Aquatics - Lifeguards


 Lifeguard Logo 2012 City of Tempe Aquatics  
     Be a Lifeguard. . . 
              . . .Make Money 
                     . . .Have Fun 
                         . . .Help Others 
Top 10 Reasons to Become a Tempe Lifeguard
1.  Fun Place To Work    6.  Make Lasting Friendships 
2.  Rewarding   7.  Develop Social Skills 
3.  Flexible Hours    8.  Make A Difference In A Child's Life 
4.  Learn Customer Service Skills    9.  Develop Life Skills 
5.  Help People  10.  Great Pay

What Steps Do I Need To Take To Get A Job?  
        Step 1:  Get Certified 
    American Red Cross Lifeguard:
Take a certified lifeguarding class and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent. 

A certification course for individuals who are interested in being a lifeguard. The course will include First Aid, CPR, as well as Lifeguard Training. Must be 15 years of age and able to perform swimming skills necessary to complete the course requirements.
Fee: $130

          Upcoming Classes(Note: classes may meet on different days of the week)
                                                            Click on the Bar Code to register for a class
42448 15 yrs+ F 2/20, 2/27, 3/6
  15 yrs+ Sa 2/21, 2/28, 3/7
 42449 15 yrs+
 42450 15 yrs+
3/18, 3/25
  15 yrs+
3/20, 3/27
  15 yrs+
3/21, 3/28
  SAI Swim Lesson Instructor:

Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI) Swim instructor candidates will receive the training needed to teach courses in the Starfish Swim Instructor Program. Candidates will learn how to help students develop correct stroke technique; develop an understanding of how to teach students at different levels, and water safety techniques.
Course Pre-requisites - Must be 16 years old and have a basic knowledge of the swimming strokes. Fee: $130

   Upcoming Class: (Note: class my meet on different days of the week)
                                             Click on the Bar Code to register for the class
42451 16 yrs+ W 2/25, 3/4, 3/11
5:30pm-8:30pm KRC
  16 yrs+ F 2/27, 3/6, 3/13
5:30pm-10:00pm KRC
  16 yrs+ Sa 2/21, 2/28
8:00am-5:00pm KRC

         To Register you can visit and enter 
         the bar code in the search line, visit the Recreation Office at the Tempe Library or the
         Kiwanis Recreation Center. You can also fax your registration to 480.350.5777.























        Step 2:  Submit a City of Tempe Application

To apply for a lifeguard job with the City of Tempe, download this application, or pick-up an application at the Kiwanis Recreation Center. Applications may be submitted to the Aquatics Department at the Kiwanis Recreation Center before training courses are completed. Please indicate training dates on the application.

        Step 3:  Be Invited to a Skills Test 

Applicant must be invited to a skills test including: an oral interview, lifeguarding skills, CPR, and swimming stroke techniques. You must bring copies of your certifications with you to the skills test.  

        Junior Lifeguard Program -  Too young to be a lifeguard? Be a Junior Lifeguard!

The Junior Lifeguard program is a Summer Volunteer Program for youth ages 13-15 who are interested in becoming a lifeguard. The program will provide opportunities for participants to experience many of the facets of day to day lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons.

Interested participants must complete an application, which can be obtained at the Kiwanis Recreation Center, or downloaded here. Application deadline is May 4, 2014. The most qualified applicants will be contacted and scheduled for interviews. Candidates will be selected based on the needs of the City of Tempe pools. Selected Junior Guards will be trained to assist in First Aid, CPR, and Water Safety Instruction during mandatory training during the evening of May 30, 2014.

Junior Guards who have completed the mandatory training will be given work schedules for programs beginning June 2, 2014.

Junior Guard Frequently Asked Questions

For more information,
please contact Kay Horner, Aquatics Program Coordinator at 480.350.5201,
or email:

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