Safety Kayakers & Lifeguards

Swim Serpentine is returning to London's Hyde Park on Saturday 17th September 2022

Swim Serpentine, London’s newest & biggest open water swimming event is returning to Hyde Park on Saturday 17th September, and we’re currently recruiting the last few safety kayakers & lifeguards to join our water safety team for the event.

What’s required?

We’re recruiting a team of 60 safety kayakers and 12 lifeguards to support the event. The role of the safety kayaker is to supervise the participants as they complete the 1 mile open water swim course, in the Serpentine whilst lifeguards supervise them warming up, entering and exiting the water.

We do ask that staff interested are of a suitable standard to carry out the role, ideally meeting the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 16 years of age
  • Competent paddler – of at least 2 star standard (kayakers)
  • Able to provide your own boat & kit – please speak to us in advance if you’re not able to do this (kayakers)
  • If you hold one of the qualifications listed here it would be an advantage (qualification required for lifeguard roles)

Event Details

Please find below some outline information about the event:

Venue: Hyde Park, London
Timings: 08:00 – 17:00
Pay: £100
Food: Breakfast & lunch is provided
Parking: Available, free of charge, on-site (Plus ULEZ & Congestion Charges re-claimable)

Register online here