GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. – Calling all lifeguards: Community and city pools are looking to hire people for summer jobs.
Since the official start to summer is just around the corner, managers are ready to fill those jobs as soon as possible.
Thomas Falgout, President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater High Point, says more than 200 kids use their pool every day during the summer. That’s why he’s desperately looking for certified lifeguards and swim instructors.
“If we don't have them, our kids don't have a pool,” said Falgout. “Especially the kids we serve, a lot of minority kids typically don't get a lot of swimming opportunities and they have high accidental drowning rates. If you can teach a kid to swim, you can maybe save their life.”
The Greensboro Aquatic Center is also looking for more than a dozen lifeguards and swimming instructors.
“Seniors in high school, college students for the summer, a lot of teachers are looking for summer jobs. It's the perfect opportunity to still be around young people and participate with healthy activities,” said Susan Braman, Greensboro Aquatic Center.
The City of High Point, Winston-Salem, and Burlington have lifeguarding positions available as well.
Applicants much have lifeguard certification, which is available through the American Red Cross.