Lifeguards & Swim Instructors
Toronto, June 22- As part of efforts to ensure staffing levels are met for all planned summer recreation programs, the City of Toronto is encouraging qualified residents to apply for lifeguard, swim instructor, wading pool and aquatic program assistant positions.
The City continues to recruit and hire certified lifeguards and swim instructors, and encourages residents to take its many aquatic leadership courses to become certified. Youth as young as 14 can apply to become wading pool attendants and aquatic program assistants, and are encouraged to become certified.
Once again, the City expects to employ approximately 2,200 part-time recreation aquatic staff to support safe supervision of its swimming pools and aquatic programs, wading pools and beach waterfront operations. This includes newly hired staff, as well as returning staff.
Jurisdictions across North America are facing lifeguard shortages because lifeguard certification was paused while the world responded to COVID-19. In anticipation of this shortage, the City has been recruiting lifeguards – new applicants and returning staff – since January.
In addition, to support the summer 2022 outdoor pool and supervised beach programs, the City made facilities available this spring specifically for lifeguard and swim instructor certification training to enhance recruitment efforts.