Recreation Coordinator / Swim Coach

Applications due 05/15/24

Job Description:

Date posted: April 15, 2024

Location: 11700 Meadowmeer Cir NE


The Recreation Coordinator/Swim Coach will assist the head swim coaches in operating the various swim teams. This position serves as one of the primary deck coaches. In addition, this position may conduct various aquatic swim class instructions and assist with pool deck coordination. This position supports the swim program and the aquatic center and must be willing to accept direction and work toward a common goal.
Department: Aquatics

Examples of Duties


  1. Assist the Head Swim Coach in instructing athletes on rules, regulations, and techniques of the sport. Fill in for head coaches as needed.
  2. Provide support in various tasks like software updates, schedule management, call and correspondence handling, and paperwork preparation.
  3. Under the direction of the head coach, support budget management, including forecasting reconciliation and tracking.
  4. Organize and direct individual and group practices as directed by the Head Swim Coach.
  5. Analyze swim technique, monitor swimmer progress, and assist swimmers to improve technique and keep head coach informed.
  6. Educate swimmers on water safety.
  7. Ensure the pool or training area is clean, well maintained, and free of hazards.
  8. Know and follow all District policies and procedures and enforce facility and team rules.
  9. Communicate all practice changes, pool closures, upcoming activities, and competitions to athletes and their guardians in a clear and timely manner.
  10. Provide first aid and CPR as required.
  11. Be familiar with the facility Emergency Action Plans and respond appropriately to all emergencies.
  12. Foster a welcoming positive team environment for participants and athletes. Manage conflicts between swimmers and maintain a cohesive team.
  13. Adapt to potentials of limited pool times and make the most of available resources.
  14. Maintain timely attendance and submit regular and accurate time and expense reports.
  15. Share ideas and collaborate with District staff, athletes, guardians, and peers.
  16. Ensure completion of all required training and certification per District, USA Swimming, USMS and governing body requirements.
  17. Attend all pertinent District meetings and trainings as well as award banquets and other team meetings as requested.
  18. Help oversee District equipment and property needs and assist with equipment and supply purchases.
  19. Represent the District in a professional manner at meets and other various functions and actively participate in USA Swimming or USMS when requested.
  20. Instruct Masters Swim Team and/or BISC Teams, group swim lessons and private swim lessons.
  21. Assist with coordinating activities on the pool deck when requested.
  22. Other duties as assigned.


Typical Qualifications


  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification required.
  • USA Swim Coach Certification or USMS Coaching Certification
  • Ability to obtain certification as a Water Safety Instructor
  • There will be additional training needed which may include Concussions, Athlete Protection, Training for Athletes, Foundations of Coaching
  • Must submit to a background check and pass it based on District requirements.
  • 5 years swim coaching experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must be 21 years or older.
  • Must have computer skills and the ability to learn new programs.


Supplemental Information

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have the ability to present information effectively to large groups of adults and children.
  • Ability to maintain physical and mental fitness level consistent with readiness to respond to emergency situations.
  • Time management skills. Must have the ability to balance training sessions, meet preparation and administrative tasks.
  • Ability to act quickly, decisively, and calmly in an emergency.
  • Ability to perform rescue actions and administer CPR and First Aid as needed.
  • Experience working with various computer software and skills with computers in general.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, orally and in writing.

Work Environment and Physical Effort
This is a non-smoking workplace. The work environment is mainly indoors however some work will be outdoor pool environment. 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.

  • Must be able to hear distress noises and hear and see distress signals in a noisy aquatic environment, including in the water and anywhere in the zone of responsibility.
  • Will require long periods of sitting or standing in a hot, humid and noisy environment.
  • Work is conducted in an aquatic environment with some office work.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, walk, grab, pull and push objects in or out of water, squat down, stoop, kneel, crouch and jump.
  • Ability to lift to 50 pounds.
  • Hours will vary depending on the pool schedule and may include early morning, weekend, and evening shifts.
  • Travel with some overnight stays required.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

Contact Applicant Support at 855-524-5627 for assistance Monday through Friday, 6am to 5pm Pacific Time. email: [email protected]

How to Apply

Apply online or email [email protected]


Contact Information

Jenette Reneau

phone: (206) 842-2302