Now hiring! Lifeguards, Water Safety Instructors, Recreation Aides for office and concessions. Join our team at the Lasker Park Community Pool! Apply online here.  


  • Applicants must be 16 years of age.
  • Applicants must be able to complete a 300 yard, continuous swim. Must be a front crawl.
  • Applicants must be able to complete a brick retrieval.
  • Applicants must be able to complete a 2 minute water tread.

The City of Galveston regularly hosts tryouts.

Tryout Information:

  • Wear appropriate bathing suit.
  • Bring ID
  • Be prepared to have a short interview (please review our website).
  • Set aside a couple hours for entire process – you must report to drug testing after interview.
  • Want to see what a tryout looks like? Check out this great video: 

You only have to attend 1 tryout. If you meet the requirements, you will be invited to attend the Lifeguard Training Academy. If you are already Red Cross Lifeguard certified please bring to tryout.  

The job posting is also available at Galveston Careers.

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