40 Unique Gifts Your Swim Coach Will Flip Over

Being a swim coach is a tough job! Even when practice and meets are over, they’re still thinking of ways to help their kids.

So, when it comes to thinking of a great gift, this list will have you covered.

Dive in and have fun finding the perfect present for your swim coach!

Gift Ideas for Your Swim Coach

swimming themed pen holder

Perfect Desk Decor: Thank You Coach Tile Pen Holder

This pen holder by 3dRose Beverly Turner Sports Design is perfect for his or her desk. It’s made of solid wood with a 4.25″ x 4.25″ gloss ceramic tile placed on the front. It has 3 holes for pens and markers.

It measures 5″ x 5″ x 1 2/3″ overall. They’ll love seeing this token of appreciation everyday!

coach whistle keychain

A Treasured Keepsake: Coach’s Whistle Keychain Gift Set

This brass whistle keychain has a silver finish. It measures 3.5″ x 2.5″. You can personalize it for a truly memorable gift. It arrives inside a velvet drawstring bag. Everyone that sees it will know he or she must be a special coach to have this engraved keychain!

coach picture frame

A Picture of Their Favorites: Lifetime Creations Personalized Swimming Coach Picture Frame

For an amazing gift idea, take a photo of the team and place it inside this frame! Made of genuine red alder wood, it holds a 5″ x 7″ landscape photo. It can be personalized and comes inside a white gift box.

They can choose to set it on their desk or shelf, or it can be hung on the wall. Perfect for graduating seniors, it will be a great reminder and one of their favorite gifts ever!

pool wear bag

Keep Their Stuff Dry: Pardao Aerify Mesh Swim Bag

Instead of running back and forth to the office, they can now keep everything they need inside this bag and not worry about it getting wet! It has 14 waterproof pockets to keep their phone, wallet, papers, or whatever they need completely dry.

This black mesh swim bag by Pardao Aerify measures 18″ tall. It makes a great gift idea that can be used for years!

swimmer street sign

Office Decor: SWIMMER Street Sign

They’ll love this fun sign that measures 4″ x 18″. It has a scratch resistant finish and comes with pre-cut mounting holes. Another fun idea is to have the whole team sign it with a permanent marker.

black hoodie with a swimming coach related quote on it

Favorite Hoodie: Swim Coach Pullover Hoodie

This unisex pullover hoodie comes in sizes small – 2x. You can choose between black, navy, dark heather, and heather gray. The solid colors are 80% cotton and 20% polyester. The heather gray is 78% cotton and 22% polyester, and the dark heather is 50/50.

It will be their favorite hoodie!

swimming hallmark ornament

Perfect Christmas Gift: Swimming Hallmark Ornament

This resin Christmas tree ornament makes a great gift! It measures 2.25″ x 2.75″ and comes with a ribbon ready to hang on the tree or display in the office.

swimming goggles

Even Coach Needs Goggles: MP Michael Phelps XCEED Swimming Goggles

They’ll love this set of MP swimming goggles! Made with exo-core technology, they feature a Softeril gasket for a tight water seal. They also have an expanded field of vision that is perfect for competitions.

They’re available in a variety of color combinations including white with titanium gold or blue lens, grey with smoke lens, yellow with clear or mirrored lens, and blue with smoke, titanium blue, or titanium red lens.

You’re sure to find the perfect color!

survival gear tool kit

For the Coach Who Loves Outdoors: Emergency Survival Kit 36 in 1, Survival Gear Tool Kit

If you’re looking for something out of the norm, and your coach loves the outdoors and is always hiking or camping, this emergency survival kit is a perfect gift! It comes with a 14 piece medical kit, a 6 piece fishing kit, and a 16 piece survival set that include anything he could possibly need.

It comes with a tactical folding knife, a wire saw, a flashlight, fire starter, a compass, an emergency blanket, and so much more! The whole kit comes in a compact and waterproof ABS storage box. It measures 10.

6″ x 4.3″ x 2.7″ and is the perfect size to fit in a backpack. He will love this gift!

sport whistles with lanyard

Whistle While You Work: Hipat Whistle, 12 Packs Sports Whistles with Lanyard

You can choose between a set of 7 colored plastic whistles or 5 stainless steel metal whistles. Each one comes with a lanyard, and the ones for the stainless steel whistles can be adjusted. Because they’re used so often, your coach can never have too many of these!

wood desk decor

Office Decor You Can Personalize: Coach Wood Word Shelf and Desk Décor

Handcrafted with wood, this ‘COACH’ shelf or desk display comes in two sizes, and you can choose to have the whole team sign it! This one measures 11″ x 3.5″ x 1″, and the larger size is 20″ long. It has a smooth black surface that is perfect for signing.

Swin workouts for triathletes book

New Swim Workouts: Swim Workouts for Triathletes: Practical Workouts to Build Speed, Strength, and Endurance

If your coach is always looking for new and inventive ways to help their team build speed and endurance, this is the perfect gift idea. This spiral-bound book is waterproof and features 75 swim workouts and drills.

It includes 4 workout plans or they can pick and choose drills they want to add to their normal workouts. It even includes illustrations for many of the drills.

wall clock

Themed Wall Clock: GZGJ Sport Art Design Swimming Wall Clock

Any coach would love this 3D wall clock for their office. The wall stickers have a 3D mirror effect. The clock piece is made of plastic and has a quartz movement. The diameter is 30 cm. It makes a fun piece for any office!

sport tie

Perfect for Competitions: Sports & Speciality Ties

He’ll wear this tie to every meet! Made of 1200 needle count, this quality tie includes branded tie lining. It comes with a 5 year warranty guaranteeing it’s a great product! It makes a classic gift!

swimming towel

Swim Towels: Wolfyok 2 Pack Microfiber Swimming Towel

This set of sports towels is made of microfiber material making them absorbent and fast drying. The large towel measures 58″ x 30″, and the hand/face towel measures 24″ x 16″. They arrive with a matching mesh bag and each one features a hang loop.

You can choose between raspberry pink, sapphire blue, or gray.

victorinox Swiss pocket knife

For the Guys: Victorinox Swiss Army Multi-Tool, Evolution Pocket Knife

Just about any guy loves a new pocket knife, coaches included! This Swiss Army multi-tool pocket knife has 14 functions including a can opener, screwdriver, and more. The blade is 2.5″. This knife is made of stainless steel and is encased with red ABS.

It’s perfect for everyday use and easily fits in their pocket measuring 3.3″ closed. If you’re wanting to find your swim coach a gift that’s outside the norm of items with a swimming theme, this will be a hit!

track jacket

Another Gift He’ll Love: adidas Originals Men’s Superstar Track Jacket

While most gifts on this list are for both a male and female coach, a few things are just for him or her. This track jacket by adidas will be his favorite. It’s made of 87% polyester and 13% cotton. It has a zipper closure and side pockets.

The sizes available are x-small – xx-large. You can choose between a variety of colors including legend marine, black, power red, green, scarlet, collegiate navy, ash blue, shift orange, and collegiate red.

charm pendant

For Wear or Display: Sterling Silver Swimmer Charm Pendant on a Sterling Silver Chain

This sterling silver swimming charm pendant is perfect for any coach! They can choose to wear it or simply display it in their office. The charm measures 17 mm x 15 mm. You can choose from a variety of chain lengths and styles including 16″, 18″, and 20″.

The styles include a box, curb, or rope chain and are available in every size. It arrives inside a jewelry pouch.

beneath the surface my history book

A True Olympian: Beneath the Surface: My Story Paperback

There aren’t many swim coaches who aren’t fans of Michael Phelps. The autobiography of this winner of 28 medals delves deep into Phelps’ personal and professional life. He discusses his training, what it’s like to be thrown into the spotlight, his difficulties with ADD, and so much more.

This book will make a perfect gift for any swimmer, coach, or fan!

race cap

For Use or Display: Aqua Sphere Limited Edition Michael Phelps Race Cap

This race cap is made of 100% silicone and has a dome cap design. It’s FINA approved and resists snagging and tearing. Whether he uses it or decides to display it in his office, he’ll love having one for himself!


For the Great Female Coach: Zuo Bao Coach Tie Bracelet

Here’s a gift just for the woman coaches! Made of stainless steel, it’s hypoallergenic and doesn’t rust or tarnish. The inner diameter is 2.4″. She’ll love the saying engraved that reads ‘A Good Coach Can Change a Game – A Great Coach Can Change a Life’.

It’s perfect for everyday wear and is something she’ll treasure.

swimmer car magnet

For the Coach’s Car: Swimmer Car Magnet

Now they can show off what they do whenever they drive! This fun car magnet has a swimmer design and is 2″ x 6″. It doesn’t have to be used on their car; it sticks to any magnetic surface such as filing cabinets or even their fridge at home.

It’s available in black, orange, blue, red, yellow, white, pink, green, and chrome. You could even choose one to match the team’s colors!


Their Fave Tee: Awesome Call Me Coach Swim Coach T-Shirt

Available in men’s sizes small – 3X and women’s sizes small – XL, this t-shirt has a classic fit. It’s available in black, navy, asphalt, slate, and dark heather. The solid colors are 100% cotton, and the heather colors are 50% cotton and 50% polyester.

They will be thrilled with this present!

coffee mug

Fun Coffee Mug: Paid To Yell At People For Breathing! Funny Swimming Coffee Mug

This ceramic coffee mug will be their favorite one! You can choose between 11 ounce or 15 ounce. The fun design is featured on both sides of the mug, and it’s microwave and dishwasher safe! If your coach is not a coffee or tea drinker, they’ll love just displaying it on their desk.

case plastic clipboard

Coach’s Notes: Adorox Letter Size Slim-case Plastic Storage Clipboard

Perfect for notes, lineups, drills, and more, this clipboard is made of sturdy plastic and measures 9.5″ x 13.5″. It’s perfect for swim coaches who are often on their feet. It gives them a writing surface and a place to keep everything.

It’s available in teal or pink.


Fun Coach Keychain: Swim Coach Keychain

This 2″ keychain comes with 3 charms including a coach charm, swimming charm, and an ‘I love swimming’ charm. It’s a fun little present that any coach would be thrilled to receive. It arrives in a pouch gift bag.

crown awards plaque

Best Coach Award: Crown Awards Swimming Plaque

These are often used for individual end-of-year team awards, but you can customize it to say anything you want. Each one measures 7″ x 9″, has a wood finish, and is engraved with black metallic. You can choose up to 5 lines for a special message.

swim coach ornament

Another Fun Christmas Ornament: CafePress Swim Coach Ornament

Made of high quality porcelain, this fun ornament measures 2.875″ in diameter. It comes with a red ribbon. They can display it on the tree at home or in their office.

water bottle

Fun Water Bottle: Swim Coach Water Bottle

This Tritan wide-mouth water bottle holds 34 ounces and has a screw cap lid that is attached to the bottle with a loop. It’s made of single wall copolyester and is shatter-resistant. It has the ounces marked and measures 8.

5″ tall. Every swim coach would love this present!

wood word decor

Desk Decor That You Can Personalize: Swim Wood Word by ChalkTalk

This handcrafted wood decor is great for any swim coach’s office! It measures 10.5″ x 3″ and can be customized if you choose to buy it with the pen. The whole team can sign it as a great keepsake!

digital stopwatch timer

Time Keeper: MARATHON Adanac 3000 Digital Stopwatch Timer

If your coach doesn’t already have one of these, then this is something they’ll be absolutely thrilled with. This digital stopwatch timer has a large display that shows minutes, seconds, and 1/100th seconds.

It will time single and split events and displays the time and date. It’s water-resistant and comes with a 46″ black lanyard. You can choose between black, black/red, neon green, neon orange, neon pink, red, and yellow.


Personalized Clipboard: Swim Coach Clipboard

This 9″ x 13″ clipboard can be personalized with your coach’s name. You can choose a male or female swimmer. It’s perfect for having a writing surface while walking around.

coach bobblehead trophy

Fun Desk Bobblehead: Decade Awards Coach Bobblehead Trophy

He’ll get a kick out of this bobblehead coach figurine. Made of poly-resin, it’s 6″ tall. You can also choose to have the gold tone plate personalized.

picture frame


This gray leatherette picture frame holds a 4″ x 6″ photo. It’s engraved with ‘Coach – You Are SIMPLY THE BEST!’. It’s perfect for a team photo to display on their desk. It measures 7″ x 9″ and can also be hung on the wall.


Cute Notebook/Journal: Best Swim Coach Ever Notebook Writing Journal

They’ll enjoy taking notes in this fun notebook featuring ‘Best Swim Coach Ever’. It comes with lined pages for notes, lists, or whatever they choose.

braided bracelet

She’ll Love This Bracelet: Inspired Silver – Just Keep Swimming Braided Bracelet

A unique and fun gift, she’ll be thrilled with this braided bracelet. The silver square charm reads ‘Just Keep Swimming’. It arrives with a black jewelry pouch. It will be one of her favorite gifts!

coach T-shirt

Another Fun Swim Coach Tee: Swimming Coach Definition Shirt

Available in men’s sizes small – 3X and women’s sizes small – XL, they will have a lot of fun with this tee. It comes in black, navy, asphalt, royal blue, and dark heather. The solid colors are 100% cotton, and the heather colors are 50% cotton and 50% polyester.

They’re lightweight and have a classic fit. Any swim coach would love to have this t-shirt!


The Greatest Coach: Engraved “World’s Greatest Coach” Stainless Steel Tumbler

This will be your swim coach’s go to tumbler! Vacuum insulated, this stainless steel tumbler is available in 20 or 30 ounce sizes. It can keep drinks cold for up to 48 hours! It also will keep hot drinks warm for up to 12 hours.

It’s condensation free and the lid is perfectly designed to ensure no leaking. These tumblers make a great gift and come in colors black, green, navy blue, orange, royal blue, pastel purple, pastel pink, pastel teal, purple, red, and white.

Each one is engraved with ‘World’s Greatest Coach’, and you’re sure to be able to match one of your team colors!

the metal peddler-rack

For Towels or Ribbons: The Metal Peddler Love Swimming Medal Rack & Ribbon Display

This metal swimming rack measures 14.5″ wide and 4″ high and has 10 hooks. Made of 16 gauge steel, it’s strong enough to hold towels, medals, ribbons, or anything they want.


Just for Her: Achillea Large Soft Silky Pashmina Shawl Wrap Scarf

If you’re wanting to get your female coach something out of the ordinary, this pashmina is a wonderful present idea! It can be worn in a variety of ways and is 78″ in length counting the fringes. It’s super soft and comes in 43 different colors including champagne, mint green, violet, black, coral pink, and many more! She’ll love it even more if you decide to match your team color!


Whether your swim coach is male or female, this list is sure to have many things that would match their personality!

From swim-themed gifts such as the digital stop watch timer to more personal gifts like the survival kit and pashmina, this list has a huge variety!

If you’ve ever given or received a unique gift for a swim coach, be sure to comment below. Also, don’t forget to share this list with your family and friends so they can find the perfect present as well!

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