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  • Seasonal Aquatics Positions

Are you looking for an opportunity that helps you build skills, develop leadership, and gain marketable job qualities?  This summer we are looking to hire Lifeguards, Head Guards, Water Safety Instructors, and Splash Pad Attendants. Candidates must be at least 15 years old to apply. Lifeguard Certification classes as well as Water Safety Classes will be offered prior to summer season. Jobs applications will be accepted beginning March.


Lifeguards ($11 per hr.) must be 15 years of age, have the required American Red Cross certification (s) or be enrolled in our class.

Swim instructors ($11.42 per hr.) must be 17 years of age and have the required American Red Cross WSI certification.

Splash Pad Attendants ($10.02 per hr.) must be at least 15 years of age and will be overseeing patrons at the splash pad. No certifications are required.

Apply online at www.leesburgflorida.gov . (Applications can be found in the Human Resources section)
For more information contact Brian Andreichuk at Brian.andreichuk@leesburgflorida.gov

First Time Candidates

  • Lifeguard Rookie School

First-time candidates interested in employment may attend one of our no cost Lifeguard recruitment assessment programs when offered. No certifications required. This will be offered to Thursday, April 22. 5pm – 7:30pm at the HO Dabney Pool. Aquatic skills are assessed using the Lifeguard Certification pretest:

  1. Swim 300 yards continuously using the breast stroke or front crawl with rhythmic breathing,
  2. Swim 20 yards then retrieve a 10-pound object from the bottom, return to starting point and exit the water within 1 minute 40 seconds, and
  3. Tread water, legs only for 2 minutes.

Leadership qualities are observed and the employment interview is conducted. Candidates will get an opportunity to become part of example scenarios and learn about job expectations. Once completed, candidates must enroll and pass the lifeguard certification program to be eligible for hire.

Call us at (353)728-9885 to reserve your FREE Spot.

  • Lifeguard Certification Classes

Lifeguard Class 1 – Blended

Dates: April 29 (4:00pm – 5:30pm), May 3 (4:00pm – 8:30pm, May 5 (4:00pm – 8:00pm), May 8 (9:00am – 3:30pm), May 10 (4:00am – 7:00pm), May 12 (4:00pm – 7:00pm)

Cost: $200 per participant 

Lifeguard Class 2 – Blended

Dates: May 27 (4:00pm – 5:30pm), June 1  (4:00pm – 8:30pm), June 3 (4:00pm – 8:00pm), June 5 (9:00am – 3:30pm), June  8 (4:00pm – 7:00pm), June 10 (4:00pm – 7:00pm)

Cost: $200 per participant 

  • Lifeguard Recertification

May 1st 9:00am – 5:30pm

Cost $100 

  • Water Safety Instructor Class

Dates: May 13 (4:00pm – 6:00pm), May 22 (9:00am – 4:00pm), May 24 (4:00pm – 8:00pm), May 26 (4:00pm -8:00pm), May 29 (9:00am – 4:30pm)

Cost $250

For more information, contact us at:

Leesburg Recreation Complex
1851 Griffin Road Leesburg, FL 34748
Telephone: 352.728.9885 - Fax: 352.326.6225
Email: Recreation Department