Lifeguards & Swim Coaches Needed for Swim for Success (CCE)

We are hiring for swim coaches and lifeguards for Swim for Success!

Swim for Success is a program that provides homework help and low-cost swim lessons to students in Kalamazoo Public Schools, intentionally recruiting KPS students whose families may have traditionally lacked access to swimming instruction. 

For both coaches and lifeguards experience with kids is appreciated but not required. Coaches are required to have basic swimming knowledge, and training on coaching swim lessons is provided. Lifeguards are required to have a current lifeguard certification. All participants are required to attend orientation and three reflections per quarter and commit to coaching/life-guarding for the term.

Tutoring sessions are held Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30, and swim lessons follow immediately after from 6:30 to 7:30. Both positions are paid $10 per lesson and does not require or affect work study. 

Interested students should fill out this form. Email any questions to

On behalf of Swim For Success Civic Engagement Scholars: Rylie Kipfmueller, Lauren Bretzius, and Lillian Kehoe
Riley Gabriel, Program Associate Center for Civic Engagement or