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City of Sacramento Parks and Recreation Department is currently seeking lifeguards to work at one of the City’s 17 community pools. More than 80 lifeguard positions are still needed for the 2017 summer season.

Individuals at least 16 years of age, currently certified, or meet the lifeguard course prerequisites are encouraged to apply. For those that need training, scholarships are available to applicants interested in attending the Lifeguard Academy. The Aquatics Section offers American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. All interested applicants must sign up through the City’s aquatics website.

 Lifeguard Academy application deadlines:

  • Thursday, June 8

Course dates: June 19 to June 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Thursday, July 13

Course dates: July 19 to July 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For those that are certified later in the summer, those individuals will be able to work a partial pool season, and be trained for the following year.

As a lifeguard, individuals can earn up to $12 an hour, teach children how to swim, learn how to save a life, and help put on special events and programs that benefit the community.


This article has been re-published for clarity. The headline was edited to reflect that no pools will be closing as a result of the lifeguard shortage.