Lifeguards Needed

lifeguard teaching swim lessons$10.10/hour & up
Certification Training Available

Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks will be hiring more than 80 lifeguards and related positions for the summer to work at its pools and the new Winston Lake Aquatics Center.

Start date for orientation & training: May 14 
First pools open: May 26

Lifeguard Certification Training Available! See details below.

Pay & Qualifications

Lifeguard: $10.10/hour Apply (need email address to complete application)

  • Must be 16 by May 31, 2018.
  • Must be certified as a lifeguard by the Red Cross or equivalent agency. 

Senior Lifeguard: $10.60/hour Apply (need email address to complete application)

  • Must have any combination equivalent to one year of college or 18 years of age.
  • Must have more than two years’ experience as a lifeguard with the city of Winston Salem or equivalent facility.
  • Must be certified as a lifeguard by the Red Cross or equivalent agency. 
  • Must have certification for First Aid & CPR for the Professional Rescuer.

Assistant Swimming Pool Coordinator: $11.10/hour Apply (need email address to complete application)

  • Must have any combination equivalent to two years of college and four years of experience as a lifeguard or swimming instructor.
  • Must be certified as a lifeguard by the Red Cross or equivalent agency. 
  • Must have certification for First Aid & CPR for the Professional Rescuer.
  • Desired but not required: Water Safety Instructor Certification and Certified Pool Operators Certificate.

Swimming Pool Coordinator: $11.60/hour Apply (need email address to complete application)

  • Must have any combination equivalent to two years of college and four years of experience as a lifeguard or swimming instructor.
  • Must be certified as a lifeguard by the Red Cross or equivalent agency. 
  • Must have certification for First Aid & CPR for the Professional Rescuer.
  • Desired but not required: Water Safety Instructor Certification and Certified Pool Operators Certificate.

Playfield leaders/pool cashiers also needed. Contact us for details.

For information contact Latoya Price, 336-734-1212; .

Lifeguard Certification Training

The city of Winston Salem has partnered with Charlotte Safety Training to offer lifeguard certification training for $250. Classes will be taught at Salem College on Sundays from noon to 7 p.m. Two sessions are available:

  • March 11, 18, 25:  9 openings available
  • April 15, 22, 29: 13 openings available

Prerequisites

Candidates must be able to meet these minimum requirements to qualify to take the course:  

  • Swim 300 yards, continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or headfirst, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath.
  • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Candidates will be asked to complete online training before the training course. Please allow approximately 7 hours to complete online training, and plan on having the first four lessons of online training completed two days before the start of the classroom instruction. A direct link to the online training will be provided after registration has been processed.

For more information and to register contact Latoya Price 336-734-1212; .

Also, visit our permanent Be a Lifeguard page for more details.

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