Knoxville Seeks 70 Lifeguards for Summer Pool Safety

Knoxville announces a search for lifeguards to ensure summer pool safety.
Public Safety

The City of Knoxville is on the lookout for approximately 70 individuals to fill lifeguard positions at its two outdoor pools, Ed Cothren and Inskip, for the upcoming 2024 summer season. Aaron Browning, the Deputy Director of the Parks and Recreation Department, emphasized the vital role lifeguards play in creating a safe and enjoyable environment for families looking to cool off and have fun during the hotter months.

The summer season, spanning from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, requires a well-staffed team to ensure the safety and well-being of all pool visitors. Browning highlighted the unique opportunity lifeguarding offers for personal development, including the enhancement of communication, decision-making, problem-solving, teamwork, responsibility, and leadership skills, all while enjoying the summer and forming new friendships.

The City of Knoxville ensures that all lifeguards are well-prepared for their duties by offering American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification and Re-Certification Courses each spring. These initiatives are part of the Parks & Recreation Department’s efforts to prepare for the bustling summer season. Once onboard, lifeguards can expect numerous benefits, including free uniforms, paid in-service training, flexible scheduling, opportunities to work year-round, and chances for promotion within the department.

For those interested in taking on the rewarding role of a lifeguard or exploring other summer employment opportunities with the City of Knoxville’s Parks and Recreation Department, detailed information is available at and Inquiries can also be directed via email to [email protected] or by calling 865-300-4624. The city encourages all who are interested in contributing to a safe and fun summer pool experience to apply.

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