Lifeguards sought for West Side

April 21, 2014
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Applications are being accepted to be a 2014 Chicago Park District lifeguard. To get hired for the $13.38-an-hour job, applicants must meet these requirements:

  • Be a resident of the city of Chicago. Proof of residency must be presented at the lifeguard swim test;
  • Be 16 years of age or older by July 1, 2014;
  • Have a Chicago Park District lifeguarding card, valid in 2014 – given after passing the lifeguard swim test. The test will be given April 26 and May 10;
  • Have an American Red Cross lifeguarding certificate, or equivalent, valid through 2014 to include the following components:
    • American Red Cross CPR for Professional Rescuer, or equivalent, valid through 2014
    • American Red Cross First Aid, or equivalent, valid through 2014
    • American Red Cross AED, or equivalent, valid through 2014
    • American Red Cross Oxygen Administration, or equivalent, valid through 2014
    • American Red Cross Bloodborne Pathogens Training or equivalent, valid through 2014

Prior to applying, all new applicants are required to complete the American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Training class. Classes are taking place now.

For more information, call the Chicago Park District Aquatics office at (312) 742-5121.

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