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Swim Coach

  • Period: Full Time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Closing date for applications: 15 February 2019

Reports to: Director of Sport/Head of Aquatics/Head Swim Coach

Job Purpose:

  • Assist the Head of Aquatics/Head Swim Coach with the day to day running of the Swimming department by completing swim coaching and admin tasks.
  • Lead swim coaching sessions on own and with other assistant swim/swim coaches.

Each Training Session

  • Take a register
  • Plan and follow suitable training programme specific for group

Each Week

  • Run pre-school training sessions (Junior, Secondary, EYFS on different days)
  • Run afterschool training sessions (Junior, Secondary, EYFS on different days)
  • Additional weekend swimming upon request by Head of Aquatics
  • Chase up swimmers who fail to attend training
  • Liaise with PE Dept. over lane ropes & pool maintenance

Each Term

  • Organize team lists for swimming galas and FOBISIA Games
  • Maintain a record of swimmers times
  • Print personal best and award certificates
  • Inform swimmers of important upcoming events via newsletters


  • Update notice boards outside and inside pool area
  • Order kit (costumes and t-shirts) in conjunction with Head of PE
  • Liaise with PE Department over. FOBISIA Games/Gala team selection
  • To write reviews for BIS Spectrum

Person Specification

  • Holder of recognized swimming qualifications
  • Able to communicate fluently in English
  • Have good inter-personal skills and be self-confident
  • Be a good communicator
  • Be positive, enthusiastic and committed
  • Able to manage own time and work load
  • Able to show initiative and common sense
  • Must be reliable and possess integrity
  • Must be able to keep information confidential
  • Previous experience of working as a swim coach is desirable, but not essential

Start Date: As soon as possible

The exact days and times are negotiable but a typical pattern might be:

Swim Coaching time = 22 hours

  • Squads
    • Monday – Friday:           6.00 – 7.30am
    • Monday – Friday:           2.30 – 5.30pm
  • Lessons
    • Monday – Friday: 10.00am - 2.00pm

Admin = 10 hours         

  • Monday – Friday:           8.00 – 10.00am

For Consideration and Discussion

The school would like to discuss additional possibilities for the successful applicant to run private swim classes and holiday sessions for BIS students using school facilities providing additional earning opportunities for the swim coach.

If you are interested in the post or you find someone suitable and would like to recommend him/her to the school, please send CV and application to HR department via email bis.recruitment@bisvietnam.com by 15th February 2019.