Be a Philly pool hero: lifeguard training now open

Posted by City of Philadelphia on May 31, 2022

Working on the pool deck is the hottest summer job in Philly. One of the best-paying teen jobs around, Parks & Rec lifeguards earn up to $18 per hour, with starting pay set at $16 per hour.

Parks & Rec provides free training and skill building to any candidate interested in becoming a lifeguard.

The Lifeguard Swim Screening is required to work at a City pool. The screening includes:

  • Swim 300 yards non-stop.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes without using arms.
  • Retrieve a 10-lb brick from a deep well.

Free training is available to help master the skills required in the screening test. Once candidates pass the screening, they are enrolled in a Red Cross lifeguard certification course.

If you think lifeguarding is for you, check out the information and book your screening test today.

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