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Lifeguard/Swim Coach

Full Time
Posted 2 years ago
Updated: March 24th, 2022
Salary : $17.17 - $26.21 / hourly
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(907) 826-3275
Contact Name: City of Craig HR

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Under the direction of the Aquatic Center manager and or Head Lifeguard the Lifeguard/Swim Coach is expected to lifeguard for various swim sessions, provide safety services, perform cashier duties and give general direction to pool staff. Lifeguard/Swim Coach will teach swimming lessons and skills according to the American Red Cross requirements; will also act as Swim Coach for the local swim club.


  • Lifeguard/Swim Coach shall be directly responsible for supervising all assistant coaches for the swim club and encourage volunteer assistants.
  • Maintains records which include attendance of club members, progress reports for each club member, and swim meet registration(s).
  • Monitors skill development and performance of each club member and instructs them in activities for improvement.
  • Attends and participates in Board of Directors and parents group meetings, when meetings do not interfere with Lifeguarding duties.
  • Schedules pool facilities for use by the club.
  • Sets goals, projects, and skill development plans for the club season.
  • Plans daily schedules for practices and workouts.
  • Travel with, and coach, the swim club members; this is usually not a part of the regular weekly schedule. Travel time shall be recognized as a part of employment and shall be considered as part of a “regular work day” within his/her regular work week.
  • The City Of Craig will provide wages and benefits for the Lifeguard/Swim Coach to work as a lifeguard at the Craig Aquatic Center and to act as Swim Coach for the club including swim club business during the regular work week for up to 3 hours per day/15 hours per week unless Lifeguard/Swim Coach is traveling for a swim meet.
  • Lifeguard/Swim Coach will be compensated for travel time in accordance with the City of Craig policy (up to 8 hours to and from swim meets).

**Note: Coaching duties shall come secondary to Lifeguard position.


  • Must be a self-motivated employee and able to work without close supervision.
  • Ability to swim 300 yards without stopping; ability to swim 50 yards and retrieve a ten (10 pound) brick from the deep end of the pool in less than 1 minute, 40 seco
  • Ability to manage and use swim meet equipment, including a System 5 Timing Unit and Workout Manager Hytek software preferred.
  • Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet applications and Microsoft Publisher are preferred.

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience lifeguarding.



  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Pay
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Public Employee Retirement Plan
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Savings)
  • Educational/Training Assistance