Posted: 29 October 2014

Silver City Blues - Assistant Coach

Silver City Blues
Job Type:
Part Time
1½ - 3 hours/week
Average Hourly Rate - £10 p/h
Closing date:
30 December 2014

Club Background: Silver City Blues Masters Swimming Club is aimed at adults who wish to continue to swim regularly, whether competitively, for fitness or just for the social side. Founded in 1985 and accredited with Swimmark+, the aim of the club is to provide regular, coached training sessions for swimmers of all standards and abilities.

We train at three pools; Cults academy, RGU: Sport and the new pool at ASV with a total of 7.5 Pool Hours a week. The club’s training sessions are in the evening Monday to Thursday and late morning on a Saturday.

The club are the Scottish National Masters Champions 2012, 2013 and 2014, winner of Club of the Year 2013 (Aberdeen Sports Awards) and compete at galas across Britain as well as internationally. Silver City Blues has a diverse membership of adults of all ages, who all share different motivations to swim either for fitness or competitively and with 80 regular training members and 120 members in total, the club is the largest Masters Club in Scotland.

The club prides itself on being able to cater for a wide range of abilities, but also providing a fantastic social experience. What we’re looking for? We’re looking for an innovative, motivated and enthusiastic volunteer coach, who can demonstrate the following attributes:

- Minimum requirement Level 1 (or aspiring to complete level 1 coaching qualification)

- Ability to deliver a programme that takes into account the needs of a diverse group

- To assist all swimmers to achieve their goals in local and national competitions.

- Willingness to attend 1 - 2 sessions per week as part of a coaching team support.

- Ability to develop technique at all levels.

- Communicate effectively with adult swimmers, coaches and committee members.

- Embrace the Master’s ethos of fun, fitness and friendship

Benefits: Silver City has a strong track record of rewarding our volunteers through a volunteer policy. The successful candidate will be joining a club with a robust and clear volunteer policy including Honoraria, funded Education as well as gaining access to club training sessions. In addition, when attending meets, all travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the club.

If you would be interested in coaching with Silver City Blues, whether as Head Coach or within the team, please contact Scott Gauld, Club President on for further information.