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Seeking Assistant Coach for Summer Swim Program

The Riss Lake Riptides Swim Team located in Parkville, Missouri is looking for an assistant swim coach for the 2018  summer swim season.  We are a neighborhood based summer swim program that emphasizes community and fun first, followed by competitiveness.  We are a developmental program that fits children ages 5 to 18 at all ability levels from entry-level developmental swimmers to competitive conference team qualifiers.  We average around 150-170 swimmers across these varying levels.


Preferred qualifications:   Candidates must be at least 18 years of age.  Experience as an assistant coach, swim instructor, competitive swimmer in either a summer, high school or college program is desired.  Coaches should possess excellent communication skills with swimmers of all ages and be able to communicate in a timely and friendly manner with swimmers and parents. .  Applicants need to be USA Swimming certified coaches or be willing to achieve USA Swim Certification for coaching. 

Duties:  Assistant coach will work together with the Head Coach to execute the swim teams training plan and nurture swimmers to set and achieve personal goals while having fun.  Team building and team spirit are two very important components of this job.    The assistant coach may be assigned to work with any level of swimmers from beginners to competitive swimmers while assisting the head coach with duties as assigned.


Compensation is based on qualifications and experience.  This is a seasonal position which requires attendance at daily practice during the week, meet attendance, 2 or more special events and other duties as determined necessary by the swim board.  Applicants should send a current resume and letter of interest to Sarah Roberts, Riss Lake Board President at or 8118 Clearwater Pointe, Parkville, MO 64152.


The COOL Swim Team is looking for a Deck Coach for its locations in Johnson County, Kansas.  COOL has rapidly expanded in the Johnson County (Kansas) Area, surpassing 300 swimmers in 2016.  The Prairie Trail and Blue Valley Southwest sites has been part of our expansion in the area. The Prairie Trail pool is located on the west side of Olathe, Kansas, while the Blue Valley Southwest pool is located in south Overland Park and about 20 minutes south of Downtown Kansas City.  We are looking for an individual with experience coaching swimmers ranging from novice to senior levels. These sites have approximately 60+ swimmers in the year-round program.  

Candidates must have experience with competitive swimming and excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate with swimmers as well as parents. Should be familiar with Microsoft Excel and Word, as well as Gmail and Team Unify. Applicants will need to be a USA certified coach or achieve this certification before the start of employment.

Responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Attend all practices and be available for swim meets (10 – 20 hours per week)

  • Foster a positive learning and competitive environment

  • Instruct swimmer on proper technique

  • Assist in promotion of COOL Swim Team in the community

  • Communicate information from Head Coach to swimmers and parents

  • Nurture team building and team spirit

Please contact Head Coach Rob Kenley at