Assistant Swimming & Diving Coach
Lakeside School - Seattle, WA

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Assistant Swimming and Diving Coach

Winter Coaching Opportunity

Lakeside School, an independent coeducational day school located in North Seattle is currently recruiting for an Assistant Swimming and Diving Coach for the 2012-2013 swimming and diving season. The season begins Monday, November 12th and concludes at the latest on Saturday, February 16th. Required pre-season coaches meetings begin on Monday, October 22.


The assistant swimming and diving coach, reporting to the head swimming and diving coach and the athletic director, will join an athletics program that includes 24 varsity teams, most of which have both sub-varsity and middle-school counterparts. The swimming and diving program includes one coed team at the Upper School (grades 9-12). The assistant swimming and diving coach is responsible for specific duties associated with that team as assigned by the head swimming and diving coach and/or athletic director. Specific responsibilities include:
  • Compliance with all Lakeside School , Metro League, and WIAA policies and procedures;
  • Supervision and instruction of swimming and diving student-athletes during all team activities;
  • Maintenance and inventory of team equipment and apparel;
  • Attendance at required swimming and diving program and interscholastic athletics program meetings;
  • Support of multi-sport participation for student-athletes; and
  • Promotion of balanced achievement in all areas of school life for student-athletes.
Requirements and Qualifications

Successful candidates must be 19 years of age, possess a valid Washington State driver’s license, and be available for all practices (generally early mornings) and competitions (generally Friday afternoons) during their coaching season with availability on weekends as required. Experience coaching swimming at the high school or college level is preferred, but not required. Additionally, candidates must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and must possess or obtain prior to the start of their season current First Aid and CPR certification.

Compensation and Benefits

Lakeside School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding coaches through a stipend schedule that compares favorably with those of peer schools and clubs both locally and nationwide. Coaching stipends are paid in monthly installments during the primary competition season. Other benefits include Lakeside Athletics apparel and access to funds for professional development.

Additional Information

Lakeside School was founded in 1919, and currently enrolls 793 students in grades 5 through 12 from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds.

The School’s Mission and the shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits needed to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via the online application located on Lakeside’s website ( ). From the home page choose About Us / Employment / View and Apply For Available Jobs. Questions about this position may be directed to Abe Wehmiller, Athletic Director, at

Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking to diversify its workplace.

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