Love the water, helping people and being outdoors? Join the East Bay Regional Park District’s Lifeguard Service for the 2016 swim season.
The Park District will be hiring 180 lifeguards to work at 11 pools and lakes throughout the East Bay. The pay ranges from $14.63 to $25.43 per hour, and most positions are seasonal full-time, May through September. Anyone age 16 and over is welcome to apply.
"We’re looking for enthusiastic team players who have strong swimming skills and are committed to community service," said Kyle Maxwell, the Park District’s Aquatics Assistant. "It’s a fun, exciting job that provides great leadership skills and plenty of camaraderie". Many of our alumni say "those were some of the best summers of their lives".
Four tryout days are scheduled:
1. Saturday, March 26: Roberts pool, 10570 Skyline Blvd., Oakland
2. Saturday, April 2: Granada High School, 400 Wall St., Livermore
& Roberts pool, 10570 Skyline Blvd., Oakland
3. Saturday, April 9: Roberts pool, 10570 Skyline Blvd., Oakland
4. Sunday, April 10: Roberts pool, 10570 Skyline Blvd., Oakland
All tryouts begin at 1 p.m. Participants will be asked to swim 550 yards in under 10 minutes; carry a rescue board 50 feet; retrieve rings under 15feet of water; tread water for two minutes using legs only; and retrieve a 10-pound brick under water and bring it to the pool’s edge,in under two minutes. A short interview will also be included.
The Park District will provide paid lifeguard training and certification for those who pass the tests, and accept entry into Academy. The lifeguard academy will be held for four weekends in April and May, with swim season beginning in May at most facilities.
Inits 78th year, the Park District’s Lifeguard Service has trained and employed thousands of East Bay residents of all ages. Alumni have gone on to careers in firefighting, law enforcement, medicine, emergency services, teaching and other careers.
Lifeguards can work at any of the Park District’s 11 swim facilities: Lake Del Valle in Livermore (east and west sides of the lake), Shadow Cliffs in Pleasanton, Quarry Lakes in Fremont, Lake Don Castro in Hayward, Cull Canyon in Castro Valley, Roberts in Oakland, Lake Temescal in Oakland, Lake Anza in Berkeley, Diablo Foothills in Walnut Creek, and Contra Loma in Antioch.