Mar 25, 2024

Assistant Swim Coach

  • Sandpoint Sharks Swim Club
  • Sandpoint, ID, USA
Part time Age Group Coach Assistant Coach

Job Description

Sandpoint Sharks Swim Club Part Time Position Assistant Coach

Schedule: Varies by group assignment but falls within Sept-May M-F 4:30-7:30 pm, June-August 7:00-9:00am.

Job Description: Assistant swim coach will provide support to the head coach and athletes on the Sandpoint Sharks Swim Club. Assistant coach may coach on their own, or in conjunction with, another head coach on deck. 


  • Current USA Swimming Coaching Certifications in good standing, or the ability to complete USA Swimming Coaching Certification prior to employment 

  • Current American Red Cross (or USA Swimming recognized equivalent) CPR, First Aid, Safety Training for Swim Coaches; Concussion Protocol Training, Background Check, USADA Coaches Advantage, Athlete Protection Training, USA Swimming Coaching courses, or the ability to complete these items prior to employment 


  • Knowledgeable in swim instruction and coaching, with an eye for teaching and correcting technique in all four strokes, starts, turns, and finishes 

  • Ability to work with young swimmers of varying abilities 

  • Ability to balance enthusiasm and patience, with a focus on improving athlete technique while keeping the sport fun 

  • Ability to exhibit team values of hard work, the pursuit of excellence, and mutual respect for athletes, coaching staff and competitors, performance, sportsmanship and athlete protection 

  • Ability and willingness to travel to local and travel swim meets (predominantly within Idaho and Washington) 

  • Ability to communicate clearly with athletes, parents, other coaching staff

  • At least one year competitive swim coaching experience, OR two years swim instruction experience, OR three years competitive swimming experience within the last five years 

  • Ability to motivate others toward pursuing team goals and building the team 

  • Highly collaborative and committed to working with other coaching staff to better the team and individual athletes 

  • Committed to fostering an inclusive environment that values diversity and equity 

  • Able to ensure the health and safety of all patrons on and around the pool 

Rate of Pay: Starting at $18/hour on deck. Swim meets mileage pay, session pay, hotel if needed.

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