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De Pere Pool – Why Lifeguard?

Being a lifeguard offers a unique job experience for anyone that obtains the certification. As a lifeguard you will obtain lifelong skills such as CPR/First Aid & AED. You get the chance to be outside every day and provide a safe swimming environment for the everyone that visits the pool. There are several other benefits to becoming a lifeguard.

  • Be a part of a time honored tradition
  • Boast a unique and respected title
  • Become a leader
  • Plan for the future
  • Workouts
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Join an ELITE TEAM


Lifeguard Training & Certification Opportunities 

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The De Pere Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department offers limited Lifeguard Courses for those candidates wishing to get certified. Please note the following:

  • You must be at the entire class and pass to obtain the Lifeguard Certifications.
  • Participants must be able to swim. A prerequisite skills test will be conducted the first day of class. 
  • Participants must be 15 or older by the last day of class. 

Contact the Recreation Supervisor for additional information on class sessions at 920-339-4066 if it isn't listed in the brochure or online registration. 

2024 May Recertification Letter & Flier

2024 June Recertification Letter & Flier

2024 June Certification Letter & Flier

Current lifeguard job opportunities 

Each summer, De Pere relies on a talented, dedicated staff of lifeguards at its aquatic facilities. This includes Regular/Full Time staff as well as Substitute staff. 

To view our current lifeguard job openings in De Pere, and for more information and details on these positions (and others), click here. We start hiring for the summer early! January seasonal positions typically post with many filling before the end of March. Those applying for lifeguard positions do not need to have certifications prior to the interview.

Get your feet wet first with De Pere's Future Lifeguard Program 

In August we plan to hold a future lifeguard event for participants aged 14 and older! This event will include pre-skills swim testing, corrective feedback on stroke work, basic water safety training, and mock interviews. An excellent option for anyone considering applying to be a lifeguard in the future. 

Check back for updates.

Have questions about becoming a lifeguard in De Pere?  

If you have any questions about these classes or training opportunities, as well as job application and interview processes, we're always happy to help! Please contact our Recreation Supervisor at (920) 339-4066.