Posted: 07 September 2020

Lead Coach

Haddington & District ASC
Haddington, East Lothian
Job Type:
6-9 hours per week
Closing date:
09 September 2020

Haddington & District ASC are a competitive swimming club affiliated to Scottish Swimming, East District & a member of the composite East Lothian Swim Team.


We currently have a vacancy for a UKCC Level 2 swimming coach to take on the role of Lead Coach for one of our three competitive squads.

The successful candidate must be able to:

  • deliver a coaching program derived from club plan to develop swimmers for competitive swimming
  • attend competitions
  • liaise with Head Coach and parents on matters relating to swimmers’ and club development.


As Lead Coach you will be required to provide skilled and confident leadership to our swimmers and develop the knowledge and understanding of our poolside helpers and volunteers. You will be required to provide regular training sessions each week, run test sets, land training and will be expected to attend competitions. Occasional cover for other squads may also be required.


  • Level 2 Coaching Swimming Qualification.
  • Up to date knowledge of the principles of Long-Term Athlete Development, as applied to Age Group Swimmers.
  • A PVG Disclosure Scotland Certificate (to be provided on request prior to appointment)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with swimmers, coaches, volunteers and parents, and to give constructive and positive feedback to inspire respect.
  • A courteous manner, with impeccable punctuality.





The successful candidate is required to:

  • Improve and develop the technical skills of club members in all 4 strokes
  • Improve and develop competition starts and turns ensuring compliance with all current FINA regulations
  • Develop the aerobic fitness and stamina of all swimmers in accordance with best practice as outlined in current recommendations on Long Term Athlete Development.
  • Be able to develop progress plans based on Head coaches outline plan, competition and testing data
  • Be proficient in the use of hy-tek Team Manager




Haddington & District ASC will offer a competitive level of remuneration for the role of Lead Coach. This will be dependent on experience and qualifications.

The training sessions are based at Haddington, Aubigny Sports Centre, and can also be held at Prestonpans, Mercait Gait and North Berwick


If you are interested in applying for this role please send your CV and any covering letter to:

Head Coach – Demi Borthwick email:-

President – Bob Erskine email:-