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Posted on: December 15, 2022

Work at the Pool

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Though temperatures are cooler now, we all know that the heat is right around the corner. If you have a pre-teen or teenager, why not have them work at the pool this summer? The pool is a fun environment to work in and your kids will learn many skills that will follow them into their future careers! We have opportunities for those age 11 and older. 

Our Jr. Lifeguard program is designed for kids ages 11-14 who work as volunteers and gain valuable knowledge about what it takes to be a lifeguard or swim instructor. They learn important skills that can transition them into a paying job in the future. Our Jr. Lifeguard training class will be held on March 25 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The class is required for first time Jr. Lifeguards. Returning Jr. Lifeguards do not need to take the training class again, simply go online to www.apachejunctionaz.gov/employment and fill out a Jr. Lifeguard Volunteer application.

We are offering two blended learning Lifeguard Training classes over spring break. The first class will meet in-person March 13-15 and the second class will meet March 20-22. These certification classes require an online portion to be completed prior to the first day of in-person class. Learn valuable job skills including customer service, teamwork and responsibility along with the lifesaving skills necessary to help keep people safe around water.

There are two requirements to be considered for the Lifeguard Training classes. Each candidate must turn 15 by the final day of the class as well as pass a pre-skills test. Testing is being offered on March 6. It is free and requires registration. It is highly recommended to register for both a Lifeguard Training class and the pre-skills at the same time. Passing the pre-skills does not guarantee acceptance into the Lifeguard Training class if you are not registered for it. Spaces fill up fast so do not wait to get registered. 

If you are interested in teaching water safety and swimming skills this summer, we will be offering a Starfish Swim Instructor class. Candidates must also be 15 years of age by the last day of class. This certification class will be done in a blended learning style, with approximately 10 hours of bookwork and videos to be completed at home and water skills in person at the pool. Class will meet virtually on April 10 and 11 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. In-person dates are April 15, 16 and 22 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Registration for these training classes can be done online at www.apachejunctionaz.gov/onlinereg or in person at 1035 N. Idaho Road, Apache Junction.

For more information on this program please contact Jill Ruot at jruot@apachejunctionaz.gov or 480-474-5248.  For other program and service information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 480-474-5240 or visit our website at www.apachejunctionaz.gov/parks.

 

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