Dear Valued Patron,

Are you or your young adult looking for something to do this summer that not only can further your career ambitions but have a meaningful impact on the lives of kids in our community? Lifeguarding and swim instructing are summer jobs that change you; when you realize you’re doing something bigger than yourself. Swimming is an essential life skill that helps keep kids safe. But studies also show it has a tremendous effect on a child’s academic performance and opens a lifetime of recreational and career opportunities.  With support from the Des Moines Legacy Foundation, Mount Rainier Pool is offering FREE training for lifeguards and swim instructors. Both positions are a great way to gain work experience and develop marketable career skills while helping your community. They are a great way to work around your academic and extracurricular activities. See Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Certification at Bottom of this page.

LIFEGUARD/SWIM INSTRUCTOR RECRUITMENT PACKET

Click here to view the recruitment packet for lifeguards and swim instructors.

DES MOINES LEGACY FOUNDATION GRANT

Lifeguards and swim instructors are in huge demand across the nation. That’s why the Des Moines Legacy Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant for Mount Rainier Pool to offer free Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Certifications. The grant will help the pool build back its staffing to pre-pandemic levels and help children catch up on swim lessons. Click here for more information on the grant.

SEEK GRANT SWIM LESSONS

Mount Rainier Pool has also obtained a $79,575 Summer Enrichment and Experience for Kids grant to offer free swim lessons for kids ages 4-14. The SEEK grant is provided through the state Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Office to give kids better access to outdoor recreational opportunities. Click here for more information on the SEEK Grant.

LIFEGUARD

Lifeguarding Certification is open to anyone age 15* and older who can pass the physical requirements**. We continuously offer training throughout the year, with our first training session this April. To apply to become a lifeguard, sign up on our notification list for lifeguard training or complete a job interest card.

SWIM INSTRUCTOR

Swim instructor certifications are open to anyone age 16* and older who can pass the physical requirements**. We continuously offer training throughout the year, with our first training session this June. To apply to become a swim instructor, sign up on our notification list for swim instructor training or complete a job interest card.

* Must turn minimum age by the end of training. ** Click here to view physical requirements under the Free Training and Certifications Section.

BENEFITS OF WORKING AT THE MOUNT RAINIER POOL

Besides making good money, there are other great benefits of working at the Mount Rainier Pool. Click here for the benefits of working as a lifeguard/swim instructor. We also pay the following.

· Lifeguard – $16-$19.47 (depending on experience)

· Swim Instructor – $17.12-$20.83 (depending on experience)

For more information, click here.

CONTACT

If you have more questions or would like to speak to someone in person, our staff is here to help. Call us directly at (206) 824-4722 or email us at frontdesk@desmoinespool.org.

Office hours this week are:

· Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9:30am-1pm & 4-7pm

· Tuesday/Thursday, 10:30am-1pm & 5-8pm

· Saturday, 9am-3pm

· Sunday, 11am-1pm

We hope to have more information on other programming coming in the future as conditions change. Thank you for following these communications.

UPDATE

Spring 2022 Schedule Update (Effective April 18, 2022). Learn more