City of Markham - Recreation

Markham Pan Am Centre - Swim Meet Volunteer - Lifesaving Club of Markham - March 2, 2024

Minimum age for this position is 14 years old

The Lifesaving Club of Markham & The Markham Pan Am Centre are looking for Volunteers & Officials to help out at the Annual Lifesaving Sport March Lifesaving Invitational. 

This event is a provincial swim meet for Junior,  Senior & Masters Lifesaving athletes ages 7-99 to demonstrate their physical skills in a competitive setting.  All events are timed races which use lifesaving equipment such as manikins, fins, throw ropes and underwater obstacles.

To make this event successful, we require volunteers! 

When: Saturday March 2, 2024
Where: Markham Pan Am Centre -
Who: Volunteers 
What: Timers, runners, marshalling

Training will be provided for the various positions on site and volunteers will be assigned to a designated lead in their assigned area.

Job Descriptions

Timers: Records the swimmer’s time on provided lane sheets. Each timer is provided a stopwatch and assigned a lane; there are two timers for each lane. This job gives you the best view of the pool and the swimmers during their races.
Experience required - None

Runners: Responsible for obtaining the completed paper work from the timers and judges and delivering to the scoring team. Runners will be on their feet and moving during their assigned shift.
Experience Required - None

Marshalls: Responsible for placing athletes in their appropriate lane and heat and directing them to the start line of the event.   Marshall will be on their feet and moving during their assigned shift.
Experience required - None

All questions about volunteering can be sent to


Next Steps: "Sign-up" if you are interested in this position, you will be confirmed if accepted. 

The City of Markham offers various sport programs throughout the municipality; Located in our local Community Centres, participants will gain a better understanding of their respective sport at a grassroots level, will develop physical skills and competencies in their respective sport, and develop social and sport skills that are transferable to other streams and activities (i.e. literacy, sports, arts). 


If you are not sure what is the status of your various qualifications please click the “My profile” tab and then “Qualifications”.

Contact: Jeff McCurdy -

Qualifications Required

  • Age Must be at least 14 or 15 years old
  • General Orientation Workshop Must be Yes
  • Interview Must be at least Event Assistant
  • Police Check (VSC) Must be Yes