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Parks and Recreation

Posted on: April 7, 2021

Join the Irving Lifeguard Team

Irving lifeguards at outdoor aquatic center.

Looking for a summer job? The Parks and Recreation Department is currently hiring lifeguards for the 2021 pool season.

Visit to apply or call (972) 721-2718 for more information.

For those considering lifeguarding positions, American Red Cross lifeguard certification classes will be available in April and May with limited space. The course is $75, but discounts are available for City of Irving applicants. 

Upcoming Training Dates

  • April 24-26 | 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily
  • May 14-16 | 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily 

Deadline to register is April 16 for the April course and May 7 for the May course. 

Minimum age is 15 years old. Participants must pass a prerequisite test prior to taking the course which consists of swimming 300 yards continuously, treading water for two minutes without using hands and completing a timed pool skills event. The skills event includes swimming 20 yards, surface diving to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound brick, returning to the surface and swimming 20 yards back to the starting point with brick and exiting the pool within one minute and 40 seconds. 

For questions or more information, call Daniel Farran at (469) 446-0201 or Chris Trevino at (469) 435-1626.

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