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  • Pima County seeking lifeguards, instructors for summer jobs

    Nov 15, 2017 | Read More News
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    Pima County’s Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department is hiring approximately 125 lifeguards, water safety instructors, coaches and water aerobic instructors to work at its nine swimming pools throughout the county.
    Pay ranges from $10.06/hour for lifeguards to $11.53 for water safety instructors to $12.39 for principal lifeguards. Visit pima.gov/pools for links to the Employment and Lifeguard Training Program, which lists the required certifications, schedule of training classes and the 2018 application.

    Lifeguard training classes are offered at the Thad Terry Pool at the Northwest YMCA, 7770 N. Shannon Road, and at the Kino Pool at the Mulcahy YMCA, 2805 E. Ajo Way. Classes at the Northwest YMCA are Dec. 15-30, Feb. 16-25 and March 9-21. Classes at the Mulcahy YMCA are April 7-22.

    Swim Lesson Instructor classes will also be offered at the Thad Terry Pool Dec. 16-29 and April 7-14.

    “Lifeguarding is a terrific job, particularly for high school and college students who are off for the summer,” said Grant Bourguet, NRPR recreation program manager. “We’ve arranged our training classes to try and accommodate students who are home for the holidays or on spring break.”

    “We’re hoping a lot of them take advantage of the opportunity to work in a fun, outdoor atmosphere surrounded by lots of fresh air, sunshine and enthusiastic swimmers!”