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Applications for lifeguard recruitment extended<p>​The Recreation and Parks Department has opened a second round of applications for lifeguard recruitment to fill 300 remaining vacancies for both swimming pool and beach lifeguards. Although over 1000 applications were received, many candidates didn’t make the cut due to not having  the minimum requirements listed in the job description, incomplete applications on e-recruitment and failure to complete fitness and technical competency practical assessments, among other requirements.</p><div> <span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Lifeguards.jpeg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:948px;" /> </figure>​​</span>Lifeguard hopefuls can still apply during the second round of applications, which opened on Wednesday, 15 September 2021. It will close two weeks later on 27 September 2021.</div><div> </div><div>The criteria for becoming a lifeguard is carefully considered and only candidates who make it through all levels of assessment are deemed qualified and capable to safeguard lives on the City’s beaches and at swimming pools.</div><div> </div><div>The Recreation and Parks Department would like to  encourage candidates from all areas to apply as there is a shortfall of placements in local areas outside of popular beaches and tourist destinations.<br></div><div><br></div><div><img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Lifeguards%201.jpeg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:949px;" /></div><div><span>​​</span><br></div><div> </div><div>All candidates have to pass a physical assessment where their capabilities and fitness level must be up to standard. Pool lifeguards are required to swim 100 metres in under two minutes, while beach lifeguards are tested to swim 400 metres in under eight minutes.</div><div> </div><div>Those who wish to apply, should visit www.capetown.gov.za/lifeguards  and register on e-recruitment to complete the application form online. Please note that cellphones are not compatible to complete the application online and a computer should be used.</div><div> <br></div><div><span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/DSC_4648.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:951px;" /> </figure>​​</span>'We would like to encourage and invite residents who have the necessary skills to apply and become a City lifeguard. Lifeguards have an important role in safeguarding our beautiful beaches and swimming pools and to assist and rescue swimmers in distress. Lifeguards also have an important educational role by informing beachgoers about safe swimming practices and the dangers of rip currents. Many residents will visit the beaches and swimming pools in summer and we need the assistance of qualified lifeguards to ensure a safe recreational environment,' said the Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Zahid Badroodien.</div><p><br></p>2021-09-16T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#3000e814-db15-4d80-8852-2077304275bd;L0|#03000e814-db15-4d80-8852-2077304275bd|lifeguards;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#31f39c68-724d-49cb-b987-e3f542811575;L0|#031f39c68-724d-49cb-b987-e3f542811575|swimming;GP0|#6eff6f50-96ca-400b-9bf7-9cfb21c590b2;L0|#06eff6f50-96ca-400b-9bf7-9cfb21c590b2|Job10

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