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Junior Lifeguard Program

Pima County Jr. Lifeguard Program

Interested in becoming a lifeguard? Pima County offers an in depth Jr. Lifeguard program designed to prepare kids between the ages of 11-15 to become future lifeguards.

Registration for this program has closed for the summer, will resume summer 2023

Convenience fees apply for online registration.

How to register online

Jr LifeguardingThe Jr. Lifeguard program does not certify participants in first aid, CPR or AED or as a lifeguard but will introduce the participants to:
  • The skills needed to take a Lifeguarding course
  • Communication and decision making skills
  • The basic responsibilities of a lifeguard
  • The basic knowledge and skills required to be a lifeguard
  • The skills necessary to assist with swim lesson instruction
There will also be opportunities for the students to work along side lifeguards and swim instructors, assisting with swim lessons or helping out at a Pima County swim meet. To ensure each student gets the most out of the program, each of the NRPR pools offering the program will be limiting participation to just 10 students per session.

Cost: $30 for the entire program (This fee includes a Pima County Jr. Lifeguard t-shirt and Junior Lifeguard certificate at successful completion of the 4-week session.)Jr Lifeguarding

July 5-28, 2022

  • Must be 11 years old by July 5, 2022.
  • Must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
  • Must be able to tread water in the deep end of the pool for 1 minute. 
For additional questions, please call 520-724-5211.

 Active Net Class#  Pools  Days  Times
11467  Town of Ajo Pool  Monday-Thursday  10:15-11:15 a.m.
11468  Catalina Pool  Monday-Thursday  10:00-11:00 a.m.
11469  Flowing Wells Pool  Monday-Thursday  10:00-11:00 a.m.
11470  Kino Pool  Monday-Thursday  10:00-11:00 a.m.
11471  Los Niños Pool  Monday-Thursday  10:00-11:00 a.m.
11472  Manzanita Pool  Monday-Thursday  10:00-11:00 a.m.
11473  Picture Rocks Pool  Monday-Thursday  10:00-11:00 a.m.
11474  Thad Terry Pool (NW YMCA)  Monday-Thursday  4:00-5:00 p.m.
11475  Wade McLean Pool  Monday-Thursday  10:00-11:00 a.m.
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