Masters Swim Coach, Aquatics (Part-time)

Winston Salem, NC
Mar 14, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Masters Swim Coach, Aquatics (Part-time)

*Cover letter is required with application.*

Summary: The Masters Swim Coach motivates, supports, and advises members of the Wake Forest Masters swim program on how to achieve their unique personal swimming, wellness, fitness, and competition goals. Facilitates a program that enhances swimmers’ quality of life by assisting them with goal setting, fitness, and teamwork. This position develops and implements a program that meets the varying needs of all members (i.e. different in terms of ages and life stages, levels of competitiveness, swimming and fitness goals).

  • We value HEALTH AND FITNESS, constantly challenging ourselves to achieve in competition and in accomplishing our own goals.
  • We value RESPECT for our teammates, competitors, coaches, employees, and volunteers.
  • We value FUN, enjoying camaraderie with our fellow swimmers and embracing swimming as a joyful and satisfying avocation.
  • We value LEARNING through coaching, programs, and communication.
  • We value EXCELLENCE in safety, education, innovation, performance, leadership, and the provision of services and programs.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops a thriving and diverse Masters Swim program.
  • Develops, communicates, implements and/or /shares workouts with program participants.
  • Develops dry land fitness programs for Masters Swimmers.
  • Provides feedback and encouragement to all Masters Swimmers.
  • Manages swim meets, triathlons, and open water event schedules of Masters Swimmers.
  • Maintains attendance records.
  • Provides a safe and friendly environment for all members of the Master’s program and users of the Wake Forest natatorium.
  • Sets and maintains a high level of exceptional customer service and communication. Is responsive to Masters Swim program participants’ needs and expectations.
  • Follows and enforces all Wake Forest University and Campus Recreation rules and regulations.
  • Ensures safety of participants and prevents accidents by minimizing hazardous situations.
  • Travels to meets and events with Masters Athletes, as needed.
  • Manages the program so that it generates a net positive income without sacrificing program quality or customer satisfaction.
  • Effectively markets and communicates about the program, promoting new membership and sustaining existing membership.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • High school diploma.
  • Prior coaching and/or swimming experience at high school or competitive club level.
  • Knowledge, skills, and ability in coaching developmental, fitness and competitive swimmers.
  • American Red Cross Safety Training for Swim Coaches. (Able to be obtained within 30 days.)

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Prior coaching and/or swimming experience at a collegiate level or higher.
  • United States Masters Swimming Membership.
  • Athlete Protection Training through USA Swimming.
  • Foundations of Coaching 101 through USA Swimming.


  • Responsible for own work.

Note: This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States



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