Lifeguarding


YOU WILL FIND TWO THINGS IN THIS SECTION

1) Swim Macon's Lifeguard Training Schedule- A New Certification Class will be added for Mid-May. We will post as soon as we are able.

2) Swim Macon Lifeguard Employment for the summer of 2021. We need 6-8 Lifeguards total for the summer. Shift coverage and availability will cover 11a-7p Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as well as Mon-Thu from 10am-12pm and 5pm-8pm. The link to apply is at the bottom of the page.

SECTION 1- LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION
Swim Macon is a Starguard Lifeguard Training Center
.  We will also list any American Red Cross certifications that are made known to us in the area. If you would like us to post, please email [email protected]. We provide training for new lifeguards as well as renewal training.  We will accept your Red Cross certification to allow you to take the renewal training.  You must provide your Red Cross certification details.  Most employers will accept Star Guard Certification in place of Red Cross Training. 

 
LIFEGUARD APPLICANTS MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM 300 YARDS NON-STOP AND UNASSISTED by swimming Freestyle (front crawl), breast stroke, or a combination of both. This class will not teach candidates how to swim. Non-swimmers are ineligible to take lifeguard training at Swim Macon.  In addition to the 300 Yard swim,  Trainees must also be able to:
  • Tread water with hands in the air for one minute
  • Retrieve a 10 pound brick from the deep end and swim to the side holding the brick
  • Swim 50 yards using the rescue buoy

MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT IS 15 YEARS OLD BY FIRST DATE OF TRAINING.

2021 SMAC Lifeguard Registration form: DOWNLOAD

 
New certifications, including Red Cross renewals take two 8-hour days. StarGuard Renewal training is completed in one 8-hour day.  Starguard requires annual renewal of your Starguard Lifeguard Certification. Starguard is much more practical than Red-Cross, that is why it's preferred by most waterparks.The rescue techniques and concepts are simple to execute and understand. Annual renewal keeps skills sharp, and professional. Lifeguards are always at risk of having to deal with life or death situations. Staying proficient is extremely important. Our guards take the job seriously, and understand the risks and consequences of being unprepared. We do not pass candidates if we do not feel that they can be an effective guard. 
 
Our currently scheduled sessions are:
 
Starguard Lifeguard Training
Type of Training Dates Registration Deadline Course times Cost

Red Cross NEW  CERTIFICATION
 

Rachel Taylor is contact:
[email protected]

 

Deadline April 6. All info on flier.

FLIER

 

FLIER

$250

         

StarGuard

Renewal

Nick Hilburger

 April 17th 2021  April 11th  9a-5p  $175
         
If you are interested in taking one of these courses, please complete the registration form and return it via email to [email protected], or mail to SMAC, 5097 Northside Dr., Macon, GA  31210.  Questions? Contact our instructor, Nick Hilburger at [email protected]. Registration AND PAYMENT are due 7 days before the class. No exceptions. We will not split sessions. Lifeguard candidates must be able to spend the entire class time on the weekend the class is held. No exceptions.
 
Upon receipt of your registration form (signed by a parent if you are under 18), you will receive a note to come to the pool to complete the pre-requisite swim requirements.  Once you pass that, you will be given pre-work to be completed prior to the first day of class.  You will also receive a training book, on loan from SMAC, that you must pick up at the pool.
 
We require a minimum of 4 trainees to hold a session. We will notify those registered of changes due to weather or failure to meet the minimum class size.  Additional training sessions may be scheduled depending on demand.
 
AGAIN, We will not break up training based on schedule conflicts. Candidates must take the full class on the dates registered.
 
Training is held at our Northside Pool at 5097 Northside Dr., Macon, GA  31210.

SECTION 2- LIFEGUARD EMPLOYMENT
During the Summer of 2021, Northside Swim Club will be open for Membership on the weekends, Friday-Sunday from 11am to 8pm.  During the week, we need lifeguards to monitor swim lessons from 10am-12pm and from 5pm-8pm Monday through Thursday. Pay will be $10/hr. We will hire 6-8 Lifeguards.  

Hiring Process:
1) Download the 2021 Swim Macon Employment Application
2) Fill it out and take a pic or email to [email protected]
3) We will contact you for an interview within two business days
4) Jason will notify all lifeguards of their status within 10 days of application

*DIsclaimer- We are an aquatics training faciility with over 40 years of experience in the Middle Georgia Community. Lifeguarding to us is NOT A JOKE. If you entertain visions of relaxing on deck and getting a tan as the main part of your job, please apply elsewhere. This is a life and death business, and we treat it as such.**