Junior Lifeguard Program

Pima County Jr. Lifeguard Program

Interested in becoming a lifeguard? Pima County offers an in depth Jr. Lifeguard program designed to prepare kids between the ages of 11-15 to become future lifeguards.

Registration for Summer 2020 will begin in March 3, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. Arizona time.


Convenience fees apply for online registration.


How to register online

Jr LifeguardingThe Jr. Lifeguard program does not certify participants in first aid, CPR or AED or as a lifeguard but will introduce the participants to:
  • The skills needed to take a Lifeguarding course
  • Communication and decision making skills
  • The basic responsibilities of a lifeguard
  • The basic knowledge and skills required to be a lifeguard
  • The skills necessary to assist with swim lesson instruction
There will also be opportunities for the students to work along side lifeguards and swim instructors, assisting with swim lessons or helping out at a Pima County swim meet. To ensure each student gets the most out of the program, each of the NRPR pools offering the program will be limiting participation to just 10 students per session.

Session Date: June 8-July 2, 2020

Jr LifeguardingRegistration: Online registration opens for all pools on March 3, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. Registration ends on June 8, 2020 at midnight. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

Cost: $30 for the entire program (This fee includes a Pima County Jr. Lifeguard t-shirt and Junior Lifeguard certificate at successful completion of the 4-week session.)

Pre-requisites:
  • Must be 11 years old by June 8, 2020.
  • Must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
  • Must be able to tread water in the deep end of the pool for 1 minute. 
For additional questions, please call (520) 724-5211 or (520) 724-5171.



 Active Net Class#  Pools  Days  Times
 9582  Ajo Pool  Monday-Thursday  10:45-11:45 a.m.
 9574  Catalina Pool  Monday-Thursday  10:15-11:15 a.m.
 9575  Flowing Wells Pool  Monday-Thursday  3:00-4:00 p.m.
 9576  Kino Pool  Monday-Thursday  3:30-4:30 p.m.
 9577  Los Niños Pool  Monday-Thursday  10:15-11:15 a.m.
 9578  Manzanita Pool  Monday-Thursday  9:45-10:45 a.m.
 9579  Picture Rocks Pool  Monday-Thursday  9:30-10:30 a.m.
 9580  Thad Terry Pool (NW YMCA)  Monday-Thursday  3:30-4:30 p.m.
 9581  Wade McLean Pool  Monday-Thursday  9:15-10:15 a.m.
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