Swim Coach Skills for Resume

Updated on: January 11, 2017

Most of applicants for swim coach job do not know this but they are quite harshly judged by their ability to do things that are important to an employer. Consciously and subconsciously, an employer looks for skills and bases their opinion on what they finds out about skills. Unfortunately, most of job seekers are not aware of the fact that they are being judged from this angle. It is best to give the employer / hiring manager something solid to judge on!

Skills. What do they depict? They outline an applicant’s ability to perform swim coaching tasks from the most basic to the very complex. When you write the skills section in a swim coach resume, you need to be able to articulate that you have the mettle to do everything that is demanded from you – both ordinary and extraordinary. But to be able to do this, you first have to understand what the employer’s needs are all about it, and analyze yourself to see if you really can live up to the expectations of the employer.

Your resume for swim coach position is never complete if it does not host a specialized skills section. A hiring manager has only one way of finding out (other than actually seeing you in action) what your skills are, so it is important for you to highlight them properly in a resume – like this:


Sample Skills for Swim Coach Resume


• Track record of efficiently and effectively determining students’ swimming abilities or lack thereof, and creating and implementing correlating training lessons.

• Highly skilled in providing both individual and group lessons based on each student / group’s ability to learn the sport.

• Proven ability to ensure safe and secure pool and surrounding areas, aimed at encouraging students to obtain the best out of each training session.

• Focused on assisting students in overcoming their limitations while in the pool by providing them with encouragement and concentrating on their problems.

• Special talent for teaching youngsters (toddlers and young adults) the basics of swimming, in a bid to develop further interest in taking up extensive training.

• Qualified to use and maintain pool-based cardio and strength training equipment to assist advanced swimmers in meeting their specific goals.

• Demonstrated ability to ensure that both pool facilities and program schedules are in alignment with fiscal and program goals.

• Demonstrated expertise in conducting certification classes such as lifeguard, swim coach, First Aid and CPR.

• Effectively able to monitor and evaluate students’ performance and provide feedback for encouragement and improvement purposes.