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Master Swim Coach

Multnomah Athletic Club Portland, OR

  • Benefits Offered 401k
  • Employment Type Part-Time

The Multnomah Athletic Club is looking for experienced Masters Swim Team Coaches to run practices for our master’s program. Practices vary from early morning, mid-day, evening and weekend times. This coach will be assigned to a practice time and must possess relative experience to effectively accomplish writing workouts and running a practice for up to 25 adult swimmers. Qualified candidates will be self-starting, knowledgeable in the field of competitive swimming, able to work independently and possess effective coaching methods for swimmers from beginner to competitive levels.

The masters swimming community at the MAC has nearly 70 participants that range from recreational athletes looking for a good workout to elite level athletes that regularly win championships. Practice times vary and the program is broken into 4 practice schedules weekly. Monday and Wednesday mornings from 5:15-7 a.m., Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday mid-day from 11:45-1 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 9-10:30 a.m. Ideal applicants will have availability within that schedule.

Essential Job Functions

Organizes and coaches Masters Swim Team practices in compliance with club rules, policies and procedures. Ensures competitive and developmental programs offer members the ability to learn, perform and compete in masters swimming.


  • Writes and facilitates workouts for assigned masters swimming practices. Ensures that practices are safely organized and allocated pool space is utilized.
  • Communicates scheduling changes, meet information and team updates to participants via designated channels.
  • Ensures the pool are maintained to safety and cleanliness standards. Works with Aquatics Manager to submit maintenance, housekeeping and technology work orders as necessary for maintenance and general upkeep.
  • In the event of an emergency, works with lifeguard and first responder staff to safely manage the situation.
  • Enforces departmental policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Effectively responds to members’ comments and concerns to include assigned sounding board comments, website comment replies, etc.

Sport Specific: Masters Swimming

  • Stays up to date on techniques and industry standards of competitive swimming by taking advantage of professional advancement opportunities.
  • Responsible for organizing and running assigned practices.
  • Represents MAC at offsite competitions and performances within the guidelines of the Athletic Code of Conduct.

Club Specific

  • Communicates program updates and needs to the Aquatics Manager as needed for committee input.

Projects a positive, outgoing image and utilizes interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with members, guests, the public and staff of all ages.

  • Complies with all Club safety policies and procedures demonstrating safe work practices. Identifies and reports unsafe or hazardous work conditions. Reports all workplace injuries and illnesses to the Aquatics Manager and Human Resources.
  • Promotes the MAC code of conduct in club activities and demonstrates the importance of providing extraordinary customer service to members and partners with staff.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.
  • Secondary Functions
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by the Aquatics Manager.
  • Participates in all club-related training classes.

Secondary Functions

  • Performs other tasks as assigned by the Aquatics Manager.
  • Participates in all club-related training classes..

Essential Tools, Equipment, Vehicles, and/or Machinery

Essential job functions require the use of a computer, other general office equipment and the safe operation of all pool and sports related equipment.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

Essential job functions require heavy lifting of studio equipment. Work may occasionally be performed in awkward positions when setting up and taking down equipment and performing cleaning or minor repairs. Requires frequent walking, stooping, bending, squatting and standing. Must have the ability to move easily on wet or slippery surfaces and stand on feet for up to two hours at a time. Exposure to incidents requiring the administration of minor first aid may occur.


  • Two years’ experience working in a service oriented position or any combination of education, training and experience that would demonstrate the ability to perform the essential job functions.
  • Significant related experience in the field of swimming from youth to professional level.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Effective customer service skills including the ability to work effectively with all ages.
  • Possession of current CPR and first-aid certifications or ability to obtain certification within 6 months of hire.
  • Ability and skill to work effectively in a service environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to assist in implementation of long-term departmental vision and goals.
  • Ability to perform the essential job functions.


  • Free parking
  • Discounted public transportation passes
  • 401(K) retirement program with employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Facility use and discounted services and meals throughout club
  • Full-time employees may choose from a comprehensive health & welfare benefits package

**We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted by the hiring supervisor

Job Type: Part-time


  • Swimming Instruction: 2 years (Required)


  • CPR Certification (Preferred)

Multnomah Athletic Club

Why Work Here?

Multnomah Athletic Club is recognized as one of the country's finest private athletic clubs.

MAC is a private not-for-profit athletic and social club near downtown Portland, Oregon, at SW 18th and Salmon Streets. Formed in 1891 by 26 football players, Multnomah Athletic Club means as much to families as it does to athletes. A complete club, with first-rate facilities, superb cuisine, and fun social activities, MAC is a second home to many members.
Posted: 20 days ago