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Head Mens and Womens Swimming Coach and Aquatics Director

Job Details

Bridgeport, CT - Bridgeport, CT


The mission of The University of Bridgeport is to promote academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to service. Distinctive curricula in an international, culturally diverse supportive learning environment prepare graduates for life and leadership in an increasingly interconnected world.


Position Description Summary/Purpose:

Recruits, trains and provides guidance to members of the Men’s and Women’s Swimming team in a manner which promotes the academic, athletic and social success of athletes and is consistent with the mission and goals of the University of Bridgeport Athletic Department.  Oversee all aspects of operating a safe and successful aquatics facility.


Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities:

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Represent the University of Bridgeport and the Athletic Department in a positive manner with a high degree of integrity and quality.

  • Promote and support the University of Bridgeport and its mission.

  •  Promote and support the University of Bridgeport Athletic Department’s program mission and goals.

  • Promote Men’s and Women’s Swimming.

  • Provide leadership in the planning and operation of the program.

  • Administer Men’s and Women’s Swimming program within the policies of University of Bridgeport, team conference, and the NCAA.

  • Organize and facilitate all daily practice sessions, contest preparation, competition and off-season training.

  • Adhere to operating, equipment and scholarship budgets as established by the Athletic Department.

  • Delegate responsibilities to assistants, student coaches, and squad members.

  • Develop and maintain a successful recruiting system while maintaining a high level of visibility.

  • Assist in promotion and public relations activities for the University of Bridgeport Athletic Department.

  • Supervise and evaluate assistant coaches.

  • Schedule contests in accordance with the policies set forth by the University of Bridgeport Athletic Department.

  • Coordinate travel and meal considerations for away contests.

  • Select assistant coaches in cooperation with the Vice President of Athletics.

  • Enforce discipline and sportsmanship behavior.

  • The aquatics director will be responsible for supervising/scheduling of lifeguards

  • Oversee pool scheduling for campus use and rental use

  • Oversee pool maintenance (pool chemicals, etc)

  • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Athletics and Recreation or the Director of Campus Recreation.

  • Conducts all work in a safe manner and all work safety practices are followed.


Other Functions

  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.

  • Continues professional development and training; keeps current with trends.

  • Assists other department staff as needed to promote a team effort.


Knowledge, Ability and Skill:

  • Demonstrated commitment to developing and fostering best practices and policies to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and build an environment in which all members of the University community are treated with respect and dignity.

  • Coaching and /or participation at collegiate level preferred; demonstrated ability and passion to teach swimming;

  • Background in aquatics management



Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree preferred;

  • CPR/AED certification;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Coaching and /or participation at collegiate level preferred; demonstrated ability and passion to teach swimming;

  • Knowledge and experience in aquatics

  • Ability to work weekdays, evenings and weekends;

  • Candidate must have a valid driver’s license and meet University of Bridgeport’s Driving Requirements;

  • Willingness to fundraise;

  • Ability to interact with all levels of the university community.


Special Requirements:

  • Valid license & insured vehicle


Physical and Mental Requirements

Work Environment 


Under 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3

Outdoor Weather Conditions





Work with fumes or airborne particles





Work near moving mechanical parts





Risk of electrical shock











Physical Activity 


Under 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3
















Talking & Hearing





Using hands/fingers to handle/feel





Climbing or balancing





Bending, pulling, pushing











Lifting Requirements


Under 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3

Up to 10 pounds                                   





Up to 25 pounds





Up to 50 pounds





Up to 75 pounds





Up to 100 pounds





Over 100 pounds






Vision requirements (Especially relevant if driving is required by the job)

__        Close vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 inches or less)

___      Distance vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 feet or more)

___      Color vision (i.e. ability to identify and distinguish colors)

___      Peripheral vision (i.e. ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or

            left and right while the eyes are fixed on a given point)

___      Depth perception (i.e. three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and

            spatial relationships)

__X_   No special vision requirements


Full-Time Employee Benefits:

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Pet Insurance

  • 401k employer match

  • Employee & dependent life insurance

  • Great tuition benefits for employee, spouse & dependents

  • PTO program


(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between The University of Bridgeport and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)


The University of Bridgeport provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. The University of Bridgeport complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.