Head Coach

Thank you for your interest !



LOCATION/CLUB: The San Francisco Merionettes, the oldest synchronized swimming club in the country, is seeking a dynamic, dedicated new head coach to lead the club into the future. The SF Merionettes is a member of the Pacific Association of Synchronized Swimming (PASS).


  • Arrange practices for all swimmers and teams.
  • Work with other coaches to develop curricula according to different experience and skill levels of all the swimmers.
  • Assist with hiring and allocation of coaching staff.
  • Participate in coaching of the club’s swimmers, according to the club’s needs, as determined by the Head Coach and the Board of Directors.
  • Prepare the swimmers for competitions by ensuring the timely development of team routines & figures.
  • Act as liaison between the club and San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department, and work with the Department on practice schedule and pool availability.
  • Represent the club at USAS Convention and Pacific Association (PASS) meetings, and act as Merionettes’ liaison with other clubs.
  • Obtain a judge’s rating, attend meets, and be available for judging at local competitions. 
  • Act as Meet Manager for the competitions sponsored by Merionettes.
  • Attend the club’s Board meetings, prepare and present the Head Coach Report.
  • Participate in community outreach, recruiting, social media communication, and marketing activities from time to time as needed.


  • At least 3 years’ prior experience as a synchronized swimmer in a competitive capacity
  • High energy, outgoing, organized, excellent communication (both written and verbal) skills
  • Prior coaching experience desirable
  • Ability to enter data into Excel spreadsheets and Word documents, facile with the use of technology and social media
  • Motivated to work with children in educational and mentoring capacity

The Head Coach position is available immediately.

  • Part-time, approximately 20 hours per week, coaching is in the evenings and weekends.
  • Must have permission to work in the US. 

We look forward to hearing from you.

Deborah Pascoe Carswell
Chair, San Francisco Merionettes Board of Trustees