The information will be updated for season 2020!!
Employer is a locally owned and operated pool company with over 15 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.
Years of cooperation with Czech-us: 12
Start date: till June 23rd, 2019
End date: September 2nd or later, 2019
- September 8th ($150 bonus)
- September 15th ($150 bonus)
Locations: Atlanta, GA and the surrounding suburbs
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.
We have pools located in Homeowner Associations, neighborhoods, and country clubs. Each different type of pool comes with it’s own perks. Homeowners Associations and neighborhood pools are generally less busy, and also allow you to live closer to a suburb than the downtown area. Country Clubs are generally more busy, but they usually offer free food, fewer cleaning duties, and allow you to live closer to downtown Atlanta.
Number of employees: 500+
Number of run pools planned in 2018: 70
Wage: $9.50/hour for first year guards, $10/hour for second year guards
Overtime: sometimes, overtime wage $14.25/hour
Pay frequency: bi-weekly
# of days per week: 5-7
# of hours per week: 35-45 in average
# of hours per week in 2018: 44
Beginning in August there is a possibility of being promoted to a Head Guard based on performance, communication skills, and leadership abilities.
Uniform: Guard suit $30-40, uniform kit from office (hip pack, whistle, and 1 lifeguard shirt) free, with the ability to purchase additional shirts
Housing: 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. The room rates will be $450-$600 per month depending on location. The room will include a bed, and bed linens, bathroom, TV, sitting area, cooking area with refrigerator, and Wifi.
Number of bedrooms 1, number of tenants per room 2-4, total number of tenants in unit 2-4.
Employer will provide dishes, flatware, cookware, and pots and pans.
In some locations a host family may provide a room for rent.
You can also look for other accommodations at the following website 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.
How to get to work? Bike, Car, Scooter, Uber, Marta
The distance to your pool assignment can vary. It can be up to 10 km from your housing.
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 will purchase a car together and use for the summer. Average cost of a used car in good condition is $1,200 to 2,000 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 up to $675 US. The scooter is yours to sell at the end of the summer.
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 from the airport and take you to your housing provided you arrive between the hours of 7am and 10pm. Sweetwater must have an itinerary one week in advance. At the end of the summer they will provide transportation to the airport. If you will be traveling before flying out of Atlanta Sweetwater can store your luggage at the office.
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.