Lifeguard Jobs

Lifeguards at Tampa Parks and Recreation

Seasonal Lifeguard Positions

Are you looking for an opportunity that helps you build skills, develop leadership, and gain marketable job qualities? Each summer season we employ more than 90 lifeguards. Candidates must be at least 15 years old and successfully complete the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification Course including First Aid/CPR/AED.

  • Once the job posts, currently certified candidates may apply on our Jobs page.
  • Lifeguard classes are offered at many of our pools and the certification is required prior to employment.

First Time Candidates

Lifeguard Rookie School

First-time candidates interested in employment may attend one of our no cost Lifeguard recruitment assessment programs when offered. No certifications required. Aquatic skills are assessed using the Lifeguard Certification pretest:

  1. Swim 300 yards continuously using the breast stroke or front crawl with rhythmic breathing,
  2. Swim 20 yards then retrieve a 10-pound object from the bottom, return to starting point and exit the water within 1 minute 40 seconds, and
  3. Tread water, legs only for 2 minutes.

Leadership qualities are observed and the employment interview is conducted. Candidates will get an opportunity to become part of example scenarios and learn about job expectations. Once completed, candidates must enroll and pass the lifeguard certification program to be eligible for hire.

What are you going to do next summer? Secure your summer job by attending Rookie School!

Upcoming Rookie School Schedule
Thursday, March 8, 4 pm at Cuscaden Pool, 2900 N 15th St
Thursday, March 15, 4 pm Loretta Ingraham Pool, 1611 N. Hubert Ave
Saturday, April 7, 10 am at Roy Jenkins Pool, 154 Columbia Dr
Saturday, April 14, 10 am at Sulphur Springs Pool, 713 E Bird St

Don't wait...secure your summer job. Rookie School classes have begun for 2018, so make sure to check out the schedule today.