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The Town of Golden is looking for some enthusiastic, amazing people to join our team at the Golden Pool as Lifeguards! Earn high school credits through the training, get a job that pays a competitive wage, work outside, teach people water survival skills and be proud to be part of a team that works hard and has lots of fun.

Lifeguarding can open numerous career building opportunities for those seeking to become health and wellness professionals. The skills developed through lifeguard training can help you build opportunities in many fields.

Importantly, residents can take training right here at home! This is great news for people – especially youth – who aren’t sure what they want to do in terms of a career path.

“Lifeguarding is an amazing first step to any career,” says Recreation Coordinator Kim Bryan. “I think that the skills that you learn through lifeguarding – through the certification process and holding a job as a lifeguard – carry on to many different career paths. And, the fact that we can offer it in town is amazing because it means that it is more accessible to a variety of people and our current team gets to build a bit of a relationship with the NL candidates. Talk about a great way to get your foot in the door!”

If you enjoy swimming and helping people, get your lifeguard tickets!

“The Golden Swimming Pool is such a fun place to work, honestly,” says Bryan. “And no matter what happens down the road - maybe your Plan A falls through for a little while or you need to make some extra money while you go to school - your tickets can get you a job at basically any pool across Canada. Pools are always looking for lifeguards.”

Working at the Golden Swimming Pool is fun and exciting! To check out our job postings, visit the "I want to" section of the website on our Home page!

Courses start soon! Times/dates are registration dependant and are subject to change.
Standard First Aid & CPR-C:
March 5-6 in Invermere. Cost is $249. Call 250-342-3210;
March 19-20 in Canmore. Cost is $128 - $204. Call 403-678-8920; or April 7-8 in Golden. Cost is $249. Call 250-344-5901.
Bronze Star – recommended pre-requisites Swim Kids 9 and 12 years old:
May 21-June 25, Saturdays 11am-1pm and July 19-28, Tues-Thurs 9-11am. at the Golden pool. Price TBD.

Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross Combo - must be 13 or have Bronze Star:
May 27-June 29 from 3:30-5 p.m. Monday to Friday or July 5-14 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday at the Golden Pool. Price TBD. Call 250-344-0120.

National Lifeguard - must be 16 by last day, have Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid
February 26-28 and Mar 11-13 in Canmore. Cost is $361. Call 403-678-8920;
March 21-31 in Kamloops. Cost is $350. Call 250-828-3655;
April 1-17 in Cranbrook. Cost is $249. Call 250-344-5901;
May 24 – June 29 from 3:30-5 p.m. and June 30 - July 14 from 1 – 4 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday or Aug 2 – 12 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday at the Golden Pool. Cost is $375. Call 250-344-0120.