Job Vacancy

Assistant Swimming Coach

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced swimming coach to join our expanding club. The ideal candidate should be passionate about swimming and the development of children in the aquatic environment. The role is part time, for around 10 hours per week, with attendance to meets and competitions as required

In the past 12 months Skipton has produced British Champions, numerous British, English and Winter National Qualifiers, County and North East Regional Winners and has swimmers on the Talent Pathway. More recently Skipton, following the last qualification window closing, has 4 swimmers qualifying for British Summer Champs, 7 for English Nationals and the Boys 14/16 Team qualifying for British Champs Teams in 3 events.

As an inclusive swimming club, we have swimmers starting with us from LTS level 7 and above. We hold our own Stepping Stones Series throughout the year and an Annual Club Gala/ Championships. Skipton attend various meets during the season.

Place of Work: Craven Leisure Centre, Skipton and West Craven Sports Centre, Barnoldswick

Responsible to: Skipton Swimming Club Head Coach

Qualities Required

The club is keen to appoint an ambitious Level 2 Swim Coach to assist our Head Coach and small coaching team. You would largely be coaching our Age Group and Development Swimmers under guidance of our Head Coach, following the plan and cycle set. You would be fully supported and encouraged to demonstrate your knowledge of swimming strokes and skills. CPD opportunities are available and mentoring from Head Coach.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To coach evening and morning sessions as agreed at both locations
  • Work alongside and support our Head Coach
  • Attend, assist and coach at swim meets throughout the year as specified by the Head Coach or Workforce Co-ordinator
  • Attend all galas hosted by Skipton Swimming Club
  • Provide cover when required
  • Correct faults in swimming techniques and identify ways to improve performance
  • To be a positive role model, creating a positive environment in which to motivate and encourage the swimmers and parents participate in swimming
  • Encourage swimmers and parents to attend competitions
  • To attend regular meetings


  • Minimum ASA / UKCC Level 2 Coaching swimming Qualification or Swim England Swimming Coach Certificate. (We will consider applicants with Level 2 Teaching Swimming Qualification or Level 2 Award in Teaching Aquatics if they are looking to complete their coaching certificates)
  • Experience and knowledge of coaching age group and youth swimmers
  • Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop Certificate / Online Renewal (We can assist in this if don’t currently have this.)
  • Skipton Swimming Club would also undertake an enhanced DBS check

Closing date: Friday 30 August 2019

Salary available on request

Would you like to sponsor our next event?

Skipton Swimming Club host four galas per year, 3 Stepping Stones Galas and an Annual Club Gala at Craven Pool, Skipton. 

We are currently looking for sponsors to advertise in our gala programmes, if you are self-employed and interested in sponsoring our events, please contact Sandra for further details on 07980871928 or

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