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 and/or water safety instructors for the summer season. We will be seeking qualified individuals for Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, Senior Lifeguard, and Recreation Leader positions.
Summer Applications will be available in mid-January
Not certified yet? Take an American Red Cross Lifeguarding course with the City of Temecula. Click here for more info!
Join us for this virtual event where you learn all about the available Aquatics positions, hear about our team environment, are able to ask questions, and find out what it takes to get hired (we tell you all the secrets!).
Dates: January 13 or February 2 (choose one)
Location: Virtual via Zoom (link emailed to registrants)
Register: TemeculaCA.gov/register (Aquatics tab)
Available Summer Positions
Lifeguard* - $15.03/hour
Supervises patrons in and around the water during open swim, lap swim and swim lessons. (Must have an American Red Cross Lifeguarding/CPR/AED/First Aid certification).
The City of Temecula offers Lifeguarding classes.
Water Safety Instructor - $15.03/hour
Plans, coordinates and teaches learn-to-swim and water safety courses. (Must have a Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification by May 30, 2021).
The City of Temecula offers WSI classes.
Senior Lifeguard* - $16.19/hour
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 a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/CPR/AED/First Aid
certification AND Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification or obtain by May 30, 2021).
Recreation Leader (Splash Pad) - $17.43/hour
Ensure safety of visitors by enforcing park rules, explaining City policies, testing water chemistry and providing aid in emergencies.
*Must attend tryouts to be eligible for a position as a Lifeguard or Sr. Lifeguard. See below.
Want to know more? Scroll to the bottom to watch the Hiring Workshop!
Summer Lifeguard Positions - Tryout Information***
Must attend tryouts to be eligible for a position as a Lifeguard or Sr. Lifeguard.
- Date: April 3, 2022
- Time: 1:30 p.m.
- Location: Community Recreation Center Pool - 30875 Rancho Vista Rd.
- Age: Must be at least 16 years old by June 6, 2022
- Apply: Must apply online before coming to tryouts
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.
- Swim 100 yards in under 1 minute and 45 seconds
- Tread water for 3 minutes using legs only
- Rescue an active and submerged victim, remove the victim from the pool, and perform CPR on a mannequin directly after the rescue
- A written test covering Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED For The Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and Title 22 information
|TRYOUT CLINIC AND PRACTICE TRYOUT DAY
Be prepared to but your best foot forward by attending the pre-tryout events.
|Tryout Clinic*||Saturday, March 19
|Run through a practice tryout with current staff. Get help with skills and find out what you can improve to do your best.
All can attend (even if not yet certified) and can participate or observe.
|Tryout Practice Day*||Saturday, April 2
|The day before tryouts—this is your last chance to brush up on skills with current staff members and make sure you are prepared.|
- Please register for each event here on the online catalog.
- Please bring your own resuscitation mask, bathing suit and towel (cap/goggles are permitted for the swimming portion).
The following certifications are required and must be current. Please include a photo copy of the front and back (if applicable) to the tryout.
X = Required
D = Desired
|Lifeguard||Water Safety Instructor||Senior Lifeguard||Cashier|
|American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguarding/CPR/AED/First Aid||X||X|
|ARC Advanced First Aid (Title 22)||D||D|
|ARC Administering Emergency Oxygen||D||D|
|ARC Bloodborne Pathogens||D||D||D|
|ARC Water Safety Instructor||X||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