Junior Lifeguard Program

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This course is offered by Gilbert Parks and Recreation in conjunction with the American Red Cross. It is designed for youth 12-16 years of age who would like to work as a Lifeguard, but are too young to take the required courses or become certified. This is an introductory program which prepares students for real Lifeguard duties-pool supervision, CPR, first aid, facility maintenance, and assisting with pool programs such as swim lessons, swim meets, and other fun activities. Through this program we hope to encourage participants to continue with their education and training in the future to become a certified lifeguard. Junior Lifeguard training will include rule enforcement, CPR and First Aid demonstrations, and various rescue scenarios.


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Junior Lifeguard Orientation Meeting will be held at Williams Field Pool on Saturday, May 30th from 11 am-2 pm where participants will be provided a training manual, T shirts, and a program schedule.


All participants must commit to volunteering at least 30 hours (shifts available at all four pool locations) between the dates of May 30th and July 24th. 


Junior Lifeguard Celebration/Awards will be held at Mesquite Aquatic Center on Friday July 24th, from 6:30pm- 8pm.


Shift Sign Up Forms can be found HERE.                 

Junior Lifeguard Handbook can be found HERE.



Check out our 2018 Junior Lifeguard Participant testimonials below!