Performance Swim Coach

360 Asheville School Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Asheville School seeks a dynamic, experienced coach for its USA Swimming and NC Independent High School teams. With responsibility for training the top tier swimmers on a growing team, this position offers the opportunity to grow the club and high school programs. Reporting to the Athletic Director, this position oversees 1-2 coaches and manages a six-lane 25 yard pool. This is a new position to reflect the needs of a growing swim club in western North Carolina and there is room for growth for an energized and effective leader.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Serve as the Coach of the performance group with Blues Aquatics and the Asheville School Varsity Swim Team

Primary focus on coaching high performance swimmers.
Play a lead role in attracting qualified student-athletes to the school .
Oversee scheduling all meets and meet entries.
Recruit officials to get trained and certified .
Act as Meet Director for all home meets.
Represent Asheville School at WNC High School swim meeting and NCISAA Swim Coaches Board as an officer.

Serve as the school's liaison to Blues Aquatics

Act as liaison between School and club
Maintain financial records and match Team Unify financials with School records
Oversee and develop coaching staff
Generate overall vision and direction of club

Secondary Duties

Performs other duties to help ensure the smooth operation of the swimming program and Athletics Department.


Minimum Qualifications Required

  • At least seven years of experience coaching at a competitive club or school, to include experience developing, training and motivating athletes ages 14-18.

  • USA Swimming-required coaching certifications.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs applicable to the position.

  • Demonstrated passion for working with young people and enthusiasm for developing a quality swim club.

  • Ability to develop young athletes into regional and national swimmers with an eye to facilitating college swimming careers.

  • Capable communicator who can inspire athletes and work effectively with a wide range of individuals in a diverse community.

  • Strong people, organizational, and administrative skills needed to lead a growing swim club and effectively manage related operations.

  • Ability to expand professional relationships within the sport.

  • Attention to detail with ability to effectively schedule and coordinate meet opportunities for varying athlete levels.

  • Demonstrated commitment to safety.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Conditions of Employment

  • Successful candidate must submit to pre-employment physical examination and medical history check and background check.

  • Must maintain required certification status, as per USA Swimming.

Work Setting & Environmental Factors
This position requires travel to attend meets and related meetings.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and pool mechanical systems.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud when in the facility.

  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions. This includes wet surfaces and use of chemicals for pool maintenance.

  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

Typical Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:

  • Walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear.

  • Use close, color, and peripheral vision, with the ability to adjust focus.

The employee is occasionally required to:

  • Use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls.

  • Reach with hands and arms.

  • Climb or balance.

  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Application Information & Applicant Notice
Email cover letter and resume to

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified applicants with disabilities to apply for this position and/or for qualified employees to perform the essential duties. To request a confidential application process or job accommodation evaluation, contact the Director of Human Resources at 828- 254-6346 ext. 4097.

Asheville School is committed to enhancing workplace diversity and fostering a climate of equity and inclusion. In addition, the School makes employment decision based on objective criteria and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About the Company

Asheville School is an elite coed 9-12 boarding school nestled on a beautiful 300-acre campus in Asheville, North Carolina. Surrounded by woods, our historic campus offers 350,000 total square feet of academic, athletic, residential, and specialty activity facilities along with athletic fields, outdoor learning areas, and hiking trails. The state of the art Rodgers Memorial Athletic Center houses the six lane, 25 yard pool with windows overseeing the athletic fields.

Full-time regular employees enjoy a competitive compensation package, which includes a salary that is commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications, benefits, paid leave, and a 403(b) retirement program with employer match/contribution.