Lifeguard Training Starts Now


The Aquatic Division of the Parks and Recreation Department is getting ready for swim season. It takes about 850 lifeguards to fully staff City pools during the summer months. There are currently 235 lifeguards on staff, so hundreds of positions are still open, for now. Hurry because, at $20.80 per hour for entry level positions, these jobs will go fast!

Winter Training
Lifeguard training happens year round. Get your Lifeguard certification or recertification now and start earning sooner. Winter renewal means smaller classes in a heated pool. Everyone must complete the job application and their hiring paperwork before they can register for training. Check out the Lifeguard Certification Schedule and Lifeguard Renewal Class Dates.

Lifeguards Earn $20.80/Hour
Austin hires lifeguards starting at $20.80 per hour. Experienced lifeguards earn even more! Lifeguards get free training and a free uniform. Lifeguard training and hiring starts at age 15 and there is no age limit. Learn more about how to become a lifeguard at