Swim Coach (Dover campus)

Applications due 05/22/18

Job Description:

UWC South East Asia is a K-12 international school that provides a life-defining educational experience to more than 4,500 students spread over two campuses in Singapore.  UWCSEA educates individuals to embrace challenge and take responsibility for shaping a better future. Join us as:


UWCSEA Phoenix Swim Team is searching for an energetic swimming coach to join our program. The successful candidate will be responsible for the planning and implementation of training sessions for a junior squad, as well as assisting the Head Coach with the coaching of the middle and high school performance squads. As a school program, there are also curriculum PE and Learn-to-swim commitments, which are delivered in line with the UWCSEA ethos. This would be an ideal position for an experienced coach of junior swimmers and/or learn-to-swim.


  • Assist the Head Coach with the middle/high school competitive squads
  • Coaching of the competitive and non competitive Junior School squads (aged 7-11 years) including detailed session planning
  • Assist teachers with PE aquatics classes, including learn-to-swim, stroke development and other aquatics activities
  • Lead learn-to-swim (LTS) classes – including detailed lesson plans
  • Complete swim meet entries (through ‘Team Manager’ – training available)
  • Attend and coach at meets in which the Swim Team is competing
  • Positive and energetic delivery of sessions
  • Ensure the pool area is safe, secure and presentable at all times
  • Arrange set up and clearing of equipment for swim classes and swim events
  • Responsible for pool monitoring equipment maintenance, storage and pool facility upkeep
  • Maintain necessary administrative log records
  • Assist with planning and running of Phoenix competitions and the UWC local service program
  • Coach/teach for 1 week at the start or end of the October, December and April school holidays
  • Coach/teach during the Chinese New Year school break when necessary
  • Coach/teach for 2 weeks at the start or end of the July/August school holiday.

Personal and Professional Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Minimum FINA Level 2 Coach or UKCC Level 2 certified (or International equivalent) – training may be available for strong candidates
  • Minimum 1 year swim coaching experience
  • Certified First Aider (preferred – training available)
  • Computer skills (‘Team Manager’ and ‘Meet Manager’ – training available)
  • Competent working with children of different ages
  • A team player with good interpersonal skills
  • An ability to communicate confidently and respectfully with International School parents and staff. This will include regular e-mail communication and an understanding of the International School environment.
  • Evidence of previous squad planning would be beneficial

How to Apply

Interested applicants, please submit an application via our portal latest by Tuesday, 15th May 2018

Contact Information

1207 Dover Road
Singapore 139654

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