Posted: 24 September 2015

Silver City Blues Masters Swim Club - Assistant Coach

Silver City Blues Masters Swim Club
Aberdeen Sports Village
Job Type:
Tuesday 19:00 - 20:30
Avg £12/hour
Closing date:
30 March 2016

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 SwiMark Plus, 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, 2014 and 2015, 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 coach, who can demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Minimum requirement UKCC Level 2 Coach (or UKCC Level 1 aspiring to complete UKCC Level 2 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


Silver City has a strong track record of rewarding our coaches through our internal policies. The successful candidate will be joining a club with a robust and clear volunteer policy including Honoraria Payment (Approx £12 p/h), 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 within the team, please contact Scott Gauld, Club President on for further information.