Oct 13, 2021

Full Time Coach (Senior + Age Group)

  • Issaquah Swim Team
  • Issaquah, WA, USA
Full time Senior Coach Age Group Coach

Job Description


Issaquah Swim Team (IST) is a non-profit, board-run, year-round competitive swim team located in Issaquah, WA with over 300 members. Our mission is developing accomplished athletes and well-rounded individuals through competitive swimming. We strive to be the model swim club for athletes, families, and coaches in the Pacific Northwest. We are committed to athletic excellence while providing a positive, educative, healthy, and safe environment for all members.

IST is searching for an energetic full-time coach to join us in developing our athletes and growing our program while teaching and modeling our core values of being swimmer centric, supporting life-long learning, having passionate coaches, following a philosophy of growth, and building community. As a coach, you could expect to work with senior, age-group, and also developmental athletes.

You can find more information about our team here: https://www.teamunify.com/team/pnsist/page/team-info/missionvision

Job Duties

The full time coach will:

  • Create and conduct workouts for senior, age group, and/or developmental athletes
  • Attend all assigned swim meets (approximately 1-2 weekends per month)
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Assist or substitute for other coaches as directed
  • Effectively teach strokes, starts, and turns
  • Help athletes to develop and achieve their highest personal and athletic potentials
  • Motivate training groups with goals, rewards, fun and team spirit activities
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned by the Head Coach
  • Assist in team administration duties as directed by the Head Coach

Requirements & Compensation

Applicants must have a competitive swimming background, possess (or be willing and able to obtain) current certifications in Lifeguarding/1st Aid and CPR/AED, and be able to pass a preemployment background check. Additional training through USA Swimming may be necessary.

The ideal candidate has:

  • At least 2 years experience as a senior, age group or development coach of a competitive swim team
  • Up-to-date understanding of latest coaching techniques through research and continuing education through USA Swimming or ASCA
  • Ability and desire to work with parents as part of swimmer development
  • ASCA level 2 or higher
  • Bachelor’s degree and personal experience in competitive swimming at the college level
  • Track record of swimmer retention and recruitment
  • Track record of swimmer development at the national level
  • Experience with Team Unify and Hy-Tek
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as demonstrated ability to foster teamwork

Compensation is highly competitive and will be based on experience. This position will be eligible for two bonuses per training year.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested parties should submit a resume to: president@istsockeyes.org

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