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York University - Athletics and Recreation
in Canada / Ontario / Keele Campus
invites applications for the position of
Lifeguard & Swim Instructor

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Job Description

Under the direction of a permanent staff member, the Lifeguard & Swim Instructor may be responsible for some or all the following tasks:

  1. Safe and effective supervision of the pool and pool area as outlined in Campus Recreation SOPs and rules and regulations of the Health Protection and Promotion Act.
  2. Ensure the areas within pool enclosure are safe and clean, with equipment kept orderly and stored correctly after use.
  3. Completion of bi-hourly water chemical readings and patron counts.
  4. Provide effective instruction for aquatic programs.
  5. Demonstrate all physical skills; provide physical and verbal feedback during practice and evaluation periods.
  6. Ensure safety of participants during instruction.
  7. Communication with appropriate staff regarding issues as needed.
  8. Complete all administrative tasks for each class such as attendance records.
  9. Perform water rescue and first aid when necessary.
  10. Must attend and successful complete quarterly in-service training.
  11. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications


  • Successful completion of all York University required trainings, included but not limited to WHMIS, AODA and Health and Safety Training.
  • Current National Lifeguard certificate (as per Lifesaving Society, Ontario Branch) Standard First Aid with CPR C (as per Regulation 1101, WSIB) from one of the following national partners Lifesaving Society, Red Cross and St. John Ambulance.
  • Current aquatic instructor award from recognized service provider (Lifesaving Society). Current Standard First Aid with CPR C from one of the following national partners Lifesaving Society, Red Cross and St. John Ambulance. Red Cross Instructors can complete the e-learning transfer clinic prior to starting.
  • All awards must be current from May 1, 2022 through August 31, 2022 inclusive


  1. Ability to communicate with others to explain and share information.
  2. Ability to provide instruction and support others in developing knowledge or skills.
  3. Ability to understand and demonstrate instructions, policies & procedures.
  4. Ability to take initiative and demonstrate leadership skills.
  5. Ability to exercise judgement and decision making.

Contact Information

Andrew Geimar

Coordinator, Aquatics, First Aid & Sport Clubs
Athletics & Recreation

102 Tait McKenzie Centre

4700 Keele Street 
Toronto ON • Canada M3J 1P3
T 416.736.5185

Special Instructions

  • Vulnerable Sector Police check required.
  • Ability to lift/move/carry equipment or material of varying weights.