Lifeguard Opportunity

Aktiv Open Water Swim Series is a locally organized and run event. The event takes place in Welland on the Flat Water Recreational Canal. The swim race distances range from 500m to 3.9km. We need Lifeguards to be on Stand Up Paddle Boards, Kayak or on shore, ensuring the safety of all participants. The role also includes aiding in course setup and take down, and some help with the athletes overall experience at the event. If you are interested in a position as one of the lifeguards please submit an application in person or online to Trysport Niagara/Aktiv Life; 17 Lock Street, St. Catharines or by email to


Position Title: Lifeguard & Course Help


Terms of Employment: Seasonal, Weekend, Day,


Salary: $11.00 to $15 Hourly for 2 hours per race


Required Dates:

June 1: 1:30pm-4:30pm

June 29: 1:30pm -4:30pm

July 13: 1:30pm -4:30pm

July 27: 1:30pm -4:30pm

August 10: 1:30pm -4:30pm

August 24: 1:30pm -4:30pm


Location: Welland Flat Water Recreational Canal at Notre Dame Rowing Club Boathouse, Ontario

(4 vacancies)


Education: Some high school, Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.): First Aid Certificate, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate, National Lifeguard Service (NLS) Certificate

Experience: Competitive swimming or triathlon background considered and asset


Recreational Concentration: Aktiv Open Water Swim Series (


Type of Clients: All ages


Work Setting: Open water


Activity Focus: Patrolling/supervising activities


Specific Skills: Enforce safety rules and regulations, tracking attendance and creating reports.


Additional Skills: Provide emergency or first aid, aid with course setting and athlete experience


Essential Skills: Decision making, Communication, Problem solving, Initiative and Leadership Skills


Other Information: All applicants must hold current NLS certification.


Languages: English


Employer: Aktiv Life Inc.

How to Apply:

Please apply with a cover letter and resume.

By E-mail:

In person: Trysport Niagara/Aktiv Life; 17 Lock Street, Unit 110 (inside the Lock and Main Marketplace, St. Catharines, Ontario


Advertised until: August 24, 2014

Contact Us

Aktiv Life Inc.


Retail Store and Office

15 Lock Street, #101

St. Catharines (Port Dalhousie),

ON, L2N 5B6

Wolf: 905.931.3472

Barb: 905.931.0984

Store Hours


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 12:00 – 18:00

Wednesday: 12:00 – 18:00

Thursday: 12:00 – 18:00

Friday: 12:00 – 18:00

Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00

Sunday: Closed

* Extended hours available by appointment – just email us.  We can be available to help meet your needs.

Any Questions?

Contact us directly:

(Wolf) 905.931.3472

(Barb) 905.931.0984


What’s New?


November 15th

on the Bruce Trail by Brock University

Distance options: 3km, 6km, 12km, 18km, 24km


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