City of Markham - Recreation

Markham Pan Am Centre - Lifeguard Competition Volunteer - Lifesaving Club of Markham - January 7 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 a Lifeguard Competition on Sunday January 7 2024.  

This event is a Simulated Emergency Response Competition event where Lifeguards are challenged through Water Rescue and First Aid scenarios to demonstrate their teamwork and lifeguarding skills.  Scenarios take place in the water and on land. 

To make this event successful, we require volunteers! 

When: Sunday January 7, 2024
Where: Markham Pan Am Centre -
Who: Volunteers 
What: Victim Actors, Timers, Runners

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

Victim Actors: Have an interest in Acting?  This role is for you!  Volunteers are needed to act as victims during pre determined first aid scenarios.  Victim Actors will be assigned a role and given instruction on what is required.  You will be asked to act out this role several times in a row to provide consistency of the same scenario to each Lifeguard Time.

Some victim actors will be required to go in the water.  These actors must be a strong swimmer and comfortable in deep water. Volunteer Shift from 1:30-4:30pm will require victim actors to be in the water. 

Timers/Admin Support: 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


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