February 21, 2024

SA Parks & Rec looking to hire lifeguards

Calling all swimmers! The City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation department are looking for water lovers who are excellent strong swimmers that enjoy working with people.

The city wants to fill over 200 lifeguard positions to serve municipal pools across the city with a starting pay of $10.35 an hour.

The department is making the hiring process easy by hosting some lifeguard clinics who are attending high school, college and adults 16 and up for these positions according to the website.

Lifeguard clinics will be on Saturdays: Feb 6, March 6, April 3 and May 1 from noon to 2 p.m. at the San Antonio Natatorium located at 1430 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

At the clinics, those interested can learn more about becoming a lifeguard and meet current lifeguards. Those who want to apply will have access to a computer and will have to take a prerequisite skills test.

The skills test will consist the applicant to swim 300 yards freestyle and breaststroke, tread water without using their arms for two-minutes. They will be tested to retrieve a 10-pound weight from the 13 foot depth area of the pool and swim across the pool in the allotted time. There will be time for practice and instruction available. The skills test can also be scheduled for a later date. Just bring your swimsuit just in case.

After applicants pass their prerequisite test, the Red Cross will also be onsite to provide certification training to applicants such as CPR.

The classes are $38. For more information, call 210-207-3299. Day, evening and weekend classes are available.

Face masks to be worn when not in the water and social distancing will be enforced.

Jan 23-29 LIFEGUARD CLASS Sat (10AM-7PM) & Mon-Fri (6PM-10PM)
Feb 20-26 LIFEGUARD CLASS Sat (10AM-7PM) & Mon-Fri (6PM-10PM)
Mar 8-12 LIFEGUARD CLASS MON-FRI 5PM-10PM – SAT TBD by instructor
Mar 8-10 LIFEGUARD CLASS MON-WED8AM-5PM (1hr lunch)
Mar 11-13 LIFEGUARD CLASS THU-SAT 8AM-5PM (1hr lunch)
Mar 15-19 LIFEGUARD CLASS MON-FRI 5PM-10PM – SAT TBD by instructor
Mar 15-17 LIFEGUARD CLASS MON-WED 8AM-5PM (1hr lunch)
Mar 18-20 LIFEGUARD CLASS THU-SAT 8AM-5PM (1hr lunch)
Apr 24-30 LIFEGUARD CLASS Sat (10AM-7PM) & Mon-Fri (6PM-10PM)
May 1-7 LIFEGUARD CLASS Sat (10AM-7PM) & Mon-Fri (6PM-10PM)
May 8-14 LIFEGUARD CLASS Sat (10AM-7PM) & Mon-Fri (6PM-10PM)
May 15-21 LIFEGUARD CLASS Sat (10AM-7PM) & Mon-Fri (6PM-10PM)
May 22-28 LIFEGUARD CLASS Sat (10AM-7PM) & Mon-Fri (6PM-10PM)
May 29-Jun 4 LIFEGUARD CLASS Sat (10AM-7PM) & Mon-Fri (6PM-10PM)
Jun 5-11 LIFEGUARD CLASS Sat (10AM-7PM) & Mon-Fri (6PM-10PM)
Jun 12-18 LIFEGUARD CLASS Sat (10AM-7PM) & Mon-Fri (6PM-10PM)
Jun 21-23 LIFEGUARD CLASS MON-WED 8AM-5PM (1hr lunch)
Jun 24-26 LIFEGUARD CLASS THU-SAT 8AM-5PM (1hr lunch)
Jun 21-25 LIFEGUARD CLASS MON-FRI 5PM-10PM – SAT TBD by instructor 

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