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Head Coach Opening

The Baraboo Riptide Swim Team (www.barabooriptide.com), a member of the 8 team Tri-County Conference located in Baraboo WI (approximately 45 minutes north of Madison), is currently seeking an energetic, engaging and motivated Head Coach. Baraboo Riptide has approximately 120 swimmers ranging in ages from 5-18 years old. These swimmers participate in the team Spring Stroke Clinic and Summer Recreational Swim Team.

Baraboo Riptide is a coach-facilitated, board-directed, parent-volunteer organization that cooperatively works to have swimmers support one another and to grow both physically and emotionally over the summer months. This is done by promoting good sportsmanship and creating an atmosphere of fun and learning in a safe environment. In the end, team members learn a healthy, lifelong skill and become proficient swimmers.


  • Attend, plan and coordinate practices, providing constant feedback to swimmers and coaches to facilitate improvement
  • Develop meet line-ups for 7 summer meets, including the Tri-County Conference Meet
  • Hire, manage, motivate and mentor the coaching staff
  • Serve as the primary contact person, with Board support, for inquiries from Riptide swimmers, parents, and potential new members
  • Set attendance/discipline policies and maintain communication with Riptide families and swimmers (conducting parent meetings as needed)
  • Assess team equipment and make recommendations to the Riptide Board
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with other Tri-County swim coaches, sponsors, vendors, and Parks and Recreation or Baraboo School District employees
  • Perform other activities and duties to be determined by the Riptide Board
  • Qualifications:
  • College Degree (preferred)
  • ASCA or USA Certification (preferred)
  • Two years competitive swim coach experience, coaching multiple age groups (preferred)
  • Competitive swimming experience (preferred)
  • Needs to be energetic, understand the importance of leading by example and able to communicate with parents and other coaches
  • Able to clearly communicate proper strokes and techniques, while motivating swimmers to achieve their potential.
  • Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid and Safety for Swim Coach certification (preferred)
  • Background check
  • Spring Stroke Clinic & Summer Swim Team (Hourly wage based on qualifications)

    Interested applicants should submit your resume and a list of references to riptide.emailing@gmail.com

    You may also mail documents to Baraboo Riptide P.O. Box 409 Baraboo, WI 53913

    Application Deadline is March 1, 2023

    Download the job posting by clicking HERE

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    Thank You for a Great Season

    A big thank you to all of our Sponsors, Swimmers, Coaches and Parents for a fun and exciting Riptide season. The team placed 3rd at the end of season conference meet. This team is run by volunteers and supported by its sponsors.  Without them the Riptide program would not be possible. Thank you to all for your help and generosity this season.

    Hope to see you all again next season.

    Thank you

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    Welcome to Riptide Swim Team

    What is Riptide Swim team? Simply put, it is a summer recreational swim team for kids. Each Saturday morning, teams gather at our pool or a pool within an hour's drive for a 3-4 hour swim. All swimmers usually will have at least three races. Each spring, we start getting the kids ready with a swim clinic, which gets the kids ready for summer. The spring swim clinic is not mandatory. Riptide is an activity the whole family can participate in. Kids ages 5 through 18, all swim together at the same meets – in what other sport do you have such a wide range of age groups all working together as one team? Our goal is to have all swimmers support one another and to grow both physically and emotionally over the summer months. We are glad that you are part of our organization!

    Mission of the Baraboo Riptide

    • Promote the Team: All swimmers will show respect for all other team members and coaches. All swimmers will do their best to participate in practices, meets and special events.
    • Promote Good Sportsmanship: All swimmers will respect competition rules, officials and other swimmers.
    • Create an Atmosphere of Learning and Fun: All swimmers will learn basic skills and understand competition guidelines and rules. All swimmers should enjoy their participation as team members.
    • Create a Good, Clean, Competitive Spirit: All swimmers will develop a personal sense of competition and understand that competition should enhance their own and others’ personal goals.
    • Provide a Safe and Healthy Exercise: All swimmers will learn the benefits of exercise and physical improvement. All swimmers will participate in practices and meets under safe conditions.
    • Become a Proficient Swimmer: All swimmers will progress with physical skills related to improving their swimming.
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