The Bolles School Seeks Head Swim Coach

Job Description:

Location: The Bolles School, San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL, USA

Position Title: Head Swim Coach and Director of Aquatics

Reports To: Athletic Director

The Bolles School is a private college preparatory school with an international reputation for excellence. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, the school enrolls more than 1,650 day and boarding students in pre- kindergarten through grade 12 on four campuses. Bolles focuses on a complete education that emphasizes excellence in academics, the arts, athletics and other activities like clubs and community service. Students can pursue their interests and learn to balance a rich variety of activities.

Our students also learn the importance of self-discipline, respect, personal responsibility and compassion. These same qualities are nurtured within our Swim programs. We invite you to view the following video that demonstrates the commitment to and excellence in our programs:

Purpose: To organize, direct, and sustain the School’s interscholastic and club swim program. This position will be working with and leading a team of 10-15 coaches and approximately 400 swimmers. The Head Coach serves as a motivational figure who inspires high morale, builds team cohesiveness, communicates effectively and provides positive reinforcement.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum five years of leadership and swim coaching experience required
  • Prior success as a competitive swimmer at the club or collegiate level desired
  • A passion for the sport and hands-on ability and willingness to help our swimmers reach their maximum potential
  • Experience with independent school programs and adolescents preferred
  • American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) level 5 or higher certification preferred; be a member in good standing of USA Swimming
  • Strong knowledge of and experience in state, national, and international swim programs
  • Positive communication and coaching style that develops swimmers and leadership skills
  • Professional behaviors consistent with USA Swimming and ASCA Code of Ethics; NFHS, FINA, and FHSAA Regulations
  • First Aid/CPR certification, USA Swimming Coaches Safety Training, USA Swimming Athletes Protection, USA Swimming Background Check, and pre-employment background and drug screen required (training will be provided, if necessary)
  • Must be willing to travel to promote the program both nationally and internationally (at least 30% travelexpected)


  • Demonstrates and enthusiastically supports the School’s Mission and values of courage, integrity, compassion, and excellence
  • Performs in a manner that reflects positively on The Bolles School
  • Builds deep relationships with students, families, and staff to foster a culture of inclusion
  • All Athletic department coaches and staff must follow and promote the vision of the department, which is to develop a culture of student athletes who are ‘Humble in Victory and Gracious in Defeat’
  • Performs other duties as requested

Essential Functions:

  • • Responsible for all facets of the swim program
  • Coach swimmers to perform at the highest competitive levels
  • Establish an environment that fosters positive team attitudes, encourages self-discipline, sportsmanship, leadership, responsibility, and an appreciation for the importance of academics
  • Inspire confidence in the athletes, coaches, and parents
  • Advise and counsel swimmers who wish to pursue development opportunities and/or collegiate competition, including writing letters of recommendation, if requested
  • Oversee participation in local, state, national, and international meets and competitions
  • Develop and sustain a club program, separate from the scholastic program
  • Oversight of the Swim Camp and Lessons programs to ensure promotion, adequate enrollment, and efficient operations
  • Plan and coordinate activities of coaching staff
  • Oversee the care and operation of the swim facilities
  • Review, enhance and enforce all safety procedures
  • Ensure coaches and participants are properly trained and conditioned
  • Design and implement department plans and budgets
  • In partnership with Marketing, provide input in preparation and dissemination of publicity to promote swim events
  • Partner with Advancement on efforts to promote and develop the swim program and related facilities
  • Be familiar with and uphold the policies and procedures of the Bolles Athletic Department
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable FHSAA and USA Swimming rules and regulations
  • Willingness to maintain working knowledge of current swim techniques and instructional methods
  • Be responsible for the overall leadership, coordination, employee evaluation & development, and administration in the Aquatics department

Required Competencies:

  • Leadership skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Decisiveness
  • Diplomacy and tact
  • Program Management
  • Risk management mindset
  • Interpersonal and communication skills

Interested candidates are required to submit their application and resume via our Career Center located at

How to Apply

Interested candidates are required to submit their application and resume via our Career Center located at

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