Michelle Martinez, 210-207-6122
San Antonio, TX (March 8, 2017)--The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department is hiring more than 200 lifeguards to serve the public at 23 outdoor swimming pools. The department is making the hiring process easier by hosting several lifeguard introduction clinics to help local teens, college students, and adults 16 and over apply for these positions.
The introduction clinics will be held on the following Saturdays: March 18, April 1 and April 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the San Antonio Natatorium, 1430 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. At the clinic, applicants can learn more about becoming a lifeguard and meet current lifeguards. Applicants will have access to a computer to complete the on-line application and they are encouraged to take the required prerequisite skills test.
To complete the test, applicants should bring their swimsuits and be prepared to swim 300 yards freestyle and breaststroke, tread water without using their arms for two minutes, as well as retrieve a 10-pound weight from the 13-foot depth and swim across the pool within the allotted time. Applicants may schedule the skills test for a later date and will have the opportunity to practice at the San Antonio Natatorium outside the clinic times until they are ready to test.
The department provides CPR and lifesaving training to prepare applicants for their lifeguarding responsibilities. Applicants who have passed the prerequisite test will be scheduled for training classes. The starting lifeguard salary is $10 per hour.
For more information on the introduction clinics, lifeguard positions or pool hours of operation please call 207-3299.
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