Milwaukee County Parks looking for 50 additional lifeguards, offering free training

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee County Parks is offering free lifeguard training to entice strong swimmers to become lifeguards.

For the summer, an additional 50 lifeguards need to be hired for positions at Bradford Beach, Cool Waters, David F. Schulz Aquatic Center, Pelican Cove, and 10 deep-well pools.

The next lifeguard training session will take place from 6:30 till 9 p.m. on May 21 at Pulaski Pool. The training session continues nightly through May 25 with a final performance exam on Saturday, May 26.

“No lifeguarding experience is necessary for the free training,” said Krystal Ganz, Aquatics Supervisor. “We welcome all swimmers to bring their swimsuits and join us—no need to register in advance. Anyone interested in lifeguarding with us needs to come to this session to fill out an application.”

 First-year lifeguards earn $10.46 per hour and have the option to request locations where they'd like to work. 

Applicants must be 16 years old by July and residents of Wisconsin. They do not have to be residents of Milwaukee County. By the test date, they should be able to swim 100 meters in less than one minute and 45 seconds.

For more information about becoming a lifeguard, click here

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