Need a summer job? Sign up for lifeguard training now!

April 01, 2021  
Illustration of two lifeguards

Need a summer job? Training is available NOW to recertify lifeguards and for new lifeguards!

Join JaxParks Aquatics in becoming a lifeguard this summer.  Whether your last certification is eligible to be recertified or whether you are interested in a new opportunity to be a lifeguard, there is training for you. The recertification course is for returning guards whose certification is about to expire.  The full course, is a week long course with all instruction on site.  This is for new guards that have never been certified or guards whose certification is expired.  The hybrid course is the same as the full course however the guards would do classroom work online and only report to the pool for the in water portion of the training. 

Class sizes are limited due to COVID-19 precautions, please do not wait to sign up. Walk ups will not be accepted. Additional classes may be added, please check the JAXPARKS Facebook page for updates.


Full Course

April 5 – 9: Thomas Jefferson, 3:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
April 12th- 16th: Charles Clark, 3:30pm – 9:00pm
April 12th- 16th: Cecil, 3:30pm – 9:00pm
April 19th – 23rd: Julius Guinyard, 3:30pm – 9:00pm
May 3rd – 7th: Woodland Acres, 3:30pm – 9:00pm


April 3: Woodland Acres, 10a.m. - 3 p.m.
April 17: Emmett Reed, 10a.m. - 3 p.m.
May 1: Charles Clark I 10a.m. - 3 p.m

Hybrid class

May 8 – 9: Pine Forest, Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Class sizes are very limited due to COVID-19 precautions. please do not wait to sign up. Walk ups will not be accepted. Additional classes may be added. please see the JAXPARKS Facebook page for updates -


Cecil - 13611 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32221
Charles Clark - 8793 Sibbald Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32208
Emmett Reed - 1093 W 6th St., Jacksonville, FL 32209
Ft. Caroline - 4131 Ferber Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32277
Julius Guinyard - 1359 Jefferson St., Jacksonville, FL 32209
Pine Forest - 2335 Gattis Ln., Jacksonville, FL 32207
Thomas Jefferson - 390 Jackson Ave. N, Jacksonville, FL 32220
Woodland Acres - 8200 Kona Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32211

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