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Become a Lifeguard

Why Lifeguarding?

Scottsdale Lifeguard

  • Lifeguarding is a fun and serious job.
  • Entertaining and beneficial experience, plus every day brings new adventures.
  • Pay for lifeguarding is higher than pay for other part-time jobs.
  • Being a lifeguard is more than just sitting on a chair waiting for the minutes to go by.

Getting Started

  1. Sign up for a lifeguard or swim instructor class to become certified  (PDF) (Once you choose a class, click class registration. )
  2. Fill out an application for the City of Scottsdale.  
  3. Take a skills assessment with the city. Skills assessments formally assesses applicants on water rescue scenarios and CPR scenarios as well as an oral interview.
  4. Start working and have fun!

What will I Get Paid?

  • Lifeguard - $10.98/hour
  • Swim Instructor - $12.00/hour
  • Assistant Manager - $13.34/hour

For More Information

Contact 480-312-6677 or email:

Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Aquatics
15525 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
P: 480-312-6677

Sunny Nakagawa
Operations Supervisor 
P: 480-312-6655