Sweetwater Pools Atlanta


Pool lifeguard

Hourly wage:

$16 - $16.25/hour


Employer provides


Georgia (GA)



Start Date:

early June, mid June, late June

End Date:

early September

English level:




Hiring via:

Skype Interview

Job descripton

Employer is a locally owned and operated pool company with over 18 years of managing lifeguards. As a company we are very focused on safety and customer service at all of the facilities we manage.

To ensure that all lifeguards are comfortable and confident in their skills, we hold weekly in-service training to allow adequate practice as well as to have a time for any questions or concerns about skills and pool rules to be addressed.

Wage and housing


First-timer: $16/hour
Second-timer: $16.25/hour

Overtime: sometimes, wage is 1.5x base wage

Days per week: 5-7, hours per week: 45 guaranteed, late July and August may reach 50+ hours.

Beginning of August there is a possibility of being promoted to a Head Guard based on performance, communication skills, and leadership abilities.

Bonuses: $150 for each week the student stays after September 3.


Provided (extended stay) or Assist with finding an apartment.
Employer will reserve a room for you at an extended stay hotel that is close to your pool assignment.

Room Rate: room rates average $650 month per person (2 per room).

Furnishings provided:

Fully furnished apartment with wifi. The room will include a bed, and bed linens, bathroom, TV, sitting area. Efficiency kitchen with all dishes, flatware, cookware and pots/pans.

You may also look for other accommodations at www.airbnb.com that may be less expensive and possibly closer to your pool assignment. Employer is happy to answer any questions about good areas to stay in.

Transport and location

Pool locations: Atlanta, GA and the surrounding suburbs (Brookhaven, Buckhead, etc. )

Atlanta is a big city with an extensive network of suburbs and towns. Our pools are located all over Atlanta and the surrounding areas. Pool assignments are based on your level of English, arrival and departure date, and number of students in your travel party.

How to get to work? Bike, Car, Scooter, Uber, Marta

We try to find an apartment within 5 km from the pool assignment.

Marta: Atlanta’s public transportation system is called Marta. Marta is a great way to get around the City of Atlanta. It is not recommended to use Marta outside of the city center. http://www.itsmarta.com

Bike: Some locations work great for a bicycle. An inexpensive bicycle and helmet can be purchased for $150+.

Car: If you purchase a car, Sweetwater can assist you with registration and purchasing insurance.  Usually 4 students purchase a car together and use it for the summer. Average cost of a used car in good condition is $1,800 to $2,500 plus insurance.

Scooter: Sweetwater can help students who would like a scooter and deduct the cost from their paycheck.  The scooter and helmet can cost is $700 to $1000. The scooter is yours to sell at the end of the summer.

E-Scooter: The city of Atlanta has E-scooters you can rent with docking stations around

Uber: Many of the students choose to use Uber to get to work. This taxi service is inexpensive and available in all locations.

Pick-up at the airport:

Employer will pick you up at the airport and take you to your housing provided you arrive between the hours of 7am and 10pm.  Sweetwater must have your itinerary one week in advance. At the end of the summer, they will provide transportation to the airport.  If you are traveling before flying out of Atlanta, Sweetwater can store your luggage at the office.



Things to do

Atlanta is the seventh-most visited city in the United States, with over 35 million visitors per year. Some of the most popular attractions among visitors are the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coke, Atlanta Zoo, and Centennial Olympic Park where the 1996 Summer Olympics were held. Atlanta also has the Atlanta Braves baseball team, multiple malls and shopping areas, numerous concert venues, a multitude of restaurants, and great night life.


About this employer

Employer is a locally owned and operated pool company with over 18 years of managing lifeguards. As a company we are very focused on safety and customer service at all of the facilities we manage.

Cooperation with us since: 2007

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