Assistant Coach, Men’s and Women’s Swimming

Applications due 08/07/21

Job Description:

Date posted: July 28, 2021

Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA

ob Description Summary

The Assistant Coach of Men’s and Women’s Swimming is responsible for assisting the Head Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach in the administration and teaching of the Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving program. This includes, but is not limited to, an extensive amount of administrative duties, recruiting, teaching, and advising of student athletes. They will receive direct administrative supervision and guidance from the Head Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach.



Job Description

This position is responsible for assisting the Head Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach with all aspects of program management. On deck coaching and safety monitoring for swim practices. Assisting in compliance of COVID rules and restrictions. In addition to coaching duties, extensive recruiting responsibilities, administrative duties and planning are involved. Ability to motivate prospective and current student-athletes. Required to advise and act as role-model for current student-athletes. The work is to be performed under the general supervision of and reports to the head coach. Swimming is also considered a safety exception sport by the NCAA requiring a trained and qualified coach to be present at all practices and activity.


  • Coach and teach sport specific skills and strategies to current student athletes at practice and competition, including preparation for said practice and competition. Educate team members on proper training techniques, exercises, and any sport specific needs. Prepare and execute practice and competition plans. Provide instruction and advice before, during and after competition in both group and individual settings.

  • Consistently recruit national caliber athletes for enrollment at the University through mail, phone, and in-person contact. Identify and properly vet prospects of strong character, academic ability, and athletic skill. Evaluate recruits at competition. Organize and coordinate official and unofficial visits. Communicate with athletic liaison to financial aid regarding top prospect academic viability.

  • Effectively work with staff members in the areas of compliance, student development, external operations, facilities/operations, equipment operations, internal operations, and athletic development. Comply with all NCAA, Ivy League, University, and divisional rules and policies. Assist in organizing team and coach travel, compliance paperwork, and other administrative responsibilities.

  • Serve as role-model and adviser for student-athletes in a general capacity. Connect student athletes to necessary resources within and outside of Penn Athletics as needed. Provide support system to all student-athletes on the team.

  • Assist the head coach in building strong relationships with alumni, fans, campus partners and the broader community.

  • Other duties as assigned


A Bachelor’s degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience coaching swimming, preferably at the collegiate level.  Experience competing as an NCAA swimmer will also be considered. The ability to motivate student-athletes, recruits and alumni to support the program enthusiastically.  Working knowledge and compliance of NCAA and Ivy League policies and procedures.  Ability to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and travel with the team or when recruiting as required.  Valid driver’s license required.

How to Apply

Apply online through the university website:–Men-s-and-Women-s-Swimming_JR00036589

Contact Information

Mike Schnur