Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Go mavericks!

the most daunting thing about my swim coaching interview yesterday was the fact that i had to wear professional 'looking' clothing. in my day to day world of personal training, professional clothing is made of spandex and lycra. preferably from lululemon. sweat proof, wrinkle proof and fit/size proof. i didn't know if i would still fit into my once 'teacher' outfit of nice slacks, a collared shirt and - do i dare say it- shoes that do not tie on with laces?!? luckily i dug out the box and dusted off some slacks that still fit, found the shirt (yes only one that i own) and the one pair of shoes to put together an interview 'professional' looking outfit.

as i was waiting for the interview to start i was thinking of better ways to conduct a swim coaching interview. instead of sitting in front of 5 men, none of which have probably ever been to a swim meet, and answering questions, why not throw the candidates in a mock setting of the first day of practice? swim team is a no cut sport. and in encinitas about 80 kids come out at the start of the season to find out what 'swim team' is all about. the candidates would each be timed and then judged, on not only how fast, but how well they organized the swimmers. seeing as i had coached last year i thought this type of interview process would be a lot more bias to myself knowing at least half of the kids names. of course the task is a much greater challenge then walking into a room full of football and basketball coaches. lets such say i had a lot of confidence going into the interview.

besides my clothing, the rest of the interview was very relaxed. i knew i would be excited to get the position and it would be a great career move but at the same time i do have a lot on my plate already. leaving the interview i still had no indication one way or the other...

so i am happy, excited and honored to announce that i did get the position as LCC head swim coach! i figure if i can organize 80 kids to get into a swimming pool i can figure out how to be a swim coach, trainer, triathlete and bride-to-be. all so good and now so busy!

to your health,
C

5 comments:

jameson said...

congrats! you better still have time for the occasional happy hour!

beth said...

whoa- congrats!!!! yes- a lot on your plate! don't be afraid to ask for help :) (just not in the swim department, obviously!)

Gould said...

congrats, girl! the more, the merrier, i always say! :)

X-Country2 said...

Congrats!! You'll do GREAT.

Tamber said...

Congrats on the coaching job. Let me know if you have any juniors/seniors that are good and would want to come to BYU.