Aquatics Job Opportunities

The City of Temecula is looking for dedicated, hard-working, water-oriented people (at least 16 years of age) to work as lifeguards this season. We are currently seeking qualified individuals for Lifeguard and Senior Guard (has a WSI certification)

Available Positions

Please click on the link for more details and to apply.  
Applications close on September 18, 2017.

Supervises patrons in and around the water during open swim, lap swim and swim lessons.  (Must have an American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification).

Senior Lifeguard*

Supervises patrons in and around the water during open swim, lap swim and swim lessons and plans, coordinates and teaches learn-to-swim and water safety courses. (Must have an American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification AND Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification).

*Must attend tryouts to be eligible for a position as a Lifeguard or Sr. Lifeguard.
 See below.

Tryout Information

Must attend tryouts to be eligible for a position as a Lifeguard or Sr. Lifeguard.
For our selection process, we conduct a tryout first, then conduct interviews the following week, and then make final selections.

Tryout Criteria

The following is the tryout criteria that will be tested on the tryout date. If you are unable to successfully complete any portion, you will not be eligible for a position. You must have already completed an application online to tryout.
  1. Swim 100 yards in under 1 minute and 45 seconds
  2. Tread water for 3 minutes using legs only
  3. Swim 20 yards, surface dive to 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound brick and swim 20 yards back to starting point
  4. Rescue an active and submerged victim, remove the victim from the pool, and perform CPR on a mannequin directly after the rescue
  5. A written test covering Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED For The Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and Title 22 information


The following certifications marked with an "X" are required and must be current. Please include a photo copy of the front and back (if applicable) to the tryout.

  Lifeguard Senior Lifeguard
American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguarding X X
ARC Advanced First Aid (Title 22) Preferred
ARC Administering Emergency Oxygen Preferred  Preferred
ARC Bloodborne Pathogens Preferred
ARC Water Safety Instructor   X

If you have any other applicable certifications, please bring those as well.

What to Bring to Tryouts

Make sure you have the following items with you on tryout day.
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Copies of your certifications
  • Pen and pencil
  • Your pocket mask