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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.

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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 thru 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

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 November 7 for residents and 10 a.m. on November 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 Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED valid for 2 years.

• Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
• Tread water for two (2) minutes, legs only
• 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        3/14-18     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
- 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 inONE 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.

Aquatic Training Programs for Youths
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 Lifeguard course. Successful completion requires participation in skills practice. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants.

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.
• 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. Upon completion of this program, the participant will receive a certificate of completion and t-shirt. Upon turning 15 years of age, they will be prepared to enroll in the American Red Cross Lifeguard course, where the knowledge and skills of a lifeguard will be taught.

Resident fee: $57
Non-resident fee: $74

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
Lifeguard Prep Academy
Ages 14+  

Would you like to start a career as a Lifeguard and need help developing your swimming skills and endurance to pass the lifeguard course prerequisites? Then, this is the class for YOU! In this course each participant will be evaluated and provided instruction on stroke techniques and endurance training specific to passing the entry requirements for the Lifeguard courses. We will introduce rescue techniques and CPR/AED.

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

Hamilton Aquatic Center
305.173     Sa     1/16-2/6     2:30-4:30 p.m.


 link to a list of frequently asked questions and answers

480-782-2749    Aquatics General Information
480-782-2733    Aquatics/Pool Information Line
480-782-2560    FAX


Chandler Aquatics
650 E. Ryan Road
Chandler, Arizona 85286
Map & Directions

Attn: Chandler Aquatics
Mail Stop 906
P.O. Box 4008
Chandler, AZ  85244-4008