Summer is right around the corner which means families are getting ready to head to the pools once the weather gets warmer and El Paso’s Parks and Recreation Department is hoping to hire lifeguards to make sure those families are safe while out at these pools, but wait! There's more! The city is offering a $1,000 sign-on bonus!

I need floaties to swim in the deep part of any pool so it’s safe to say I won't be applying for this job. *sad cry* But if this looks like a job for you or someone you know then the City is encouraging you to apply!

“To the rescue! Lifeguards needed!” read a post shared to the City’s Facebook page.

Applicants must be 15 years of age on or before the last scheduled session of their lifeguard training classes.

These classes will be a prerequisite for the Lifeguard position. Applicants will be tested on a few skills during these lifeguard training class to make sure that they qualify for the position of a Lifeguard. These skills include being able to swim 300 yards continuously while demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.

Applicants will also be required to tread the water for two minutes using only their legs, and they will also be asked to complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds.

Find more information on lifeguard training classes dates here or you can visit or call Memorial Aquatic Center: 3521 Copper Avenue (915) 212-0524

Those applying must attend every day of the registered classes they sign up for. The classes are blended learning lifeguard courses; access to the internet is required to complete online portions of the course and all online portions are required to be completed by the first day of class.

Visit for more information on how you can apply.


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