Become a Lifeguard

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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. Long after your tan lines have faded you’ll still have lasting friendships with your Chandler Guard 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.



Step #1 Get Certified

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One of the biggest steps to becoming a lifeguard is getting certified. Our lifeguards must complete the StarGuard Lifeguard Training course to learn how to effectively prevent and respond to water emergencies. Through Chandler Aquatics' lifeguard training, you will learn life-saving skills that will prepare you to respond quickly in an emergency. 

Certification Classes are held from January through March for the upcoming summer season.



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Swim Lesson Instructor

Swim Lesson Instructors teach swim courses to recreational swimmers of every age and ability. As an Instructor, we prefer you be certified with Starfish Aquatic Institute to teach swimming lessons, however, a Red Cross Certification is acceptable. With a Red Cross certification, your employment will be contingent on completion of a Starfish crossover course after hire. 

Step # 2 Apply

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Applications Open Late Winter

Anyone 15 years of age or older may apply. From teens to young adults, being a lifeguard is the best seasonal job. Lifeguard applicants must be enrolled or currently hold a nationally recognized Lifeguarding Certification. Applicants interested in Swim Lesson Instructor positions must also be enrolled or currently hold a nationally recognized Water Safety Instructor Certification. Not quite old enough to be a lifeguard? During the summer season join our Junior Lifeguard Program.