San Francisco, CA- Aquatics Director & Coach- Posted 9/21/21

Contact Email:
Address of Job: 524 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone Number: (415) 345-5155
Team Name: The Olympic Club
Position Type: Other
Organization Type: Recreational, other

Job Description:

The Aquatics Director will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Aquatics staff, facilities, events, and programs (Swimming, Water Polo, Lessons, Camps/Clinics). This person is an active coach and administrator in these endeavors. Programs include: Junior Swimming, Masters Swimming, Roughwater Swimming, Men’s Water Polo, Women’s Water Polo, Recreational Swimming, Elite Athlete Swimming, Spin and Swim, Adult Water Fitness. This position reports to the Athletics Director.

Position Overview:

  • Work with the Commissioners of Rough Water, Masters Swimming, Triathlon, and Water Polo in implementation of their respective programs.
  • Assist in recruitment of new “Athletic” and “Accelerated” members in Aquatic programs.
  • Help facilitate travel and registration reimbursements for travel trips.
  • Regular inspections and maintenance of pool areas and water conditioning at all OC pools (Sutter, Post, and Lakeside Clubhouse).
  • Oversee purchase and maintenance of aquatics equipment for Swimming and Water Polo.
  • Coach a minimum of 50% of the Masters workouts. Attend and coach major masters swimming competitions.
  • No-cost coaching/instruction for General Membership.
  • Develop no-cost personalized swimming programs for members.
  • Oversee all aspects of the Junior Swim programs with a focus on developing all levels of athletes.
  • Organize and direct seasonal clinics and summer camps. Coach Junior workouts as appropriate.
  • Maintain up-to-date member communication boards, website/Olympian information, Aquatics displays, etc.
  • Supervise and oversee all Aquatics staff and operations including scheduling, payroll, administrative duties, Human Resource related issues, training/mentorship, staff recruitment, and other administrative duties assigned.
  • Planning, organizing, and running annual Trans Tahoe Relay, Olympic Club 1500 Meter Meet, Cal/Stanford Dinner, and Intra-Mural Swim Meet. Attendance at hosted events as well as the Short Course Nationals, Long Course Nationals, World’s Meets.
  • Additional duties as assigned and/or requested of you by the Athletic Director and/or Club management.

Estimated Weekly Job Responsibilities:

  • Coach an average of 22 hours a week of regular scheduled Masters and Junior Swim Practices.
  • Travel an average of 2 weekends per month to outside competitions.
  • Managing and leading current staff members (Aquatics Manager, Junior Swim Coaches, and Lifeguards).
  • Plan weekly practices focusing on the execution of season training plans for Masters, Rough Water, and Junior Swimming programs.
  • Support as available and appropriate for Water Polo teams in scheduling and training.
  • Administration of work delegation, strategic department planning, monitoring process of upcoming events, account for income and expenditures, website and communications updates.
  • Weekly departmental and staff meetings.
  • Oversight of general cleaning & maintenance of all OC pools (Sutter, Post, and Lakeside) and surrounding areas.
    Responsible for purchasing using Birchstreet system under guidance of Athletic Director and/or Assistant Athletic Director.
  • Helps plan budget requests through the Athletic Director and Commissioners. Responsible for financial accountability of the Junior Swim Programs.

Required Skills

  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • Proven leadership.
  • Problem-solving abilities.
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to learn various Club IT systems (e.g. ADP payroll, Birchstreet purchasing)

Required Education

  • Minimum Education (or substitute experience) required: BA degree in Physical Education or equivalent field.
  • ASCA Level 3+ certified.
  • USMS Masters Certification 3+ or equivalent.
  • Red Cross Lifeguard certification.

Required Experience

  • Minimum 10 years in Aquatics Management
  • Minimum 10 years coaching adult swimming

Desired Experience

  • Experience with a Bronze or higher USA Swimming ranked team.
  • Experience with managing and promoting large aquatics events with an emphasis on open water.

To learn more about The Olympic Club visit

Interviews are by scheduled appointment only. All employment offers are pending satisfactory results from a background investigation and pre-employment drug testing. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

About the Organization:
On May 6, 1860, 23 charter members founded the San Francisco Olympic Club, turning their informal gymnastics training sessions, held in the backyard of Gold Rush artists Arthur and Charles Christian Nahl, into a lasting institution. In the 1800s, the membership roster included such names as Mark Twain, William Randolph Hearst, Charles Crocker, Leland Stanford, James G. Fair and John Mackay, as well as athletes such as “Gentleman Jim” Corbett, winner of the world heavyweight title in 1892. Pioneering Olympic Club champions include swimmer J. Scott Leary, the first American to swim 100 yards in 60 seconds, and shot-putter Ralph Rose, who won six Olympic medals and held seven national AAU titles. The club sent 23 athletes to the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, the largest delegation from a club. Football was king during the 1920s, and the club celebrated undefeated seasons in 1925 and 1928, even with schedules pitting its squad against local college teams. The club’s first permanent clubhouse downtown on Post Street opened in 1893, but was destroyed in the great 1906 earthquake and fire. During this dark hour, President William F. Humphrey emerged as the driving force of the club, a role he performed for almost half a century. Olympic rebuilt its clubhouse, and the doors on Post Street reopened in 1912. In 1918, The Olympic Club assumed operations of the financially distressed Lakeside Golf Club, thus gaining a “country home.” By 1922, the club had purchased enough acreage to replace the original golf course with two 18-hole golf courses, as well as to build a new clubhouse. Willie Watson designed and Superintendent Sam Whiting constructed the first Ocean (Pacific Links) and Lake Courses in 1924. Renovation was necessary after the winter storms of 1925-26; the second Lake and Ocean Courses were designed by Whiting and opened in 1927. The Club added a tennis complex in 1936. In 1955, the Club hosted its first U.S. Open Championship. In the final round, Jack Fleck, an unknown from Iowa, birdied two of the last four holes to force a playoff with Ben Hogan. Fleck won, and the Lake Course established its reputation as a host to upsets. Billy Casper overcame Arnold Palmer in 1966, Scott Simpson edged Tom Watson in 1987 and Lee Janzen won over Payne Stewart in 1998. During the 2012 U.S. Open, Webb Simpson emerged from four shots back to take the title at 1-over-par 281. The Club remains much more than just a country club. Among many other accomplishments in recent years, members have brought home Olympic medals, international titles, national and world records, and built nationally competitive amateur programs in a number of sports. In a growing variety of ways, Olympians of all ages continue to create memories with their families and friends at the Club.

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