Head Coach

Main Duties

  • To take full responsibility for the club’s coaching sessions.
  • To work with the assistant coach(es)in the preparation and running of each session.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every athlete and treat everyone equally, regardless of background or ability.
  • Place the welfare and safety of the athlete above the development of performance.
  • Encourage and guide athletes to accept and take responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.
  • Be appropriately qualified and update your licence and education as and when required by UK Athletics.
  • Co-operate fully with other colleagues (e.g. other coaches, officials, team managers)
  • Consistently display high standards of behaviour and appearance.
  • To prepare all coaching sessions beforehand.
  • To attend club meetings and report on progress.
  • To offer the club feedback on the organisation and degree of success of coaching and competitions.
  • To assist in the selection of teams.
  • To attend all meetings.
  • To inform the Chairman in advance of any sessions that cannot be attended.

Assistant Coach

Main Duties

  • To assist with the club’s coaching sessions.
  • Ensure the welfare and safety of the lifesaver above the development of performance at all times.
  • To assist in the preparation of coaching sessions beforehand.
  • To work with the Head Coach in the preparation and running of each session.
  • To offer the Head coach feedback on the organisation and degree of success of coaching and competitions.
  • To assist in the selection of teams.
  • To travel to competitions with the team(s).
  • To inform the Head Coach in advance of any sessions that cannot be attended.