Be a Lifeguard

2023 Lifeguard Program 

Swim Tests and Signups begin February 2023

For updates on upcoming sessions Please Complete this 2023 Lifeguard Class Interest Form 

Candidates for the lifeguard training must complete swimming competency to join the program- several opportunities will be offered for candidates to test their swimming skills - feedback and opportunities for improvement will be provided. Candidates may take the swim test more than once. Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to enroll in the SPLASH program 


Contact Heather Candelora heatherca@cityofws.org for questions

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This is a scholarship program for Lifeguard/Aquatic Summer hires. 

The City of Winston-Salem offers American Red Cross Lifeguard Certifications, free of charge, to persons that are eligible to work as lifeguards at the city pools.

Lifeguards Needed $15.00/hour & upStaff 2021 G

Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks will be hiring more than 90 lifeguards and related positions for the summer to work at its pools and Winston Waterworks water park.

Pay & Qualifications

Lifeguard

 $15.00/hour Apply (need email address to complete application)

  • Must be 16 years of age by July 15, 2022.
  • Must be certified as a lifeguard by the Red Cross or equivalent agency. 

Senior Lifeguard

$15.50 /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

$16.00hour 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

 $16.50/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 Heather Candelora, 336-734-1212; heatherca@cityofws.org.