Lifeguard and Swim Instructor – Fall 2019

City of Surrey

City of Surrey

Lifeguard and Swim Instructor – Fall 2019

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The City of Surrey’s Recreation Division aims to build healthy communities where all people are active and engaged for life. As part of that commitment, we’re looking for Lifeguards / Swim Instructors to help ensure the community can enjoy our facilities in a safe and comfortable environment.

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This position encompasses both Lifeguarding and Swim Instructing. Our Lifeguards/Swim Instructors supervise the safety of swimmers in our facilities and provide exceptional customer service, high-quality learn-to-swim instruction and fun and interactive public swim programming. We are looking for responsible individuals who lead by example and:

  • Are safety and customer focused.
  • Value diversity and inclusion.
  • Thrive in a team environment.
  • Are motivated and adaptable.
  • Are committed to continuous learning.
  • Demonstrate initiative and integrity.

Employment Status
Auxiliary – Union CUPE 402


  • Develop and Teach high-quality swim lesson programs for all ages.
  • Maintain accurate, up to date progress sheets and records for participants as well as completing evaluations.
  • Performs lifeguarding functions, according to Provincial and Surrey's guidelines.
  • Observe patrons in pool, enforce safety regulations, maintain order in the swimming and desk areas.
  • Provide First Aid treatment.
  • Engage with a diverse client base to provide exceptional service.
  • Provide a clean and safe swimming environment.
  • Demonstrates appropriate behaviours in line with our City Values.
  • You may be required to perform water tests to ensure adequate water quality and will occasionally work with Chlorine and other chemicals related to pool operations.


  • Completion of Grade 12 or currently enrolled in High School.
  • Formal Lifeguard and Swim Instructor training.
  • Current Certificates in the following:
    • Water Safety Instructor
    • National Lifeguard Service - Pool Option
    • Standard First Aid with CPR C and AED
  • Available evenings and Full Weekend availability.
  • Candidates must successfully complete a rigorous screening process, including:
    • Physical standards
    • First aid diagnostic and treatment
    • Lifeguard standards
    • Water safety instructing skill

Certificates MUST be VALID at the time of application. Certificates (WSI, NL, SFA with CPR C and AED) MUST be uploaded at the time of application.

Conditions of Employment
This position requires completion of a Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector.

If you are interested in this opportunity please apply at to Job ID 2973. Posting will remain posted until June 21, 2019

Organization: City of Surrey
Location: Surrey, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation
Posted: June 4, 2019, 7:14 pm
Expires: June 21, 2019, 4:30 pm

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