​​Join Our Aquatics Staff


​​​Life Guard practiceAre you looking for a great summer job?  We're looking for responsible people 15 years of age or older, with a positive attitude for the summer. The temporary summer positions begin the first week in May and span throughout the summer months with the end dates ranging from the end of July to the first weekend in September.

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Application Process

Anyone interested in applying to become a lifeguard must first be certified.

  1. REGISTER FOR STARGUARD
  2. REGISTER FOR STARFISH SWIM INSTRUCTOR
  3. APPLY FOR A JOB

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Positions Available:

Cashiers:

Provide guest services for visitors to the City of Phoenix swimming pools. They are responsible for collecting admissions and registering guests for programs.

    • Starting cashiers earn $9.36 per hour
    • 20-40 hour positions available

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Lifeguards:

Life Guard at Paradise Valley Pool

Provide supervision in swimming and diving activities and are responsible for the safety of people in the swimming area. Lifeguards also maintain the aquatic facility.

    • Starting lifeguards earn $10.30 per hour
    • 20-40 hour positions available
    • Opportunity for advancement - become a swimming instructor or coach


Advanced Lifegua​rds:

In addition to the duties of a Lifeguard, Advanced Lifeguards instruct swimming lessons, specialty classes and water safety programs, as well as instruct and coach recreational team practices, meets and events.

    • Starting Advanced Lifeguards earn $11.35 an hour
    • 30-40 hour positions available
    • Opportunity for advancement - become a coach or move into a management role

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​Lifeguard Training Courses:

​Register Online for a Training Courses

​​​​​StarGuard:

This class teaches lifeguarding skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies.  Those that successfully complete the class will earn a one-year certification in StarGuard lifeguard training and American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) basic first aid and CPR/AED training.​

Class Prerequisites:

      • ​​​​All candidates must be 15 years old prior to the last day of class
      • Pass a pre-skills test:
        • ​300 yards of continuous swimming using either freestyle or breaststroke
        • Tread water for one minute without hands
        • 10 pound brick retrieval in deep water​​​​

​​Starfish Swim Instructor​:

This course is designed to instruct participants in the skills and techniques required to teach the fundamentals of swimming and water safety.  After successful completion, participants will be certified as Starfish Swimming Instructor (SSI).

​Class Prerequisites​

    • ​​​​All candidates must be 16 years old prior to the last day of class
    • Pass a pre-skills test:
      • ​300 yards of continuous swimming using either freestyle or breaststroke
      • Tread water for one minute without hands
      • 10 pound brick retrieval in deep water​​​​​​​

*Please note that classes are subject to cancellation if a minimum of ten registered students is not met.​​​

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Thanks to our friends at Shasta Pools for their contribution towards the scholarship fund for future lifeguards.