November 19, 2021
Just-Try-It Events Give the Community a Chance to Try Out Being a Lifeguard
Liz Sollis -
Salt Lake County, UT – Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation is hosting two “Just-Try-It: Lifeguarding” events for community members, ages 14 and older, to do just that: try being a lifeguard.
“Being a lifeguard was something I always wanted to do and, as a teen, my dreams came true when I was hired by Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation,” said Amber Milne, recreation manager at Fairmont Aquatic Center. “I worked as a lifeguard during high school and while in college. Now, 20 years later, I’ve made a career out of doing what I love while serving the community.”
The two-hour “Just-Try-It” events grant interested individuals the opportunity to try lifeguard skills and activities, shadow a lifeguard, talk with lifeguards and management about the duties and responsibilities of the position, play some pool games, and apply for a great and fun job.
Employment benefits include paid training, flexible hours, great coworkers, professional development, and pay up to $16/hour depending on experience, position, and shift. Hired individuals will work at recreation centers throughout the county.
Aspiring lifeguards are encouraged to bring a swimsuit, a towel, and a friend (or two). Admission fee is waived for participants and registration is not required.
When: Saturday, November 20th, 2021, 3 pm–5 pm
Where: Northwest Recreation Center, 1255 W Clark Avenue, Salt Lake City
When: Saturday, December 11th, 2021, 3 pm–5 pm
Where: Dimple Dell Recreation Center, 10670 S 1000 E, Sandy
Individuals interested in applying for a lifeguard or swim instructor position may apply at bit.ly/slcoguard