Aquatic Aide Institute

For ages 12 -14 years oldChildren swimming at Terra Linda Pool

Enjoy being poolside, in a high energy environment surrounded by kids? This is your chance to make a difference while having fun and gaining on-the-job experience. Become an Aquatic Aide and volunteer/train alongside American Red Cross Lifeguards, swim instructors, and our very own Splash Camp Counselors. Each participant receives a free season pass to the Terra Linda or Hamilton Pool - based on where they choose to volunteer, a certificate of completion, and a letter verifying volunteer hours. A manual is provided during orientation, which will provide training and tools.

Aquatic Aides are assigned to work a minimum of one session, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 1:30 pm or Monday-Thursday 10:15am-12: 15 pm. Times may vary. We invite all swim aides to enjoy our end-of-season celebration.

Prerequisites Must be able to swim 150 yards, tread water, enjoy working with young children and commit to a minimum of one full session.

Important Dates

May 17 Complete Aquatic Aide Application and return to the Terra Linda Community Center (TLCC) by 5 pm

May 22 3:45-4: 30 pm Aquatic Aide Interviews at the TLCC

Week of June 3 Schedule of summer assignments will go out.

June 15 2-5pm If accepted into the program, mandatory orientation training at TLCC and pool. Please bring $36 payment that day. We will also be offering CPR/First Aid Certifications which is optional for $10 for the certification. (Date and time TBD)
August 9 12:30-2pmCelebration: Ice Cream & Pizza Party – Location TBD

For questions or for more information please call (415) 485-3344 or email

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