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Minimum Age: Must be at least 16 years of age by date of hire
Pre-Screening Skills Test: Lifeguard candidates must proficiently demonstrate the following pre-screening skills on the first day of lifeguard training in order to continue.
Lifeguarding Course: Successfully pass both written and physical tests during training
Successfully pass a background check and drug screen
We offer several lifeguard training classes in March, April, and June to certify our lifeguards! Joplin Parks & Recreation will pay for each applicant’s lifeguard training, uniform, and safety equipment.