Summer jobs at Kingsport Aquatic Center




Are you looking for a great summer job or even an exciting career as a professional lifeguard? The Kingsport Aquatic Center, the region’s newest, most comprehensive public aquatic and recreation facility, is seeking to hire 75 certified lifeguards.


“With both indoor and outdoor pools, including the region’s only indoor Olympic-size pool, we will need plenty of people to help ensure the safety of our guests,” said Kari Matheney, the center’s director. “We are scheduled to open in mid-May and want to get our roster filled as quickly as possible.”


All lifeguards hired must be a minimum of 15 years of age with current American Red Cross certification in lifeguard training, CPR/AED, and first aid. Duties include manning the lifeguard station and monitoring pool and pool deck activities; enforcing pool rules and regulations; providing emergency assistance when necessary; and general pool cleaning and maintenance. Work schedule will include early mornings, nights, weekends and on-call for special event duties.


Training opportunities are available at the center including American Red Cross lifeguard training.


The new aquatic center features indoor facilities including an eight-lane, 50-meter pool; a four-lane, 25-meter, zero-entry pool specially designed for instruction and therapy; and a leisure pool with water slide. Also inside are one-meter and three-meter diving platforms.


The center’s outdoor water park, open Memorial Day through Labor Day, features a large pool with a water playground and lily pad crossing, two water slides and a 900-foot lazy river.


Lifeguards will also be scheduled to monitor swim meets, birthday parties, and other private events at both the indoor and outdoor pools.


To apply for a lifeguard position, visit and select “Apply for Job Openings” under the “I Want To…” menu. Or, visit the center’s Facebook page for a direct link.


“This is sure to be the go-to place for family-centered fun and fitness in our region,” said Matheney. “Qualified, enthusiastic, and attentive lifeguards will be an important part of making that happen.”

About the Kingsport Aquatic Center

The Kingsport Aquatic Center is the region’s newest and most comprehensive indoor/outdoor public aquatic and recreation facility. Located in Kingsport’s Meadowview district at the base of iconic Bays Mountain, the center provides area residents and visitors with the best in health, fitness and recreation features in a safety-focused environment. The Kingsport Aquatic Center features the area’s only indoor Olympic-size pool plus year-round swim courses and American Red Cross-certified water safety and lifeguard training. A seasonal outdoor water park offers recreational activities from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Seasonal, annual and daily rates are available. For more information, call 423-440-9841 or visit