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Physical Training Instructor / Head Coach (Water/Swimming)
Title:Physical Training Instructor / Head Coach (Water/Swimming)
Location:Great Lakes, IL

Job purpose

  • The Physical Training Instructors shall provide instruction and coaching to students in the Naval Special Warfare Preparatory Course. The persons for these positions shall have daily contact with junior sailors. As such, they must adhere to the highest standards of conduct in their interaction with these sailors; and understand the student/instructor relationship, the duties of the Physical Training Instructors, and provide the experienced, professional, administrative, and technical support required to achieve the desired degree of student preparation to accomplish program goals.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Perform and supervise physical training modules with students
  • Demonstrate the points of performance for the exercises associated with the PST, as well as ensure exercises are being performed to the established standards. Perform physical testing IAW with established guidelines set forth in OPNAVINST 6110.1H (Physical Readiness Program).
  • Prepare students for success in SEAL, and SWCC selection and training pipelines by working with applicants to maximize their potential in aquatics and physical training modules. This shall include guidance and application of physical preparedness and training techniques for the PST to include, but not limited to, swim stroke development with and without fins, water confidence, running, and lower and upper body development.
  • Use the NSWCEN Detachment Great Lakes OIC and subordinate active duty members assigned to the Preparatory Course as the source of information for SEAL and SWCC training in order to train, brief, and inform students of changes in these programs.
  • Recommend solutions to establish and maintain database/spreadsheet records of NSWCEN students and their status in the Naval Special Warfare Preparatory Course, specifically in regard to students’ performance on the PST.
  • Implement the established academic curriculum provided by the NSWCEN.
  • Mentor NSWCEN students to increase awareness of physical standards for NSWCEN programs.
  • Provide medical attention to include, but not limited to, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Automated External Defibrillator (AED) devices while awaiting EMT Paramedics on scene.
  • Facilitate training modules in front of candidates in various forums to include, but not limited, to pool decks, classrooms, workout facilities, and podium lectures.
  • Plan and execute exit critiques. Collate results into a per class report, along with providing recommendations for curriculum changes based on critique results. Exit critique results shall be gathered from students exiting the Preparatory Course. Report will be generated and sent to the OIC.


  • Bachelor of Science (B.S). or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Health and Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or related field or 4 years equivalent experience working as an instructor or physical fitness leader in a similar field and environment.
  • It is a requirement for the Physical Training Instructors, including the Leads, to successfully complete the High-Risk Training Course (HRTC), or an executive level HRTC in accordance with NSWCEN policy. Successful completion shall be within 30 days of contract award and/or employment under the contract; or when first offered by NSWCEN, whichever is later, as a term of employment. NSWCEN is responsible to teach this course and for determining all qualifications for course completion. Instructors are required to pass the course.
  • Required to meet minimum PST standards within 30 days of reporting IAW current MILPERS MAN 1220-410 SWCC candidate standards. Physical Training Instructors shall maintain a fitness level and be prepared to pass same standards on a yearly basis.
  • Must be CPR/AED certified
  • Must be qualified Life Guards (American Red Cross Certification).
  • Must have Swim Coaching experience at a competitive level (club, collegiate, or Olympic).
  • Shall possess at a minimum Level 3 Swim Coach as recognized by the American Swim Coach Association.
  • All contract personnel shall undergo a National Agency Check with Local Agency and Credit Checks (NACLC) background check prior to employment

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Must have good finger/hand dexterity, hand/eye coordination, good eyesight, hearing, and speech.
  • Requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, and speaking abilities
  • Must be able to lift 30+ pounds without assistance.
  • Occasional lifting of supplies and equipment, and moderate to frequent walking, standing, stooping, climbing, bending, kneeling, reaching, and pulling.
  • May be required to stand, and swim for long periods of time.
  • Strong swimming capabilities, and the physical ability to assist others in the pool.

These are key requirements for individuals to be able to work in this environment. However, 8-koi, Incorporated complies with all Americans with Disabilities Act provisions. Should an employee require accommodation, please speak with his/her manager or email HR (

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Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Preparatory Course Training and Support Services contract employee.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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