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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.

Temperature checks prior to entry to the pool area may be required. If a patrons temperature is at or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, they would not be allowed to participate in aquatic activities that day and would have a credit applied to their account for that missed class.

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.

A responsible person, age 16 or older must enter the pool with every child enrolled in Tot, Adv. Tot, Little Lv. 1, Little Lv. 2, Level 1 and Level 2.

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

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Training & Hiring Lifeguards for Milwaukee Recreation Pools!


Starting pay: $16 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.

Train for Certification

Training costs vary depending on if you are a resident or non-resident. There are occasional promotions for trainings as well. If cost is a barrier, please reach out to our Aquatics staff!

Register here

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 (click "View Recreation Positions" and search "Lifeguard") 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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