Part Time - Casual

Competition TOS2023-12

Strathmore has an ongoing opportunity!

Do you have a passion for safety and enjoy teaching? Want to explore and gain experience in the world of aquatics? Check this out!

Strathmore has an exciting opportunity seeking a Casual Lifeguard / Instructor.

Reporting to the Head Lifeguard, this position will play an integral role in assisting and effectively enforcing the facility rules to minimize hazards through educating the public on water safety.

Position Summary:

The Lifeguard / Instructor will work with the Aquatic Centre team to ensure the safety of the public while adhering to all relevant legislation, policy and procedure for the Town of Strathmore.  Responsibility includes preparing lesson plans, delivering instruction based on the program standards and complete report cards.

We strive to provide exceptional aquatic programs and services in a safe environment, with the goal of enhancing quality of life and inspiring personal growth in all areas of aquatics.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Educating the public on the rules of the facility and water safety
  • Creating lesson plans and instructing the Canadian Red Cross Program, Lifesaving Society Program and other programs and services the facility might offer
  • Attending the instructor meeting before each new lesson set
  • Evaluating, completing all report cards, and handing them in on time
  • Completing and handing in all swimming lesson instructor worksheets on time
  • Setting up equipment before classes start and putting equipment away after the Instructor’s shift is done
  • Signing up and committing to teaching programs on a regular basis or as assigned
  • Instructing all lessons within the lesson set dates
  • Displaying positive body language, showing enthusiasm, and creating a fun teaching environment 
  • Shall be required to respond to emergency situations such as injuries, pool rescues, power failures etc., by coordinating evacuation of facility, following emergency procedures, and implementing lifesaving and first aid procedures
  • Preparing and reviewing written incident reports
  • Adhering to policies and procedures in support of municipal goals
  • Studying and keeping up to date in the field of aquatics
  • Completing daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning tasks within the aquatic facility
  • Communicating positively and professionally with team members, leaders, patrons, vendors, and any other persons or organizations with whom interaction is required to accomplish work
  • Performing Customer Service Representative duties, provided training is complete and when required
  • Lifeguarding duties as required and ensuring the overall safety of the public

Successful applicants will demonstrate on their resume:

  • Current Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Certificate – Pool
  • Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certificate
  • Current Standard First Aid Certificate (within three years)
  • Current CPR C / AED Certificate (within one year)

Why Strathmore?

Strathmore is a growing, vibrant, welcoming community that is recognized as a regional hub for business and recreation. Continued investment in recreation facilities, parks, projects, commercial revitalization, and community programming provides an exceptional quality of life for our residents, visitors and staff.

Job Perks:

  • We like to have fun while we work!
  • Opportunity to build and expand your professional profile through interesting and rewarding work
  • Free admission to all recreation facilities (Aquatic Centre, Sports Centre, Family Centre Arena)


Please submit a cover letter and complete resume of experience and qualifications, quoting Competition TOS2023-12 to:

This competition will remain open until suitable candidates are found.

The Town of Strathmore thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request. 

This posting is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job ad is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

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