Reliable, dedicated, hard working
people who want to be a member
of our awarding-winning program.
Enroll in our Lifeguard Training
or Water Safety Instructor
certification courses.

Chandler Aquatics
Lifeguard Recruitment Video

Employment opportunities with Chandler Aquatics
 Jobs with Chandler Aquatics
 job application process
 certification courses
 training courses
 lifeguard training programs for youths and teens


Chandler Pools & Aquatic Centers

Employment with Chandler Aquatics



Online applications will be accepted
beginning November 2, 2015

To apply online, click on the link below:
City of Chandler Human Resources

In order to be scheduled for the skills testing 
on Saturday, March 21, 2015,
the last day Human Resources accepted 
applications for all positions
was Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

The City of Chandler certification courses
in Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instructor
are currently open for registration
using our new registration software system

Please see information
below for more details.


Temporary Part-Time Jobs 
   The City of Chandler soon will be seeking
reliable, dedicated, hard working
individuals to become part of our
aquatics team. We will be looking for
part-time employees, ages 15
and older to contribute to our
award-winning program.

These positions are temporary
part-time, however, incumbents must 
be available to work January through
December due to year-round aquatic
programs. During “peak” season (May –
July), employees have the opportunity to
work 40 hours per week. In the “off-peak”
season (August – April) hours may vary
from 5-20 hours per week. 

All candidates
offered employment with the City of
Chandler are expected to work during the
school year.

Information about our Aquatic Positions!
Temp Rec Leader III
Pool Manager
Starting Hourly Rate $15.32

Temp Rec Leader III
Assistant Pool Manager
Starting Hourly Rate $15.32

Temp Rec Leader II
Head Lifeguard
Starting Hourly Rate $13.22

Temp Lifeguard II
(Water Safety Instructor)

Starting Hourly Rate $11.44

Temp Lifeguard I
Starting Hourly Rate $10.37

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Certification requirements and courses



   Certification Courses

   Acceptance of a student's registration form
   for the certification classes does not
   necessarily mean participation in the class.
   Students must successfully pass all
   required written or water skills test to take
   part in class.

   Certification will be determined after
   students have successfully completed all
   required water skills and written exams.
   Failure to pass final skills tests and
   written exams does not allow for refunds.



  American Red Cross 

  Teach participants the knowledge and
  skills  needed to prevent and respond
  to aquatic emergencies. The course
  content and activities prepare participants
  to recognize and respond quickly and
  effectively to emergencies and prevent
  drowning and injuries.
  Upon successful completion, participant
  will receive a certificate for
  Lifeguarding/First Aid and CPR/AED
      for the Professional Rescuer:
      valid for 2 years.

  This is a 30-hour course.

  • Swim 300 yards continuously
    demonstrating breath control and
    rhythmic breathing.
  • Tread water for two (2) minutes, legs
  • Complete a timed event within one (1)
    minute, 40 seconds. (Starting in the
    water, swim 20 yards using front crawl
    or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet,
    retrieve a 10-pound object, return to
    the surface, swim 20 yards back to
    the starting point with the object and
    exit the water without using a ladder
    or steps).
 * Must be 15 years of age by the last
    day of the class.

  Participants are responsible for
  acquiring their own American Red
  Cross text books and pocket
  mask prior to the first day
  of the class.

   Resident fee: $120
   Non-resident fee: $150

   Please enroll in any ONE of the following
   Lifeguarding classes.

    Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center
     None offered at this time

    Nozomi Aquatic Center
     None offered at this time
    Desert Oasis Aquatic Center
     None offered at this time
    Hamilton Aquatic Center
     None offered at this time


  Water Safety Instructor (W.S.I.)
  American Red Cross  

  This course trains instructor candidates
  to teach water safety, including the Basic
  Water Rescue course, six levels of the
  Learn to Swim and Parent and Child

  This is a 43-hour course curriculum, which
  includes 5 hours of the F.I.T course, and
  8 hours of instructor candidate practical
  teaching time.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the following
    strokes (25 yards): front crawl (freestyle),
    back crawl (backstroke), breaststroke,
    elementary backstroke, sidestroke, and
    butterfly (15 yards);
  • Maintain position on back 1 minute in 
    deep water (float or sculling); tread water
    for 1 minute
  * Must be 16 years of age by the last day
    of the class.

  Participants are responsible for
  acquiring their own American Red
  Cross Swimming and Water Safety
  Manual & Water Safety Instructor
  Manual prior to the first day of class.

Resident fee: $103
  Non-resident fee: $127

    Please enroll in ONE of the following
    Water Safety Instructor classes:

  Desert Oasis Aquatic Center
   1400 W. Summit Place
   Sa/Su    7/25-8/9    9 a.m.-4 p.m.  16 yrs+
  Arrowhead Pool
   None offered at this time
 We recommend customers register or be
 placed on the wait list 
using our
 online registration system.


     --Advanced cancellations: 8 days or
     more prior to the start date of the class
     will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.

     --Cancellations 7 days or less - no
     refund will be issued. All transfers must
     be made 5 days prior to the start of
     the class.

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 Aquatic Training Programs for Youths




Guard Start Program
Ages 9 to 10

This is a great opportunity to introduce
pre-teens into the Junior Lifeguarding
Program. This program requires
dedication and commitment. Upon 
completion of this program, the
participant will receive a certificate and

One three-week program will be offered
at four of the six aquatic centers.
Enrollment is limited to 10 participants.

To participate in the program, the
following skills must be demonstrated:
• Swim the front crawl for 25 yards
  continuously while breathing to the front
  or side.
• Tread water for one minute.
• Float on the back for 30 seconds.
• Submerge and swim a distance of 10
  feet underwater.

The skills evaluation will occur on the first
day of the program. Participants should
bring a swimsuit and towel for the skills
evaluation and for every class.

Resident fee: $47
Non-resident fee: $64

Arrowhead Pool
M-Th    7/6-7/16    9-10 a.m    9-10 yrs

Hamilton Aquatic Center
M/W     6/29-7/15  10-11 a.m    9-10 yrs

Nozomi Aquatic Center
M-Th    7/13-7/23   10-11 a.m    9-10 yrs

Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center
Tu/Th   6/30-7/16   10-11 a.m    9-10 yrs

Junior Lifeguard Program
Ages 11 to 15  


This course will teach water safety
and introduce participants to the
duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard;
however, this course will not certify
anyone to be a lifeguard. Participants will
have an introduction to first aid, and
CPR/AED and build a foundation of
knowledge, attitudes and skills in
preparation for the American Red Cross
Lifeguarding course. Successful
completion requires participation in skills
practice. Enrollment is limited to 15

To participate in Junior Lifeguarding,
the following skills must be demonstrated:
• Swim the front crawl for 25 yards
  continuously while breathing to the
  front or side.