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Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach

  • Level of Commitment Full Time
  • Position Type Head Coach
  • Level of Team College (Division II)
Fresno Pacific University

with Fresno Pacific University

Position Summary:

Head coach for an elite NCAA Division II program coming off a Top-5 national finish and multiple Top 10 finishes for men and women.

The Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach reports to the Director of Athletics. The head coach is responsible for all phases of a highly competitive NCAA Division II swimming & diving program including, but not limited to, practice and meet preparation, recruiting, hiring and supervision of assistant coaches, budget management, alumni and public relations, and adherence to the rules of the NCAA, the Conference and Fresno Pacific University. The head coach must be committed to student-athletes’ academic, personal, athletic and spiritual growth and development, and demonstrate the ability to successfully recruit and motivate NCAA Division II student-athletes.


Essential Functions:



  • Be in agreement with the university’s Confession of Faith, have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, be active in the life of the church and live a life consistent with a commitment to the Lordship of Christ.
  • Embrace the mission, vision and values of Fresno Pacific University.
  • Be Christ-centered in all areas while working with staff, faculty, students and guests.



  • Develops and maintains a swimming & diving program that is athletically competitive within NCAA Division II.
  • Works to maintain an atmosphere within the swimming & diving program that is consistent with the mission of Fresno Pacific University, including the active demonstration and modeling of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Operates the program within the mission, policies, bylaws, regulations, and interpretations of Fresno Pacific University, the Department of Athletics, and the NCAA Division II.
  • Actively engages the members of the program in meaningful and impactful community service and community engagement.
  • Actively guides and mentors student-athletes into successful life patterns and choices including those represented by the faith and life commitments of the University.
  • Actively supports and monitors the academic progress of student-athletes, including a commitment to a graduation rate of at least 15% greater than the general student body or up to 90% and a team GPA of 3.0.
  • Is responsible for all administrative aspects of the program including scheduling, off-season conditioning, program equipment, program budget, and the direction of FPU-identified athletic/sport camps.
  • Oversees, organizes, and conducts effective practice sessions including sessions involving individual work.
  • Oversees, organizes, and conducts an effective recruitment strategy that, in good faith, focuses on student-athletes who are eligible within NCAA Division II and who understand and agree to abide by the faith and life commitments of the University.
  • Actively supports and engages in fundraising efforts for the program, the Sunbird Club, and other FPU fundraising efforts as needed.
  • Engages in the promotion of the University, the Department of Athletics, and the program as requested by the Athletics Communications Office, the Director of Athletics, or the University President.
  • Works in support of FPU staff, faculty, and administration in all areas including facilities, athletics administration, athletics communications, sports medicine, student life, and academic efforts.
  • Attends Department of Athletics meetings and major events (e.g. department meetings, workdays, athletics professional development sessions, Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet, Sunbird Golf Classic, End-of-Year Athletic Awards Celebration).
  • Demonstrates a professional commitment to involvement in local, regional, and national program-related organizations as needed or possible.
  • Facilitates the provision of all information necessary to determine prospective student-athlete eligibility.
  • Provides complete off-campus contact and evaluation request logs and forms and monitors the permissible number of contacts and evaluations per NCAA bylaws.
  • Provides complete and accurate expense reports, and follows all University and Department of Athletics financial procedures.
  • Ensures team’s compliance with NCAA rules related to playing and practice seasons including monthly athletically-related activity logs.
  • In cooperation with the Associate A.D., monitors the scheduling process, verifying that the schedule meets NCAA and Conference scheduling requirements.
  • Follows the established process for renewal and non-renewal of athletically-related financial aid.
  • Ensures that student-athletes and assistants abide by the University’s ethical conduct and sportsmanship requirements.
  • Responds to requests for information from athletics administration in a timely manner
  • Other duties as assigned.





  • Demonstrated personal Christian faith and commitment to the Christian mission of the university
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Previous successful coaching experience within the sport of swimming.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Expressed commitment to NCAA legislation and compliance
  • Proven commitment to athletic and academic success.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.



  • Previous successful NCAA coaching experience.
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated success in recruiting at the collegiate level

Immediate Opening – Head Coach Virginia Gators Harrisonburg site

  • Level of Commitment Full Time
  • Position Type Head Coach
  • Level of Team Club
Virginia Gators, Harrisonburg

with Virginia Gators, Harrisonburg

Virginia Gators, Harrisonburg, VA has an immediate opening for a Head Coach.   We are seeking a passionate coach committed to motivating and developing athletes from novice to state and national levels.

1. 3+ years experience as a head coach or head age-group coach at a USA certified swim club.
2. Demonstrated history of successfully developing competitive, high-performance swimmers and successfully progressing them from an age group program to the national level.
3. Knowledgeable in and able to communicate current and proper stroke technique and development, dryland conditioning programs and taper strategies for all swimmers from age group through senior swimmers.
4. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
5. Able to motivate swimmers of all abilities to achieve their full potential.
6. Able to manage and mentor staff of assistant coaches, ensuring implementation of team philosophy and goals.
7. Ability to communicate with parents and board members, and create and follow a sustainable budget.
8. ASCA Level 3 certification (or equivalent) required, Level 4 preferred.
9. Member in good standing with USA Swimming and current with all background checks and required certifications.
10. Familiarity with Team Unify, Hy-Tek, and other swimming social media and software programs.
11. Bachelor’s degree required.
12. Significant national club or collegiate swimming experience preferred.


  1. Oversee and supervise the training program for all swim groups and clinics.
  2. Coordinate the practice and swim meet schedule.
  3. Effectively supervise, mentor and delegate responsibilities to the staff of assistant coaches.
  4. Serve as the primary deck coach for the Senior and National level swimmers.
  5. Identify and effectively correct technique deficiencies for swimmers in all groups.
  6. Attend monthly board meetings, provide a monthly coach’s report, conduct staff meetings, and execute staff reviews and swimmer evaluations.
  7. Set team meet schedules for the SCY and LCM seasons and assist in organizing the home meet.
  8. Encourage a fun, interactive, yet highly competitive atmosphere that self-motivates swimmers to attain and surpass their personal goals and expectations. Lead by example.
  9. Oversee meet information, results, publicity, travel, newsletter, and website content.
  10. Motivate swimmers and parents for full participation and enthusiasm.
  11. Recruit, retain, and grow the team.

Salary & Benefits: Personal & Vacation benefits. Competitive salary (range of $40-50K, commensurate with experience) and bonus incentives.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Head Site Coaches – Asheville, NC and Swannanoa, NC

  • Level of Commitment Full Time
  • Position Type Other
  • Level of Team Club
Smoky Mountain Aquatic Club

with Smoky Mountain Aquatic Club

Smoky Mountain Aquatic Club is a year-round Swim Team that competes out of three locations in Asheville, NC, Swannanoa, NC and in Waynesville, NC.  We are looking for coaches to lead operations at new sites in Asheville, NC, and Swannanoa, NC

Our team is growing quickly and we’re looking for qualified, energetic and knowledgeable coaches!

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Smoky Mountain Aquatic Club Head Site Coach must be motivated, energetic, and eager to learn, with a clear passion for teaching and working with children. The Head Site coach will be working with athletes ages 4-18 with abilities ranging from the novice to Junior National Level athletes across two locations.  As the team is growing, this position has a potential to become full time.  The Head Site Coach’s primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following duties and tasks:

  1. To maintain a safe pool environment during practices and meets.
    1. The Head Site Coach will always use best practices when running workouts in water and on deck. Safety is the most important part of being Head Site Coach at Smoky Mountain Aquatic Clu.
    2. The Head Site Coach is responsible for maintaining a culture centered around American Red Cross Water Safety and USA Swimming’s Safe Sport.
  2. To provide instruction on stroke technique with an eye for improving the skills of individuals and the team.
    1. The Smoky Mountain Aquatic Club Head Site Coach will work with the Head Coach to design and implement seasonal plans for athletes, including designing practices and dryland sessions.
    2. The Head Site Coach will provide constructive feedback to swimmers.
    3. The coach’s role is to be a model for positivity, to be an effective problem solver, and understand how/when to use various teaching styles.
  3. To attend all required Smoky Mountain Aquatic Club practices, swim meets, and meetings while modeling the proper dress, language, demeanor, and sportsmanship for athletes.
    1. The SMAC Head Site coach will attend no more than 6 practices per week.
    2. The SMAC Head Site coach will attend weekly staff meetings to go over the day to day operations, administration, and team related items.
    3. The SMAC Head Site coach attends competitions 1 to 2 times per month, with travel lodging and expenses covered by the team.
  4. The Smoky Mountain Aquatic Club Head Site Coach will be expected to interact effectively with parents.
  5. The Head Site Coach understands the objectives of Western Carolina Aquatic Group and adheres to coaching policies outlined in the Coaches’ Handbook.
  6. The Head Site Coach will follow all rules and regulations provided by their specific site and work to build and foster positive relationships with their practice locations.


  1. Minimum 3 years of coaching experience. (Required)
  2. Ability to possess or maintain all required USA Swimming coach requirements. (Required)
  3. ASCA Level 2 Certified or higher. (Preferred)
  4. Demonstrated success of swimmers by performance.
  5. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred
  6. Technical skills: Experience with the TeamUnify platform, Hy-Tek Software, and Google Drive.
  7. Drivers license and automobile required for travel.


  • Primary Locations: Asheville, NC at the Asheville Jewish Community Center or in Swannanoa, NC at Warren Wilson College.
  • Secondary Location: Waynesville, NC
  • Schedule: Part-time, with the possibility of becoming a full time, salaried position in the very near future.  Hours include evenings and weekends. 25 Hours per week.
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience, with incentive bonuses possible.
  • Travel: Automobile and driver’s license required.
  • Start Dates: 
    • Asheville Location: ASAP
    • Swannanoa Location: October 1st


  • Ability to swim the competitive strokes, teach strokes, and have fun doing so.
  • Provide effective feedback that gives competitive swimmers the opportunity to master technique, stroke mechanics, and skills.
  • Lead daily practices under the direction of the Head Coach.
  • Ability to write and lead workouts.
  • Must attend and support swimmers at meets.
  • Excellent customer service skills, energetic, enthusiastic, and motivational
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build an effective coach-athlete relationship with members of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Comfortable working with all age groups, including children.
  • Ability to handle and resolve conflicts in a professional, tactful manner, with immediacy.
  • Ability to tolerate loud noises
  • Firmly and tactfully enforce team policies and procedures.
  • Ability to multi-task and be patient.
  • Ability to acknowledge difficult situations and respond accordingly.


Language Ability– Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization confidently about expectations, rules, and events.

Math Ability: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, percentages, and enforce ratios for safety.  Ability to apply basic concepts of basic algebra and geometry to help swimmers calculate time percentages, stroke rates, race pace intervals, in order to help improve swimmers working knowledge and needed changes to achieve time standards.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Treat all swimmers, families, and guests of SMAC with the utmost care and respect, always presenting themselves to the SMAC employee standard.

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle objects, coaching tools, or equipment; reach with hands and arms; ability to climb ladders.  The employee is also required to swim; demonstrate proper strokes, turns, starts; assist swimmers if in distress, or be a part of coaches relay for meets.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  There are outdoor and indoor pools, pool decks that are sometimes slippery. The work is performed in an athletic club environment, but not limited to outdoor pools, or lakes. The noise level is usually moderate to high at swim meets and practice.


Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and references to Scott Simmons at [email protected] and Charlie McCanless at [email protected]


phone: 704-737-2333

Assistant Women’s Swim Coach

  • Level of Commitment Full Time
  • Position Type Assistant Coach
  • Level of Team College (Division I)

with Illinois State University

Illinois State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Swim Coach. The Assistant Swim Coach, under the direction of the Head Swim Coach, is responsible for assisting with various coaching, management, and administrative duties of the swim program as assigned by the Head Coach. The assistant coach is responsible for conducting any duties or activities with integrity and within the rules of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), the Missouri Valley Conference and/or Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVC or MVFC), the State of Illinois, Illinois State University, and the Athletics Department.


Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; valid driver’s license; proven ability to teach and coach fundamentals and advanced skills; advanced knowledge of techniques and strategies; thorough knowledge of NCAA Recruiting Rules; proven organizational and leadership ability; CPR/AED and First Aid certified (or eligible for certification upon employment); must have passed the NCAA Division I recruiting exam  – or do so upon hire (must be renewed annually).


Desired Qualifications: Master’s degree, minimum of two years’ experience coaching collegiate and/or club swimming.


The position is a 12-month position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. To assure full consideration, interested individuals MUST apply online at www.IllinoisState.edu/jobs by September 6, 2018. Illinois State University is an EOE/AA employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.




Illinois State University; Campus Box 7130 – Horton Fieldhouse; Normal, IL 61790




Clay Gruenwald, Human Resources; Email: [email protected]




2019 Summer Swim Team Head Coach – CSL Broadlands Piranhas

  • Level of Commitment Part Time
  • Position Type Head Coach
  • Level of Team Club, Recreational
CSL Broadlands Piranhas

with CSL Broadlands Piranhas

The Broadlands Piranhas Swim Team is accepting applications for head coach for the 2019 summer season.  We are a competitive, but fun, neighborhood summer swim team located in Ashburn, VA that typically consists of 220-230 swimmers, ranging in age from 5-18 years old. We are part of the Colonial Swim League (CSL) in the ‘Red’ Division.

Summer season May 28-July 29 2019 – Practices begin the day after Memorial Day (May 28) and ends July 27 (All-stars). Practices are held Monday-Friday in the evenings before the school year ends and in the mornings after school ends (June 7). Swim meets are held on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience as a head or assistant head coach, strong leadership and interpersonal skills, and a contagious enthusiasm for the sport of swimming. Candidates must enjoy working with kids and possess a demonstrated ability to provide instruction in stroke technique to beginning, intermediate and advanced swimmers.

The head coach manages several other junior coaches who are responsible for the team’s practices and meets while promoting a competitive, positive, and inclusive environment for all swimmers. Specific responsibilities include:
• Design and run all practices, tailoring daily workouts to different age groups and abilities as necessary.
• Run all developmental (B), league (A) and invitational meets. Proficiency with TeamUnify and Hy-Tek software preferred.
• Supervise and mentor a staff of junior coaches, including a team of 8-12 coaches in training (CITs) aged 15-18 years old.
• Set the team lineup for all meets • Maintain regular communication with parents and team Board of Directors.
• Help with setup and break down of swim meets and practices.
• Foster a positive team environment that emphasizes good sportsmanship, mutual respect for others, and, above all, having fun.
• Be the team’s biggest cheerleader.

Interested candidates must have CPR, First Aid, Lifeguard and Pool Operators certifications.   Applicants selected to be interviewed will be asked to provide references.

Buffalo Area Aquatic Club (BAAC) Assistant Coach

  • Level of Commitment Part Time
  • Position Type Assistant Coach
  • Level of Team Club
Buffalo Area Aquatic Club (BAAC)

with Buffalo Area Aquatic Club (BAAC)

Responsibilities: BAAC’s Assistant Coach will:

– Collaborate with the team’s Head Coach to develop seasonal training plans for Novice, Age Group, and Advanced practice groups within the philosophy of BAAC’s program.

– design and conduct our Novice & Advanced groups, including developing and implementing dryland workouts.

– Create fun and engaging, yet challenging, skills-based practices.

– Attend all swim meets in which swimmer’s from under their direction are attending (usually one to two meets a month).

– Attend and participate in all staff meetings as requested by the Head Coach.

– Collaborate with the entire staff to develop benchmarks for measuring our swimmers’ improvement and increasing opportunities for all swimmers on the team.

– Work with the Head Coach to oversee individual and team entries, submit entries and post any relevant meet information to our website.

– Track swimmers’ training goals and statistics along with monthly attendance figures. This includes individual goal meetings with swimmers on a seasonal basis and any additional meetings as needed.

– Participate and provide input to Head Coach on the hiring of new staff members.

– Attend and participate in our LSC House of Delegates meetings.

Job Requirements:

– Experience with Team Unify and Hy-Tek is recommended. Ability to learn quickly is required if the applicant is not familiar.

– Strong organizational skills and ability to give attention and critiques to all coached athletes on a daily basis in practice environments.

– Ability to meet all USA Swimming certification and coaching requirements (CPR, Safety Training for Swim Coaches, USA Background Check, Athlete Protection Training, etc.

– Passion and excitement for the sport of swimming and teaching athletes is a must.


Compensation: This is an hourly position with compensation based on qualifications and experience. Job-related education and travel expenses are covered or reimbursed.

Email resume or inquiry to Dave Borden, Board President at [email protected].


Dave Borden

Buffalo Area Aquatic Club
PO Box 425
Getzville, NY 14068


Assistant Coaches – Blue Wave, Brandon, Florida

  • Level of Commitment Part Time
  • Position Type Assistant Coach
  • Level of Team Club
Blue Wave

with Blue Wave

Blue Wave is growing. We are currently operating out of multiple pools within the greater Tampa Bay area. We are looking to add exceptional coaches to our Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center (BSAC) facility.

BSAC, like Blue Wave as a whole, is undergoing a renaissance. We have just opened a new heated and cooled ten (10) lane by twenty five (25) yard pool to complement our eight (8) lane by fifty (50) meter long course facility; the later of which is scheduled for a complete renovation later this year. We have dedicated dryland and educational areas, innovative training equipment and training programs and a knowledgeable and experienced staff; all of which is helping to reshape the program into a true high performance organization. The growth of the program over the past two (2) years, in both numbers and performance standards, has been great.  It is a good time to be a part of Blue Wave.

We are looking to fill a variety positions;  from those who love to bridge the gap from swim lessons to swim team through to those looking to learn how to design effective seasonal plans and train high level athletes for long term success. Our Head Coach, Rich Rogers, has a demonstrated ability mentoring coaches. Selected candidates will become more than just staff, they will become part of our family.

The program is institutionally owned and Head Coach run. We have a good group of parent volunteers, but no Parent Board. We are continually crafting a culture of excellence in which each individual can meet or exceed their innate potential. As we continue to grow, we want to bring on like-minded coaches who like to work hard, have fun and truly love the sport and the profession.

These positions are part time, hourly positions to start with potential to grow in the future.  Our staff are not in this for the money. Most join us because they want to be a part of an organization that understands the positive impact a well run swim program like Blue Wave can have on the lives of our community’s children. We all like to work hard, continually learn and challenge ourselves and our swimmers and have fun in the process. If you have a similar mindset, and want to be a part of something that is rapidly evolving into something special, we urge you to apply.

BSAC is a certified child care facility. Applicants will have a drug test and undergo a background check prior to employment.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are full. Please send your CV or questions to [email protected]

You can learn more about us at www.BlueWaveSwimming.com

Caltech – Head Coach – Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving

  • Level of Commitment Full Time
  • Position Type Head Coach
  • Level of Team College (Division III)

with Caltech

California Institute of Technology seeks a head coach for our improving swimming and diving program, with students participating in the national championships each of the last two years, the tide is rising!   Located in Pasadena, California, Caltech is the world’s leading STEM research institute and is a truly remarkable and rigorous university.  With 975 undergraduate students, Caltech boasts 18 intercollegiate teams in the strong D3 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, arguably one of the best swimming conferences in the country.  Our athletic program is engaged in a tremendous transformation and all programs are seeing new success.

The head coach of swimming and diving is responsible for administering all aspects of the sport program including: coaching, recruiting, game scheduling, student development, committee participation, and budget management, compliance with NCAA D3, and conference rules/regulations and community building. The head coach will teach in the physical education curriculum. The head coach is also responsible to participate as a member of the college community and with all collaborative departmental functions as needed.

This is a full time exempt position with excellent benefits, vacation, retirement and continuing education support; expected hiring range between $57,500and $65,000 annually. Position open August 24; interested applicants should immediately communicate with athletic director, Betsy Mitchell ([email protected]) and submit a cover letter of interest, a full resume and a one page coaching philosophy.  Further, please watch the Caltech HR website and apply when the job posting goes live; review will begin immediately with the goal of hiring a coach no later September 15.  Job description as posted includes;

  • Demonstrate excellent teaching and coaching competencies with regard to:(a) sport skill instruction (b) motivation © tactical strategies (d) physical training and fitness in practices and contests.
  • Exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, Institute, and Department of Athletics rules, policies and expectations including commitment to lifelong learning, sportsmanship on and off the field of play, positive leadership and the desire and ability to act as a positive role model and representative of the Institute at all times. You will comply with all department, college, conference and NCAA regulations.
  • Design and execute a competitive schedule for intercollegiate contests (including practice planning) that maximizes individual and collective student-athlete development and performance; prioritizing conference play within an academically rigorous educational experience. Create team results that are competitive within the SCIAC regular season on a consistent basis.
  • Successful recruitment, matriculation, retention and graduation of student-athletes capable of attaining the baccalaureate degree in sufficient quantity to maintain a team roster appropriate for competitive success. Recruitment activities include but are not limited to: identification and evaluation of prospects, communication strategy, record keeping, hosting campus visits, traveling to market the Institute when needed.
  • Provide student-athletes with opportunities that allow for social, emotional, and academic development, in addition to athletic success through close interpersonal guidance, mentoring and counseling.
  • Manage a cost-effective and administratively efficient sport program working at or within operational budget on an annual basis, includes purchasing, inventory and control of sports equipment and uniforms, management of team travel and effective national recruitment program.
  • Participate in whole department and sport specific marketing, public relations, civic and community outreach and fundraising/friend raising activities
  • Supervise part time and volunteer coaches under California law and NCAA regulations.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with all constituents including department colleagues, administration, faculty and other college personnel in the spirit of integration and community with a common mission. Includes collaboration with service/support functions such as SID, equipment and ATC.
  • Demonstrate positive and effective communication in all aspects of job; including writing, speaking, listening, and non-verbal skills.
  • Teach a variety of beginner physical education classes, up to one per term, (depending on in or out of season) in our required undergraduate physical education curriculum.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation which may include but are not limited to: game or facility supervision duties, including facility care and maintenance.

Qualifications Include:

  • 4 year undergraduate degree required.
  • Organized coaching experience required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, judgement and integrity.
  • Strong computing skills including database manipulation, email and calendar savvy.
  • The ability to teach through use of physical instruction as well as images and emerging technologies.
  • Passion and ability for personal growth and learning.
  • Preferred qualifications include:  master’s degree in related field, collegiate sports playing experience, assistant/head collegiate coaching experience.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical tasks include but not limited to:
-lifting, carrying, loading sport specific equipment;
-set up and tear down of sports contest support equipment;
-some care and maintenance of sport specific or general athletic facilities

Head Swimming Coach (M&W)

  • Level of Commitment Full Time
  • Position Type Head Coach
  • Level of Team College (Division II)
William Jewell College

with William Jewell College

The Swim Coach is responsible for the management and administration of all activities related to his/her sport and exercises direct supervision of recruiting, training, and coaching student-athletes participating in the sports.  The Head Swim Coach is fully responsible for compliance with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations as well as Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) rules and all College policies and procedures.  The Head Swim Coach may also be responsible for advising students.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the recruitment of prospective student-athletes in coordination with the Offices of Admission and Financial Aid and manage the sport scholarship budget
  • Develop and manage the sport operations budget including equipment, travel, meals, uniforms, supplies, etc. Follow college policy of receiving advanced approval for all purchases over $500, any hotel or flight in accordance with the Expense Authorization policy of the College.
  • Comply with all administrative staff on reports and forms that need to be completed.
  • Seek and receive approval prior to season schedule being finalized with non-conference teams.
  • Conduct the sport program in strict accordance with NCAA and GLVC rules and regulations. Actively participate in GLVC coaches conference meetings where applicable and be available for all GLVC coaches’ conference calls.
  • Recruit and supervise coaching staff
  • Organize and administer practice sessions and off-season conditioning program
  • Conduct and organize swim lessons and participate in community service and fund raising activities
  • Develop relationships with alumni and other friends and supporters of the College and work cooperatively with Advancement as a member of the Athletics staff and the College community
  • Monitor the travel roster online to assure that it is completed prior to travel.
  • Oversee the pool as Director of Aquatics working in conjunction with facilities management in maintaining the pool and ensuring it is properly maintained in compliance with the Clay County Health Department. Create the pool schedule and coordinate this with the Sports Information Director to keep calendar updated. Schedule all lifeguards and organize lifeguard certification classes.  Communicate all pool closures with swim clubs and administrative staff.
  • Other related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Progressive experience as a coach in the sport; head coach and collegiate experience preferred
  • Master’s degree in physical education or related field is preferred with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in academic programs
  • Familiarity with appropriate athletic governing organization rules and regulations (NCAA, GLVC)
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • An understanding of the unique opportunities and challenges in the environment of private higher education

Working Conditions

Normal office environment as well as indoor and outdoor athletics facilities. Some travel required. Evening and weekend work required. Physically able to lift 25 pounds and attend practice and competitive sessions indoors and outdoors

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.


Full-Time Assistant Swim Coach SwimRVA Rapids

  • Level of Commitment Full Time
  • Position Type Assistant Coach
  • Level of Team Club

with SwimRVA Rapids Swim Team

SwimRVA Rapids
Collegiate School Aquatics Center
5050 Ridgedale Parkway
Richmond, VA 23234

SWIMRVA is a non-profit organization operating throughout the Richmond region to elevate swimming by ensuring every child has access to programming.  SwimRVA also owns and operates the region’s world class aquatics center home to the 2008 Olympic trials competition pool.

The 2018-2019 season will mark the inaugural season with the SwimRVA Rapids operating as a full year-round competitive swimming program.  The response from the Greater Richmond Area has been incredible as the Rapids have already grown to 200 plus swimmers ranging from the young swimmer looking to learn that 4th legal stroke, to athletes looking to compete at Junior Nationals and beyond.  As a result of this amazing response, SwimRVA is seeking an energetic, positive and qualified candidate that will help make this first season an unforgettable one for our swimmers.  This full-time assistant coach will report directly to the SwimRVA Rapids Head Coach and SwimRVA Executive Director.

Duties, Responsibilities & Expectations

  • Help design and execute season plans and individual workouts for abilities ranging from the Age Group, Senior Group and Masters Group.
  • Attend all swim meets as required for this position.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills with both swimmers, parents and staff members.
  • Must be in good standing with USA Swimming.
  • Preference to have ASCA Level 2 or higher (or equivalent experience).
  • Must have a 4-year college degree
  • Must have a strong working knowledge of Team Unify as well as Microsoft Office with skills necessary to provide positive and effective communication both written and orally.

Compensation & Application Procedure

  • Salary will be commensurate with experience.
  • All travel expenses required for out of town swim meets will be covered by SwimRVA.
  • Health and retirement benefits are included.
  • Please send a cover letter, resume’ and three references to Head Coach, Jonathan Kaplan at [email protected]
  • This position will be filled immediately once the best candidate has been discovered.

Sheridan Swim Team – Head Coach

  • Level of Commitment Full Time
  • Position Type Head Coach
  • Level of Team Club
Sheridan Swim Team

with Sheridan Swim Team

Primary Responsibilities: Our head coach, with the aid of the parents and a solid coaching staff, will be responsible for the entire competitive swimming program including operations, administration, growth, and success.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Pool and dry land coaching for all levels of swimmers.
• Coordinate the efforts of assistant coaches.
• Communicate and work with parents.
• Attend competitions and the meet entry administration to attend those competitions.
• Develop season plans for all swimmers.
• Direct the developmental summer league team.
• Direct the swim lessons program.
• Direct the Masters program in conjunction with seniors morning practice
• Recruitment of future swimmers.
• Planning and executing projects and activities for team development and morale.
• Assist in our 2 swim meet fundraisers as well as other fundraisers.
• Assist in development and administration of the team budget.
• Maintain the team website and social media presence.

Assistant Senior Group Coach

  • Level of Commitment Part Time
  • Position Type Assistant Coach
  • Level of Team Club
Rocky Mountain Rapids Swim Team

with Rocky Mountain Rapids Swim Team

Position: The Rocky Mountain Rapids Swim Team (RPDS), located in Colorado Springs, Colorado is seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Senior Coach.  This position will report directly to the Rocky Mountain Rapids Head Coach.

Background:  The Rocky Mountain Rapids is a year-round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for swimmers ages 6-18. The Rapids are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization run by an elected Board of Directors which meets monthly. In addition to the competitive swim team, we also offer summer programs including swim lessons, pre-club team and high-school prep. We are constantly growing and training young swimmers to maintain a well-rounded competitive swim team.

Philosophy:  We believe providing an environment for all swimmers to achieve their individual best is the right vision for the Rapids Swim Team. As a club that has embraced the Long Term Athlete Development, there is no “typical” Rocky Mountain Rapids Swimmer – we have athletes who are dedicated to the sport of swimming, striving to reach the highest levels of the sport, as well as swimmers that participate in multiple sports on a competitive level. We have others who are just starting out in the sport or simply wanting to prepare for competition as a high school swimmer. There is room for all levels of ability and commitment.

Assistant Coach Duties: 

  • Establish and maintain relationships and open communication with swimmers and parents
  • Assist in the management/running of daily practices. This must be done in a direction that supports the coaching philosophy and direction of the club as established by the Head Coach
  • Assist the Lead Coach of specified group with the running of practices and swim meets.
  • Create a positive team-oriented atmosphere
  • All RPDS coaches are energetic supporters of the sport of swimming and Rocky Mountain Rapids Swim Team
  • Attendance at 1-2 meets per month (will include weekends of Saturday and Sunday)
  • Take on responsibilities for managing team as assigned by Head Coach


  • College Degree (preferred)
  • Competitive Swimming Experience (required)
  • Swim Coaching Experience (preferred)
  • Candidates must possess integrity, strong communications skills; and a passion for helping swimmers maximize their potential.



  • Salary or hourly pay will vary depending on qualifications and experience



Pepperdine University Volunteer Assistant

  • Level of Commitment Full Time
  • Position Type Assistant Coach
  • Level of Team College (Division I)
Pepperdine University

with Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University is accepting applications for a Volunteer Assistant Coach to assist with the women’s swimming and diving program. We are seeking a passionate, energetic, and driven individual with an aspiration to coach and help build a strong Division I swimming and diving program.  Duties include: on-deck coaching, weekly and season planning, assisting with team travel and day-to-day operations, as well as additional duties determined by the head coach.

Assistant Age Group and Senior Coaches

  • Level of Commitment Part Time
  • Position Type Assistant Coach
  • Level of Team Club
Upper Palmetto YMCA Rays

with Upper Palmetto YMCA Rays

The Upper Palmetto YMCA Rays team is searching for part-time assistant age group and senior coaches. We currently have 4 sites throughout York and Lancaster counties (Rock Hill, Clover, Fort Mill, and Lancaster). Previous coaching experience is preferred, although competitive swimming experience (club or college) may serve as a substitute. Strength and conditioning background may serve as previous coaching experience as well. We’re looking for enthusiastic and dependable people to be on deck 3-5 days a week that could help out with age group swimmers or senior swimmers. Must be able to pass a drug test, background check, and get Red Cross certified within 30 days of hire.

Head of USA Swimming/Assistant Head Coach

  • Level of Commitment Full Time
  • Position Type Assistant Coach
  • Level of Team Club
Radnor Aquatic Club

with Radnor Aquatic Club

Radnor Aquatic Club is seeking a qualified candidate to take on the role of USA Swimming Head Coach/Assistant Head Coach.  The Radnor Aquatic Club is a year round club of over 200 swimmers located in Radnor, Pennsylvania.  The club is a member of the Suburban Aquatic League and carries a dual meet schedule associated with the league.  The club also regularly attends USA meets, approximately 1-2 per month.  Our current focus is to expand our USA swimming presence while maintaining our SAL roots.

This a full time position scheduled to start in the fall of 2016.

The successful candidate will have the following characteristics:

– Strong leadership ability
– A team first attitude
– The ability to work as a member of a collaborative coaching staff
– Strong organizational skills

– Experience planning and implementing both micro and macro training cycles
– An intense love for the sport of swimming

Duties will include:

– Working with all groups, but primarily the 11-14 and Senior groups (5-6 days per week)
– Assisting in daily administrative duties (email responses, scheduling, etc.)
– Coordinating and entering the team in USA swim meets.
– Attending and managing USA swim meets
– Working with the coaching staff to plan and organize training cycles
Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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