24 Best Gifts for Swim Coaches

It was fun to collect this list of gift ideas for that swim coach and water fanatic in your life!

Great Gifts for Swim Coaches

Sportybella Coach Keychain

The Sportybella Coach Keychain is a nice little present for a swim coach to show your appreciation for their coaching. This thank you keychain says ‘A great coach is hard to find and impossible to forget and would also make a lovely, simple gift for their birthday. It also comes in a nice jewelry pouch which makes the presentation absolutely beautiful.  This is such as thoughtful gift that a swim coach will treasure. They can keep it somewhere special or use it to jazz up their house keys!

Elite Swimming Workout Book 

Elite Swim Workout 21

Maybe the swim coach is looking for creative ways to push their athletes or they want to move up the ranks themselves! Whatever the situation, the Elite Swimming Workout book is here to help. It includes six months of workouts with a brand new unique challenge for every day of the season so the swim coach will definitely not be left looking for ideas.

There are even customized training regimes for different types of swimming, such as sprint, mid-distance, distance, and individual-medley. It includes multiple intervals and sets, designed for swimmers to choose their own skill level so it is adaptable for all sorts of different swimmers. The Elite Swimming Workbook is the perfect solution to providing varied, challenging, fun, and engaging workouts, designed to improve performance and make their body grow faster and stronger this season. Therefore, this is an ideal present!

Speedo Swim Cap

Speedo Unisex-Adult Swim Cap Silicone, Speedo Black, One Size

Something that a swim coach definitely needs is a handy Speedo Swim Cap for everyday use! If they already have one then another to add to the collection is no bad thing either, especially a fantastic one like this that may be an upgrade! It is 100% silicone and will protect their hair from chlorine.

This cap is very durable and designed to fit comfortably without any snagging or pulling. Fortunately, the texture is very soft as well and it has excellent stretch and pliability. The cap does not pull hair when removing or putting on a cap which is so important. This definitely makes a great gift for a swim coach!

Swim Coach T-Shirt

The Paid To Yell At People T-Shirt is a great present idea for someone who loves to train swim students on a regular basis. It is very lightweight and has a classic fit, so it is very suitable for all sorts of different body shapes. It has a bottom hem and a double-needle sleeve, the quality is great. The t-shirt is funny too, the cool slogan says ‘Swim Coach, Paid To Yell At People For Breathing’. Therefore, it is perfect for them to wear whilst they are coaching too. This makes a fun present for a swim coach!

Aegend Swim Goggles

Aegend Swim Goggles, Swimming Goggles No Leaking Full Protection Adult Men Women Youth

Of course, all swim coaches need a nice new pair of goggles! These ones are very comfortable with a flexible silicone frame and an improved higher nosepiece that provides extreme comfort that will never hurt or leave a mark on their face. There is also no fog-up! The inner surfaces of the lenses are anti-fog coated by the latest environmental treatment technology which enhances the anti-fog ability of the goggles. They won’t leak at all either which is great!

Whilst these goggles need to be practical, they are stylish as well which is such a bonus! The colorful outer surface of the lenses with UV-protection coating enables the lenses to reflect harmful UV rays and protect the eyes from heat and damage from the sunrays. These goggles make such a great gift for a keen swim coach!

Tears Of My Swimmers Water Bottle

The Swim Coach Water Bottle is a wonderful companion for swim coaches whilst they are coaching! It is very sturdy and therefore it can be taken out and about with them for work or for daily trips. The words say ‘These are the tears of my swimmers’ in blue and black writing. This makes a really great gift if you want a humorous gift for a friend or for your swim coach.

All-Weather Notebooks

Rite In The Rain Weatherproof Top Spiral Notebook, 4

The All-Weather Notebook includes 100 practical pages for a swim coach. They may often need to write notes from the side of the water so the waterproof paper is a genius and innovative idea! Amazingly, it is a weatherproof paper that will be useful in all sorts of weather conditions. It will repel water, sweat, grease, mud, and even survive the accidental laundry mishap. It is also tough impact-resistant so it won’t lose any of its shape in its back pocket or backpack.

Unlike a standard spiral notebook, Wire-O keeps the open pages aligned and intact. With this notebook, you can even write in the rain with a standard pencil and al the notes will stay intact. This present will be really appreciated by a swim coach. 

Best. Coach. Ever. Tumbler

The Best. Coach. Ever. Tumbler is a 30 ounce hot or cold unbreakable travel drink tumbler. The words say “Best Coach Ever” and will not wash off, no matter how much it is washed! They are manufactured with stainless steel that is of very high quality. The BPA Free splash-resistant lid helps to keep their drink at the perfect temperature! This tumbler is re-usable for life and it is very eco-friendly. The shatterproof steel and laser finish along with the premium slide lock ’Spill-Resistant’ lids will reduce the environmental impact. Therefore, this makes a great gift for a swim coach!

Swimmer Coloring Book

Swimmer Coloring Book - Mandala For Stress Relief: Swimmer Gift, Mandala Coloring Books for Adults Relaxation with Motivational Sayings, Swim Coach and Senior swimmer gift

A swim coach needs to unwind and relax! This Swimming Coloring Book is the best way to do just that. Each mandala is unique, with sayings and relatable phrases to encourage and motivate them as they color. Every sacred circle will help to clear your mind, have fun, create art with your own hands. It’s really great for a swim coach, especially if they don’t know their personal taste too well as coloring can be a hobby enjoyed by absolutely anybody!

Swimming Hair Elastic Set

8 Piece Swimming Hair Elastic Set - Girls Swimming Accessories - No Crease Swimmer Hair Elastics Set - Swim Accessories for Girls, Women, Coaches, Teams, Swim Meets - MADE in the USA

The Swimming Hair Elastic Set is a very sweet and useful gift for a swim coach or wannabe swim coach! Each elastic is 5″ in circumference. They are very stretchy and so they are great for thick or thin hair, they leave less of a crease than traditional elastics do and are much healthier for the hair. In total, there are four cute designs and each of them has a cool swimming theme. These hairbands would make a wonderful stocking filler at Christmas!

Agility Speed Ladder & Cones

Soccer Training Equipment Agility Ladder Set, Sports Speed & Agility Training Equipment Kit with Cones & Drills, Speed Training Ladder for Footwork, Football Training Equipment for Kids, Youth, Adults

This Agility Speed Ladder is a great gift to get for a swim coach who is into keeping fit or wants to try and get fitter! They may want to add fun & variety to their cardio workout. Maybe they have no experience in fitness, if so this ladder will get them motivated in no time!

The aim of it is to get fit and even improve skills in team sports that require speed, quickness of feet & alertness.  They will also be able to train anywhere as it is so portable. To use it the swim coach just needs to lay each heavy-duty nylon strap parallel to each other & adjust the 12 rungs to their preference. This makes a really cool gift to give them, and maybe one that they won’t be expecting!

Make Your Mark Design Swim Coach: Paid To Yell At People For Breathing! Funny Competitive Swimming Coffee & Tea Mug, Gift For Swimmer Boys, Girls, Youth, Men & Women (11oz)

The Paid To Yell At People Mug is the perfect gift idea for a swim coach! The premium full color sublimation imprint appears on both sides of this 11-ounce white ceramic mug. It has a large, easy to grip C-handle and is both microwave and dishwasher safe which makes it very convenient. The words ‘Paid to yell at people for breathing’ is a funny slogan and will make the swim coach laugh! It is the perfect companion whilst they are coaching.

Ultrak 100 Lap Timer

Ultrak 100 Lap Memory Timer, Black

The Ultrak 100 Lap Timer is a really necessary item for a swim coach to have! It has 100 dual split recallable memory and takes splits from within recall mode. There is also access to viewing the time, calendar, and also an alarm! Fortunately, it is water-resistant which is rather essential in this context… it also measures 10 hours, stroke, and frequency. This makes a really practical gift for an active swim coach who works a lot and teaches a lot of intense swim classes!

Custom Swim Coach Picture Frame

Lifetime Creations Engraved Personalized Swimming Coach Picture Frame (5

The Personalized Swim Coach Frame is a very sentimental gift for a swim coach! It is laser engraved so the design will not fade or peel over time. By clicking “customize now”, you are able to add your personalized bottom lines to the swimming goggles design. The frame can fit a 5-inch x 7-inch photo. The material is genuine alder wood, the easel and wall mount hooks can be attached to the back of the frame. This makes a lovely, personalized gift for swim coaches!

Pudolla Workout Athletic Pants 

Pudolla Men's Workout Athletic Pants Elastic Waist Jogging Running Pants for Men with Zipper Pockets (Dark Grey Large)

Every active swim coach needs the perfect pair of Athletic Pants to move around in easily while they are on the go, working or even while relaxing at home. These Pudolla ones are very stretchy and comfy with lots of free movement. They also have a drawstring closure for a personalized fit and to keep comfortable on any occasion.

These dry-fit hiking pants can remove moisture from your body which provides lightweight comfort and a cool feeling so they are also appropriate for use in hot weather. Comfort is absolutely key when it comes to clothing for any sports or other activities. A swim coach will definitely get a lot of wear out of these sports pants regularly, possibly daily!

Blackview Smart Watch 

Blackview Fitness Tracker, Fitness Watch with Blood Oxygen/Heart Rate/Sleep Monitor, 1.85

A Smart Watch is the ultimate useful present that a swim coach will absolutely love. It has a large touch screen that displays their sports data very clearly and in a way that is easy to understand so that they can keep track of their health, which will, in turn, motivate them to become fitter! The features include control of what music is playing and even stress training. Therefore, it is more than just a health tracker to track your steps and calories burned but a lifestyle companion. 

As it includes a lot of health information, it will also encourage them to keep fit as they will have clear numbers to track progress and motivate them to keep going. This really is a special present with a lot of potential that they will get so much use out of on a daily basis as they are very busy!

Nike Legend Sneakers

Nike Legend Trainer Men's Training/Running Shoes (9, Black/Metallic Silver-White)

All swim coaches want to look good – including when they are working out or coaching from the side of the pool! These Nike Legend Sneakers will help them to do just that. They are made of very high-quality foam for lightweight cushioning and stability. They have modern flywire-technology meaning that the cables integrated with laces offer lateral stability.

Overall, these shoes make a wonderful present for an energetic swim coach. They will even encourage them to practice more sport, such as running or cycling. Having a good pair of running shoes makes it a lot easier and, more importantly, minimizes the chances of getting injured while exercising which is absolutely crucial.

Swimmer Street Sign

SWIMMER Street Sign swimming lane pool team coach | Indoor/Outdoor |  18

The Swimmer Street Sign is a wonderful present for a swim coach to put up on their wall at home or display on their mantelpiece at home. The size of the sign is 4″ x 18″. It is perfect for decorating a workspace or hanging up at home, this novelty sign makes a great gift for anyone. Fortunately, it is quick and easy to mount on the wall as it comes with pre-cut mounting holes for hanging. It is also for indoor or outdoor use as it’s printed with ultra-durable inks for a scratch resistant finish that will last for years. A swim coach would be really pleased with the gift!

Swim Coach Hoodie

Swim Coach Swimming Teacher Gift Shirt Pullover Hoodie

The Swim Coach Hoodie is a fun and cozy gift that they will love! Everyone needs a great hoodie. Even if they already own hoodies in their closet, this one is likely to become their absolutely favorite. It is great to get them a gift that they can use every single day, whether at home or working as a swim coach. You can show them your appreciation with this. This hoodie is a classic fit with a twill-taped neck so the fit is very comfortable and versatile to all sorts of different body shapes.

Keurig K-Mini Plus Coffee Maker

Keurig K-Mini Plus Coffee Maker, Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer, 6 to 12 oz. Brew Size, Stores up to 9 K-Cup Pods, Black

This is just the present that will excite all  swim coaches who need a lot of energy for their swim! The Keurig K-Mini Plus Coffee Maker is super fun to use and they will definitely enjoy it every single day. This machine doesn’t take up much space on the kitchen counter – this is perfect for a small apartment. Plus it has storage for 9 K-cups.

A swim coach might be regularly on the go, maybe they often travel on public transport. Well, they can get lots of use out of this machine! This is because they can even use this machine for travel mugs as it is tall enough to fit them and holds a full accidental brew so the clean-up is easy. By just adding water and a coffee pod to the machine, he just needs to choose the cup size – it is so simple to use!

New Balance Cross Trainer Shoes

New Balance Men's 608 V5 Casual Comfort Cross Trainer, White/Navy, 10.5 Wide

Every swim coach needs a good sturdy pair of shoes and New Balance is a great brand to turn to. These ones have a lot of cushioning as well as they have a memory foam insert which is ideal as comfort is key! They have a dual-density collar foam which are designed to help keep your feet feeling their greatest. If they has a great pair of sports sneakers then he is much more likely to exercise as he will feel even more motivated! However, they can also use them by the poolside, they definitely need some sturdy shoes so that they don’t slip over.

The Swim Coaching Bible Vol. 1

The Swim Coaching Bible, Volume I (The Coaching Bible)

Endorsed by the World Swimming Coaches Association, the Swim Coaching Book shares the wisdom of the world’s best coaches, who address the topics they know best. A swim coach will really enjoy reading this book! It offers an international cast of swimming experts sharing their knowledge on producing the most successful individual athletes and teams in the sport.

This book is sure to be one that swimming coaches reach for again and again. It specifically covers the key principles of coaching and program administration, conducting effective practice sessions, teaching techniques for every stroke, and training programs for every event. This makes a great gift for you to get them, especially if you do not know them too well.

Dinner Made Simple

Dinner Made Simple: 35 Everyday Ingredients, 350 Easy Recipes

If a swim coach tries to cook but doesn’t love it then they need some simple guidance in the form of this Dinner Made Simple book! Often, swim coaches are super busy and come home really tired and hungry. They are usually conscious of their health so don’t want to resort to just ordering takeout.

This book takes 35 staple ingredients and makes them into hundreds of easy recipes that they will definitely be able to cook. They are also very quick at 30 minutes each. This book is the ultimate cooking teacher! They will be eager to host lots of dinner parties with friends and families! Therefore, it makes a really thoughtful gift for a swim coach.

Vanzon Bluetooth Speaker

Vanzon Bluetooth Speakers V40 Portable Wireless Speaker V5.0 with 24W Loud Stereo Sound, TWS, 24H Playtime & IPX7 Waterproof, Suitable for Travel, Home&Outdoors,Hij-Purple

This Bluetooth Speaker deliver breath-taking stereo sound with exceptional clarity from the dual precision stereo drivers. Amazingly, they are waterproof so they can even be used for swim classes as it doesn’t matter if they get a bit wet. They will allow the coach to have an amazing listening experience.

It provides a fast connection and an extended wireless range so it is simple to use outside. The speakers offer up to 24 hours of playing time which is ample time to listen to lots of tunes! This makes a wonderful present for a swim coach to enjoy their favorite music whilst relaxing with friends or family. 

Buying Considerations

Practical gifts

At this age, a swim coach might not be just looking for novelty gifts that are more of an instant gratification type of gift. They are likely to need some practical gifts in order to use at work, things like clothing, backpacks or other equipment. Buying them something like a backpack, headphones or a robe is an excellent idea because they are items that he will enjoy using every day.

How much do you want to spend?

The question of how much to spend will greatly depend on a variety of factors. For example, how well you know the swim coach, are they a friend or family member or just your swim coach? If you don’t know them so well then anything up to $10 is appropriate and acceptable. It can be a very general present, not too personalized, e.g. something like some fun socks, delicious snacks or a bottle of wine would be great options for them as they are still thoughtful gifts. If you know them better then the price limit is practically endless!

FAQs – Gifts for Swim Coaches

What should I get my swim coach?

One cool idea is a stopwatch, this is something that they definitely need for every lesson so it is really essential. If they have one already, maybe an upgraded one would be a great idea! Something for them to wear is a great idea too, such as loose pants or shorts.  Other things that a swim coach would like to receive could be a whistle, maybe even an electronic whistle, a coaching binder kit, a briefcase or a mesh ball ball.

How do you thank a swim coach?

Let’s talk about five different ways that you can say thank you to your swim coach this season: 1) Show Composure To Your Swim Coach. Compose yourself after a mediocre swim. 2) Say Thank Your Swim Coach After Practice. 3) Encourage Your Swim Coach. 4) Celebrate With Your Swim Coach.  5) Write Your Swim Coach an End-of-Season. These are all really significant and will bring a big smile to their face!

What does every swimmer need?

There are many things that a keen swimmer would love to receive for their special occasion. For example, a swim cap, which is useful in a pool to your keep hair from being affected by the chlorine and it’s also helpful in maintaining warmer body temperature. They would also love a wetsuit, goggle, cold water gear, lubricant, flip flops, or earplugs. The list goes on! Try to find out what they are missing and what would be useful for them to improve their overall swimming experience.

Jason Collins

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Now, living in Las Vegas. Freelance writer and world traveler. My interests include Pink Floyd and Lemony Snicket.