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Swim Coach

  • UQ St Lucia Aquatic Centre– Work with a fantastic team and enjoyable work environment
  • Access UQ Sport venues for free (T&Cs apply)
  • Afternoon-Evening Hours Required


At UQ Sport, we are firm believers that work should not be dull and boring. Our team is passionate about creating an awesome culture that promotes work-life balance, health and wellbeing, and most importantly, fun!

We are proud to work at UQ Sport, and it shows in the exceptional work we do. Our not-for-profit organisation delivers almost 400 diverse programs to University of Queensland students, staff and alumni, as well as the general public, across UQ’s St Lucia and Gatton campuses.

We are regarded as one of Australia’s leading employers – Human Resources Director (HRD) Magazine awarded us a Bronze Medal in its 2016 ‘Employer of Choice’ Survey – and with good reason!

We offer flexible working conditions, extensive learning opportunities and a wide range of staff benefits (ones that will make your friends jealous) to our squad of more than 250 staff.


This position is an afternoon-evening position, coaching children in the upper levels of our Learn-to-Swim program, with class numbers of up to 12 children per session. In the evening the role transitions to adult swim coaching for a 60-minute session with up to 30 adults. The role requires the creation of your own class plans and sets, in line with our general teaching philosophies and requirements.


You will have a Bronze Coaching license or a Teacher of Competitive Strokes qualification with at least 2 years of coaching experience. You will also hold a Paid Blue Card, and a valid First Aid and CPR certificate.


  • A relaxed office environment that produces amazing work
  • Supportive but autonomous team culture
  • FREE access to UQ Sport venues and programs
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


To apply please submit your resume and cover letter on Seek. Please note applications without a cover letter will not be considered. 

For further information please contact Chamonix Birrer, Program Manager (Aquatics) on ChamonixB@uqsport.com.au.

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