Welcome to Atlantis. Whether you are new to the club, or an Atlantis swimmer joining as a first-time coach, we are happy and excited you’re part of the team.
This handbook should answer many of the questions you have as a new-to-Atlantis coach, and ones that will inevitably pop up over the season. Please refer to it as needed; you can always reach out to the Head Coach for further clarification or additional information. Information about specific job requirements is found in your coach contract.
It is our goal to provide an accepting and nurturing yet disciplined environment in which athletes can acquire the technical, physical, social and mental skills required for the execution of synchro-related skills. We equally promote fair play; abiding by the Sport Nova Scotia guidelines. These tactics consist of: team spirit, co-operation, participation, self-expression, self-confidence, creativity and independence.
As a coach, you will:
As a coach, you will:
Please familiarize yourself with the Atlantis Covid-19 Policies, Atlantis Policies and Guidelines and the Atlantis Travel Guidelines. In them, you will find answers to many parent and athlete questions, as well as more detailed guidelines for coaching at meets, athlete attendance, dismissal and conduct.
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Your pay rate is based on your certification level, and in some cases experience. It is set at the beginning of the season for the entire season and detailed in your coach contract. In the case of a mid-season certification upgrade, please inform the Head Coach in advance of your intent to do so and once the certification upgrade takes effect. Your pay increase will take effect the following month.
Atlantis covers Canada Artistic Swimming coach registration costs. In the case of coaches who train athletes at two clubs, Atlantis will pay 50 per cent of the registration cost. Coaches must inform the Head Coach of multi-club coaching contracts at the start of the season.
Pay and expense reimbursement for local and away competitions, and for multi-club coaches at competitions, is outlined in the Atlantis Travel Guidelines. Please familiarize yourself with the rules — your understanding is essential to being appropriately paid and reimbursed.