Dave Dugdale

Those who may be looking for a seasonal summer job are in luck. The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is looking to hire more than 650 lifeguards to staff Phoenix’s 29 pools. The pay is $13.80/hr.

Certification classes (five-day course) are coming up in the North Valley at Paradise Valley Pool, 17648 North 40th Street in Phoenix. The course and certification fee is $85, with classes coming up in late January, February and into March. Applicants must be 15 years old by the last day of the class, and meet other minimum requirements:

  • Swim continuously 300 yards (12 lengths of a 25-yard pool) using freestyle and breaststroke
  • Retrieve a 10-pound brick from at least 12 feet of water
  • Tread water for one minute without using hands

Work commitments include:

  • In-service training in the month of May
  • Working up to 40 hours per week for eight weeks (June and July)
  • Working weekends in August (11 pools)

Applicants may register online at www.phoenix.gov/lifeguard by selecting the “Get StarGuard Certified” link.

Photo by Dave Dugdale on Foter.com / CC BY-SA

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