Join The Fort Saskatchewan Piranhas Swim Club

The Fort Saskatchewan Piranhas Swim Club is looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to fill coaching positions for the 2022 summer swim season. We are looking for self-motivated individuals who are able to work as part of a team. The Piranhas have been around for 65 years and are a well-established summer swim club comprised of approximately 40-75 swimmers ranging from beginner to advanced. Piranhas coaching focuses on skill development, sportsmanship and passion for the sport. Coach development is a core component to the Piranhas philosophy!.

Season: May – mid - August

Salary: $18.00 - $28.00 per hour plus compensation for planning and swim meets. Salary commensurate with experience

Hours: Approximately 10-20/week on deck with 1-2 hours/week of planning time

Weekday Practices: Monday through Friday 4:30 to 6:30pm May to August; however Fridays in May - June 6:30-7:30 pm.  Summer Morning Swims Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00-9:00am July - August. Weekend

Competitions include 9 swim meets May - August, Regionals and Provincial Hours are dependent on coaching role (Head Coach vs. Assistant Coach) as well as lane assignment.


  • Lesson planning that aligns with the Long Term Athlete Development program
  • Coordination, supervision and coaching of lane swimmers for practices and swim meets
  • Coordination of club coaching activities with rest of coaching staff and Coaching Committee including: parent meetings, club activities pertaining to team spirit, games and fitness and year-end awards
  • Represent Piranhas as a member of the coaching team at swim meets
  • Communicate with Executive Board Members, parents as required
  • Plan team meet entries and complete meet submissions to Alberta Summer Swim Association (ASSA)

Skills and Qualifications

  • Making Ethical Decision (MED) training and National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Community Sports Coach for Swimming certification minimum requirement
  • NCCP Swimming 101 or NCCP Swimming 201 preferable
  • Clear Criminal Record Checks including Vulnerable Social Sector
  • Strong technical swimming knowledge with the ability to develop and implement competitive swim programs for various skill levels
  • Strong leadership, and organizational skills
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and ability to communicate and maintain positive relationships with coaches, swimmers, families, volunteers and officials
  • Previous coaching experience, swim instruction and competitive swimming experience strongly preferred
  • Outgoing, energetic and dedicated

Apply by February 14, 2022

Mail cover letter, resume and references attention to the Executive Board Members [email protected] Please indicate if your preference is for the Head Coach or an Assistant Coach position and if you are available for full time or part time positions

*Commencement of the 2022 swim season is dependent on loosening of COVID-19 restrictions which is regulated by Alberta Health. Please note that programming will be dependent on the ability to safely return our swimmers to the pool. Harbour Pool in Fort Saskatchewan is participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program and follows all AHS guidelines. The Piranhas are considered youth sports hence participants do not require to be vaccinated but coaches will need to show proof of their vaccination upon entering our facilities.