Dive into a new job! Join us for Aquatic Hiring Days September 9, 16 and 23

We’re training and hiring lifeguards and swim instructors

Guelph, Ont., September 2, 2022 – Are you a certified lifeguard, want to be a lifeguard or swim instructor, or simply want a job by the pool? Then bring your swimsuit, resume and a towel to one of three Aquatic Hiring Days.

September 9, 16 and 23
4-6 p.m.
Victoria Road Recreation Centre pool, 151 Victoria Road North, Guelph

We’ll be doing in-pool skill screenings for any interested certified lifeguards and talking to people who want to explore becoming a lifeguard or swim instructor with the City of Guelph.

You can also apply for a lifeguard or swim instructor position anytime.

Dip your toes back in

Were you ever a certified lifeguard? Did your certification expire? Why not dip your toes in again? We’ll help you get recertified and trained to work for the City of Guelph.

We encourage anyone who previously held their National Lifeguard certification to consider returning to a career at the pool. If your certification has expired, you only need to register for a five-hour recertification course. With your Standard First Aid and National Lifeguard recertified, you are ready to work as a lifeguard.

Become a first-time lifeguard

Are you looking for a fun job by the pool? We offer lifeguard and swim instructor certification and have aquatic jobs available for those who complete training.

Why become a lifeguard?

Our lifeguards and swim instructors are paid an hourly rate of $17.40 and we’ve got flexible hours so you can build a work schedule around your life. Plus, you’ll get free lane swims and discounts on aquatic leadership courses and recertification.

Working as a lifeguard or swim instructor can be the first step to a successful career. As a City lifeguard or swim instructor, you’ll:

  • Improve your leadership skills
  • Expand your resume and post-secondary applications
  • Teach a valuable life skill
  • Expand your confidence, communication skills and make new friends

You can use this experience to become a teacher, lawyer, doctor, nurse, police officer, paramedic, firefighter and more!

For more information

Lynne Briggs, Manager, Recreation Services
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2683
[email protected]