Lifeguard and swim instructor careers

Looking for a fun job with flexible hours and great pay? We are looking for individuals who love the water and work with children at locations around Calgary.

What we offer


  • Competitive wages and high earning potential
  • Flexible hours (daytime, evenings and weekend hours available)
  • A fun and friendly atmosphere
  • On-going training to become a lifeguard

Job Responsibilties


The instructor is responsible for conducting and developing program and lesson plans for swimming instruction at all levels. Instructors evaluate students' performance and maintain records of performance and attendance.

They also ensure compliance with safety procedures and deal with patrons' questions and concerns regarding swimming lessons.

Courses and certifications


Bronze Cross or National Lifeguard

Required

This certification allows candidates to teach and evaluate Swim for Life programs, Canadian Swim Patrol, Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross. Completion of this course also includes Lifesaving CPR Instructor certification.
 

Prerequisite: 16 years old and current Bronze Cross or higher.
 

Certification: two years from the date of certification.

CPR/First Aid

Required

  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) level "C" certification
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification

 

Where you can take the course:

Position Type


Union: CUPE Local 37

Position Type: Temporary Part-Time

Application process


We regularly recruit instructors, with major seasonal hires taking place in January, March and September. 

You will be required to provide the following:

  1. Applicant must be at least 16 years of age
  2. Current Swim for Life/Life Saving Instructor course completion
  3. Current CPR Level C and Standard First Aid documentation

Our application and interview information can help prepare you for the application process.

Current job postings can be found at www.calgary.ca/careers under Leisure Services.

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