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Philadelphia is offering a bonus of up to $1,000 for lifeguards this summer

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Looking for a summer job? The city of Philadelphia is looking for you.

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department is currently hiring lifeguards to staff the pools for the summer of 2024, and applicants who act quickly can make some extra money at the end of the season.

Qualified lifeguard candidates who submit their applications by the end of Monday, April 15 and work through the summer can earn a year-end bonus of up to $1,000.

Those who submit a completed application by May 15 may be eligible for a $500 end-of-season bonus.

Requirements to be a City of Philadelphia Lifeguard

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Pass the lifeguard fencing test
  • Take a Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course
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How can you pass the lifeguard test?

  • Swim 300 meters non-stop (not timed, but swimmers who stop must start again), i.e. 12 laps of freestyle or breaststroke in a 25 meter pool
  • Tread water for two minutes without using your arms
  • Retrieve a 10-pound stone from a 10-foot deep well, swim to the surface and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the stone, using only your legs (must finish within one minute and 40 seconds)

Where can you find free lifeguard training and screening?

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