Jun 11, 2024

PT Swim & Dryland Coaches (JAPAN)

  • Yokosuka, Japan
Part time Head Coach Associate Head Coach Assistant Coach High School Assistant Coach

Job Description

Competitive youth swim team located on US Navy Base Yokosuka, Japan (Kanagawa Prefecture). 

We are seeking SWIM COACHES & DRYLAND COACH(ES) for our team.

Season runs Aug-early June.

SCHEDULE: varies upon team assignment, but this is a part-time position with

  • Practices from 3pm-6pm MWThF, 2pm-5pm Tu. 6-7am M-F.
  • Our practice teams typically train T/Th (beginner), MWF (intermediate), M-F (advanced)
  • Potential Saturday morning clinics.
  • 5 home meets a year (Oct, Dec, Feb, Apr, Jun)
  • Various swim meets located around Tokyo area (optional)
  • Various team-buiilding socal events (optional)


  • Swim: competitive swim experience 
  • Swim: up-to-date knowledge of all 4 swim strokes, starts, turns, technique, rules
  • Swim: willing to get in the water during practice to demonstrate & give corrections
  • Dryland: personal training or group X certification or equivalent
  • Communication/email skills to communicate with team, parents, board
  • Knowledge of how swim meets work & how to build relays & swimmer meet events
  • Willingness to collaborate together, good problem solver, open mindset
  • Able to coach solo as well as with another coach. Willing to sub for other coaches if needed
  • Good attitude, loves swimming, loves people & NO DRAMA


  • Competitive swim team coaching experience
  • Swim Instructor experience
  • Experience teaching or coaching children
  • Red Cross certifications: lifeguard, WSI, BLS, etc
  • USA Swimming coach certifications


  • Volunteer coaching or paid options available!
  • Hourly pay, paid monthly. Commensurate upon experience, starting at $15/hr, per diem for away meets on mainland Japan.


  • Coaches will be required to complete SafeSport or background checks & will need private swim coaching insurance before starting (can be obtained on your own or through our Head Coach policy)
  • Coaches are given up to 4 hours admin time per month for  administrative tasks related to meet entries for your assigned swimmers, coach meetings (1hr/mo), parent communication, etc
  • We are a parent-run team with a volunteer swim board
  • No relocation assistance
  • Must have base access

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