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OLT Lifesaving Sports Coach


The Orillia Lifesaving Team (OLT) Lifesaving Sports Coaches will follow City of Orillia Policies and Procedures in delivering safe and inclusive training sessions to the OLT participants. 



  • Coach and train athletes to participate in Lifesaving Society Sport programs and sanctioned competition.
  • Plan and anticipate strategies and activities designed to meet the needs of each participant.
  • Help prepare students for competitions or evaluations.
  • Create and effectively run practices and implement long term practice plans.
  • Establish a reliable and professional on-deck presence.
  • Attend local meets and competitions.
  • Implement swimmer evaluation and development strategies.
  • Ensure that knowledge, skills, and qualifications are kept up to date.
  • Foster relationships with neighboring clubs and facility providers. 



  • Current LSS National Lifeguard Pool.
  • Standard First Aid with CPR –C (dated within 3 years).
  • Lifesaving Sport Coach Level 1.
  • Training experience or NCCP Coach certification in competitive swimming is an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Experience with diving, lifesaving sport or water polo would be an asset.
  • Exceptional customer service and communication skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with participants and parents.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the discipline of swimming.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Previous leadership experience working with youth and adults.
  • Reliable with a positive, responsible attitude. 


Work hours vary up to 10 hours per week including Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings as well as Saturday mornings. In addition, competitions may be run during the day, evenings and weekends. The successful candidate will be required to obtain an acceptable and current Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check at their own expense prior to the employment commencement date. 

Compensation for this position is $26.90 per hour. Interested applicants are invited to submit an application by July 31st, 2024, at noon. 



 Note: The City of Orillia is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment. Accommodation will be provided in all steps of the hiring process. Please advise the City of Orillia Human Resources Department if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process. We thank all applicants that apply and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act 2001,S.O. 2001, c. 25., and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Freedom of Information Coordinator, City of Orillia, 50 Andrew St. S., Orillia ON L3V 7T5.