Richmond’s public pools need lifeguards

Lifeguard Bootcamp begins Jan. 9 at City of Richmond pools
Richmond Swim Center (Photo by Kathy Chouteau)

The City of Richmond is seeking to hire lifeguards for its two indoor pools — the Richmond Swim Center and Richmond Plunge — and is thus hosting an open house “Lifeguard Job Information Day” on Saturday, March 19.

The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Richmond Swim Center, 4300 Cutting Blvd., on S. 45th Street.

Prospective lifeguards can ask questions, try the lifeguard pre-course skills (so bring your suit, towel and goggles), and learn what it takes to be a lifeguard at the city’s pools. Anyone interested is invited to attend.

“The minimum age to get certified is 15, but we also welcome younger kids to come ask questions too,” city officials said. “Anyone under 18 must have a parent sign a waiver. We welcome strong swimmers who can work a minimum of one shift per week.

The city will train qualified applicants at no cost.

Those interested should contact Aquatics Coordinator Paula Cooper-Tipton at
[email protected] or call (510) 620-6654.