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Become an LA County Lake Lifeguard!

By Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation, 09/08/22, 2:45PM PDT


We're Hiring! Become an
LA County Lake Lifeguard!

LA County Aquatics is hiring! This fall, we will be conducting several swim exams for those interested in becoming an LA County Lake Lifeguard. This is a perfect job for those with a background in swimming, or those interested in careers related to emergency medical services, paramedics, or aquatics in general. 

Before applying for the swim exam, prospective candidates should take into consideration the following requirements. Candidates must:

  • Swim 1000 meters in 18 minutes or less
  • Be at least 16 years old by time of swim exam
  • Have at least 20/30 vision in each eye without correction (see job bulletin)
  • Have a valid California Class C Drivers License


After completing the online form, qualifying candidates will schedule an appointment to participate in a Lake Lifeguard Swim Exam at either of the following dates/locations:

Arcadia Park – Norman S. Johnson Aquatic Center
405 S. Santa Anita Ave. Arcadia, CA 91006
Sunday  9/18/22 // 8:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday 12/3/2022 // 8:00 to 12:00pm

Castaic Aquatic Center
31350 Castaic Rd. Castaic, CA 91384
Saturday 9/10/2022 // 8:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday 12/11/2022 // 8:00am to 12:00pm

Upon completion of prerequisites and swim test, candidates must enroll and pass the Lake Lifeguard Academy ($16.51/hour).

After completing the Academy, Cadets will be eligible to become Lake Lifeguards ($22.52-$29.52/hour) or ($25.45 - $33.36/hour, with EMT certification)


For more information on LA County Aquatics, visit our Lifeguard Recruitment page.

And to apply for the position, APPLY HERE.