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The Triangle Aquatic Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. TAC was built by Triangle citizens, for Triangle citizens and aquatic organizations. Only 75% of the revenue needed to operate the TAC facility is generated from user fees and operations, the other 25% comes for Sponsorships, fundraisers and donations. Volunteers are an important way we try to keep costs down and support the health, safety, recreation and competition aquatic programming offered to Triangle citizens. We welcome and appreciate all kinds of community giving and volunteer support including the following opportunities:

  • In-Kind services and expertise to help maintain the TAC facility
  • Communications and marketing expertise
  • Front desk staffing tailored around the time you have to offer
  • Event support

Volunteer your time, your skills or services and become part of something special in our community. Share the mission to bring public aquatic facilities and programming throughout the Triangle so children and adults have access to the health, safety, recreation and competition benefits of aquatic programs.

Please note that all volunteer hours can be credited towards high school or other community service hours.


The Triangle Aquatic Center (TAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to build public aquatic facilities throughout Wake County, North Carolina. Cary has been consistently rated by Money Magazine as one of the country’s top ten places to live.

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To apply or inquire about employment contact Katy Davis, Director of Operations & Programs.


Lifeguard Instructor

Minimum Age: 19

Experience: Has at least 1 year experience teaching American Red Cross Lifeguarding, LG Recertifications and CPR courses, and is comfortable managing a class independently.

Certifications: American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor

Job Duties: Teach American Red Cross Lifeguarding to class participants; thoroughly test to meet the certification requirements; hold students accountable in meeting the ARC curriculum; complete required certification paperwork and submit to Aquatic Manager for review and submission to American Red Cross.

Shifts Available: Varies, depending on seasonal course schedules.

Hiring Range: $10.00 – $14.00/hour, based on experience.

Welcome Desk Receptionist

Job Duties: Greet patrons; manage patron entry, operate cash register; assist in emergencies, answer and direct phone calls,  and any other assigned duties as needed; computer skills recommended; must be able to verbally communicate effectively with both public and staff.

Shifts Available: Varied shifts; including holidays, weekends and evenings up to 30 hr/wk.

Hiring Range: $9.00-$10.00/hour


Experience: None required.

Certifications: American Red Cross or YMCA certified Lifeguard, CPR for Professional Rescuer, First Aid.

Job Duties: Responsible for the safety of pool patrons by preventing accidents and responding quickly to emergency situations; must know and be able to perform all skills required for certifications; must follow and enforce all pool policies and rules at all times; perform routine maintenance to pool area, i.e., vacuum; pick up trash, etc.; must be able to verbally communicate effectively with both public and staff.

Shifts Available: Varied shifts; including holidays, weekends and evenings up to 30 hr/wk.

Hiring Range: $9.00-$10.00/hour

Swim Lesson Instructor

Experience: One or more years teaching swim lessons preferred but not required.

Skill Set: Able to work with children and adults. Friendly demeanor with great customer service skills.

Job Duties: Teach swim lessons for beginner to experienced youth and/or adults. Sessions will consist of 6-8 classes taught during the week and Saturday mornings. We have a warm-water 4-foot pool and a 25-yard program pool that will be utilized for these classes.

Shifts Available: Weekday morning, weekday afternoon/evenings, Saturday & Sundays

Hiring Range: $9.00-$10.00/hour

Trident Swim Shop

Minimum Age: 16

Experience: One year in retail environment recommended.

How to Apply: Please send resume to Shannon Hall

Job Duties: Cover weekend shifts. Work with customers and run register. Help with team fittings and take orders. Must be outgoing with a positive attitude.

Shifts Available: Varied

Compensation: Based on experience


Masters Swim Coach

Minimum Age: 21
Experience:  Masters Coach Job Description
How to Apply: Please send resume to Scott Dameron
The Triangle Aquatic Center is aware of the Wake County Public Health release that has recently been in the news.  The Triangle Aquatic Center is open and will continue to operate as normal. Triangle Aquatic Center does not use city water but water from our own individual well.   Before entering the pool, the water is then run through a double sanitation system of chlorine and UV light.  This detailed and consistently monitored system ensures our water is safe and clean for our patron’s enjoyment.