Oct 06, 2018

Head Coach for Humboldt Swim Club

  • Humboldt Swim Club
  • Arcata, CA, USA
Full time Head Coach

Job Description

Humboldt Swim Club has an immediate opening for a positive, experienced, enthusiastic head coach for their year-round competitive swim team.

Humboldt Swim Club is a non-profit, board-governed, head-coach charged swim team located in Arcata, CA that practices at the Arcata Community Pool and the Humboldt State University pool. The team participates in an average of one meet per month at various venues throughout Northern California and Southern Oregon.

The mission of Humboldt Swim Club is to provide the youth of our community with a USA Swimming club and to promote the sport of swimming in our area. The team currently has 105 members ages 6 and up from novice to Junior National qualifiers.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • On deck coaching and supervision of senior group
  • Development and oversight of training program for all groups
  • Develop, mentor and supervise part-time/age-group coaches
  • Development of schedule and staffing for practices and meets
  • Attendance and leadership at swim meets
  • Establish and maintain relationships with regular and timely communication with swimmers, parents, coaches and board members
  • Serving as team representative with Pacific Swimming

The ideal candidate has:

  • 2+ years’ experience as a head coach of a competitive swim team
  • An impeccable understanding of swim stroke mechanics
  • Experience supervising and mentoring a staff of 2 or more age group coaches
  • ASCA level 2 or higher
  • Bachelor’s degree and personal experience in competitive swimming at the college level
  • Track record of swimmer retention, recruitment
  • Track record of swimmer development at the national level


Must pass a background check from USA Swimming and complete the USA Swimming head coaching requirements.

Position is open immediately. Applications accepted until position filled. Salary based on experience with incentives including swim team membership growth, ASCA certification level and team performance.

Please email resume, along with coaching philosophy, names of references and salary expectation. 

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