30 Aug 2021

Part Time Swim Instructor / Assistant Coach

Pacifica Sea Lions Aquatic Club – Posted by pacificasealions Pacifica, California, United States

Job Description

PSL Swim Team is seeking individuals with swim coach or swim instruction experience to join our coaching staff!

Practices are 4:00-7:00pm, Mon-Fri at Jean E. Brink Pool at Oceana High School, Pacifica, a quick commute from San Francisco and most of the northern peninsula.

PSL has instructor vacancies to fill with our Junior Sea Lions (Pre-Competitive, All Ages) and Bronze group (Competitive, 8 & Up).



  • Assist the Head Coach with teaching PSL swimmers proper stroke development, and technique fundamentals
  • Lead tiered group of swimmers during practice
  • Have a passion for coaching and working with youth athletes of varying levels
  • Assist with PSL activities such as: Fundraisers, special events, home and away meets.
  • Substitute for other coaches as needed
  • Ensure the safety of all swimmers by enforcing proper conduct during practices and swim meets


  • Membership with USA Swimming
  • Background check prior to hiring
  • Complete “Athlete Protection Training”
  • American Red Cross CPR, First Aid, Safety Training for Swim Coaches, Concussion Protocol Training
  • Prior experience working with youth swimmers (e.g. Assistant coach, Swim instructor, or other related experience)
  • Sound technical understanding of swimming  – believes in a process for swimmer development, committed to curriculum development.
  • High level of integrity paired with a favorable reputation in the swimming community.
  • Maintain professional conduct at all times
  • Demonstrated self-awareness – recognizing emotions, strengths, challenges, drive, values, and goals; with an empathetic and highly relational skill set.
  • Self-motivated and holds self and others to high standards, fosters a culture of accountability that rewards success and mentors for improvement.
  • Highly collaborative and committed to a team atmosphere rather than individual achievement.
  • Innovative and brings new ideas to transform and grow the club..
  • Strong oral communication skills, ability to work with a diverse staff population

Key Performance/Evaluation Factors 

  • Annual performance evaluation by head coach and board
  • Evaluations by athletes/athlete families
  • Roster growth and athlete performance improvement and advancement

Direct Supervisor: Pacifica Sea Lions Head Coach

Key relationships

  • City of Pacifica Parks, Beaches, and Recreation department leadership, especially aquatics coordinator.
  • Pacifica Sea Lions Board of Directors.

Compensation: Competitive wages based on experience.

Work Schedule: Part-time position. Schedule will vary based upon season and business needs.  The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

How to Apply

To apply, contact Head Coach Gaku Ito [email protected]

Job Categories: Aquatics Instructor. Job Types: Part Time. Job Tags: bay area, coach, Competitive, group instruction, hourly, Incentives, instructor, Pacifica, part-time, Pre-competitive, san francisco, swim team, and usa swimming. Salaries: Hourly.

Job expires in 12 days.

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