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News and Announcements


Job Posting Summer 2021

by Merritt Otters , 2020-10-02T10:13:24.000-07:00October 02 2020, at 10:13 AM PDT

Merritt Otters Swim Club is seeking a HEAD COACH for Summer Season 2021 (May 1 to mid-August)

The Merritt Otters Swim team is seeking a head coach for the upcoming summer season! We have a great group of competitive and recreational swimmers. We have a culture of success both regionally and provincially with many qualifiers, medalists and champions. Our club also has a strong group of recreational swimmers who continue to improve and enjoy the friendships and comradery of our club. We have approximately 50 swimmers each summer of all ages, experience and skill level. We have a dedicated executive with great assistant and junior coaching. Come coach in a supportive friendly atmosphere and develop your own program with our team! We have a 6 lane indoor pool with facilities available for dryland training

Merritt is located 271 Kilometres northeast of Vancouver in the heart of the Nicola Valley. With a population of approximately 8,000 and a trading area of approximately 15,000, Merritt is the commercial centre for the area. Situated at an elevation of 595 metres above sea level, Merritt experiences mild winters with little snowfall and warm, dry, sunny summers. We average 2030 hours of sunshine with a daily average temperature in July of 27ºC.

The successful candidates will have but not limited to:
• have coaching experience
• have or be willing to be certified in some of the following
WSI, AWSI, NLS, I Can Swim, NCCP Introduction to Competition, Swimming 101
• be a member in good standing with BCSSA or willing to be a member
• pass a criminal record check
• BC driver’s license as travel to out of town swim meets is mandatory

This is a full-time position with early morning and late afternoon shifts. Weekends will be busy with various swim meets across the region and Provincials.

Wages will be dependent upon experience and certification. The Merritt Otters Swim Club offers a more than competitive salary package including performance bonuses Post-Secondary Tuition bonuses, living out allowances as well as a gym pass. If the candidate would prefer a billet situation, we are open to that as well. We are committed to providing a great program for our kids!

Explore the opportunity with us! We look forward to an interview where we can talk about more details or other concerns or questions you may have!
Please submit your resume, cover letter and references to the Merritt Otters Hiring Committee via:
Curt Thoms – President-Merritt Otters
Or mail Box 2400 Merritt BC V1K 1B8

Past Announcements

COVID Return to Swim Plan

2020-06-28 11:51 PDT by Merritt Otters

We are starting in pool July 16th!!….drylands continue until then!!!
See Plan as PDF in Documents – lower right of website!
or link HERE!

Regional Meet Schedule Update

2020-05-05 08:38 PDT by Kat Coatesworth (0 Comments)

Hi everyone,
The Regional Board and Club executives have been meeting regularly and working together to discuss options for our swimmers... [more]

The Covid Cup Season Launches May 1st! Learn more here!

2020-05-01 07:32 PDT by Kat Coatesworth (0 Comments)

Click here for the Wavelength Newsletter with an update from BCSSA President Danny Schilds and even more information about the Covid Cup!
https://mailchi.mp/bcsummerswimming/the-covid-cup-season-launches-may-1?fb... [more]


2020-02-12 02:02 PST by Ross Hoshizaki (0 Comments)

Hey Everyone:
Just a heads up for the coming year. The BCSSA has changed many rules for the coming year. Most changes affect Diving, Water Polo, and Artistic (former... [more]




Winter Maintenance 2020-2021!!!!


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