Home > Madison jobs > Madison management/professional

Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017 12:06 AM



The Waunakee WAVE is a year-round competitive swim program located just outside Madison, Wisconsin. We currently have approximately 90 swimmers and operate out of one location.

We are currently looking for a Head Coach. Double Olympic Gold Medalist Beth Botsford been the Head Coach and has led the team for three years, but has recently accepted a position at the University of Arizona. Botsford oversaw and trained the Senior Group, Junior Group and Gold Groups. Botsford will be integral to the hiring process, and is committed to helping find the best fit for our team. Our current Head Developmental Coach will be serving as Interim Head Coach after her departure and until the position is filled.

This is a coach-run program with no Board of Directors. We have a Finance Chair, Marketing Chair, Admin Chair and Meet Director who assist in the operations of the program at the direction of the Head Coach. Training resources include a single location with access to a full weight room and dryland equipment. Currently we have 3 developmental levels, 4 training levels and 1 stroke clinic group. Our program operates with 2 seasons with athletes in the Gold-Senior Groups being year-round swimmers.

Prior to Botsford taking over, the team functioned with approximately 150 athletes and 7% performance of National Motivational Times “A” or above. There had been a single athlete in the program’s history who had achieved Speedo Sectionals qualifying times. Over the last 3 years, athletes in the program have established 90 new standing team records broken over a total of 286 times. Approximately 35% of the team have established “A” Motivational Times, with athletes in the Gold-Sr Groups (approximately 35-40) posting a total of 884 “A” Times or better both short course and long course. All athletes who train in the Senior Level have achieved at least Speedo Sectionals to Junior National qualifying times. 70% of athletes in the Junior Groups competed in the 14U Elite Showcase Classic and the same percentage of the two groups have achieved Wisconsin State qualifying times. Athletes in these three levels are all year-round swimmers. We are seeking a Head Coach who sees furthering and improving this trajectory as a mandate.

The Head Coach position consists of but is not limited to:
-Maintaining and continuing education to all athletes in his/her level about proper stroke technique.
-Responsible for a comprehensive and thorough knowledge of proper stroke technique and execution.
-Teaching and re-enforcing a strong understanding of training expectations and guidelines to all athletes in his/her level.
-Responsible for implementing any and all rules or guidelines regarding workout expectations as outlined in the Team Handbook.
-Meet entries for all qualified athletes
-Is the primary contact to parents regarding any issues or concerns with any swimmer in his/her group.
-Must be able to show unwavering support and the belief in program structure as a whole, the foundational philosophies of the program as they have stood for the past 3 years, and be willing to assist in all areas whenever appropriate.

For more information on our coaching philosophy, currently training levels, schedule and general team information, please visit:

All coaches on this program are full-time and salaried with an investment in athletes across all levels.


Please submit all resumes and coaching experience to:


Beth Botsford -

• Location: Madison

• Post ID: 23534008 madison is an interactive computer service that enables access by multiple users and should not be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider. © 2017