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Lifeguard Jobs in San Diego, CA

The Swimming Swan is excited to begin hiring for the upcoming Spring and Summer 2023 Season. We’re looking for experienced and certified lifeguards for employment at local community facilities and occasional private events throughout San Diego County, CA.



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Lifeguard Jobs in San Diego, California


The Swimming Swan is excited to begin hiring for the upcoming Spring and Summer 2023 Season. We’re looking for experienced Lifeguards to guards at local community facilities and occasional private events throughout San Diego County. The Swimming Swan is dedicated to ensuring that we provide the highest quality services to clients in our community, which is why we provide discounted certification & certification review courses for all of our staff. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of a background/reference check and drug screening. Pay Rates are based on experience, certifications, and clientele.


New to Lifeguarding?

If You are New to the Aquatics Industry – check out our Red Cross Certification Courses. We have on-going classes so you can learn the skills required to work in the industry.



  • Current and valid ARC or equivalent certification including but not limited to Lifeguard, CPR First  Aid, and AED. 
  • Ability to pass pre-employment verbal skills, swim, and in-water skills tests. 
  • 1+ year lifeguard experience required. 
  • Strong customer service background preferred.


As a Swan Lifeguard, your role includes:

  • Participating in pre-season training and a minimum of 4 hours of monthly in-service training in season.
    • Virtual and in-person training required
  • Opening and Closing Procedures, depending on schedule and hours. 
  • Monitoring pool-related activities closely throughout shifts and identifying any safety issues. 
  • Directing swimmers out of the pool and/or clearing the deck during hazardous conditions. 
  • Assisting in the maintenance of chemicals and pump room area(s) when applicable. 
  • Assisting in monitoring weather reports closely to ensure the safety of guests. 
  • Maintaining a clean environment in and around the pool 
  • Assisting in the organization and monitoring of pool parties or rentals. 
  • Providing assistance to patrons when appropriate or necessary. 
  • Adhering to Proper Rotations and delegated Break Times.



Pay Rates depend on Certifications, Experience and Location.

Lifeguard Pay Rates

  • Event Lifeguards start at $30 per hour
  • Seasonal pay rates (25-35+ hours per week) range $18-$22



  • Gas compensation – $0.62 per mile after the first 15 miles (per trip)
  • Referral bonuses of up to $150 once new hire fulfills 90 days of work 
  • Bonuses offered for positive online reviews


We service the following areas in San Diego County: Del Mar, Encinitas, Coronado, Chula Vista, La Mesa, Mira Mesa, La Jolla, Escondido, Mission Valley, Point Loma, Poway, Rancho Santa Fe and Downtown San Diego.


Equal Opportunity Employment

The Swimming Swan LLC., is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

Earning Doesn't End in the Water

There’s more than one way to gain credit for your hard work.

Earn 5 dollar bonus

Positive Review

Positive review posted by your client on Social Media

Earn 5 dollar bonus

Submit a Photo!

Send in a photo of you teaching or life guarding, must be in uniform OR your swimmer holding their certificate of achievement!

Earn 15 dollar bonus

Client Referral

New client registration as a result of contractor referral.

Earn 15 dollar bonus

Superb Teaching

"Finders Fee" Client continuing past 15 lessons as a result of a contractor's wonderful teaching

Earn 20 dollar bonus

Contractor Referral

Send a friend who’s certified and gets hired!

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