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Lifeguard/Instructor I

Openings: Up to 30 

Type of Posting: Internal/External

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

Date Posted: August 8, 2022

Closing Date:September 30, 2022

Profession: Art, Culture & Recreation 

Experience Level(s): Entry-Level 

Desired Employment Status: Casual

Job ID: 605 

**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. ***


Experience and Education:

Experience in dealing with clients at aquatic facilities providing lifeguarding and recognized Red Cross or equivalent instructional services.


Must possess the following awards and certifications:

  • At least ONE of the following:


    • Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Service (NLS – Pool Option)
    • Canadian Red Cross Pool Lifeguard


  • At least ONE of the following:


    • Lifesaving Society Aquatics Emergency Care (AEC) with CPR Level C
    • Canadian Red Cross CPR Level C
    • St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid: CPR Level C


  • Must have ALL of the following:


    • Lifesaving Swim for Life Instructor Certification or Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) and willing to take the Swim for Life Instructor Transition Clinic)
    • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)



*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.

✓ 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 Development 

Department: Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services 

Hourly Salary: $17.50 (2021 Rates)



The City of Regina values diversity in our workforce and encourages applications from all qualified Employment Equity candidates.

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