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The Kingsport Aquatic Center is preparing for fall and winter swimming season, bringing opportunities for new careers. The Kingsport Aquatic Center is hiring lifeguards, swim lesson instructors, aquatic attendants and gate workers for the indoor facility, which is operational throughout the year.

Beginning September 7th, the Kingsport Aquatic Center will be offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard training class. This is a six day training course for those interested in working as lifeguards at the Kingsport Aquatic Center. This course provides entry-level lifeguards with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies. Other procedures taught are breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illness.

The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training with CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer will take place September 7th – 9th and September 14th – 16th. The course will run Friday night from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. The cost is $200 for non-members and $175 for members. With successful completion of this course participants can apply to become a lifeguard at the Kingsport Aquatic Center.

“Our lifeguard positions allow for flexible schedules and a fun work environment,” said Chassy Smiley, assistant manager at the Kingsport Aquatic Center. “High school and college students returning to area colleges make great candidates for these positions. They get to enjoy a job that’s rewarding instead of just something to do.”

If you’re thinking you’d like to be a part of a team of individuals that work together to save lives, register online at There are prerequisites to taking the class as well as the course fee. The fee includes the full lifeguard course, a rescue mask and a valid 2-year certificate, if certification is obtained.

For more information, please visit or call 423-343-9758.