Part-Time Assistant Coach for Portland Porpoise Swim Club

Applications due 12/01/21

Job Description:

Date posted: October 8, 2021

Location: Portland, ME, USA

PPSC is a competitive, USA Swim Club located in Portland, ME. We are currently seeking a part-time Assistant Coach to aid the Head Coach in the development of swimmers, through mastery of swimming skills, knowledge of the sport, and goal setting.  The Assistant Coach should have a competitive swimming background, a love of the sport and strong desire to share their passion and knowledge with young swimmers.

General Responsibilities:

  • Coach practice groups assigned by the Head Coach with care and excitement.
  • Provide corrective feedback that will enhance swimmers’ techniques.
  • Maintain safety and structure within a group setting, adhering to PPSC policies and City of Portland pool rules.
  • Encourage and promote swimmer participation in a positive manner.
  • Be at pool 10-15 minutes before practice to greet swimmers
  • Communicate effectively with Head Coach about pertinent information regarding swimmer’s and swim team’s well-being.
  • Attend any and all team meetings/events as deemed necessary by the Head Coach.
  • Conduct self in a professional, friendly, helpful, courteous manner. Ask for help when uncertain and seek feedback to improve.
  • Any additional tasks and/or duties as assigned by the Head Coach of Portland Porpoises.

 Position Expectations:

  • Reports to the Head Coach.
  • Consistently available 12-15 hrs./wk.: M-F evenings, Sa mornings, min. of 1 meet/month.
  • Working knowledge and ability to teach basics of swim team practice, stroke technique, pace clock use/basics of interval training and race strategy.
  • Working knowledge of USA Swimming rules.
  • Possesses strong communication skills.
  • Experience with swimming computer software preferred, ex. TeamUnify and OnDeck.


  • Primary responsibility – lead and assist other coaches with evening practice groups.
  • Occasionally provide early morning coverage when specific club members and the head coach are traveling for meets.
  • Administrative tasks related to meet entries, practice planning, and communication with parents of age group swimmers.

Preferred certifications:  Current USA Swim registration preferred, but able to train and certify upon hire.

Compensation:  Salary based on qualifications. Please call to discuss.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should inquire and submit resumes to PPSC’s Head Coach, Matt Baxter, at [email protected], or contact at 207-232-9457.

Contact Information

Head Coach Matt Baxter

phone: 207-232-9457