Certification Classes and Seasonal Hiring

Male lifeguard standing in front of pool.

Lifeguard Training 

All classes this year will be blended learning classes. To achieve certification, participants must attend all classes, pass written and practical exams, and demonstrate maturity and responsibility throughout the class. 

- Must be 15 yrs old by the last day of class
- Swim 300 yards continuously
- Tread water 2 minutes without use of hands
- Swim a timed event in 1 min 40 secs: swim 20 yards, retrieve 10lb object from 7’-10’, swim back with both hands on brick and face out of the water; exit pool without a ladder

Course Dates

Course Times

- Residents: $150
- Non-residents: $225

Registration can be done online or in person at Hometown Heroes Park. To register online, an account is needed. To create an account, visit: Online Parks and Rec Registration and click on new account and complete the steps listed on the top of the page.

For questions contact 281-554-1180

Seasonal Hiring 

The City of League City is looking for mature lifeguards with positive attitudes and a good work ethic to join our team for the 2023 season. 

Things to know before you apply: 

  • You do not have to hold a certification to apply! However certification must be achieved before being fully hired.
  • Scheduling can begin as early as March 1 on a limited basis; most lifeguards will begin work by May 22  for orientation.
  • During the summer season, lifeguards are required to work 30-40 hours per week with a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends.
  • Vacation days and time off are not paid, not guaranteed, and are limited based on schedule availability of the team.
  • Starting pay-rate for League City Lifeguards is $15 per hour.
  • Staff are expected to work the entire season, which ends on Labor Day (September 4, 2023). There will be an opportunity for hours and staff to stay on through October 2023.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work.

How to apply: Check back in January for more details. Paper applications not accepted.