Working at Wycombe Swimming

Our team is a blend of talented volunteers and paid coaches. The team work together to provide the best outcome we can for the benefit of the club members. We believe in the continuous development of swimmers, coaches and other volunteers through experience, training and individual learning.

Volunteering

We are always keen to engage new volunteers in our many roles. From administration to poolside coaching if you want to learn a new skill or just to apply an old one please contact us at [email protected] or see our volunteers page.

 

Internships / Placements

From time to time we are able to offer internships to individuals wishing to work with in the Sports and Lesiure Industry, If you are interested in working with us in this way please contact us at [email protected]

 

We currently have a place for a Student(s) for 2023/2024 

Please find all details HERE

 

Paid Roles

When paid coaching roles become available we will advertise them here and via outlets such as careers in aquatics. Please read the description carefully and follow the instructions to apply

Swimming Coach

Job Type:                                Part time (and possibly Full time) employed contract

Term:                                       Permanent

Salary:                                     Based on prior experience and qualifications

Minimum Qualification:         Swim England Swimming Coach (Level 2 Coaching, or equivalent).

 

 

Responsible to:                      WDSC Head Coach / or section head

 

We are looking to appoint a Swimming Coach (or coaches) to join our well-established and highly motivated coaching team. Working alongside our established Olympic-level Head Coach, Kevin Brooks and the Coaching Team, you will work within our Junior and Potential sections of the Club. Additional performance coaching support may be required.

At Wycombe we are passionate about providing coaches with an opportunity to thrive and progress, this is a fantastic opportunity for an individual looking to develop their career within a well-established and successful performance swimming club environment, whilst continuing to have a supportive coaching and club management team around them.

Introduction to our Club

Wycombe has the leading Club programme in the South East Region in both pool and open water swimming. The premier club in the south of England, we are reigning County Champions, Southeast Regional Champions and achieved a 3rd place ranking at the recent National Arena League Cup Final (the highest-ranking club programme). Over the last 6 years we have had over 23 selections of swimmers selected for Great Britain at events such as European Junior Championships, European Championships, Commonwealth Youth Games, Para European and World Championships and the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Since 2012, the club has more than tripled in size resulting in around 650 active swimming members. At the start of 2016 we moved to the new build 8 x 50m pool in High Wycombe. The club continues to grow, working closely with the local community, local schools and accesses the lesson programmes of multiple local swim schools.

Wycombe Swimming is an exciting, evolving, and dynamic club that offers a wide programme using a “one team” approach. The club is a limited company and registered charity with a diverse offering in the community. We are a Swim England Performance Programme, but also have a comprehensive offering for Age Group, Academy, Participation, Masters and Disability swimming. We have an emerging weekly Water Polo session within our development section and over the last 5 years we have developed our Open Water offering, which led to Wycombe being Top Club at the National Championships for the last two years

 

Personal Specification

You will be a dynamic, forward-thinking coach who understands the importance of getting the best out of everyone.

You should be comfortable utilising the Optimal Athlete Development Framework (and varying LTAD / MYT / YPDM programmes/models) to their full extent. Passionate about stroke technique and the importance of building a multi stroke aerobic capacity and consistency in training. You should be able to remain calm under pressure dealing with multiple swimmers and should have a presence on poolside that will inspire our swimmers to get them most out of their training.

Our coaches need to exude positivity and be able to engage with an athlete on a personal level; to get to know them and be passionate about their success, whilst fully understanding the requirements of safeguarding in our sport. For this role the coach needs to be prepared to engage successfully with parents/carers and develop their personal presence within the competitive ‘arena’ setting of Regional and National events.

Our club has an inclusive, accepting and understanding nature; You should be someone who engages equally and respectfully with people whatever their background, culture, religion, ability, sexual orientation, and gender.

We are looking for a coach who wants to add value to our programme and contribute to our success. Someone that wants to ‘come on a journey’, for several years who is prepared to learn and develop in the next chapter of Wycombe Swimming and grow as a person (and coach); alongside the success that will undoubtedly come their way, as part of our team

 

Equal Opportunities

Wycombe District Swimming Club are committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity in all fields and the club intends that no job applicant shall receive less favourable treatment because of gender, gender re-assignment, marital or family status, age, disability, ethnic origin, creed, sexual orientation, Trade Union membership, or by any other condition or requirement which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

 

How to apply

You must already have the right to work in the UK to apply for this role.

Please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role to Simon Shaw via [email protected]

You can contact the club on 01494 410075 Option 3. Feel free to contact the club's Head Coach Kevin Brooks on [email protected] for an informal chat.