Assistant Swimming & Diving Coach

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Date posted: June 10, 2021

Location: 300 Summit St, Hartford, CT 06106, USA

Assistant Swimming & Diving Coach


Trinity College in Hartford CT, an NCAA Division III, liberal arts college in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), is seeking to fill a full-time assistant coach for our Swimming & Diving program. Candidate will be expected to help the program continue to grow and compete at the highest level within the NESCAC and NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving.

The Trinity College Department of Athletics is committed to creating a community of belonging, acceptance, respect, and understanding of differences for our entire athletic family. In addition to the Athletics Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Committee, which meets on a weekly basis and is comprised of administrators, coaches, student-athletes, and other campus partners, the department focuses affecting change in our community and the broader Trinity student body in order to create safe spaces for underrepresented and marginalized groups, dismantle systemic racism, and develop allyship through dedicated education, training, dialogue, and action.

Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Conn. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.


 Responsibilities include assisting the head coach in the development of leading and organizing all facets of a Division III Swimming & Diving program, knowledge of and adherence to NESCAC and NCAA rules. Exhibit supportive and cooperative behavior pursuing team goals set by head coach. Recruitment of potential student athletes via phone, email, or personal contact. On-deck coaching, experience writing practice plans and leading training groups preferred, along with meet preparation and set up (Colorado Timing and Hy-Tek). Demonstrate sincere interest in mentoring student-athletes to enhance personal, academic, and athletic development. Assist the Director of Aquatics in all aspects of pool management and aquatic activities, teaching in the physical education program, as well as other assigned administrative duties.


Bachelor’s degree required. 1-3 years coaching experience at the collegiate and/or high school/club level; collegiate coaching experience preferred. Competitive collegiate swimming experience. Strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and advanced social media skills. Candidate should be considering a career in college coaching. Must maintain certification in Lifeguarding, First aid/CPR/AED throughout entire appointment.


  • Medical & Dental Insurance plan for purchase
  • Tuition remission to take graduate classes at Trinity

Trinity College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any accommodation in order to participate more fully in the application process.

All applicants must apply online by submitting their resume and cover letter as well as list 3 references. In your cover letter, please also address how you would foster and promote an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

All offers are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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