*All applicants must be either StarGuard or American Red Cross Lifeguard Training/First Aid, and CPR/AED certified at the time of the water test.  (Please note: All City of Peoria Lifeguards must be StarGuard certified.  Once hired, lifeguards with only American Red Cross certifications must take a StarGuard rollover course.)

How to Apply 

  1.  Obtain required certification by taking a StarGuard class.   
  2.  Fill out application online, www.peoriaaz.gov/jobs  (applications are available now)     
     Applications are due online by Sunday before the Water Test/Interview.      
     No late applications will be accepted.
     Certifications must be current as of your Water Test/Interview date.  
  3.  All applicants must attend one of the City of Peoria Water Tests (a Water Test is the interview).
     Water Test: Saturday, April 18 1:00 pm, Sunrise Pool 
              (online applications due Sun., April 12)
     All applicants must bring:  Current Lifeguard certification, Government issued photo ID (high school ID's ok), pocket   mask, suit and towel.   
  4.  Candidates will be notified if selected for hire by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2020.

Lifeguard Training (15+)

The Starfish Aquatics Institute StarGuard Training class is offered to those interested in becoming a certified lifeguard.  The class includes certifications in First Aid and American Safety & Health Institute CPR/AED Pro.  Participants must attend all classes. Prerequisites: must be at least 15 years old, swim 100 yards head up non-stop (50 yards with guard tube), retrieve 10 lb. weight from the bottom of the pool and tread water for one minute without using hands.
Fee: $120 Residents / $150 Non-Residents

 StarGuard Option 1  StarGuard Option 2  StarGuard Option 3  StarGuard Option 4

 Friday 4:30pm-8:30pm

Saturday 8am-5pm

 Mon-Wed 8am-5pm  

 Mon-Fri 4:30pm-8:00pm

Saturday 8:00am-3:30pm

Friday 4:30pm-8:30pm

Saturday 8am-5pm

 Dates:  March 6, 7, 13, 14  March 16-18  March 23-28  April 3, 4, 10, 11
 Pool:  Sunrise Pool  Sunrise Pool  Sunrise Pool Sunrise Pool 
 Course Code:  12744 12745  12747  12748

Water Test Review 

CPR & Water Rescue Skills Practice - This optional course is for those wishing to re-fresh their CPR and water rescue skills prior to taking the City of Peoria's Water Test/Interview.  Staff will be on hand to answer any questions and assist with skills.  Participants must have already completed their certification courses prior to attending the practice.  (This class is NOT a recertification course).  

Fee: $20 residents/ $26 non-residents.
Location: Sunrise Pool, 21321 N 86Th Dr.

   Water Test Review
 Time:  5:00 pm-7:00 pm
 Dates:  Friday, April 17
 Pool:  Sunrise Pool
 Course Code:  12750


Starfish Swimming Instructor (15+)

The Starfish Swim Instructor Course provides swim instructor candidates the training needed to teach courses the SAI Water Safety Program.  Instructor candidates will learn how to help students develop correct stroke technique, develop and understanding of how to teach students at different levels, develop water safety techniques, and learn how to evaluate participants' progress.

Fee: $150 residents/$175 non-residents


 Starfish Option 1  Starfish Option 2  Starfish Option 3 (Summer)

 Mon-Wed: 8am-5pm, 

 Thurs-Fri: 8am-12pm

 Sat: 8:am-5pm


 Dates:  March 16-20  April 25-May 2  July 20-30
 Pool:  Sunrise Pool  Sunrise Pool  Centennial
 Course Code:  12751  12752  13050 


Junior Lifeguard Course (13-15)

This course is a requirement for those wishing to be a City of Peoria Junior Lifeguard during the season, including returning Junior Lifeguards. It provides an introduction to lifeguard responsibilities, swim lesson instruction, and CPR.  Participants must have passed Stroke School Gold swim lessons and/or be able to swim 200 yards.  Once the class is successfully completed, additional training/volunteer hours are available.  

Fee: $65 residents/$85 non-residents

   Junior Lifeguard Option 1  Junior Lifeguard Option 2  Junior Lifeguard Option 3  Junior Lifeguard Option 4 
Time:    Mon-Thur 5pm-8pm  Saturdays 8am-12pm  Mon-Thur 5pm-8pm  Mon-Thur 3:30pm-6:30pm
Dates:  March 30-April 2  April 11, 18, 25  April 13-16  May 27-30
Pool:  Sunrise Pool  Sunrise Pool  Sunrise Pool  Peoria Pool
Course Code:  12798   12800  12801   13049



For additional questions, email aquatics@peoriaaz.gov

 Sunrise Pool