San Diego aquatics division hiring seasonal pool guards

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Great benefits, pay increases and on-the-job certification training

SAN DIEGO – Summer will arrive in San Diego before we know it and the City of San Diego’s 15 swimming pool facilities will need to be staffed up for the influx of seasonal visitors. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department is currently hiring seasonal and year-round benefited pool guards and is conducting a series of hiring events to assist interested candidates through the application process.

A hiring fair was held last Feb. 24 at the Allied Gardens Pool where candidates were tested on water skills to meet prerequisites for hiring. The hiring fairs are intended for Pool Guard I or Pool Guard II candidates who have already applied for the position online.

To encourage more applicants for Pool Guard positions, candidates who meet the age requirements for the Pool Guard I position can be certified after applying. Successful candidates will be offered training and required certifications once hired. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.

The city also offers preparation opportunities for individuals who want to learn to swim and prepare for a job in aquatics. Anyone 16 years old and older interested in becoming a Pool Guard but still needs to meet the required skills is invited to practice and prepare at any city pool during recreational swim hours at no cost. Visit the city’s Pool Guard Prep webpage for locations and hours (

“Not only is working at one of our aquatics facilities a lot of fun, but employees also have the opportunity to ensure public safety and provide space for community members to exercise, learn new skills and enjoy their communities,” said Nicole McNeil, Assistant Deputy Director for the Community Parks II Division. “Whether you’re looking for the perfect summer job, or wanting to start a career in public service, the City of San Diego’s Aquatics Division could be the perfect place for you!”

The City of San Diego offers the potential for career growth and advancement, with opportunities to promote to positions throughout Parks and Recreation and other various departments.

Aquatic Pool Guard and Swimming Pool Manager positions are open on a continuous application period.

Additional hiring fairs will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 23, and Saturday, April 27. Those interested in an aquatics position must apply online in advance to receive an invitation.

More information about a career in aquatics with the City of San Diego can be found at

(City of San Diego Release) n

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