Houston Parks and Recreation Department

Lifeguard Skills Test

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Summer Lifeguards Needed

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department has openings for lifeguards. Interested applicants should call 832.395.7129 for information and applications. Applicants must be 16 by May 31, 2011, and must pass ARC Lifeguard Training offered or approved by HPARD Aquatics Administration. Additional qualifications are required.

HPARD pools are open for public use 1:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Tuesday Sunday and are closed on Mondays for maintenance.

Lifeguard Jobs :

1. Positions Available:

  • Pool Supervisor
  • Head Lifeguard
  • Lifeguard

2. Swim Skills Screening:

  • Swim 400 yards non-stop (200 yards Free Style, 200 Breaststroke, 100 your choice)
  • Retrieve a 10 pound brick from a depth of 10 feet
  • Swim 20 yards with 10 pound brick using sidestroke and/or elementary backstroke
  • Tread water for 2 (two) minutes (One minute without the use of your hands)

3. Job Qualifications:

  • 16 years old by May 21, 2011
  • Must be a strong swimmer
  • Must be able to work 30-40 hours a week
  • Must be able to work Weekends and Holidays
  • Must attend and pass a swimming skills screening test

4. Skills Screening Test Location and Time

  • MacGregor Aquatic Center
  • Time 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Location:
    MacGregor Aquatic Center
    5225 Calhoun Street
  • For more information contact The Aquatics Office at 832.395.7129
  • Once skills test is passed then applicant must attend and pass a 40 hour Red Cross Certification Class to be hired as a HPARD Lifeguard

5. Pay Scale:

  • Lifeguard - $10.30 - $10.51 Hourly
  • Head Lifeguard - $10.82 - $11.14 Hourly
  • Pool Supervisor - $11.33 - $12.21 Hourly