I plan all the sessions for the club, so I make sure that these are run smoothly and coaches/lifesavers know what they are doing. I also plan and look into sporting competitions (beach and pool) for the club to attend.
How did you get your job?
I started lifesaving with JARC when I was 11, and carried it on up to university. Whilst at university, I helped out by writing sessions and popping in when I was over to help out. When I came back in 2015, I was asked to be assistant coach and then a year later stepped up to be head coach.
What motivates you in this role?
I’ve been a rookie myself, and gone all the way through the club to head coach and this is what motivates me. Seeing the kids having fun and learning, being the future of the club and lifesaving in Jersey.
Are there any future skills you will need to learn for your role?
Just by keeping up-to-date with any changes in rules and regulations, and keep on improving my knowledge to keep sessions engaging and fun.
What are the three most important skills required for your role?
Flexibility – adapt to peoples’ skills and abilities.
Patience – be able to relate to a range of people.
What advice would you give someone interested in a career in your profession?
Get in touch, come down to the club and get involved! We are always looking for fresh-faced volunteers to join!
The club started off as a handful of members… roll on a few years and we have 100+ members and still growing!