Amazing co-workers, intense staff training, friendly environment
Aquatic Leader, Instructor, Lifeguard (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 1 April 2016
Typical Day at work:
A lesson plan for every class checked by either the Aquatic Leader or manger. Depending on the time of the session, a confirmation of stickers and badges for complete/incomplete students. Calling out Swim Kids/Preschool levels along with attendance. Trying to find a good location for your students to learn how to swim, the pool is fairly small so this is not very well organized. First come, first serve. However, depending on class size you can convince someone to swap lanes/section with you. Weekend swimmers tend to be more calm and easier to teach than weekday.Pool is VERY warm, around 90 fahrenheit.
Lunch break: not many places close by to eat, bring your own lunch but cannot eat in the office, so limited space. Lunch breaks are around 30 minutes.
Lifeguarding: Typically calm, rotations are enjoyable.
Camp groups: VERY LARGE. Hard to manage and typically not well organized.
Not like the usual skills performed in NLS course. Mostly endurance and team work building. Unique drills. Trainings can last between a few hours to 3 full days. Paid.
AMAZING group of people. Immediately make you feel welcomed. Sometimes go on trips together when off-duty.
Not very clean. No staff specific change rooms so a lot of the workers will change in the storage room.
Friendly staff will support you and take your shifts if need be, company is very understanding. Will take the time to work out a specific work schedule to fit your personal needs.
Friendly Staff, HOT pool, flexible work hours
Staff training is physically demanding, lesson plans are a MUST, just above minimum wage, lack of organization, small pool - around 18m length, dirty change rooms