Position is responsible for coaching student athletes in competitive swimming techniques to prepare them for athletic competition. Position motivates student athletes to develop an appreciation of the sport.
Holds organizational meetings for team prospects and encourages potential athletes to participate in the sport.
Assesses swimmer’s skills and assigns team positions.
Develops a regular practice schedule and organizes practice time to provide both individual and team development.
Works with the athletics director in scheduling facilities for practices and competition.
Coaches and instructs swimmers, individually or in groups, regarding the rules, regulations, equipment, and techniques of the sport.
Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior and provides proper supervision of athletes at all times.
Monitors the academic performance of team members to ensure that eligibility requirements are met.
Follows established procedures in the event of an athlete’s injury.
Conferences with parents/guardians, as necessary, regarding the athletic performance of their student.
Follows state, regional, and district regulations governing the athletic program.
Models sports-like behavior and maintains appropriate conduct towards swimmers, officials, and spectators.
Acts as a team representative and promotes the sport by communicating with the news media, booster clubs, service clubs, and other organizations.
Follows established procedures for the proper care, maintenance, and requisitioning of equipment, supplies, and uniforms.
Works with the athletic director to develop a policy for awards and submits a list of award winners at the end of the season.
Participates in special activities to include parent’s night, banquets, award nights, and pep assemblies.
Maintains eligibility forms, emergency data cards, insurance records, equipment inventory, and other related records.
Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
The Newport News Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy and childbirth, marital status or any other basis prohibited by law. (Reference: School Board Policies 2-33, 4-4, and 4-6).