Head Swim Coach

    • Job Tracking ID: 513080-872811
    • Job Location: Centennial, CO
    • Job Type: Part-Time
    • Date Updated: February 02, 2024
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About this Opportunity!

Head Swim Coach Part-Time at Goodson Recreation Center

Application Closing Deadline: Ongoing/Open.

This is an ongoing recruitment process, with no specific closing date. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

$17.00 - $21.64 per hour

Are you an energetic person with a drive and desire to work with children and help them become better athletes and better people? Do you enjoy the challenge of helping swimmers improve through consistent feedback and helping them to strive beyond their own limitations in a non-competitive environment? If you answered YES, this is the position for you! The Wave Riders Head Swim Coach is responsible for the skill building, stroke refinement and development of endurance for each program participant in a swim team oriented environment. This position ensures safety of all students in the class as well as creates a positive and fun learning environment. The Goodson Swim Coach position requires being able to teach at least twice a week starting in September running through to the end of May on Mondays and Wednesdays and/or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15pm until 6:30pm.  

The Wave Riders Swim Team

In 2017 The Wave Riders Swim Club was implemented to meet a community need to provide an opportunity for those youth (ages 5 to 18) looking to advance and refine their swim skills without joining a year-round, competitive club. The program includes dry land activities that encompass stretching, warm-up exercises and videos that benefit the development of the four competitive strokes.


Our Ideal Candidate

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training or Water Safety Instructor certification(s) preferred.
  • Knowledge of the general philosophy of aquatics, recreation, and its application; safety and emergency first-aid procedures; and customer service principle preferred.
  • Ability to safely extricate individuals from a pool who vary in weight, with or without assistance, at any given time.
  • Ability to react effectively to all potential mental, physical, and stressful situations inherent to the duties of a First Responder.
  • Has knowledge of equipment such as pool vacuums, chemical levels and computers.
  • Has knowledge of Digiquatics Aquatics Software.
  • Must be highly motivated and take direction well with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to provide superior customer service and resolve customer complaints and escalated problems.
  • Flexibility to work a variety of shifts.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least sixteen (16) years of age.
  • Have at least two (2) years of experience on a competitive swim team as a participant and have taught and/or coached children at least one (1) year in a professional setting.
  • CPR/AED/First Aid, Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Concussion recognition are required or ability to obtain prior to start of season and must be renewed annually.

The job description above covers the main duties of this position. Please note, as a team member, there may be additional responsibilities that are required to meet ongoing needs of the department.

Employee Benefits & Perks at South Suburban

  • FREE use of District fitness centers and swimming pools
  • Discounts on recreation classes and golf (applicable to employees working 14+ hours/week)
  • Paid sick leave
  • Opportunities for training and promotion from within
  • Flexible schedules
  • To view a complete listing of the District’s most current benefit package, please visit http://careers.ssprd.org

About Us

Our mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the environment, parks, trails, and open space by providing recreational services and programs.

We serve residents in Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Centennial west of I-25, Littleton, Lone Tree and Sheridan and unincorporated portions of Douglas, Jefferson and Arapahoe counties. We operate four full-service recreation centers, golf courses, outdoor pools and restaurants, two ice centers and miniature golf courses, a botanical garden event center, a BMX track, a sports dome, batting cages, an entertainment center, a hotel and a nature center. In addition, we maintain nearly 3,800 acres of developed and open space land, including 119 multi-purpose athletic fields, more than 100 parks, nearly 80 miles of trails, 60 playgrounds, 56 tennis courts, and the 880-acre South Platte Park.