Club Swim Coach

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Recreation / Kennedy Mountain Campus
Division: Recreation and Wellness

Position Summary

The University of Denver is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic Club Swim Coach to lead and develop our club swim team. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of coaching experience in competitive swimming and possess strong leadership and organizational skills. The coach must be available to work evenings, weekends and travel with the team to swim meets. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with the Colorado Timing System and using Team/Meet Manager software.

This is a part-time, non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions 

  • Plan, organize, and conduct practice sessions to improve swimmers' skills, techniques, and overall team performance.
  • Develop and implement effective training programs and meet strategies.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to student-athletes, supporting their academic and athletic development.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive team environment that promotes sportsmanship, teamwork, and personal growth.
  • Manage meet-day operations, including swimmer preparation, in-race adjustments, and post-race analysis.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements and accompany the team to swim meets and competitions.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all team members during practices, meets, and travel.
  • Communicate regularly with club officers and university staff regarding team activities, schedules, and administrative matters.
  • Maintain compliance with University policies and guidelines related to club sports.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of swimming techniques, training methodologies, and competition rules
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive team culture
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and travel for swim meets and competitions

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years of coaching experience in competitive swimming, preferably at the club or collegiate level
  • Must possess a Swim Coaching Certification (i.e. USA Swimming, ASCA)

Preferred Qualifications 

  • CPR and First Aid certification 
  • Experience working with the Colorado Timing System and using Team Manager

Work Schedule

Part-time, must be able to work evenings, weekends and travel for swim meets and competitions.

Application Deadline

For consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) August 19, 2024.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Range

The hourly range for the position is $20.00-$30.00.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Swim coaching certification 
  4. CPR certification (optional)

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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