Lifeguard

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Lifeguard hiring for summer 2024 is complete 

Are you interested in becoming a City of Tucson lifeguard?

Here's what you need to know!
Get paid to train. Pay starts at $16.75/hr.
*All applicants must be at least 15 years old or older.

Infographic of application instructions listed below.

Training

1. Register for a free Lifeguard Swim Test & Interview on EZEEreg.com (must be at least 15 years of age to register)

2. Apply for the Lifeguard position at Tucsonaz.gov/jobs

3. Pass the Lifeguard Swim Test
Come prepared to swim with a suit, goggles (optional), and a towel. You will be interviewed and perform the following in water swim skills.

  • 100-yard continuous approach stroke without tube (front crawl and/or breaststroke)
  • 50-yard approach stroke with a rescue tube
  • 2-minutes treading water using legs only
  • 50-yard side stroke supporting a dummy 
  • Retrieve a 10 lb. diving brick from ~12 feet, return it to the surface, and exit the pool without a ladder.

Next Swim Test:

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4. Upon completing the application and passing the swim test, you will receive a welcome email from parkshr@tucsonaz.gov to make an appointment to get fingerprinted. After completion of fingerprinting, you will be onboarded with Human Resources. You will receive an email from Workday to complete your pre-hire information. We will pay for your StarGuard certification which includes a 6-hour online course and 16-hour in-person course, with the commitment to work for the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department.

5. Once you have completed step 3, you will be registered for a Lifeguard Certification Class. You must pass the online and in-person required Starguard Lifeguard Certification Courses. (Online must be passed prior to in-person)

Next Courses:

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6. Meet with our team for orientation and pool placement.

Apply Online

Are you already a certified lifeguard? Apply online at Tucsonaz.gov/jobs to get to work today!

For questions about training or employment email cotlifeguard@tucsonaz.gov.

Contact Information

Contact Information

Phone: 520-791-4873
Class Registration: 520-791-4877
Fax: 520-791-4008

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