Energetic and Fast Paced Pool
lifeguard/swimming instructor (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 8 August 2012
Working with the City of Oshawa for three years as a lifeguard definitely gave me a great experience in that field. The pool (Legends Center) where I mainly guarded was a fast-paced pool with a lot going on. As a lifeguard, I always had to be moving and scanning the pool constantly and ensuring each patron was following the rules of the pool. A typical day would be starting in the morning teaching lessons for 4 hours. After lessons, the guards would get a 15-20 minute break and go out to guard the next swim (usually 3 hours of guarding). While guarding, we would have to be on the pool deck for 50 minutes, with ten minute rotations and had 10 minutes in the pool office.The hardest part of my job was trying to satisfy all patron because some were hard to please. However I always did my best to make each patron comfortable at our pools. I enjoyed working with all of my co-workers, we made great bonds together and are still friends with many.
could not come back for a summer job once you left for school