Positions for first-time lifeguards available! Positions for experienced lifeguards available!
If you are looking for a great summer job, lifeguarding is for you!  You are able to be out in the fresh air all day instead of being inside.  You have the opportunity of making new friends and meeting other lifeguards.  While it is fun, lifeguarding must be taken very seriously, because someone's life might depend on YOU!

Lifeguards/Operators primary responsibility is to ensure the safety of patrons at Edsall Park Swim Club by preventing and responding to emergencies.  Lifeguards are responsible for enforcing all pool rules fairly and consistently.  Lifeguards are also responsible for reporting any unsafe conditions or faulty equipment to the management team. Operators ensure proper pool water chemicals, record keeping and maintaining a clean and enjoyable aquatics facility.

Edsall Park Swim Club teaches and encourages the lifeguarding / managing skills that will help you outside of the lifeguard / pool manager position, such as:

  • Team Management
  • Risk Management
  • Professionalism
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Response and Rescue
  • Lifeguards must be a minimum of 15 years of age by May 19th
  • Operators must be a minimum of 16 years of age by May 19th
  • Lifeguards must be able to work Memorial Day weekend, the 4th of July and Labor Day weekend (May 23rd through September 7th)
  • Lifeguards must be able to work all evenings and weekends throughout the Summer
  • Lifeguards must conduct themselves in a professional manner and must be attentive and focused
  • Lifeguards must be available for training May 14th - May 17th (cost $260.00) or have current Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR and First Aid Certificates.
  • Operators must be able to obtain the Fairfax County Pool Operators certificate or have a current certificate.
Salary commensurate with experience

For more information on our facility, visit our website at www.edsallpark.org

Head Lifeguard

Under the supervision of the Board President, performs professional duties in ensuring effective performance of lifeguard functions. Assist in the scheduling, appraising, and discipline of lifeguards. Ensures that life-saving certifications are current and that all lifeguards are fully competent in performing water rescue procedures. Ensures the safety of members in and around the pool by enforcing all safety policies. The Head Lifeguard will work mornings, afternoons, nights, weekends, and/or holidays.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs all lifeguard responsibilities including monitoring pool activities, applying first aid and performing water rescues as necessary.
  • Orients new lifeguards to job duties and responsibilities. Ensures that all lifeguards are current on their training and certifications including CPR and First Aid
  • Assists the Board in developing lifeguard training programs and manuals. Conducts one on one training sessions with lifeguards and periodic all staff meetings and sessions during the season.
  • Assists with the scheduling of lifeguards to ensure adequate coverage of pool areas. Develops clear and accurate availability for lifeguards. Keeps accurate records of deviations from the schedule for properly conducting weekly payroll.
  • Ensures that lifeguards perform in accordance with established safety regulations and policies.
  • Keeps Board well informed of pool maintenance needs including cleaning, chemical adjustments and repairs.
  • Responsible for taking chemical readings while on duty and adjusting as necessary. Keeps accurate logs of chemical readings.
  • Inventories and recognizes when supplies or equipment need to be ordered and communicates these needs to the President of the Board.
  • Assists the Board with fielding concerns, problems or other issues from the membership.
  • Assists management staff with overall management of swim related events including swimming meets.
  • Assists the Board with daily supervision of the pool. Acts as manager on duty.
High school senior, graduate or equivalent. Must be at least 18 years of age. Two full seasons of lifeguard experience with prior supervisory experience preferred.
Must be available for training May 14th - May 17th (cost $260.00) or have current Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR and First Aid Certificates.

Head Coach

The Edsall Park Swim Club is seeking one experienced Head Coach for the 2015 swim season. The Edsall Park Dolphins is a well-established team located in Springfield, Virginia. We are looking for a motivated individual to lead approximately 50 swimmers of all ability levels in our developmentally competitive summer swim league, as well as coordinate and manage our assistant and junior coaches. Afternoon practices begin the Tuesday after Memorial Day. When public school has ended practices are held in the morning from 9:00 -11:00 Monday-Friday. There may be an opportunity to coach evening practices and provide private swim lessons. Swim Meets are held on Saturday mornings and various Monday and Wednesday evenings throughout Fairfax County until the end of July.

The Dolphin program is committed to providing friendly team competition in a fun, organized and wholesome environment. We aim to inspire a love for the sport of swimming, develop advanced aquatic skills, foster teamwork and promote the principles of good sportsmanship. The team has a dedicated and supportive group of parents who will work very hard to make sure the season is fun and the social events well planned. Our coaches will work closely with the parents to create an enjoyable season for everyone. EPSC Dolphins  is a team on which competition and enjoyment go hand in hand, and it is important to us to find a leader who embrace our culture and traditions.

Preferred candidates should:
  • be a high school graduate
  • have previous head coaching experience
  • be proficient in all stroke techniques and able to give instruction and feedback
  • have competitive swim team experience
  • have strong leadership skills
  • be a motivated, enthusiastic person who enjoys working with children and teenagers
  • promote team spirit
  • interact with parents, swimmers, and fellow coaches in a professional manner
  • work with Team Representative to prepare meet line-ups, relay teams, etc.
  • work with Assistant Coaches to select and identify swimmers for awards (including Swimmer of the Week end of season Coaches Award)
Attendance at EPSC social events and our year end ceremony awards ceremony is expected.
The qualified candidate is required to have CPR certification and First Aid training. Life Guard certification is highly recommended.

Salary commensurate with experience