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Lifeguard and Swimming Instructor I (Casual Position)

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Job Title Lifeguard and Swimming Instructor I (Casual Position)
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Position Details
The University of Lethbridge, Athletics & Recreation Services is currently accepting applications for Lifeguards and Swimming Instructors to join our team for FALL 2024.

These are casual positions with flexible schedules, and we welcome applicants who are available to work throughout the year. Please note that we may hire applicants at any point during the year based on our needs, and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis. If you are interested in this opportunity, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible indicating when you would be available to start.

We are seeking skilled individuals who possess excellent customer service skills, the ability to work collaboratively with individuals and a team. Communication skills are a must, and a positive, professional, and safety-conscious attitude will make you a great fit. As a swimming instructor, you will be responsible for teaching students of varying ages and proficiency levels. You will use your expertise and creativity to develop lessons that meet the needs of each individual participant, while also promoting safety and fun in the water.

These positions report to the Manager of Aquatics and are responsible for maintaining a safe, clean, and positive environment.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of patrons
  • Addressing safety issues proactively and tactfully, administering first aid and lifesaving when needed
  • Instructing swimming lessons, preparing lesson plans and progress reports
  • Assisting with pool maintenance and equipment checks, performing light cleaning duties
  • Completing assigned administrative tasks
  • Perform manual tasks requiring physical exertion, including getting a 20lb brick from the bottom of the 4.5m dive tank

Hiring Salary:
Starting wage is $20.01/hour. In addition to the starting wage, applicable shift differentials apply. If assigned to instruct, you will receive an additional $1.00 per hour. If scheduled to work on weekends, you will receive an additional $2.00 per hour. If scheduled to work during evening hours, you will receive an additional $2.00 per hour. Shift differentials are cumulative.

Hours of Work: 
Flexible with availability and willing to accommodate for the success of both parties.

Applicants are required to provide the following: A cover letter detailing how they meet the job qualifications, a resume, copies of their current certifications, and three references relevant to the position. 
Position Qualifications
Successful candidates must provide a Vulnerable Sector check within 30 days of hire.

  • Lifesaving National Lifeguard Certification
  • Intermediate First Aid Certification (Must be Alberta Workplace Approved, previously named Standard First Aid) 
  • Lifesaving Swim for Life Instructor Certification
  • Optional: Lifesaving Instructor Certification
Starting Salary Range (at 1.0 FTE) Hiring Range indicated in Position Details
Full Salary Range (at 1.0 FTE)
Campus Lethbridge
Employment Group AUPE
Position Category Other
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 06/10/2024
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Desired Start Date 09/02/2024
Position End Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment Equity
The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a current Lifesaving National Lifeguard award?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have current Intermediate First Aid certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. How many years experience do you have lifeguarding?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Do you have a current Lifesaving Swim for Life Instructor certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. How many years experience do you have teaching swimming lessons?
    • None
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 to 2 years
    • 2 or more years
  6. Please indicate your Lifesaving Society Member Number: If you need assistance, please call the Lifesaving Society 1-780-415-1755.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. If you were successful, when would you be available to start?

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. In the job posting details, we specified that we are looking for individuals who have Wednesday availability from 3:00-8:15 pm. Do you have Wednesday availability? Certified applicants who have Wednesday availability will be given priority in the selection process.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References
  2. Additional Documents
  3. National Lifeguard, Swim & Lifesaving Instructor Certificate
  4. First Aid Certification
  5. Fall 2024 Availability (Monday through Sunday), include class schedule if applicable.
  6. Non-Lifesaving Society Certifications.