Clark County Parks and Recreation’s Aquatics Program is now recruiting individuals 15 1/2 years and older to work as lifeguards, cashiers and water safety instructors for the 2018 summer season.
Clark County has 17 facilities, including pools in Indian Springs, Laughlin, Logandale and Overton. Facilities are open to the public in May, June, July and August.
Lifeguard training is offered at a reduced rate of $70 for those willing to sign a 60-day employment contract with Clark County. Those enrolling in the 27.5-hour lifeguard classes must be able to retrieve a 10-pound weight from 7-10 feet of water, tread water and swim 300 yards using a combination of breaststroke and front crawl. Pay rates for lifeguards begin at $9.50 per hour, with available work hours ranging from 25-30 hours per week.
Water Safety Instructor classes are available to those who are interested in teaching swimming lessons and are at least 16 years of age. Pre-requisite skills include the ability to swim all competitive and resting strokes prior to enrollment. This class certifies individuals to teach the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim and Parent/Child Aquatic Programs. Fee is $80 for Clark County employees, $210 for all others.
Applicants for cashier positions at the pools do not need any additional certifications.
There are multiple training classes available in the months of February, March, April and May with classes taking place at Aquatic Springs Indoor Pool (Fort Apache and Warm Springs), Desert Breeze Indoor Pool (Spring Mountain and Durango) and Hollywood Indoor Pool (Hollywood and Charleston).