Save lives in the City

2015-06-02 06:00

Applications are open for lifeguards at municipal pools across the city.

The City of Cape Town has 300 temporary lifeguard positions available at its public swimming pools for the summer season, explains Belinda Walker, mayoral committee member for community services and special projects.

“We are working hard to get our amenities ready for the upcoming season, with a special focus on public swimming pools. One of the City’s critical requirements for the safety of our residents is to have trained and competent lifeguards available at our swimming pools. We would like to encourage residents who meet the criteria for a lifeguard position to apply timeously, so as not to lose out on this temporary employment opportunity,” she says.

The main swimming pool season is from 2 October to 16 April 2016. Applications close on Friday 5 June.The lifeguard application process requires further training and testing for the prospective candidates. Applicants must have a Grade 10 certificate or 12 months lifesaving experience, be physically fit and able-bodied and have no criminal record.


Printed application forms are available at the Muizenberg, Mitchell’s Plain, Ndabeni and Bellville district offices. Completed application forms and documents can only be dropped off at these offices and not at the Cape Town Civic Centre


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