Junior Lifeguard (JLG) Program

Junior Lifeguard Olympics

Parent and JLG Orentation Meeting

For all Registered Junior Lifeguards and Guardians.

West Side - May 28th - 6-7pm - Webster Recreation Center

East Side - May 29th - 6-7pm - Jefferson Recreation Center


Junior Lifeguard - Training Future Lifeguards.

The Jr. Lifeguard program helps kids build a foundation of knowledge, attitude, and skills that are needed to be a responsible volunteer and future lifeguard.

Participants learn skills such as swimming, leadership, rescue response, drowning prevention, professionalism, and volunteerism.

Jr. Lifeguard volunteers take an orientation class and then begin assisting the lifeguard staff with programs such as: learn-to-swim lessons, special events, competitive meets, and public swimming.

The Junior Lifeguard program qualifies for HONOR FOR EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE LEARNING for Mesa Public Schools high school students

The Junior Lifeguard program is designed for youth ages 13-16.

For Jr. Lifeguard Information please contact Mark Foote at 480-644-4951 or mark.foote@mesaaz.gov

Veteran Junior Lifeguard (Returning JLGs)

Veteran Junior Lifeguards are Classified as those Junior Lifeguards who have successfully completed a summer of volunteering, obtaining at least 30 hours in the previous summer.  These volunteers do not need to attend initial trainings.  Junior Lifeguard Coaches will contact these individuals before summer begins to arrange volunteer schedules.

Registration for Veteran Junior Lifeguard will begin April 14th, 2014

Summer Junior Lifeguard Classes (JLG)

Registration for Summer JLG Classes for the following sites will begin January 6th, 2014. (very limited space)

*Participants will register under the pool at which they would like to be assigned during the summer season although training will take place at either Skyline or Kino Aquatics Centers.  When registering please search for the pool at which you would like to be assigned for the summer.

Spring Class Listing

Cost $45 Resident / $54 Non-resident

JLG Spring Session - 3
Dates/Times       5/6              
Tuesday  5-9:30pm
Where:                Skyline Aquatic Center

Summer Assignments Codes (Sign up where you would like to volunteer this summer)

Brimhall FULL Kino   Skyline FULL
Carson   Rhodes   Stapley  
Fremont FULL Shepherd FULL Taylor 153305-13

Cost $45 Resident / $54 Non-resident

JLG Spring Session - 4
Dates/Times       5/7              
Wednesday  5-9:30pm
Where:                Kino Aquatic Center

Summer Assignments Codes (Sign up where you would like to volunteer this summer)

Brimhall FULL Kino FULL Skyline 163305-11
Carson 203305-13 Rhodes 253305-12 Stapley FULL
Fremont FULL Shepherd FULL Taylor 153305-14

Cost $45 Resident / $54 Non-resident

Participants will be given instruction in: assisting with swimming lessons, event leadership, pool safety, emergency response and professionalism. After this program participants are asked to volunteer a minimum of 30 hours in Mesa Aquatics programs through the summer season. Volunteers are able to give of their time in various programs and events and will be supervised by facility management. Participants must be able to swim 200 yards continuously, tread water for 60 seconds and surface dive and swim under water for a minimum of 10 yards.

Once the orientation class is completed, volunteer hours will be scheduled with the Jr. Lifeguard Coach on-site.  Every attempt is made to work with the Jr. Lifeguards to schedule hours according to their availability. 

 Summer Classes

Register Here

Our Registration Process is changing!  Registration for Summer 2014 and all future programs and classes will be through the new Active Registration System.

You can set up your account now, view summer activities  register for summer 2014 programs.

1.    Request an Account 
View Activities 
Manage all your account information easily on-line


For more information or questions on the Junior Lifeguard program, contact Mark Foote at
480-644-4951 or


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Darla Armfield
Recreation Supervisor for Facility Development

Aimee Manis
Recreation Coordinator for Competitive Programs, Lesson Programs and Seasonal Staffing

Mark Foote
Recreation Programmer for Pool Reservations, Staffing, FlowRider, Junior Lifeguards, and Making Waves