Job Description:

Location: 715 Brooks Street, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

As we look towards restructuring and building our swim program, the City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Department is looking for a Head Swim Coach who is looking to leave their mark on our fast growing program.

Nature of Work: Coaches youth of varying abilities in competitive neighborhood swim team at Veteran’s Memorial Park, Buhr Park or Mack pool. Responsibilities include designing workouts, providing skill instruction, coordinating and ordering swimsuits and supplies, supervising and training assistant coaches, evaluating staff performance, supervising participation in local meets, and sponsoring home meets. Additional responsibilities require budget oversight, frequent communication with parents and continued program evaluation. In addition to the regular swim season, this position may require the planning and implementation of swim clinics and other additional skill development opportunities.


Required Qualifications: Must be a minimum of 18 years of age with at least 3 years competitive coaching experience in a leadership role. Must have at least 3 years of swim instruction experience.  CPR/AED, First Aid and Lifeguard certification required by start of employment.


Preferred Qualifications: Current Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification.


Work Schedule: During the summer, generally team practices are on weekday mornings and meets are on Saturday mornings. During the fall and winter seasons, practices are from 4:15 – 6:30 pm with swim meets on week nights. Commitment ranges from 10 to 29 hours per week for 6 – 8 weeks during the summer and 15 – 20 hours a week during the fall and winter sessions.


Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties

Positions in this class typically require: reaching, lifting, pushing, pulling, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Move and lift light objects less than 20 pounds such as mail, files and supplies.  Operating office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive hand/arm movements.  The ability to remain in a sitting position for extended periods of time.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.




How to Apply


or Contact Gayle Hurn at [email protected]


Contact Information

Gayle Hurn

phone: 734-794-6237