Swim Job: Redlands Swim Team seeks Full-Time Head Coach, Salary up to $72,000


Redlands Swim Team teamlogoRedlands Swim Team (RST) is currently looking for a highly qualified, full-time Head Coach.

This is a challenging opportunity that requires excellent management and administrative skills, both oral and written, with the reward of leading a team that has a long tradition of success. Compensation is competitive and negotiated depending on level of experience, credentials, and history of success.

Must pass background check.

Interested, qualified candidates should email a cover letter that describes your coaching and managing philosophies, along with salary requirements, resume, and three references to the Team Administrator, at [email protected].


Direct all aspects of the program; year round, seasonal, masters, and learn to swim

Develop and drive a consistent, team-wide coaching philosophy, which is age-appropriate, emphasizing excellence, goal setting, and teamwork

Develop a highly competitive swim program with age-appropriate, skill based levels, focusing on building confidence that grows from improvement, while pursuing excellence; incorporate the 4 Physiologic Aspects of Swimming: Technique, strength, endurance and speed

Devise, communicate, and execute seasonal plans, practice schedules, and training, which support team and individual goals

Direct coaching staff, which includes establishing coach performance expectations and development, conducting annual performance reviews, coordinating, and tracking continuing education and required certifications, and building a cohesive coaching staff; emphasizing communication, knowledge sharing, and cooperation

Collaborate and make recommendations to the Board regarding staffing requirements and changes

Communicate and coordinate with water polo lead coaches regarding pool schedules

Identify and target appropriate meet participation, coordinate meet schedules, and coach coverage

Establish, encourage and review goal setting for all swimmers

Coaches a minimum of one group

Establish and direct a year-round “Learn to Swim” program, and capitalize on building the next generation of RST swimmers

Cultivate collaborative relationships with each school’s aquatics coaches/administrators to coordinate practice schedules

Attend RST monthly Board meeting (or submit monthly report) to report status and progress of swimming and coaching goals as stated in seasonal plan

Represent RST at Eastern Committee and Southern California Swimming meetings within SCS LSC

Monitor USA Swimming rules and requirements to verify that RST’s practices and policies are current and in compliance

Align with RST Board to establish annual budget and fundraising goals

Assist RST Board in community outreach to expand RST programs and visibility; Initiate communication with local businesses and groups to promote RST

Other responsibilities as agreed upon between Head Coach and Board


Bachelor’s degree / Current USA Swimming membership/certifications / American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Level 4 or higher preferred / Minimum 5+ years Head Coaching experience required, 10+ preferred, or 5-10 years spent in leadership and staff supervision / Strong work ethic and passion for the sport / Proven coaching record with excellent swimmer progression and results / Have experience working with multiple pool sites / Proven ability to mentor, manage, and motivate staff to reach potential / Excellent communication and organizational skills / Working knowledge of Team Unify and Hy-Tek Team Manager / Microsoft Office proficiency


Up to $72,000. Compensation is competitive and negotiated depending on level of experience, credentials, and history of success.


[email protected] 


RST is a USA Swimming Silver Medal Club in the Club Excellence program and a top-level team in the Eastern Section of the Southern California Swimming LSC. RST is a non-profit, parent-board managed team, and has operated since 1962 (formerly called Redlands Swim Club). The Redlands Swim Team maintains year-round competitive swim and water polo teams, learn-to-swim, and masters programs. RST currently has over 300 athletes and utilizes 4, 25-yard pools at the 3 local high schools, and 1, 50-meter pool at a community college.

 Swimming Job / Swimming News courtesy of Redlands Swim Team.

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Isn’t this the club that has had top swimmers go to Cal Berkeley? Where has the current coach gone?


He skipped town, just as he did with his previous team, and the one before that!

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