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COVID-19 Update

We have made the difficult decision to cancel our summer swim lessons and aquatics classes. In spite of our best efforts to develop the safe guards needed to operate, we don’t feel that it is in the best interest of our customers and staff to move forward at this time.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and encourage you to explore the many other recreation activities we know can be delivered in a safe format this summer.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you back in the pool in the near future.

Lifeguard Training

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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