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Assistant Swim Coach
City of Pacifica, San Francisco/Peninsula


For more info contact:
(650) 738-7386
Close Date: Continuous
Salary: $10.00 - $15.50 Hourly








The City of Pacifica is seeking an enthusiastic individual for the part-time position of Assistant Swim Coach. Apply today--only 100 qualified applications are being accepted.  The details are below!



Under the supervision of the Head Swim Coach and the Recreation Coordinator, this position is assigned to the Aquatics Division of the City’s Recreation Department. The Assistant Swim Coach teaches the fundamentals of competitive swimming in a positive environment. The duties include coaching the swim team, providing instruction and guidance during training sessions, and performing related work as required. The Assistant Coach is responsible for working with the Head Coach to ensure the development of each individual swimmer while encouraging sportsmanship, healthy competition, and attendance at meets. The Assistant Coach is expected to support the discipline of regular swimming practices consisting of technique demonstration and drills along with age-appropriate motivation, encouragement and fun.



Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may be included, but are not limited to the following:


  • Attend all scheduled swim meets. Supervise all swimmers; help coordinate volunteers. Assist in the creation of all swim meet line-ups and information.

  • Coordinate practice group scheduling and assign athletes to appropriate training groups.

  • Plan, prepare, and conduct team practices in accordance with Head Coach.

  • Attend all swim team staff meetings.

  • Attend all registration and parent meetings.

  • Help coordinate and attend all swim team special events and fundraisers.

  • Have basic computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, or related programs.

  • Actively coach swimmers in competitive stroke training to improve stroke technique and improve swimmers competitive swim times.

  • Help recruit new swimmers to program.

  • Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills in all communications.

  • Perform any duties as assigned by the Recreation Coordinator assigned to Aquatics.

  • Work with Recreation Coordinator assigned to Aquatics and the Head Swim Coach with swim team brochure development and help with the swim team website.

  • Meet all safety and operational requirements in the facility.

  • Develop strong teambuilding qualities through demonstrated leadership.

  • Abide by the USA Swimming Code of Conduct and Parks Beaches and Recreation policies and procedures.


Other duties may include:


  • Maintain good communication with parents of swimmers through discussions, newsletters, emails, the team website, flyers etc.

  • Help maintain appropriate records of all swim team meets and results.

  • Help maintain appropriate records of all swim team members times and records.

  • Make sure all swim team equipment is in good working order.


Supervision Received and Exercised

Receives direction from the Recreation Coordinator assigned to Aquatics and the Head Swim Coach. Exercises supervision over swim team participants.



Previous swim team involvement is mandatory. A minimum of a two-year history of participation on a competitive swim team and a minimum of a two-year history teaching swim lessons or school is preferred and previous experience as a swim team coach is desirable. Familiarity of the USS Swimming rules and local swim conference rules and regulations. Certification in Safety Training for Swim Coaches or equivalent is required. Current lifeguarding and C/PRO certification required. Current and valid California driver’s license required.


All employees of the Parks Beaches and Recreation Department that work with children in any capacity are required to successfully undergo the Department of Justice fingerprinting scan before start of employment. Additionally, prior to employment, Federal law requires proof of one’s identity and eligibility for employment in the United States.



Environmental Conditions:

Outdoor and indoor swimming pool environment; exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals, heat, cold, sun, and inclement weather conditions; and work around slippery surfaces.


Physical Conditions:

Maintain the following physical abilities: see well enough to read instructions, read fine print, view computer screens, recognize hazardous situations, operate vehicles and equipment; hear well enough to converse on the telephone, on the radio and in person assisting customers and program participants; bodily mobility to lift and maneuver supplies and equipment up to 40 pounds; use of hands and fingers for use of computer keyboard, copy machine, filing, writing, drive equipment and answering phones; tolerate extreme fluctuations in temperature while performing essential functions and able to lift equipment as necessary; tolerate exposure to water and sunlight for prolonged periods of time.





This is a non-benefitted position.

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