Employment Opportunities

South Dakota Swimming wants to ensure that Clubs have an opportunity to hire quality coaches from within the LSC as well as attract coaches to SDLSC. This Employment Posting service is designed to help coaches and teams alike in the hunt for new opportunities.
  1. Prepare your Job Posting in advance, so all pertinent information has been finalized. Most readers will want to know location, hours, start date, compensation, and who to contact.
  2. Send the finalized document in .pdf format to the South Dakota LSC Webmaster for official posting.
  3. Each posting will be available for 60 days or until the webmaster has been notified that the position has been filled. 
Fall River Swim Team is searching for a reliable, trustworthy Swimming Coach for Fall River Swim Team. The Swimming Coach’s responsibilities include analyzing swim techniques and determining skill levels, developing individualized swimming programs, educating swimmers on various techniques and styles, and overseeing training. You should also recruit new talent and prepare swimmers for meets.
To be successful as a Swimming Coach, you should be empathetic, patient, and understand that swimmers have varying abilities. Exceptional Swimming Coaches are those who place performance over results and are able to motivate and inspire.
Swimming Coach Responsibilities:
* Determining ability and skill level before setting up training programs.
* Developing and implementing training programs that focus on improving technique, stroke placement, speed, and style.
* Teaching brand new swimming styles or strokes.
* Educating swimmers on water safety and providing lifesaving training sessions.
* Using a range of activities to improve water confidence.
* Recording training sessions in order to analyze strokes, techniques, and monitor progress.
* Setting training goals and objectives for teams as well as individual swimmers.
* Teaching and perfecting skills like flips, kicks, body rolls, floating, and breath control.
* Preparing teams and individuals for swim meets.
Swimming Coach Requirements:
* Completed required courses from South Dakota Swimming Association and relevant required certification.
* First-aid training.
* Excellent lifesaving skills.
* Ability to determine swimming level and analyze techniques.
* Strong organizational and management skills.
* Good knowledge of health and nutrition.
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
We are a small swim team that has been around for 35+ years. This is a compensated position and requires availability September-March Mon-Fri 4-7 pm (there is some flexibility in this).
Please contact Cristin Stewart with any inquires at [email protected] or 605-891-8907.
~posted 02/5/2021

Head Swim Coach
Watertown Area Swim Club – Watertown, SD  

Watertown Area Swim Club is looking to hire a Head Swim Coach for our club team.  Swimmers age 5 – 19 years of age. There are currently 200 swimmers on the team with a supportive community.  The town has the Prairie Lakes Wellness Center with an 8 lane pool and 3 lane warm-up/cool-down pool.  The team hosts 5 meets each year. Throughout Covid-19 –   the facility worked with the team and we were only out of the water until June 1st.  The team is currently practicing at pre-Covid-19 levels. 

Position requires a motivated and enthusiastic coach with knowledge of competitive swimming.  The team also employs a Team Manager who manages the administration of the team – including billing, collection, fundraising, etc.  An assistant coach oversees newer swimmers until they can swim all 4 strokes.  


  • Swim coaching experience and current swim coach certification with USA Swimming.   

Ideal Candidate possesses:  

  • Proven success coaching all levels 
  • Strong core values that include respect, trust, and integrity 
  • Cooperative and respectful communication style with swimmers, parents, and co-workers 
  • Personality that motivates swimmers 
  • Knowledge of programs including Hy-Tek, Meet Manager, Team Unify, etc. 
  • Bachelor’s degree 

Duties include but are not limited to:  

  • Coach developed swim practice groups 
  • Coach all swimmers at meets 
  • Maintain and pursue continuing education related to all athletes at his/her level about proper stroke technique. 
  • Ensure proper communication with parents and swimmers  

Salary will be commensurate with experience.   $40,000 - $55,000 


Email – [email protected]

Yankton Swim Team - Head Coach - Yankton, SD posted 08/17/2020