What it takeS to be a Hunters Creek Stingray Swim Team Coach

Coaching Details

Summer Season 2019: May 29th-July 20th

Coaching positions and schedules will be determined by practice times, team needs, as well as coach experience and availability.

Meets: Meets start June 15th, Herndon Olympics July 9th and All League meet on July 20th. No meet on July 4th. Time Trials TBD

Minimum Qualifications: To be considered for a Head Coach position you must have finished at least one year of college. For an Asst. Head Coach or Junior Coach position, you must be at least 15 years old. All candidates must have summer swim and either club or high school swim experience. Applicants must have or intend on obtaining Lifeguard Certification before the swim season starts.  Interviews will be held to determine the best candidates for all positions. Please note – due to conflicts of interest for both the Swim Team and HC Pool, the HC Pool Manager and Asst. Manager may not apply to be Head Coach or Asst. Head Coach of the swim team.

Expectations of Stingray Coaches:

  • Every coach should expect and be prepared to coach in the water at every practice. Treat all swimmers equally. Build self-esteem in each swimmer using encouragement and praise. Maintain a high level of sportsmanship at all times to promote team spirit. Active participant in every required practice, meet, and team event. Maintain open communication with other coaches, swim team board members, and parents.
  • Teaching Skills: Be sensitive to the needs of all swimmers; Emphasize fundamentals of proper stroke and turn techniques; Demonstrate drills and/or proper stroke techniques with in-water presentation (when appropriate); Provide constructive feedback to all swimmers.
  • Management: Arrive early and be prepared to begin practice on time; Assist with setup of pool area, for practice; Assist with breakdown and clean-up of pool area following practices; Attend all practices, meets, and team event in accordance with position; Follow the guidance of the Head Coach to provide consistent coaching philosophy; Be familiar with, and prepared to implement, workouts, drills, etc. as provided by the Head Coach in keeping swimmers active in productive activity.

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2019 COACH APPLICATION

Apply to become a Stingray coach! Head coach and assistant applications due by March 1; Junior coach applications due by March 29.

HC_Coach_App_2019 (pdf)

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Stingrays Swim Team

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Who are the Stingrays?

The Stingrays are part of the Herndon Swim League, a  developmental swim league. That means all swimmers swim at all meets and all swimmers receive a ribbon for every race they swim. The swim team encourages swimmers of all skill levels to come and join the team. The main goal is to provide each swimmer a fun and successful summer swim team experience while fostering a love for the sport of swimming.   

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Who can join the Stingrays?

If your child is looking for something to do this summer, would like to  improve his/her swimming skills, and meet new friends, then this is the  group for you. The swim team is open to member children through age 18.  

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What's it like to be a Stingray?

Daily morning practice times are staggered and meets generally run on  Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. The Stingray’s also participate in the Herndon Olympics and All-League Meets in addition to  dual meets.

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Find out how to become a Stingray!

Send a message to the Stingray Team Board for more information.