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Need a summer job? The City of San Diego is hiring lifeguards

Posted at 5:15 PM, Mar 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 20:15:02-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Looking for a summer job? The City of San Diego is hoping to fill 46 positions at city pools.

According to the city, all 46 lifeguard and pool management positions are available at 13 different facilities.

Anyone interested has to attend an initial tryout to assess basic swimming skills and qualify to enroll in the city’s lifeguard training program.

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Tryouts are being 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.

Those who pass will need to attend a week-long lifeguard training program. The course teaches safety, first aid and lifesaving procedures. The program costs $231 and scholarships are available, the city says.

Participants who graduate the program will receive American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Title 22 First Air certifications and will qualify to work as a lifeguard at city pools.

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“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.”

Anyone interested in participating in the tryouts will need to sign up first. For more information on the program, click here.