Metro Aquatics

Metro Aquatics is Pierce County's favorite place to swim! We are a parks-owned, coach-run, USA-Swimming Club Recognition Level 3 competitive swimming program located in Tacoma, Washington. In the past ten years, our senior program has had 99% annual lifetime bests in primary events; a top-40 finisher at the U.S. Olympic Trails and a U.S. Paralympic Trials champion. Metro Parks currently operates developmental swim teams in seven facilities and year-round competitive programs in three pools. The Metro Parks Tacoma swim teams programs serve over 400 swimmers (10% African American/Black; 18% Latino/Hispanic; 22% Asian; and 48% white). 40% of our team members qualify for free/reduced lunch.


Oct 05, 2018
Metro Aquatics—a parks-owned, coach-run, Level 3 USA-Swimming Club at the forefront of inclusion in aquatics—is seeking an enthusiastic Head Age Group Coach. The successful candidate will lead the coaching of about 130 age group swimmers, coordinating training in multiple facilities. This coach will be directly responsible for championship-level 13 to 15-year-old swimmers. Retention is a high priority. Our 200+ swimmer pre-competitive feeder team is overseen by our Head Development Coach. High energy individuals able to relate and inspire marginalized youth are strongly encouraged to apply, regardless of experience level. This is an excellent opportunity for career growth, with four of the last five coaches in this position leaving for head coaching positions. Specific Job Duties Include: Coordinate 120-150 age group swimmers and 5 coaches across 3 facilities. Collaborate with Head Development and Head Senior coaches to create an enjoyable long-term development plan for young swimmers to properly progress. Respectfully and effectively communicate with all ethnicities and socioeconomic community members. Directly coach swimmers during program times. Attend regular staff meetings. Assist the club with any other needs  Compensation is $38,000-$48,000 plus some benefits, based on experience. (Unrelated local opportunities to make $6,000-$12,000 coaching high school are commonly available for extra income.) Start date is negotiable between October 22, 2018 - March 25, 2019.  Interested candidates should send resume/cv and three references to Dane Wolfrom at or 253-381-8389.
Metro Aquatics Tacoma, WA, USA Full time
Aug 05, 2018
Compensation: $30,000 – $40,000 / annually (Tacoma is least expensive port city in the West.) Job Description Metro Aquatics is searching for an enthusiastic and dedicated Lead Senior Coach to work with our High School, Sectional, and Elite Racing Team groups. The Lead Senior Coach will work closely alongside the Head Coach and must be capable of autonomously running each aspect of the senior program. Metro Aquatics is part of the Metro Parks Tacoma swim teams program, which serves over 400 swimmers (10% African American/Black; 18% Latino/Hispanic; 22% Asian; and 48% white). 40% of our team members qualify for free/reduced lunch. The Lead Senior Coach must be capable of creating a positive and inclusive environment that welcomes youth from ethnically diverse and resource-challenged populations. Our mission for senior coaching to assist all swimmers in identifying and achieving success, whatever success means for each individual. In the performance of respective tasks and duties all Metro Aquatics coaches are expected to: Maintain a positive attitude and set an example of good sportsmanship. Have excellent administrative and organizational skills. Build community enthusiasm and team camaraderie. Ensure athlete retention and participation in selected meets and team events. Emphasize proper technique and conditioning. Motivate swimmers in a positive manner. Resolve conflicts in a professional, tactful manner. Prove to be highly punctual. Conduct oneself in a professional manner in the pool and in the community. Support the mission and philosophies of Metro Parks Tacoma. Essential Duties Ens ure swim team and other aquatic program participants’ safety and wellbein g. Assist Head Swim Coach in determining senior competition and practice schedules. Assist Head Swim Coach in developing training group guidelines for senior program. Assist Head Swim Coach with implementation of all senior program goals and curriculum. Assist the Head Swim Coach in overseeing meet registration process for senior swimmers. Qualifications Adequate coaching and/or swimming experience. Inexperienced coaches with good character references are encouraged to apply. Membership in good standing of USA Swimming and certifications in AED, CPR, First Aid and Lifeguard Training. Must be able to have a Washington State drivers license within 6 months of starting. Additional Information Must be able to travel to meets. Must be able to work irregular work hours, with some weeks working in excess of a 40-hours. Must have visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency Must be organized, observant of deadlines, and have excellent communication skills with supervisor, parents and students This position is considered part-time and offers retirement but no medical benefits. Equal Opportunity All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, citizenship status, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Metro Aquatics is an established safe zone for all staff and participants.
Metro Aquatics Tacoma, WA, USA Full time