Calling all potential lifeguards

PUBLISHED: 13 August 2018

Date issued; 13 August 2018

Have you ever thought about working as a lifeguard, but don’t have the qualifications? Leisure World Colchester is currently recruiting for lifeguards to work in its Leisure, Fitness and Teaching Pools, and is offering new recruits the chance to have all their training costs funded up front. 

Leisure World Colchester is holding a Lifeguard Recruitment Open Day on Friday 17 August, starting at 8.30am. Applicants must be aged 16+year old and are asked to complete and submit an application form before 5pm on 16 August.  

On the day, candidates will be asked to complete a swimming test to show that they can jump/dive into deep water, swim 50 metres (2 lengths of the Fitness Pool) in no more than 60 seconds, swim 100 metres (4 lengths of the Fitness Pool) continuously on front and back, in deep water – tread water for 30 seconds, surface dive to the floor of the pool (3.7m) and climb out of the pool unaided without ladders or steps. Those that pass the swimming test will then attend an interview on the same day. 

Successful candidates will have the cost of a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification funded up front (training dates will be 3-9 September), giving them the opportunity to earn money and gain great experience in a full time leisure career, right from their first day.  

Cllr Nick Barlow, Colchester Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Commercial Services, said: “Becoming a lifeguard at Leisure World gives you the opportunity to gain fantastic work experience in the leisure sector, allows you to work in a fun environment and provides an important service to your community. I would encourage all those that are interested to complete an application form and come along to the Recruitment Day.” 

Leisure World is a fun and exciting place to work with excellent rates of pay from £8.75 per hour, plus access to the Colchester Borough Council staff benefits scheme. 

For more information and to complete an application form visit  

Page last reviewed: 13 August 2018


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