University Hills Narwhals Youth Swim Team

The University Hills Narwhals are a summer swim team that is part of the Irvine Swim League. The team is open to all University Hills children age 5-18 as of June 1 of each year. Every year from the beginning of June to mid-August, practice sessions are offered at the Coltrane Pool between 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm, with each age group assigned to a 60-minute time slot (15 minutes of stretching and 45 minutes of swimming), with swim meets held on Saturday mornings.

Though Narwhals coaches helps swimmers improve strokes and turns, this is not a "learn to swim" group. Children should be water-safe to participate. A good rule of thumb is whether they can get across the pool (one lap) safely on their own.

Our Goal

To instill a life-long love of swimming and to build a program of excellence in training, team unity, character development and family support where every swimmer has the opportunity to achieve their potential and compete at the highest level.

Our Mission

To promote sportsmanship and to promote improved relationships between swimmers, parents and neighbors.

To provide excellence in professional coaching and programs to develop individuals to the best of their abilities through summer recreational swimming.

To provide an atmosphere that inspires swimmers to achieve their maximum potential through a strong work ethic, discipline, self-motivation and self-esteem

To develop team unity where everyone encourages and takes pride in each other at all levels of competition.

To instill a life-long love of swimming, through enjoyment and accomplishment at all levels of swimming.

Feb 21, 2019
The University Hills Narwhals , a team in the Irvine Swim League (ISL), is seeking a Head Coach for the summer 2019 season (approx. dates May 28 to August 3). Responsibilities: Managing a swim team with 130 youth swimmers (ages 5-18); Planning practice sessions/workouts & leading the practices; (Monday-Friday, 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm @ the Coltrane Pool near UC Irvine); Assigning swimmers to events and coaching during each swim meet (held Saturdays, 8 am to 1 pm at various local Irvine neighborhood pools); Supervising several assistant coaches; and Attending other team events, meetings, and trainings as required. Must have prior successful experience as a swimmer and coach with children or students; and prior or current certification as lifeguard/CPR/First Aid/WSI. Pay will be competitive and commensurate with prior experience. To apply, please send a resume and brief cover letter explaining your background and interests. Applications or inquiries can be sent to Narwhals Board member Jessica Ardo, narwhals.jessica@gmail.com . We are also looking for paid assistant coaches (age 16+, prior competitive swimming experience, preferably prior experience as a swim teacher or coach) and volunteer coaches (age 15+, prior competitive swimming experience).
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