Swim Coach

Alexandria, VA
$15.12 Hourly
Jun 16, 2021
Jun 26, 2021
Part Time
Temporary Swim Coach

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter square miles in the city have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Temporary Swim Coach position.


In pursuit of service excellence the Swim Coach provides facility monitoring for an aquatic environment for all ages and background in the population. This position will ensure the safety of all patrons, provide exceptional customer service, and other duties assigned.


What You Should Bring

Each member of our team is accountable for the outstanding delivery of services to the community. You will work to meet the needs of our community. You will have the support of and work under the direction of the Aquatic Recreation Coordinator and/or Aquatic Recreation Manager II. The hours will vary Monday- Friday from 7am-10am and 4pm-7pm, with specials events and swim meets outside of standard business hours.

The Opportunity:
  • Works as a member of a team of coaches to provide both in-water and from-the-deck instruction for swimmers on the Wahoo’s Swim Team;
  • Develop positive relationships with new and experienced swimmers of all ages;
  • Follow coaching guidelines and provide individual and small group instruction according to designated skill level, requirements and standards;
  • Observes and enforces pool rules and regulations;
  • Maintain equipment ensuring that equipment is safe, clean, and in working order and that supplies are adequate for operation of the facility;
  • Maintains continuous watch of participants to prevent injury and minimize or eliminate an aquatic emergency;
  • Responds to customer questions and concerns in a positive and professional matter;
  • Function effectively as a team member; and
  • Performs related work as required.

About the Department

The mission of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities is to enrich the City of Alexandria by creating meaningful experiences through public spaces, cultural activities, and programming. The Department’s vision is to improve the well-being of every person in our community by connecting them to each other and their environment. The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities received national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). National accreditation requires park and recreation agencies to meet 155 standards representing elements of effective and efficient park and recreation operations.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

High School Diploma or GED; one year of experience leading recreational and cultural activities in arts and crafts, sports, games, music, drama cooking, exercise, and field trips. First Aid training, valid drivers license; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Red Cross Lifeguard certification
Water Safety Instructor certification
USA Swimming Coaching certification
Other nationally recognized certifications can be accepted. Red Cross Certification required within one year of employment, or prior to current certification expiration, whichever comes first .


This position requires successful completion of a criminal records background check and drug screening prior to employment.

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