Become A Lifeguard

Interested in becoming a lifeguard?

The City of Douglas hires seasonal lifeguards throughout the year. 

Why Lifeguard? 

  • Lifeguarding gives young workers a lot of transferable skills that are important in many other jobs as well as everyday life. It prepares workers for the next step in their careers. 
  • Lifeguarding is also a fun and rewarding job. If you're thinking about getting a job, become a lifeguard!
  • Applicants must be 16 years or older
  • Must successfully pass a swim pretest to register for the lifeguard class. In order to pass the swim test, applicants must be able to:  
  1. Swim 300 yards continuously while demonstrating control and rhythmic breathing.
  2. Applicants must swim and retrieve a 10 pound object, while keeping it above the surface within 50 seconds. 
  3. For the final event, applicants must tread for 2 minutes using only their legs.

Junior Lifeguarding Program

*Dates and times will be announced

The City of Douglas will be offering an in-depth Jr. Lifeguarding program that is designed to prepare kids between the ages 12-15 to become future lifeguards. 

The Jr. Lifeguard program helps youth build a foundation of knowledge, attitude, and skills needed to be a lifeguard. Participants will also gain valuable experience and leadership skills. 

 Please note: this program does not certify participants in CPR, AED, and lifeguarding. Nor does this program guarantee a position with the City of Douglas.