Louisville Parks and Recreation seeking lifeguards for the 2021 swim season

February 01, 2021

Louisville Parks and Recreation is seeking applicants to fill open lifeguard positions for the 2021 swim season.

Becoming a lifeguard is the perfect summer job for a college student home for the summer or a high school student looking for some work experience. For those who make a commitment to work at one of Louisville Parks and Recreation’s outdoor pools, training sessions are free.

The next training session begins February 7, 2021 at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center. Click here for information on how to register.

“Lifeguarding is a rewarding way for high school and college students to earn money, gain job experience and serve the public in a friendly, active and fun way,” said Dana Kasler, director of Parks and Recreation.

Lifeguards will be required to wear masks as well as follow and enforce social distancing and COVID-related guidelines while at work.



Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center
201 Reservoir Ave, 40206
(502) 897-9949

Nelson Hornbeck Park (Fairdale)
709 Fairdale Road, 40118

Algonquin Pool
1614 Cypress Street, 40210

Sun Valley Pool
6505 Bethany Lane, 40272


To learn more about Louisville Parks and Recreation’s application process and lifeguard duties, visit our website. If you are unable to make the February training, check out some other options.

See below schedule for dates/time that lifeguard classes are offered at Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center.


Louisville Parks and Recreation, a nationally accredited parks and recreation agency, manages 120 parks and six parkways on more than 13,000 acres of land, and operates recreational programs for all ages. Its mission is to create a city of parks where people can play, learn, grow and be healthy. The mission is accomplished by taking care of all parks properties and creating new ones, by providing safe and diverse recreational programs, and by protecting our public lands and resources for future generations. Learn more at www.bestparksever.com

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