Assistant Swim Coach- IFLY | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Location:         Campus Recreation & Wellness Center (CRWC) and Field House (FH) - Aquatics

Supervisors:     IFLY Head Coach

Pay Range:      $10.00/hour (starting wage)


Assistant Swim Coaches provide instruction and coaching for various training groups within the Iowa Flyers Swim Club, a USA Swimming sanctioned swim club operated by University of Iowa Recreational Services.  


  • Write and administer swim practices for groups within the Iowa Flyers team while following the philosophy and workout structure of the Head Coach.
  • Communicate practice content, practice outcomes and goals for your group to the head coach on a consistent basis
  • Take regular attendance and communicate to Head Coach any group changes on a daily basis if appropriate.
  • Attend coaching staff meetings as requested by Head Coach.
  • Attend swim meets as needed or requested by Head Coach.
  • Event preparation and setup including pool configuration, timing system, public address systems, scoreboard and meet management computers.
  • Any additional duties as assigned by the Head Coach.


  • Prior swimming experience as a competitor or a swim coach or both
  • Outstanding customer service skills; competent computer and audio-visual skills.
  • Ability to interact with diverse groups through a variety of situations.
  • Display a positive and encouraging attitude at every practice session
  • Ability to teach swimmers various skills with both patience and enthusiasm
  • Ability to use independent judgment when needed.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to accommodate a variable work schedule that may include early mornings, late evening and weekends.
  • Ability to work during some University breaks (e.g. Thanksgiving, Spring Break)

Training/Certification Requirements

  • Must have swimming experience as a competitor or a swim coach or both
  • Current USA Swimming Coaching Certification (requires USA Swimming Athlete Protection Training, Criminal Background Check, and Safety Training certifications) preferred or ability to obtain upon hire.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification (preferred).