Learn more about our new pilot program that will offer free Lifeguard/Instructor I training to qualified applicants who want to work with us!
Are you an experienced swimmer who has considered becoming a City lifeguard and swim instructor? Now is the perfect time! We’re offering the training for National Lifeguard Service and Swim for Life Instructor Certifications for free in return for a commitment to work this summer.
Application deadline is March 17, 2023 and the first course start date is April 9, 2023.
Being a lifeguard offers a flexible work schedule. You can choose the days and times that fit your schedule, with a variety of guarding and teaching shifts available. Lifeguards and instructors will have the opportunity to work at our three indoor or five outdoor pools including the new Wascana Pool.
It’s more than just a job! Being a lifeguard is a great way to spend your summer, working with friends and connecting with community members. You can also build your resume with a job that demonstrates your responsibility and commitment to your community.
How to Become a Lifeguard
Visit Jobs.regina.ca to view the current openings for Lifeguard/Instructors with the City of Regina. Type ‘Lifeguard’ into the keyword search.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To become a Lifeguard/Instructor, you first must take courses that certify you to become a lifeguard and swimming instructor.
- Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion (age 13+)
- Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross (must have a current Bronze Medallion)
- Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard - Pool (NL) (age 15+ and current first aid or AEC)
- Lifesaving Swim for Life Instructor (age 15+ and a current Bronze Cross)
And one of the following:
- Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid CPR/AED-C
- Lifesaving Society Aquatic Emergency Care (AEC) with CPR Level C
- St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid: CPR Level C
Note: All awards must remain current and copies of updated rewards are required to be provided. First Aid, CPR C and AED must be recertified every two (2) years.
Applicants must provide or meet a variety of verification requirements.
Applicants must provide verification of:
- Age: Must be 15 years of age or older and currently enrolled in grade 10 or higher
- A criminal record check (current within 3 months of application).
- A current Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard - Pool (NL) certification
- A current Lifesaving Swim for Life Instructor certification
One of the following:
- A current Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid CPR/AED-C
- A current Lifesaving Society Aquatic Emergency Care (AEC) with CPR Level C
- A current St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid: CPR Level C
Once your application is received you will be contacted to attend a physical skills assessment.
You will be asked to:
- Retrieve a 20lb brick from a 16-foot depth.
- Swim 200m (8 lengths) in 4 minutes 25 seconds.
- Tread water with the 10lb brick for 6 minutes.
During the skills assessment, you must demonstrate and complete all three skills successfully to be offered an in-person interview.
There will also be a swimming lesson observation component to evaluate instruction ability.
Follow the three-step application process.
Step 1: Submit application for advertised position
Please visit our Job Opportunities to complete your profile and apply. Applicants must be 15 years or older and meet the qualifications prior to hire date to apply.
Step 2: Testing
Our hiring process involves a physical skills assessment. As you pass each skill, you progress to the next skill. Those who fail a skill are removed from the process but are encouraged to re-apply for future vacancies.
Step 3: Interview & Reference Checks
Candidates who are successful in the skills phase will be interviewed and reference checks will be completed.