Lifeguard Program

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Now Hiring Lifeguards, Water Fitness Instructors, and Swim Lesson Instructors

Have fun, stay fit and save lives! Join the City of Tempe's lifeguard certification program. 

Become a lifeguard

Step 1: Turn in an application to:

Kiwanis Recreation Center (6111 S. All America Way, Tempe, AZ 85283) or

e-mail: aquatics@tempe.gov

Click here to download PDF application

Applications will be accepted with and without certifications.

Step 2: Pass a skills test. (A manager will call to schedule All applicants must be able to swim 200 yards consistently, tread water without hands for two minutes and submerge up to 12 feet to pick up a 10 pound brick.  

Certified applicants must be prepared to demonstrate Lifeguarding and CPR skills at the time of the skills test. 

Skills Test Dates:

Saturday       9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.      February 8 & 22    March 14 & 28 
Tuesday  4:30 - 7:30 p.m.  March 3   
Thursday  4:30 - 7:30 p.m.  April 2 & 9   

Step 3: Sign up for the Ellis and Associated Lifeguard Certification Course

Class dates are available here

Certification fee: $60

Step 4: After completing the Ellis course, a hiring date will be set.

For more information, please contact Kay Horner, Aquatics Coordinator at 480.350.5770 or email aquatics@tempe.gov 

Junior Guard Program

Thank you for your interest in the Junior Guard Program. We'll be accepting applications for the 2020 summer season soon. Click here for a downloadable application (PDF).

Junior Guard FAQ

Program Requirements

For more information, please contact Clarissa Knorr, Junior Lifeguard Coordinator at 480.350.5731 or email at Clarissa_Knorr@tempe.gov

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