Swim Coach Job Description

About Kings Camps

Kings Camps are a market leading not-for-profit organisation that offer children’s sports and activity day camps in the Easter, summer and half term school holidays

Our coaches – we call them Red Tops – deliver high quality sports sessions, getting children and young people active, having fun and learning together.

To become a Red Top, you’ll need to possess energy, passion, and a commitment to child development that we call The Kings Factor®.

Job Description – Swimming Coach

Reporting to the Site Manager, the Swimming Coach is responsible for planning and delivering programmed swimming activities as part of a wider multi activity programme, providing high energy, fun and inclusive swimming sessions that ensure every child is engaged and makes progress, regardless of their ability.

Swimming Coaches are responsible for imparting swimming skills and knowledge to a group of up to 20 children (ratios vary dependent on child ages), whilst also acting as the qualified lifeguard on poolside.

Our programmes group children by age (typically 5-7, 8-10 and 11-17), so swim coaches should be able to adapt sessions for varying ability levels. Each session will last between 30 and 60 minutes.

Child safety is our number one priority, so swim coaches need to ensure that the welfare of children is paramount at all times, ensuring all individuals follow the Kings Camps’ Swimming Policy, as well as the venue’s Normal Operating Procedure and Emergency Action Plan, applying them comprehensively.

The role will also involve conducting in depth risk assessments, taking action to minimise risks, monitoring water conditions, testing child ability levels, overseeing the safe use of equipment, promptly recording incidents and supporting the Site Manager in the safe practice of changing facilities.

The Swimming coach will be supported by Multi Sports Coaches during sessions, so will need to supervise and motivate other staff members who supervise children in the pool. The role may also offer rewarding opportunities to communicate with parents, providing feedback on a child’s progress throughout camp.

What Makes a Red Top (Person Specification)

We’re looking for high energy individuals who can demonstrate the following skills and experience:

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Suitability Selection Process

The Kings Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Safer recruitment is central to the way we work and all staff and volunteers are expected to share our commitment to safeguarding, always creating an environment where young people feel safe and can thrive.

Child welfare is our number one priority, therefore our staff selection process includes:

Training and Re-hire

Ongoing training and performance evaluations will feature in the role, with structured support from your Site Manager and performance targets communicated.

High performing coaches will be entered onto our staff development programme, with the aim of securing a future promotion (we actively seek to promote from within!) and a priority contract for the following season!