Community Education | Orono Public Schools | Available: ASAP | Closing: Open Until Filled


Description:  Swim Team Coach (Metro Marlins)
Metro Marlins is a year-round competitive swim program located in Orono, MN. We are looking for two coaches to assist with our younger age swimmers (6-12) and if interested the older group as needed (13+). Previous coaching experience is preferred, though not necessary if you have a background in competitive swimming. 
This position could consist of 6 to 20 hours a week depending on the group(s) coaching and personal availability. During the Fall, Winter and Spring season practices are primarily 6-9pm (Mon. thru Fri). Compensation will be based upon experience and is highly competitive to other area swim programs. Preferred start date as soon as possible.

Job Summary

  • Responsible for conducting swim practices and supporting program priorities.
  • Monitor and ensure participant safety at all times.
  • Create¬†conditions which ensure an enjoyable experience for children.
  • Work collaboratively with¬†Community Education¬†staff to¬†implement a philosophy that is supportive of¬†participants’ development in the¬†swimming skills¬†targeted through the activity.

Work Schedule:  This is a part-time position.  Time commitment will range between 6-20 hours per week at practices, with meets a possibility based upon need. 


  • Experience working with children and background in aquatics preferred
  • Knowledge of current swimming techniques and policies
  • Must be a USA-Swimming certified coach or capable of attaining certification.
  • Thorough knowledge and application of swimming and¬†water safety¬†skills.
  • Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, First Aid, Safety Training for Swim Coaches certification is a plus.
  • Effective teaching¬†and/or practice management skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in collaboration with others.
  • Understanding of the role of parent involvement and the ability to collaborate with parents.
  • Commitment to supporting the whole¬†child in their pursuit of high levels of mastery of skill within the program.

Bargaining Group and Level: NA

Pay Rate:  Commensurate with Orono Community Education pay scale for coaches.

Application Procedure:
All applicants must apply online at:

District Website:

Tiffany Clifton, Director of Community Education
Dr. Scott E. Alger, Executive Director of Human Resources