Lake Hogan Farms
2019 Swim Team Junior Coaches
(open to LHF residents only)

Go Dolphins!

We are excited to continue the Junior Coach Program at Lake Hogan Farms this year!

What is a Junior Coach?
  • A Junior Coach is an older swimmer on the team who volunteers their time to help out with the younger swimmers.
  • They are in the water during the 8&Under practices to give individual attention to swimmers who need help with specific techniques.
  • Junior coaches will receive a discount on their own swim team fees.

How old is a Junior Coach
  • A Junior Coach must be at least 12 years old and have swam on the team during the 2017 and/or 2018 season. 
  • Once a Junior Coach turns 15 and obtains his/her lifeguard certification, he/she can apply to be a paid assistant coach.

What are a Junior Coach's Responsibilities?
  • Junior Coaches are not expected to lead practices; however, they are expected to be an active part of the swimmers' learning. 
  • This means that Junior Coaches are expected to be in the water, to be attentive to swimmers and learn swimmers' names, to ensure swimmers are listening, and to provide hands-on instruction in the water. 
  • Junior coaches should be able to lead stretches and games. 
  • We hope Junior Coaches will be able to attend at least one meet; not only to swim in the meet, but also to cheer on all the younger swimmers during their races.

What is the attendance policy for a Junior Coach?
  • Junior Coaches will need to attend a minimum of eight 30-minute swim team prep classes in order to complete training with the Head Coach. 
  • Even though this is a volunteer position, we do ask that junior coaches be able to attend at least 12 of the 43 scheduled practices. 
  • Junior Coaches are encouraged to be at as many practices as they can, and always be willing to get in the water. 
  • The head coach will determine a volunteer schedule so that the number of Junior Coaches is balanced equally at all the practices.
How do swimmers apply to be a Junior Coach? 
  • Step One, Swimmers (not their parents) will need to fill out this application (now inactive) no later than Sunday, May 12.
  • Step Two, Applicants will meet with the Head Coach for a mini-interview and go over the Code of Expectations during the first two weeks of May.
  • Questions, please e-mail Matti at