$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.




Fall Availability Forms Due Tomorrow & Pool Closure Begins this Saturday

Just a reminder to let us know your Fall schedule by tomorrow.

We are definitely hiring Lifeguards, Swim Instructors and Coaches.  So if you are thinking of changing your schedule around in the fall let me know.  This is the best time to switch roles within SMAC.

Please let your friends know we are hiring and have a LG class August 25 – 27.

Final reminder: SMAC staff should help members with lane sharing.  If you notice a member is getting in a lane that already has a swimmer in it, make sure they know to warn the member first.  You can even help by asking the swimmer yourself if they can share with this swimmer on deck.  If we don’t take the initiative sometimes this doesn’t happen and the swimmers get upset with each other.

We are still in need of staff to help us deep clean the pool areas during our pool closure week.  Please email me if you want to work next week.  All swim lessons are cancelled from  Aug. 5 – 14.



Olympic Pool Closed tomorrow morning

The new pump has been installed but it is not working properly yet.  We will keep the Oly pool closed until at least 11am.  Will keep you posted as I hear more.

Swim Team will go on no matter what – we will do dryland with the kids if the pool is closed.  I will let the families know tomorrow morning.

Any questions send to me.

Pool Closure Projects

Email Katie if you are interested in working more hours during the week of the pool being closed.

  • 11am – 3pm Saturday Aug. 5
    • Clean B6 office, LG office and parkas.  Clean water polo goal storage area.  Clean out SMAC lockers.  All lost and found off pool deck. Create a report for ALL AQUATICS inventory.
      • Tyler is leader. Staff include:
  • 11am – 3pm Sunday Aug. 6
    • Clean Katie’s office & Back office storage are. Backstroke flags.  Clean out SMAC lockers
      • Katie is leader. Staff include:
  • 11am – 3pm Monday Aug. 7
    • clean and organize (reorganize) garage & swim lesson toy boxes.
      • Katie is leader. Staff include:
  • 11am – 3pm Tuesday Aug. 8
    • Clean and organize Aquatics Office and make membership packets, clean dry erase board & organize all Safety Equipment & First aid kits. Replace LG binder with a new one
      • Kacee is leader. Staff include:
  • 11am – 3pm Wednesday Aug. 9
    • detail pool equipment (stainless steel polish, tiles, scrubbing bottom of pool, LG stands and ladders, yellow cones, lane line reels)
      • Kacee is leader. Staff include:
  • 11am – 3pm Thursday Aug. 10
    • deep clean all of pool deck (corners, spills, mold, crevices, trash, showers)
      • James & Tyler are leaders. Staff include:
  • 11am – 3pm Friday Aug. 11
    • Filing & Shredding for Ty
      • Tyler is leader. Staff include:
  • 11am – 3pm Saturday Aug. 12 – see what we didn’t finish (TBD)
  • Sunday Aug. 13 – no extra work