Become a Lifeguard

Are you looking for a summer job as a lifeguard?

The City Of Orlando trains and hires lifeguards to help keep our pools safe.

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Step 1.Check your eligibility

To become a lifeguard, you must:

  • Be 16 years or older
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Pass background and drug screenings
  • Be available to work the entire summer 

Step 2.Be a good swimmer

The Red Cross sets swimming standards for lifeguards. You must be able to:

  • Swim 300m (12 laps) freestyle or breaststroke
  • Tread water for two minutes without using your hands
  • Retrieve a 10 pound brick in 10 feet of water 

Step 3.Sign up for a certification class

Sign up for one of the classes listed below. Classes will be online and in-person, with ten people and two instructors per day. You are required to attend all days. Those with an existing Red Cross certification must complete a brief recertification course.

Class 1: Wadeview Pool

2177 South Summerlin Avenue
Orlando, FL 32806

April 1 April 2 April 3 April 9 April 10
5 - 9 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Class 2: College Park Pool

2411 Elizabeth Avenue
Orlando, FL 32804

April 15 April 16 April 22 April 23 April 24
5 - 9 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Class 3: Wadeview Pool

2177 South Summerlin Avenue
Orlando, FL 32806 

April 29 April 30 May 1 May 6 May 7
5 - 9 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 5 - 9 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Class 4: College Park Pool

2411 Elizabeth Avenue
Orlando, FL 32804

May 13      May 14 May 15 May 21 May 22
5 - 9 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Class 5: College Park Pool and Turkey Lake Pool

College Park Pool
2411 Elizabeth Avenue
Orlando, FL 32804

Turkey Lake Pool
3401 South Hiawassee Road
Orlando, FL 32835 

May 31
College Park Pool     
June 1
Turkey Lake Pool
June 2
Turkey Lake Pool
June 3
Turkey Lake Pool
June 4
Turkey Lake Pool
June 5
Turkey Lake Pool
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sign Up For a Certification Class

Step 4.Attend your selected class

You will take a swim test on the first day of class.

Remember to bring:

  • Government issued ID
  • Social security card
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Goggles
  • Change of clothes
  • Paper, and  pencil
  • A sweater or jacket if you get cold easily

At the end of the class you will be certificated in:

  • Lifeguarding
  • First aid
  • CPR for the professional rescuer
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) 
  • Oxygen administration

Step 5.Apply for a job in person

At the end of your certification class, we will give you an application for a summer job.

Step 6.Complete the hiring process

Someone from our Human Resources department will contact you to setup your background check and drug screening. The hiring process might take up to three weeks.