Swimming UKCC Level 2
  • Scottish Swimming UKCC Level 2 Licenced (Minimum Qualification)
  • Appropriate CPD
  • Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop