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  • Employment and Lifeguard Training

    Interested in working at a pool this summer?

    Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation Aquatics employs approximately 125 lifeguards, water safety instructors, coaches, water aerobic instructors, and principal lifeguards each year to work at our nine swimming pools located throughout Pima County, Arizona.


    Summer 2023 Application Process for Lifeguard, Lifeguard WSI, and Lifeguard Principal

    Lifeguard - $15.75
    Lifeguard WSI - $16.29
    Lifeguard Principal - $16.83

    Required Certifications:

    • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training which include CPR/First Aid/AED for the Professional Rescuer
    • Starfish Aquatics Institute - Starfish Swimming Certification (SSI) or American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Training (Water Safety Instructor and Principal Lifeguards only). When only American Red Cross Certification (WSI) is held, the Starfish Aquatics Institute - Starfish Swimming Certification (SSI) is required within six months of hire date.


    Lifeguard Training Classes NEW 
    Lifeguard Training in Ajo 
    Lifeguard Review Classes NEW
    Swim Lesson Instructor Training Classes NEW

    For any additional questions on employment please call 520-724-5171 or 520-724-5189.

    Convenience fees apply for online registration.


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