Aquatics Volunteers

Junior Lifeguards

This program is designed to guide youth age 13-15 into Lifeguard Training by building a foundation of skills, attitudes and knowledge. Areas of focus are Prevention, Fitness, Response, Leadership, and Professionalism. Participants get the opportunity to volunteer with our swim lessons and public swim times as well as being apart of the aquatic team during the summer.

Program Prerequisites:

  • Must be 13 to 15 years old
  • Swim 100 yards freestyle continuously
  • Tread water for 1 minute
The Jr. Lifeguard program does not certify the participant as a lifeguard. To complete the course, a minimum of 30 volunteer hours is required between June 13 and July 25.


June 5 - June 8 (Monday - Thursday)
June 14 - July 25 (Tuesdays) NO CLASS JULY 4TH


McDowell Mountain Ranch 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Eldorado Pool 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cactus pool 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Chaparral pool 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.


$87 Resident / $130 Non-Resident

Register Online for Jr Lifeguard Program

Swim Mentors

Swim Mentors are a valued member of the aquatics team. This is an awesome opportunity for you to make a difference in the lives of these children. It also gives you an opportunity to stay cool in our hot Arizona summer. We encourage you to participate in the ongoing training sessions held at each individual pool.

Please consider participating in the Swim Mentor volunteer program. The benefits are endless but here are a few:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Staying cool during the warm summer months
  • Making a difference in the children’s lives
  • Supporting drowning prevention for our community
  • Bringing a smile to a little one’s face
  • Teaching swimming skills and techniques
  • More one on one attention for students

What is the Swim Mentor Program all about?

The Swim Mentor program is a volunteer program for individuals 18 and up. Swim Mentors assist lifeguards in teaching swim lessons to children in Scottsdale. Last year in Arizona, 15 children died in drowning accidents. The City of Scottsdale believes that our best prevention of these horrific tragedies is to teach children swimming skills and safety techniques. It is a wonderful opportunity for you to make a difference in the children’s lives. Some of you have an aquatics background, but for others, it is something new for you. This program welcomes both experienced and inexperienced swimmers.

As a Swim Mentor you will learn many aspects of the City of Scottsdale’s Learn to swim program. With the addition of volunteers to the swim classes, students will receive more one on one attention while learning and practicing their swimming skills, which will help in the swimming progression of the children. Adding volunteers to the swim lessons allows more children into the program to learn how to swim.

If you are interested in the Swim Mentor program, contact Matt Osterhold for more information.

Contact Information

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

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