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Knutsford Amateur Swimming Club (KASC)

Knutsford Leisure Centre, Westfield Drive, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0BL

Head Coach in the Job Descriptions documents

Job Description (split into the 3 categories as per Swim 21, Compliance, Workforce, Athlete)

As well as supporting and enforcing the club’s policies for equity and child protection the Head Coach will:


  • Be aware and understand the facility Emergency Action Plan and Normal Operating Procedures (EAP & NOP). Have a good understanding of the Health and Safety and Risk Assessment policies of Knutsford Vikings, draw the committees attention to any new issues.
  • Follow and promote the ASA Child Protection Policy
  • Hold record of emergency contacts and relevant individual medical issues, advise the committee of missing data.


  • Act as a role model of good practice for the workforce to follow
  • Encourage all Coaches to obtain an ASA qualification
  • Hold regular poolside staff meetings and provide report to the committee for each meeting
  • Hold poolside coach/helper contact information and co-ordinate poolside helper rota
  • Organise coaching schedule to avoid cancelation of scheduled sessions, regardless of number of attendees (must be 2 or more though)


  • Ensure appropriate training plans are in place to develop swimmers to achieve their maximum potential
  • Give appropriate consideration to swimmer move-ups to ensure that all swimmers train at the appropriate level and that group numbers are maintained at appropriate levels for health and safety purposes and with regard to club finances
  • With the assistance of the team managers ensure that all appropriate athletes are made aware of and are registered to swim in the appropriate competition / events
  • Working with the assistance of the team managers for the various leagues select team lists, the Head Coach has the final say in team selection
  • Pre-competition - ensure that appropriate training schedules are prepared for the squads to attend/ compete in events.
  • Attend all appropriate competitions, and/or organise Coach resource for competitions as agreed with the Chairman – paying particular attention to the North Mids and Cheshire Camps
  • Ensure that swimmer behaviour is controlled enforcing discipline policies according to the Code of Conduct for Knutsford Vikings.
  • Promote team spirit, celebrate a good work ethos and swimmer achievement


  • Agreed sessions at coaching rate
  • Agreed administration time at administration rate
  • Attendance at galas/championships at administration rate
  • Where possible travel with team, where not mileage can be claimed
Head Coach last updated on 24-Feb-2010

Session Times

Day Start time End Allows Allocated Swimmers Costing
Sunday 15-00 UTC 16-00 UTC asa level asa level 34
16-00 UTC 17-00 UTC asa level asa level asa level 27
16-00 UTC 16-30 UTC 0
17-00 UTC 18-30 UTC asa level 12 34
Tuesday 18-30 UTC 19-30 UTC asa level asa level 21
19-30 UTC 21-00 UTC asa level 12 34
Wednesday 19-15 UTC 20-15 UTC asa level 11
19-30 UTC 21-00 UTC asa level 12 33
Thursday 18-30 UTC 19-00 UTC asa level asa level 22
19-00 UTC 20-00 UTC asa level asa level asa level 31
20-00 UTC 21-30 UTC asa level 12 34
20-00 UTC 21-30 UTC asa level 2
Saturday 07-30 UTC 09-00 UTC asa level asa level 12 35
09-00 UTC 10-00 UTC asa level asa level 22
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