Presented by City of Irving
The Parks and Recreation Department will hire up to 80 service-oriented lifeguards by Memorial Day as city aquatic facilities prepare to welcome thousands of summertime guests looking to cool off at city pools. Seasonal opportunities are available to Red Cross-certified lifeguards, ages 16 and older.
Lifeguards are in the business of safety and prevention. In addition to enforcing all the rules and regulations of the pool, lifeguards are responsible for the maintenance and operation of the assigned facility. Irving lifeguards also will get a lot of customer service experience such as registration responsibilities.
While certified lifeguards are welcome to apply, Red Cross Lifeguarding Classes will be held at North Lake Aquatic Center, 5001 N. MacArthur Blvd. Interested parties can choose from the following sessions:
- March 9–11: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- March 18–20: 5 to 9 p.m.
- March 21: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- March 26–27: 5 to 9 p.m.
- March 28–29: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- April 23–24: 5 to 9 p.m.
- April 25–26: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- May 11–15: 5 to 9 p.m.
- May 16: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- May 21: 5 to 9 p.m.
- May 22–23: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- May 24: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- June 15–17: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Those who have successfully completed Red Cross training in the past are reminded that recertification is required every two years to remain eligible for employment with the Irving Parks and Recreation Department. A recertification course will be held at the North Lake Aquatic Center on:
- 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 12 and 13
Register for any of the Red Cross Lifeguarding Classes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed 2 to 4 p.m.), and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the North Lake Aquatic Center, 5001 N. MacArthur Blvd. Certification classes are $175, and recertification classes cost $75. Cash and checks (payable to the City of Irving) must be received at least one week prior to class start date. Full refunds are available if notice is given before 5 p.m. one week before the start of scheduled class; cancellations received after that time are subject to a $75 processing fee.
Red Cross-certified individuals, as well as candidates with pending certification, are encouraged to apply. New hires must be available for orientation, which will be held in May prior to the opening of seasonal pools set for Memorial Day weekend.
Lifeguard hopefuls can complete an employment application at cityofirving.org. Applications also can be picked up from Human Resources at City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd., during normal business hours. For more information, call (972) 756-0860 or (972) 721-2718.