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Pima Co. seeking lifeguards, instructors for summer jobs

Lifeguards needed at Pima Co. pools before they open for the summer. (Source: Pima County) Lifeguards needed at Pima Co. pools before they open for the summer. (Source: Pima County)
(Source: Pima County) (Source: Pima County)
(Source: Pima County) (Source: Pima County)
PIMA COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Have a teen that is 16-years-old or older, is looking for summer work, and loves to swim?  Then Pima County has the job for them - lifeguard. Teens must be 16, before the pools open on May 26, anyone who has a birthday after that date will have to wait until next year. 

Registration is now open for training classes, according to a news release from the Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department.  As an added bonus, the county is increasing lifeguard pay, as there is an urgent need for additional personnel to monitor safety at the county's nine swimming pools. 

“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. “Our message is that if you successfully complete our classes, are hirable and are 16 years old by the time pools open, we WILL hire you!”

Pay for a lifeguard is $11.50 an hour, while pay for water safety instructors is $12.53 an hour, with principal lifeguards making a minimum of $13.39 an hour. 

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 WSI Application Process by Tucson News Now on Scribd

Three lifeguard training classes have been added this spring to ensure the county has enough guards to safely staff its pools and avoid possible pool closures on Sundays. 

Pools most in need of lifeguards are Kino, Los Niños and Manzanita Pools, where two of the three lifeguard training sessions will be held.

The American Red Cross lifeguard training classes are mandatory for all lifeguarding positions. Class info:

  • April 23-May 10, Kino (Mulcahy YMCA) Pool, 2805 E. Ajo Way. Registration deadline: Friday, April 20. 
  • May 25-June 1, Flowing Wells Junior High Pool, 4545 N. La Cholla Blvd. Registration deadline: Wednesday, May 23.
  • May 25-June 1, Manzanita Pool, 5110 S. San Joaquin Ave. Registration deadline: Wednesday, May 23.

Details on all classes may be found below: 

Lifeguard Training Classes by Tucson News Now on Scribd

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