Clark County Parks and Recreation's Aquatics Program is now recruiting individuals 15 ½ years and older to work as lifeguards, cashiers and water safety instructors for the 2019 summer season.
Clark County offers multiple lifeguard and water safety instructor training classes in the months of February, March, April and May at Aquatic Springs Indoor Pool (Fort Apache and Warm Springs), Desert Breeze Indoor Pool (Spring Mountain and Durango) and Hollywood Indoor Pool (Hollywood and Charleston). Early enrollment is recommended because training classes fill up quickly as swim season approaches. For additional information about class dates and locations, call (702) 455-1708, or visit the Aquatics Program's website.
Lifeguard training is currently being offered at a reduced rate of $70 for those willing to sign a 60-day employment contract with Clark County. Class fee increases to $85 beginning April 13th. Those enrolling in lifeguard classes must be able to retrieve a ten pound weight from 7-10 feet of water, tread water and swim 300 yards using a combination of breaststroke and front crawl. Pay rates for lifeguards begin at $9.50 per hour, with available work hours ranging from 25-30 hours per week.
Water Safety Instructor classes are available to those who are interested in teaching swimming lessons and are at least 16 years of age. Pre-requisite skills include the ability to swim all competitive and resting strokes prior to enrollment. This class certifies individuals to teach the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim and Parent/Child Aquatic Programs. Fee is $80 for Clark County employees, $210 for all others.
Applicants for cashier positions at the pools do not need any additional certifications.
The County operates 17 aquatics facilities, including pools in Indian Springs, Laughlin, Logandale and Overton. Seasonal pools are open to the public in May, June, July and August. Opening dates vary for each facility but are posted on the Aquatics Program's website pages. Clark County Parks and Recreation can also be found on Facebook.