Aquatic Employment Program

We’ve launched a new employment program in our Health, Fitness & Aquatics facility to fast-track future lifeguards into employment with our Y!

The Y Aquatic Employment Program allows participants of our Aquatic Certifications courses to apply to become a lifeguard before they complete the course series. Selected participants need to successfully complete:

Aquatic jobs are ideal for students with shifts available early mornings, evenings, and weekends and adults with full-time positions available. While swim lessons are a fantastic way to learn how to swim and be in and around water safely, they aren’t a requirement to start the Aquatic Employment Program. Along with being a confident swimmer, participants must be at least 16 years of age.

Being a lifeguard and swim instructor can allow you to work flexible hours, swim while you work, socialize with participants and coworkers, and feel a sense of pride and purpose while you keep people safe. Successful participants will build leadership skills that can have a profound impact on your future success. You’ll also make a splash in your community by joining a non-profit charity that works to build vibrant, healthy neighbourhoods.

How to Apply

To apply to the Y Aquatics Employment Program, fill out a YMCA Employment/Volunteer Application Form to submit along with your resume, references and cover letter to:

Marilyne Jones
Supervisor; Aquatics

Then head over to our Active NET portal to register for upcoming Aquatic Certifications courses needed to achieve your National Lifeguard certification.

Already taken these certifications? No problem, apply today!

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