Swimming Coach

Job No: SWIM0524
Location: Ashgrove

Swimming Coach

Marist College Ashgrove is a Catholic day and boarding school for boys in Years 5-12, situated in Brisbane's inner Northern suburbs. Inspired by the work of St Marcellin Champagnat, we pride ourselves on delivering excellent academic and career pathway results for our inclusive community of students.

The MCA swimming program is a premier division club in the Brisbane metropolitan area. The role will involve developing the Marist College Ashgrove mini squads. Our coaches are a team of qualified and dedicated professionals who are committed to training swimmers to achieve strong results at Regional, State and National Levels.

The Position

We are seeking applicants who enjoy swimming, love working with children through to young adults and want to teach the skills and attributes of competitive swimming and water safety to others. The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to communicate and interact effectively with swimmers that have a diverse range of ages, abilities, and needs.

MCA Swimming offers a squad program focused on developing long term athletes through the excellence of technique. Demonstrating the ability to work effectively both independently and as a strong and valuable part of the team. Duties will include teaching and coaching all levels of the mini squads; planning squad sessions; attend club nights and local swim meets.

The successful applicant will be an experienced, reliable, vibrant and enthusiastic coach with an excellent understanding of swimming to work closely with our Head Coach.

The position is expected to start as soon as possible or at a negotiated start date. The position will be paid $32.00 per hour (part-time) or $40.00 per hour (casual) Penalties apply for work on weekends, before 6am & after 6pm. 

This position is up to 18 hours per week during term-time, applicants must be available Monday to Wednesday 3:30pm - 6:30pm and Thursdays 3:30pm - 5:30pm.

As one of the swim instructors, you will undertake a range of duties such as:

  • Conduct safe and enjoyable mini squad classes for various ages and levels.
  • Provide customers with an excellent standard of customer service and at the same time facilitate a safe and enjoyable aquatic experience.
  • Conduct training before and after school and on weekends.
  • Establish and maintain positive, professional communication with broader college community.
  • Attend club nights and local swim meets (when required)
  • Actively promote the squad program and participation in the Swimming Club.
  • Having a working knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety in relation to coaching and pool maintenance.


The following qualifications are required for the position:

  • AustSwim or Swim Australia Accreditation is mandatory.
  • Must hold current First Aid Certificate (including CPR)
  • All applicants must hold, a Blue Card issued by Blue Card QLD.
  • Must have a strong understanding of the technical aspects of competitive strokes and be knowledgeable in the area of skills – Start, Turns and Finishes.

The Recruitment Process

If your application is accepted for the next stage, you will be invited to attend an interview.

Applications are sought immediately.  Interviews will be conducted as soon as a suitable applicant is found.

The advertisement will be removed once an appointment has been made.

All applicants will receive an email confirmation of the receipt of their application.

Enquiries only - please do not email your application - should be addressed to:

Julie Ward

Assistant Head of College - Staff Services

Marist College Ashgrove
Ph 3858 4534 or hr@marash.qld.edu.au


Download the MCA Application form here.

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About Marist College Ashgrove

Founded in 1940, Marist College Ashgrove is an independent Catholic boarding and day primary and secondary school for boys, governed by Marist Schools Australia. Our enrolment is approximately 1,690 boys from Years 5 to 12. Our current staff of over 250, in various roles are highly valued and respected for the gifts and talents they bring to our community. Staff are offered many opportunities for professional learning and career development and are well supported when acquiring new skills. We welcome applications from forward-thinking, dynamic individuals who excel in a contemporary environment. We are as committed to our values as we are to innovation. With a rigorous curriculum and high standards, employees must uphold the values of the college in every life context and be exemplary team players.