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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Register for lifeguard, swim lesson instructor classes and apply to work at the Aquatic Center


Looking for a great summer job? The city of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department is looking for responsible individuals 16 years of age or older with a positive attitude to join our team.  

Lifeguard certification classes will be offered consecutive Saturdays, February 29 – March 21; or Monday – Thursday, March 16 – 19.  All classes will be held from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. The course enrollment fee is $100 for Surprise residents and $120 for non-residents.  

Swim Lesson Instructor certification classes will be offered March 16 –18 (online portion) and March 23 – 25 (in-person) from 3 – 7 p.m. Participants must be lifeguard certified or currently enrolled in a lifeguard certification class to enroll in this class. The registration fee is $120 for Surprise residents and $140 for non-residents.

All classes will be held at the Surprise Aquatic Center, 15831 N. Bullard Ave. 

Participants who successfully complete both courses will be certified by the Starfish Aquatics Institute; however, course completion does not guarantee employment with the city of Surprise.  

For more information about the certification courses or how to apply for a lifeguard or swim instructor position, please contact the Parks & Recreation Office at 623.222.2000 or visit

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