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Swimming Coach – Blue Mountains

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Organisation : Special Olympics Australia

Location : Sydney

Time required : One hour a week - evenings

Duration of project : Minumum 1 year

Sector : Sport & Recreation

Posted on : 26 Jun, 2018

About the Role

Special Olympics is a global inclusion movement using sport, health, education and leadership programs every day around the world to end discrimination against and empower people with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics provides weekly sports training, lifestyle programs and competition opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics Australia is currently seeking a qualified swimming coach who can provide assistance and support in the ongoing development of the swim program for intellectually disabled athletes.

The ideal candidate will have strong relationship management skills and ability to motivate swimmers with intellectual disability.

Competencies / Skills required:

• Excellent organisational and communication skills
• Ability to be flexible and to improvise when needed
• Ability to inspire and motivate others to believe in the Special Olympics Mission
• Ability to work within set boundaries
• Well-developed interpersonal skills
• Understanding of relevant WH&S requirements
• Good time management skills

Experience / Education Required:

• A minimum Bronze Licence swimming coach accreditation
• Has experience as a competitor and/or coach in swimming


• Current registration with ATSCA
• Austswim Teacher of Aquatics with People of Disabilities
• Previous coaching experience
• Experience working within a disability setting
• Knowledge of Special Olympics Australia and programs

Time Availability:
Thursday- 4:30 to 5:30 PM during School term.

Springwood NSW 2777

Special Olympics Australia is a child safe organization and conducts relevant checks as part of a volunteer screening.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Special Olympics Australia
Not for Profit : Yes

Apply for this Position

For details concerning this role , please contact

Terence Young

Email :

Please quote in application: Swimming Coach – Blue Mountains via Pro Bono Australia.


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