Tactical Athlete Coach – Swim

Job Description:

T3I Coaches assigned to the Special Warfare (SW) Preparatory Course at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX, provide training and development of the Air Force’s (AF) future SW Airmen (SWA), who are organized, trained, and equipped to deliver distinctive expertise in combat and other high-risk environments. As the only AF capability specifically designed to primarily operate as surface combatants, SWA directly assist, control, enable, and execute air and space-power capabilities to conduct: Joint Fires Integration, Special Operations, Personnel Recovery, Tactical Airlift Operations, and Special Weather Operations.

Selected coaches are assigned to a team that is responsible for preparing SW recruits for physical and mental success during their 12 to 24-month training pipelines. Daily activities include instruction, demonstration, and application of physical training principles and techniques, with emphasis on body- weight exercises, functional movements, and performance under load. Coaches have daily contact and interaction with AF trainees and senior leaders, as well as other staff members, contractors and vendors. As such, Coaches must adhere to the highest standards of conduct throughout the course of their daily activities and apply appropriate relationships with trainees, customers, and teammates.

Required Skills, Experience & Abilities:

  • Swim Coaching experience at a competitive level (club, collegiate, or Olympic)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of sound training skills, relevant to fitness and athletics
  • Develop, implement and teach foundational fitness skills to students with varying ability levels
  • Build rapport with students and motivate them to achieve higher levels of performance
  • Strong communication (written and oral), leadership and organizational skills
  • Effectively teach various blocks of instruction related to health, fitness and physical performance
  • Pass fitness test; 500-yard swim, 48 sit-ups, 40 pushups, 6 pull-ups and a 1.5mile in =< 12:00.
  • Maintain a high degree of personal fitness and lead by example
  • Be able to demonstrate all physical exercises and events required of the students
  • Employ relevant technologies to support the training program and improve students’ performance
  • Evaluate and provide written professional assessments on emerging technologies’
  • Successfully complete the High-Risk Training Course taught by military instructors
  • Study, follow and apply designated AF training and safety directives and guidelines
  • Effectively work with frequent changes, interruptions and varying environmental conditions

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • •Experience developing and conducting collegiate, Olympic or professional athletic programs
  • Experience coaching athletes at the club, collegiate, Olympic or professional level
  • Highly successful athlete at the club, collegiate, Olympic or professional level

Prior military service in Special Operations or other Combat Arms specialty

Required Education and Certifications:

B.S. or B.A. degree in Health and Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or related field Certified Level 3 American Swimming Coach (ASCA)
Certified Lifeguard, CPR, AED, and First Aid

Desired Education and Certifications:

M.S. or M.A. degree in Sports, Athletics, Fitness, Nutrition or related field of study Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach with Distinction (RSCC®*D) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Certified Cross-fit Level 3 trainer (CF-L3)

Company Profile:

T3I is a Veteran Owned Small Business (VSOB) providing tailored, direct support to a variety of customers with a full range of unique tactical services and specialized technology solutions. T3I is headquartered in Aurora, Colorado and employs a robust group of full-time personnel directly supporting Special Operations Forces (SOF) missions at numerous locations across the United States. Our cadre is comprised of former SOF operators, with significant special operations and combat deployment experience, and elite physical fitness coaches with extensive experience as former collegiate and professional sports trainers and or competitive athletes. Our team of T3I experts have and continue to make positive, lasting impacts to the preparation and success of the current and next generation of SOF warriors. T3I offers very competitive salaries for the industry and excellent benefits, including matching 401k Plan, Stock Options, Profit Sharing Plan, Group Health and Dental Plan, Long Term Disability, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Life Insurance, two weeks PTO and 10 paid Holidays annually.

Required Background Check: National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) Type of

Employment: Full Time

Work Location: Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX

How to Apply

Email resume to

Dylan Ferguson
Head Swim Coach
Special Warfare Prep Program
Email: [email protected]

Contact Information

Dylan Ferguson

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