Those dreaming of fun under the summer sun may want to think about getting paid poolside.

The city of Glendale is taking applications from teens ages 15 and older and young adults to fill more than 100 open lifeguard and swim instructor positions. 

Positions are available at the Foothills and the Rose Lane aquatics centers to help with swim lessons, dive lessons, water aerobics and recreation swimming for the summer.

Lifeguarding not only teaches lifesaving skills, but it also provides the chance to build a resume, earn money, make lifelong friends and make a difference in the community. 

It is also a chance to learn a new skill. Those who do not have their lifeguard or swim instructor certification can obtain those through the city’s classes.

To become a lifeguard or swim instructor, visit

After signing up, apply to work for Glendale at


Candidates must be available the entire aquatics season from early May through early September.  

Some pools may remain open during evening hours and on weekends through Labor Day. There is also a potential opportunity to work up to 19 hours per week for the remaining 38 weeks in the year.