Swimming Ideas Podast

Swimming Ideas Podcast 010: How to Hire Summer Lifeguards and Swim Instructors

March 17, 2015

Start Early

Be Everywhere

  • Online Job boards
    • Craigslist
    • Monster
    • Career Builder
    • Company website

Interview Early and Often

Start now in your interviewing process. Earlly interviews mean better canidates because you can be more picky and precise in who you hire. Don't delay and get stuck with mediocre canidates.

Screen for summer availability, forward planning (do they know what they are doing?), and work priorities.

Group interviews

  • Leadership qualities
  • Group environment testing
  • Peer interaction
  • Troublemakers

Individual Interviews

  • Nervousness
  • Specific questions

Create a Culture for your program to spread word of mouth advertising. Your culture will define the people that show up at your program. Culture helps mentor new employees and keep existing ones engaged and on task.

What do you do to promote team culture?

What do you require for summer hiring? Contracts? Limited number of vacation days during summer months?


How do you handle teaching swim lessons? Required by all?

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