Want to work a great summer job and meet awesome, dedicated people while making money? The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is actively seeking to hire hundreds of lifeguards ahead of the 2022 pool season. Currently, Phoenix needs to hire more than 400 lifeguards to safely open the city’s 29 public pools for this summer.

“If we cannot hire the number of lifeguards we need, we cannot open all 29 pools and that means less people will have access to a pool where they can cool off and less children will learn to swim,” says Phoenix Aquatics Director Becky Hulett. “Being a lifeguard is the best summer job. You’re taught valuable life skills and meet friends that will last a lifetime.”

According to the City of Phoenix, some benefits of being a lifeguard include:
• $14.02 an hour.
• Learn lifesaving skills.
• Work in your neighborhood.
• Keep your community safe and be a role model for kids.
• It looks great on a college application or resume, demonstrates teamwork, responsibility and leadership skills.
• Meet other dedicated people.
• Flexible summer shifts that are ideal for students.

StarGuard Training for lifeguard certification is required to become a lifeguard with the city of Phoenix. Lifeguards must complete the necessary training during the scheduled certification courses this month. Certification classes are available through March 28. Applicants must be at least 15-years-old and certification courses are $20 each. To learn more, visit phoenix.gov/parks.