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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 2021 Application Process for Lifeguard, Lifeguard WSI, and Lifeguard Principal

    2021 Pay Rates

    Lifeguard $13.15 per hour
    Water Safety Instructor – $14.09 per hour
    Principal Lifeguard – $15.10 per hour

    Required Certifications:

    • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
    • American Red Cross CPR/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 Updated 2/24/21
    Lifeguard Training Classes in Ajo Updated 3/10/21
    Lifeguard Review Classes Updated 2/24/21
    Swim Lesson Instructor Training Classes Updated 2/24/21

    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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