Become a Lifeguard


Chandler Lifeguard

Being a lifeguard is not for the fainthearted. But it is an exciting career experience and Chandler Aquatics is extremely passionate about the safety of visitors and staff at all City pools. Come discover how you can become one of the best lifeguards around while working at a pool close to your home. 

Chandler Aquatics offers seasonal, year-round, full and part-time employment opportunities. Begin your aquatics career with us.

Being a lifeguard means you're trusted with the lives of others, so you'll need to be extremely responsible, attentive and patient.

Who can become a lifeguard?

Anyone 15 years of age or older may apply. From teens to young adults, being a lifeguard is the best seasonal job.

Why lifeguard?

Great pay, locations and people. Long after your tan lines have faded you’ll still have the lasting friendships of your Chandler Guards family. You’re a part of a community, where you keep people safe and every day you can be proud of what you’ve accomplished. Some may even call you a hero.

Apply to be a lifeguard

Lifeguard Back

Lifeguard I Applicants must be enrolled or currently hold the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification. Applicants interested in Lifeguard II positions must also be enrolled or currently hold the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification.


Get Certified

One of the biggest steps to becoming a lifeguard or water safety instructor is getting certified. Our lifeguards must complete the American Red Cross Lifeguard training course to learn how to effectively prevent and respond to water emergencies. With our lifeguard training, you will learn life saving skills that will prepare you to respond quickly in any emergency situation. 

    Upon successful completion, you will receive a Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED Certification valid for two years.

    Concerned about passing the prerequisites? Take our Lifeguard Prep Academy.

    Lifeguard IIs are Water Safety Instructors who teach swim courses to recreational swimmers of every age and ability. As a Lifeguard II you’ll need to also be certified as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. With our swim instructor training, you’ll learn how to help individuals enjoy their time safely in water and how to evaluate swimmers’ progress.

    Not quite old enough to be a lifeguard? 

    Join our Junior Lifeguard Program. Youth, 10-15, learn water safety and the duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard. Participants will have an introduction to first aid, and CPR/AED and build a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills in preparation for the American Red Cross Lifeguard course. Successful completion requires participation in skills practice. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants.

    To participate in Junior Lifeguard Progam, the following skills must be demonstrated:

    • Swim the front crawl for 25 yards continuously while breathing to the front or side.
    • Tread water for one minute.
    • Float on the back for 30 seconds.
    • Submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet underwater.

    The skills evaluation will occur on the first day of the program. Participants should bring a swimsuit and towel for the skills evaluation and for every class. Upon completion of this program, the participant will receive a certificate of completion and t-shirt. Upon turning 15 years of age, they will be prepared to enroll in the American Red Cross Lifeguard course, where the knowledge and skills of a lifeguard will be taught.