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The City of Waterloo
in Waterloo, ON
invites applications for the position of

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Job Description

As an instructor/lifeguard, you will provide quality swimming lesson instruction and lifeguard services at the Waterloo Swimplex. Your excellent customer service and interpersonal skills combined with a background in aquatics, waterfit instruction and/or the Lifesaving Society Learn to Swim program will allow you to excel in a busy aquatic environment.

At this time we are not hiring Aquatic Assistants. Please do not submit your application under Instructor/Lifeguards for the Aquatic Assistant position.  Check back at to view our open positions.

Application deadlines: Recruitment for summer 2022 is ongoing and the deadline for applications to be considered for fall 2022 recruitment is September 11, 2022.

Hours: Flexible schedules; some positions with day, evening and weekend shifts of 9-24 hours per week; some positions with day shifts working up to 35 hours per week, subject to seasonal programming demands.

Rate of pay: $18.00 - $18.50 per hour.

Work location: Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex (Swimplex), 101 Father David Bauer Drive and Moses Springer Pool (summer only).

Required Qualifications

  • Lifesaving Instructors and Swim Instructors
  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid & CPR C certification
  • Aquatic skills will be screened prior to an interview
  • A current Police Vulnerable Sector Check satisfactory to the city is required immediately upon hire

Contact Information

How to Apply: Click on 'Apply Now' and follow the application instructions. Please upload your resume and cover letter in one file, and provide us with  your LSS ID Number in your resume. You are required to complete and submit the "Supplementary Interview Information" form with your application. Please see attached. 

Your file name should be in the following format: Lastname, Firstname. When finished, click Submit Application.

Please ensure you receive an email confirming your application has been successfully received. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and retained on file for six (6) months. Vacancies will be filled as needed.

Special Instructions

Be You @ Waterloo: At the City of Waterloo, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. All interested and qualified candidates, including Indigenous persons, Black persons, non-Black racialized persons/persons of colour, women, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ and those interested in joining our team are encouraged to apply.

Accommodation: The City of Waterloo is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace that is welcoming, inclusive, and barrier-free. Accommodations in accordance with the Human Rights Code and other applicable legislation are available throughout all stages of the recruitment process. For accommodation during the application process, applicants are requested to make their needs known via email at, quoting the position and competition number. Applicants advanced through to subsequent stages of the recruitment process will be provided with additional opportunities to make their needs known.