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National lifeguard

Reporting to the Waterfront Director, the National Lifeguard is responsible for the supervision of the waterfront, including the beach, docks, swimming area, and open water. Duties include following NLBC, Lifesaving Society and BC Camps Association procedures to open the waterfront, lifeguard swimmers, run activities and features, and close the waterfront at the end of the day or in the event of an emergency. The National Lifeguard will also be expected to participate in all training required by NLBC, and to respond effectively and professionally to medical and aquatic crises. 


The National Lifeguard will demonstrate a proven ability to make sound decisions under pressure, be able to remain vigilant during long scanning shifts, be able to lifeguard in unfavorable outdoor conditions such as wind, rain, hot sun, and turbid and deep water. 


The National Lifeguard will hold and submit copies of the following certifications:

  • National Lifeguard - Pool (current within two years). Preference will be given to applicants with National Lifeguard - Waterfront.

  • Aquatic Emergency Care (current within two years) OR Standard First Aid (current within 3 years)

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