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2 Oct 2023

Part Time Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

JCC Chicago – Posted by Rachelkolling 3003 W Touhy Avenue, Chicago, IL 60645

Job Description

At JCC Chicago, lifeguards and swim instructors play a vital role in the physical and learning development of our students. Working at JCC means working in an active, fast paced, and friendly environment. Our emphasis is always on fun, safety and meeting the next challenge for students and instructors alike.

Lead Aquatics Staff: This individual would be both a lifeguard and swim instructor. Assistant Aquatics Staff: This role is either swim instructor or lifeguard.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Ability to lift/move children up to 40 lbs.
  • Physical stamina and agility required to be mobile for long periods throughout the day (up to 4 hours/day in pool).
  • Must also be able to hold and/or support children in chest deep water.
  • Ability to lift children and adults out of the pool in an emergency.
  • Ability to move from sitting (chair and floor) to standing position easily and quickly.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and be able to run and actively engage physically with those in and out of the swimming pool.
  • Ability to react with physical and mental alertness in emergency situations (jump into the pool to rescue anyone that need assistance; small child(ren) to adults weighing more than 200 pounds using proper rescue equipment).
  • Must be able to rotate head side to side to scan the pool while lifeguarding and be physically and mentally alert in emergency situations including rotating head to side to side.
  • Ability to use of hands and arms for grasping, pulling, pushing and sliding aquatic chairs, pool stairs and PVC benches both in and out of the water.
  • Ability to set up and take down the pool (includes putting in/ removing stairs into the pool, placing lane lines in the pool by bending down and wrenching them in).


Weekdays- Various Shifts, Saturday/Sunday shifts Available



Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and First Aid certification, as well as CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification preferred but training/certification & re-certification classes available.

Job Type:



$15.00 – $18.00 per hour

Application Question(s):

  • Are you interested in working as a lifeguard, a swim instructor or both?


  • lifeguard and/or swim instructor: 1 year (Preferred)


  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (Preferred)
  • CPR Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

How to Apply

Please either reach out to or apply on our company website. To apply on our company site, please follow the link below!

Job Categories: lifeguard. Job Types: Part Time. Job Tags: Adult, children, community center, FUN, lifeguard, and Swim-Instructor. Salaries: Hourly.

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