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Spring 2021 Aquatics Update

For the safety of our staff and participants, spring aquatics activities will be limited to those programs where distancing and safety measures can be maintained.

We are excited to be returning to four locations this spring with a focus on Competitive Swim for both youth and masters, Aqua Fitness, Adult Swim Lessons, and Lap Swim.

Click here to register for Aquatics Spring 2021 programs!

We look forward to a broader re-opening for the Summer 2021 season and are hopeful to return to program favorites such as $5 Swim offered a wider selection of program locations.

Future updates will be posted on our website and social media channels. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

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  COVID-19 Protocol for all Swim Programs

Face Coverings are required inside the facility, in locker rooms, and on the pool deck. You will be issued a sanitized kick board to rest your face covering at the side of the pool as you enjoy your swim activity.

Enter directly onto pool deck. Do not enter via Locker Room. Your instructor/coach will direct you to locker room once it is sanitized. To save time, arrive with your swimwear on.

Please do not use the lockers. There will be designated spaces on benches in the pool area to place your personal belongings, including gym bags, towels, etc.

Bring your own drinking bottle. Reminder: No glass on pool deck.

In the Locker Room, one bench per person or one bench per household. If you are from the same household, you may share a bench.

Limit your post-swim locker room time to 15 minutes. Exit the facility through the locker room doors.

Flip flops or appropriate swim footwear highly recommended.

Due to current city safety orders, no spectators will be allowed on the pool deck. Parents may ensure their swimmer has arrived safely to swim practice, but may not stay for practice.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Lifeguard Training

Stay tuned to this page for more information in Summer 2021.

Training and Hiring Lifeguards for MPS Pools!

Starting pay: $12-14 per hour

  • Working hours can be scheduled around school hours and extracurricular activities.
  • Opportunities for raises, further training, and advancement.
  • Milwaukee Recreation has highly competitive rates for lifeguards compared to others in the area.

Training Cost: $35

Register here

Coupon Code(s): Lifeguard Training

Skills to be tested:

  • Swim 300 yards (breast stroke and/or front crawl without flip turns)
  • Tread water without using your hands for two minutes.
  • Retrieve and return a 10-pound brick from the bottom of a pool in 100 seconds. (Time ends when trainee and brick are out of the water)

(Training costs are reimbursed if pre-test is not passed.)

Already Certified?  Apply online or call Denzel for employment information: 414-647-6075

Locations you could work:


Call Luke at 414-647-6076 for additional questions and to schedule a pre-test practice.

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