$50 Visa Gift Card

We are hiring for Lifeguards, Swim Instructors and Swim Coaches

Ideally we need people to apply NOW so they can start by the end of this month.

Applicants must be 18 or older.  We can certify them in our class at the end of August.   So Interview Now – Certify Aug. 25 – 27

If you refer a candidate and they get hired by SMAC we will give you a $50 Visa card immediately upon their hire.  You will also be eligible for a $250 bonus if they stay employed with us for 6 months or longer (you must be still employed too).

Please have potential candidates email Katie or Tyler asap so we can talk to them about the opportunities and certification process.

Thank you for your help!  Hope to give out lots of gift cards this month!




RedCap Drills & Skills of the Week

Newer employees, please pay close attention!

RedCap Drills:

Be prepared to practice a RedCap Drill during your shift. A buoyant foam blue ball or a submerged tan silhouette found in the water will signify it’s a RedCap Drill. As a guard on surveillance, you must activate the EAP (triple whistle) within 40 seconds of the ball being placed in the pool or 1 minute of the silhouette being placed in the pool. If the ball/silhouette is not recognized within the appropriate amount of time, you will have to go through a scenario. The scenario will be provided by a supervisor. During this time of the drill, an additional lifeguard will be out on surveillance as ‘backup coverage’ until you have completed the scenario successfully. This drill will be random, as to encourage all aquatics staff to be attentive at all times. This drill will be used as a standard of lifeguard evaluation.

Skills of the Week:

Be prepared to show your Lifeguard skills familiarity and knowledge when testing for the Skill of the Week. Make sure that you are checking for the skill of each week (posted on the Blog, in the Lifeguard Binder, in the Lifeguard Office) so you can prepare/review. It is your responsibility to notify your supervisor if you have not been tested for the week. You should be able to demonstrate these skills at any point in time. This drill will be used as a standard of lifeguard evaluation.

Contact me if you have any questions or concerns @ ashbaught@smccd.edu

September Lifeguard Meetings

September Lifeguard Meetings:

It is mandatory to attend one of the two September meetings. Please RSVP via email – ashbaught@smccd.edu

  • Option 1: September 10th from 5-7pm
  • Option 2: September 13th from 12-2pm

General Itinerary:

  • 30 minutes – Information and Updates
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes – Water Skills


  • Swim suit, goggles, personal resuscitation mask

If you are on duty at the time of one of our meetings, you must attend the alternative one. If there are time conflicts with your schedule for both of these meeting dates I need advanced notice. You will not be excused from a meeting unless you contact me 72 hours before the time the meeting is scheduled to begin.