Mar 05, 2019

Assistant Swim Coach

  • Pacific Coast Marlins
  • San Rafael, CA, USA
Part time Assistant Coach

Job Description

Have you competed in swimming and enjoy the technical side to the strokes.  Always wanted to share your knowledge with kids?

We are looking for an assistant swim coach for our USA year round swim team located in San Rafael, CA.  Our team culture emphasizes technique, and we are looking for an individual who shares this passion and is knowledgeable in the 4 competitive strokes.  Great position for someone interested in coaching and still in school with afternoons available.

  • Effectively instruct swimmers on efficient stroke technique
  • Understand progression of each competitive stroke and turn
  • Understand foundations of swimming (breath control, balance, buoyancy, streamline, head position, etc) and use that information to identify breakdown in stroke technique.
  • Changes instructional delivery based on audience age and ability level.
  • Understands developmental differences (physical and cognitive) between 6-13 year olds
  • Apply knowledge to groups which may contain multiple levels of development.
  • Effectively manage groups of swimmers.
  • Communication/Professional Disposition
  • Clear/precise instructions and directions
  • Positive, age appropriate language
  • Represent program philosophy when communicating with swimmers, parents, and staff
  • On time arriving at least 5 minutes before scheduled practice time
  • Smile while coaching, happy, fun, passionate disposition


Preventative safety instruction:  jumping, running, diving, properly sharing lane space, etc.

Aware of swimmer safety at all times

Reinforces rules

Responds in an emergency

 The position will start toward the end of March and continue through the end of July.   Starting in April until June 6th, Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 3:45pm – 6:00pm, Wednesdays 3:15pm-6:00pm and Fridays 3:45pm-5:15pm.  There will be occasional swim meets on the weekends as well.  During the Summer (June 17th-July 18th) practice will be 4:00pm- 6:30pm. 

 You will need to be certified in CPR/AED, First Aid, and Safety for Swim Coaches, or be able to obtain them within the first month of working.  Must clear background check. Pay range will be $18-$25 an hour DOE.  Includes retirement benefits and limited access to the facility.  Extra hours can always be obtained with swim lessons during the spring/summer. 

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