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 at that time,
click on the link below:
City of Chandler Human Resources

In order to be scheduled for the skills testing 
on Saturday, March 19, 2016,
the last day Human Resources will accept 
applications for all positions
will be Wednesday, March 9, 2016.

The City of Chandler certification courses
in Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instructor
will open for resident registration on
November 7 at 10 a.m. and for 
non-residents on November 13 at 10 a.m. 

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 $15.55

Temp Rec Leader III
Assistant Pool Manager
Starting Hourly Rate $15.55

Temp Rec Leader II
Head Lifeguard
Starting Hourly Rate $13.42

Temp Rec Leader II
Assistant Swim Coach
Starting Hourly Rate $13.42

Temp Lifeguard II
(Water Safety Instructor)

Starting Hourly Rate $11.61

Temp Lifeguard I
Starting Hourly Rate $10.53

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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.

How do I register?

   Resident registration begins at 10 a.m.
   on November 7 and non-resident
   registration begins November 13 at 10 a.m.

  Mail-in or drop-off registration form
  Mail-in or Drop-off registration forms
  are currently being accepted and will be
  processed randomly starting at 10 a.m.
  on Novemebr 7 for residents and 10 a.m.
  on Novemebr 13 for non-residents.
  MAIL registration form and payment to:
      City of Chandler
      Attn: Aquatic Registration, MS 906
      PO Box 4008
      Chandler, AZ 85244

  DROP OFF registration form and payment to:
      City of Chandler
      Aquatics Office
      650 E. Ryan Road
      Chandler, AZ 85286

  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.

  • 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
201.100    M/W/F   2/8-20     5-8 p.m.
                     Sa                         9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

    Nozomi Aquatic Center
    201.200    M-F        3/7-11     9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

    Desert Oasis Aquatic Center
    201.300    M-F        3/7-11     9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Hamilton Aquatic Center
201.400    M-F        3/14-18   9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

  The purpose of this course is to train
   instructor candidates to teach courses
   and presentations in the American Red
   Cross Swimming  and Water Safety
   program by developing their understanding
   of how to use the course materials, how to
   conduct training sessions and how to
   evaluate participants' progress.

  • Demonstrate the ability to perform 
    25 yards of 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:

  Hamilton Aquatic Center
  202.100  Th         1/14-2/6   5:30-8:30 p.m.
                 Sa                         9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

  Arrowhead Pool
202.200  M/W/F   3/14-4/1  4:30-7:30 p.m.
                 Sa                         9 a.m.-4 p.m. 



     --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
Offered in the Summer
Hamilton Aquatic Center
Offered in the Summer
Nozomi Aquatic Center
Offered in the Summer
Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center
Offered in the Summer

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