Lifeguard/Instructor I

Openings: Up to 30 

Type of Posting: Internal/External

Location Name: City of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, CA 

Date Posted: January 3, 2024

Closing Date: June 30, 2024

Profession: Art, Culture & Recreation 

Experience Level(s): Entry-Level 

Desired Employment Status: Casual

Job ID: 1901 

**If you are selected to move forward in the recruitment process, a representative from the City of Regina will contact you directly. **

Under the supervision of an Aquatic Program Specialist or Aquatic Training Specialist, this position performs responsible lifeguard and/or instructional duties at any City of Regina aquatic facilities. The work assigned involves ensuring the safety of patrons and proper facility usage. This position may be transferred between aquatics facilities and will be required to work non-standard hours.

Typical duties include:

  • Ensures that proper safety procedures are followed an in cases of emergency, performs first aid, water rescues and other lifeguarding skills and techniques as required.
  • Carries out responsible lifeguard and instructional duties and ensures a safe and healthy environment conducive to aquatic enjoyment and education.
  • Participates in mandatory sessional staff training and development programs.
  • Assumes responsibility for individual lesson plans, class attendance, class evaluations, progress cards, and test sheets as required.
  • Enforces swimming pool rules and regulations as outlined by the City of Regina and the Saskatchewan Public Health Act.
  • Assists in cleaning and disinfecting duties, as required.
  • Supervises the activities of the patrons using the facility, in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Maintains good public relations with patrons and facility staff.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Candidates will be screened on the following criteria:

*** To be considered for this position you must clearly identify your qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities and where you obtained them in your application/resume. If you do not possess any of the required awards, or you are in the progress of completing them, you will be disqualified. This is an ongoing posting and will be reposted. If you do not meet all the qualifications or have all the awards and certifications at the time of this positing, please apply to the next posting once you met all requirements.***

Experience and Education:


  • Experience in dealing with clients at aquatic facilities providing lifeguarding and recognized Lifesaving Swim for Life or equivalent instructional services.
  • A minimum of Grade 10. *Can currently be in progress*

Must possess the following awards and certifications:

Must have the following:


  • Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Service -Pool(NL)
  • Lifesaving Society Swim for Life Instructor Certification; or Swim Transition Instructor Clinic AND Swim Patrol Instructor clinic completed
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

At least ONE of the following:

  • Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR/AED-C
  • St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid & CPR/AED-C
  • Lifesaving Society Aquatic Emergency Care & CPR/AED-C

*Note: All awards must remain current and is required to provide the employer with copies of updated rewards. First Aid, CPR C and AED must be recertified every two (2) years.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques employed in water safety, lifeguarding and instructing.
  • Knowledge of the standard principles and practices of first aid.
  • Knowledge of instructional techniques.
  • Knowledge of the rules, regulations and procedures dealing with swimming pool operation, as outlined by the relevant acts, bylaws, and policies.
  • Ability to receive/implement oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to deal effectively and tactfully with patrons and fellow employees.
  • Ability to demonstrate an amiable and outgoing personality.
  • Skill in swimming, lifeguarding and instructional duties.

Working/Other Conditions:

  • Available Shifts: Daytime, Evening, and Weekends.
  • Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.


Please contact if you have inquires. 

✓ Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.

✓ Note: As per the City of Regina's Criminal Record Check Policy, the successful candidate is required to provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector criminal record check.

✓ Note: Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of acquired education.

Jurisdiction: CUPE Local 21 

Division: City Planning & Community Services 

Department: Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services 

Hourly Salary: $21.35


The City of Regina acknowledges that we are on Treaty 4 Territory, and the traditional lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

We want to show our recognition and respect to the Nations and the ancestors of this territory, we are grateful for the privilege to be here, to co-exist. We recognize that much of the harms of the past have shaped our relationship; we are committed to our work of building trust. We hope for good and everlasting relationships to create true partnerships with Indigenous peoples.


Regina is committed to employment equity and accessibility. We encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.


Note: The City of Regina strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact Talent at 306-777-7550 or by email at