Bronze Squad Coach: Haddington & District ASC

Location: Haddington, East Lothian

Hours: Variable and Approximately 3.75 plus galas & cover as required

Salary: £12.50 per hour + a fixed fee for competition attendance

The Club:

Haddington & District ASC are a competitive swimming club dedicated to helping swimmers be the best they can be. We work hard to create a safe, positive environment that nurtures the enjoyment and enthusiasm of every athlete. We are affiliated with East District & a member of the composite team East Lothian Swim Team, and wish to create a highly capable and talented team of coaches.

We are looking for a Bronze Squad Coach who can coach children aged between 7 to 11 years.

Who you are:

Ideally, you will be a UKCC/SQA Level 2 Swimming Coach. However, you may be a Level 1 Coach with coaching experience, and in this case the club would be willing to support your development and training.

You may be a Coach at another Club looking for a move or looking for additional hours (For suitable candidates, this role may be filled jointly with the Head Coach vacancy). You may also be a University Student who was a competitive swimmer and would like to stay involved in the sport.

In return, you will have the support of a good committee, the potential to work with other coaches, a link into the Coach Education programme with ELST and work with other athletes at different levels. We will also provide training for Hy-Tek Team Manager and ensure you are part of the PVG scheme.

The Role:

A Coach at Haddington & District ASC will:

  • Develop the technical skills of our swimmers in all 4 strokes, competition starts and turns, ensuring compliance with all current FINA regulations.
  • Develop swimmers' aerobic fitness and stamina following best practices outlined in the Optimal Athlete Development Framework recommendations.
  • Develop squad progress plans based on Head coaches outline plan, competition and testing data
  • Provide appropriate individual swimmer evaluation and feedback, and work with swimmers on personal goals
  • Communicate effectively with parents and work positively with other members of the Haddington team, other Club Coaches and ELST to help build a positive and cohesive environment.

We also expect you to:

  • Learn and keep up-to-date knowledge of the principles of Optimal Athlete Development Framework, as applied to young Swimmers.
  • Help the swimmers develop a positive and healthy mental attitude to the sport and competitive situations and encourage good habits in nutrition, sleep, and well-being.
  • Exhibit a courteous, respectful manner to swimmers and parents alike, with impeccable punctuality.
  • Provide cover when other coaches are away.


This is a self-employed position, and Haddington & District ASC will offer a competitive level of remuneration, considering experience and qualifications.

The role may be variable but will be approximately 3.75 hours/week. We will expect you to prep, attend competitions over and above this. There is a fixed fee for competition attendance.

The training sessions are based at Haddington, Aubigny Centre

Wednesday, 17:00 - 18:15

Friday, 19:30 - 20:45

Saturday, 07:30 - 08:45

If you are interested in applying for would like further details, we would love to hear from you:

President - Paul Cameron email:-

Vice President – Sharon Wellwood email:-

Closing date is the 15th January.

Date published: 10 November 2023
Date updated: 17 November 2023


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