The Cool Sharks Swim Team has 300 young swimmers seeking assistance in improving their swimming & racing skills. If you like working with young swimmers and have a passion for coaching, this is a great opportunity. We are always looking for great coaches who love swimming!

​The minimum age to apply as a swim or dive coach is 15, and the minimum age to be a Shark Pups Assistant is 14.

Hiring preference is given to current and former team members.


Please click here for our coaching application.  You can learn more about the Garden Hills Cool Sharks Swim Team at coolsharks.org.




Are you interested in working at Garden Hills Pool? If you are a qualified, enthusiastic person interested in joining our team, we look forward to meeting you! A description of the requirements and duties of Pool Rats and Lifeguards is listed below. Please stay tuned for updates regarding employment for Summer 2021. These updates will be posted here on the website and sent via the Garden Hills Pool “Splash” newsletter.


If you have any questions regarding Pool Rats or Lifeguarding, please email us at employment@gardenhillspool.com.


Garden Hills Pool Employment Application


Description of Positions

Pool Rat

An excellent first job for those who wish to get experience in the work force.

Job requirements:

  • Must be at least 14 years old by pool opening date.

Listed below are a few of the many duties and tasks that you will be expected to complete as a Pool Rat:

  • Sell concessions
  • Keep the bathrooms clean throughout the day
  • Carry out various chores on the pool deck (i.e. sweeping and emptying trash cans)
  • Keep certain parts of the pool clean (i.e. skimmers and algae on sides)
  • Learn prices and functions of the cash register


Possess responsibility and respect by helping to ensure the safety of the public while setting an example for proper water safety strategies and behavior to those younger and older.

Job requirements:

  • Must be at least 15 years old by pool opening date
  • Must possess current Red Cross or YMCA Lifeguard and CPRO/AED certification

Listed below are a few of the many duties and tasks that you will be expected to complete as a Lifeguard:

  • Prepare pool facility for opening
  • Maintain facility safety at all times and instruct patrons on safe behavior
  • Greet patrons entering the facility and maintain a proper sign-in log
  • Collect daily admissions and subscription fees and forms.
  • Help maintain pool grounds
  • Learn prices and functions of the cash register


Other Jobs Available

For those who desire to and are approved by management, other jobs may be performed on top of the ones above.  These include:

Swim Instructor

Teach introductory and advanced water safety and swimming techniques

Job requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Requires current Red Cross WSI certification
  • Must be current Garden Hills Pool employee (lifeguard, manager and/or swim coach)

If you are qualified and would like to be a Swim Instructor, please contact employment@gardenhillspool.com.

Garden Hills Pool & Park Association | P.O. Box 52934 | Atlanta, GA 30355 |  info@gardenhillspool.com | Pool House: 404.848.7220