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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Surprise now enrolling for Lifeguard Training classes


Looking for a great summer job? The City of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department is looking for responsible individuals with a positive attitude to join our aquatics team.  

Lifeguard Training classes will be offered throughout February and March:

  • Saturday, February 6 and Wednesday, February 10
    • Limited space available
  • Tuesday, February 23 and Thursday, February 25
  • Fridays, March 5 and March 12
  • “Spring Break”, Monday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 17

Participants must be at least 16 years old to enroll. Training classes consist of 8-hours of pre-class online coursework to be completed prior to the first day of in-person class, as well as an active pretest including swimming, diving, retrieving, and treading of water. The course fee is $100 for residents and $120 for non-residents.

All classes will be held at the Surprise Aquatic Center located at 15831 N Bullard Ave. Participants will be certified by the Starfish Aquatics Institute after successful completion; however, course completion does not guarantee employment with the City of Surprise.

Space is limited; register online today!

Surprise Parks & Recreation has developed and implemented COVID-19 procedures in compliance with the CDC guidelines for the health and safety of our staff and participants. 

With daily reassessments in relation to the COVID-19 situation; rules, procedures and general guidance are subject to change.

 For more information about the certification courses or how to apply for a Lifeguard or Swim Instructor position, please contact Aquatics Coordinator Annie Stephens at 623.222.2268 or visit

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