NLP Pool Employment & How to become a Lifeguard

We are always looking for good people to rise up if someone decides to move on. Many of our staff have started in high school and continued to lifeguard in university. If you have goals to one day become a lifeguard, please view the City of Melfort Employment Opportunities.


The City of Melfort is now accepting applications for evening and weekend lifeguards at the Northern Lights Palace Pool.

This is an excellent opportunity for young lifeguards to gain skills such as teamwork, reliability and self confidence in future career aspirations.


  • Bronze Cross
  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C
  • Willing to attain NLS & LSI certificate when possible


How to Become a Lifeguard:

Lifeguarding is a fulfilling job for anyone who wants to stay fit, help people, and the best part - staying nice and warm 365 days a year. It is a fun, exciting and rewarding job. It is also a job that carries enormous responsibilities, which is why lifeguards take extensive courses and train hard.

Lifeguards are more than just good swimmers; they are water rescue professionals trained in emergency care. They prevent accidents, identify hazards and determine safe water practices. They educate the public about the hazards and risks associated with aquatic activities and how to be safe.

You start out taking your Bronze Medallion, Standard First Aid & Bronze Cross awards. The industry standard is to have your National Lifeguard Service award before you start lifeguarding. But if you are interested in guarding and you have your Bronze Cross, feel free to drop a resume and you may be able to start getting experience while you are waiting for the next NLS.

All our lifeguards guard public swimming and private rentals, as well as instructing swimming lessons and teaching leadership courses. Junior lifeguards start off learning the ropes until they gain enough experience to be a head lifeguard. Head lifeguards supervise each shift, deal with water chemistry, and related facility tasks.

Lifeguarding requires swimming skill, physical fitness, and a good deal of self confidence. Due to the layout and features our facility offers the Palace Pool turns out some of the best lifeguards in the province. Come join our team!