City of San Diego Hiring Over 40 Entry Level Pool Employees for the Summer

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Swim Tryouts & Lifeguard Training Classes to be held beginning March 19th

Looking for an entry level summer job with flexible hours and the chance to work outdoors? The City of San Diego wants you! The City is currently looking to fill 46 open pool lifeguard and pool manager positions at 13 facilities.

Interested participants must attend an initial tryout to assess basic swimming proficiency and qualify to enroll in the City’s lifeguard training course. Tryouts will be held Tuesday, March 19 and Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Tierrasanta Pool from 5 – 7 p.m. and Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Vista Terrace Pool in San Ysidro from 9 – 10 a.m.

Swimmers who pass the tryout must attend a week-long mandatory lifeguard training course that teaches safety, first aid and lifesaving procedures. Participants who graduate the course will receive American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Title 22 First Aid certifications and qualify to work as a lifeguard at City pools. The cost of the lifeguard training course is $231, and financing and scholarship options are available.

“With summer fast approaching, it is important City pool facilities are fully staffed to ensure the public has access to safe swimming and recreational opportunities,” said Don Crockett, District Manager for the City of San Diego Aquatics Division. “Filling these lifeguard and pool manager positions will also allow the City to offer more swimming programs for children and adults including water aerobics, infant swimming and drowning prevention classes.”

Those who wish to participate in pool lifeguard tryouts must create an account at prior to attending. Positions are open to all age groups, but minors will need to provide a liability waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian to participate.

For more information regarding swimming proficiency requirements, as well as dates and times for the lifeguard training course, please visit and click the “Become a Pool Lifeguard” tab.

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