Lifeguard training classes being offered for 2020 summer season

February 25, 2020

Louisville Parks and Recreation is offering free lifeguard training to those who are willing to work at two Metro-owned outdoor pools and the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center for the summer 2020 season.

The next training class begins Sunday, March 1, at Mary T., located at 201 Reservoir Avenue near the Crescent Hill Reservoir within Crescent Hill Park. Lifeguards must be 16 years of age and be able to fulfill prerequisites relating to swimming, diving, and water treading skills prior to successful completion of the course.

Training for lifeguards not employed by Louisville Parks and Recreation is available for $200/per person. For more information, call 502-897-9949. The department is looking for at least 15 lifeguards for the upcoming season at Mary T. and the two outdoor pools that will be open this summer, Sun Valley in southwest Louisville and Algonquin in west Louisville.

“Becoming a lifeguard is a great way to meet new people, stay fit, and help out in the community,” said Margaret Brosko, Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation. “We’re looking for candidates who want to have fun, work hard, and carry a positive attitude.”

Starting pay for lifeguards is $10.50 per hour. In addition, Louisville Parks and Recreation is also seeking swim instructors with the opportunity for more pay.

To learn more about what’s expected of Louisville Parks and Recreation lifeguards, click here. You can also find out more by watching this video featuring training instructor and Aquatics Manager Keith Smith.