Highly productive and lively workplace
Assistant Swim & Dive Coach, Alliance, OH - June 17, 2015
A typical day at my job started at 5:30/6:00 am (depending on the day) and lasted until 9 pm. We had two practices in the morning followed by two practices in the afternoon. In between practices my coworker and I would split up responsibilities that we were assigned for the week that ranged from making practices, preparing a recruit packet and schedule for an on campus visit, as well as line ups for our upcoming meets. Following our evening practices we would call recruits and engage them in conversation not only about swimming but about their personal life as well. One of the many things that I loved about my job was the fact that the team always felt welcomed in our office no matter the time of day as well as being comfortable to talk to me about their personal issues and how to move forward. I also very much enjoyed watching them understand a concept, apply it, and become a fast swimmer because of it. Helping my student athletes excel and realize their true potential has been the most rewarding part of my job. I learned more about myself and how I handle things under pressure, staying organized not only for my own sake but to help the team be more focused, and that I am more capable of multi-tasking than I ever thought would be possible. That was also probably the hardest part of the job because there is always something happening (office related or swimming related) and when I get an assignment I like to get it done right away so I can move onto the next thing but more times than not the assignment did not need to be completed for a couple of days. My coworker was great and I believe that I mentored him so he can help train the next assistant.