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Whether you are a newcomer to lifeguarding or an experienced professional, your skills are invaluable to us.

Pool Management Positions Available

Join our Pool Management team and explore one of our available positions.

  • Assistant Pool Manager - 16.50 per hour
  • Pool Manager - $17.00 per hour
  • District Coordinator - $17.00 per hour
  • Ocean Camp Councelor - $16.00 per hour
  • Ocean Camp Counselor - $16.50 per hour
For more information, call 904-255-6777 or 904-255-4271 or email

Become a Lifeguard

Join our JaxParks Aquatics team and become a lifeguard.

All those planning to participate will need to be able to complete three prerequisite skills.
  • 300 yard swim
  • 2 minutes of treading water without using hands
  • Retrieving a 10 pound brick from the bottom of the diving well.
$15 per hour starting pay for new lifeguards!

Please come prepared to swim. Participants may bring a change of clothes and snacks. Paper to take notes is recommended. Additional hiring information will be given upon completion of training class.

* This training is for potential COJ pool lifeguard employment.
* Additional classes may be added, please check back here for updates.
* Accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please contact Disabled Services at VM 255-5466, TTY 255-5475, or email your request to

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March 11 – 15: Monday - Friday, Cecil
March 18 – 22: Monday - Friday, Charles Clark
March 25 – 29: Monday - Friday, Cecil
April 15 - 19: Monday - Friday, Woodland Acres

Must complete online section before attending
January 27 - 28: Saturday & Sunday, Cecil
February 17 - 18: Saturday & Sunday, Cecil
March 18 - 19: Monday & Tuesday, Charles Clark 
March 20 - 21: Wednesday & Thursday, Charles Clark
April 6 - 7: Saturday & Sunday, Woodland Acres 

January 4: Thursday, Cecil 
February 19: Monday, Cecil
March 16: Saturday, Charles Clark
May 11: Saturday, Woodland Acres

Cecil - 13611 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32221
Charles Clark - 8793 Sibbald Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32208
Woodland  Acres - 8200 Kona Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32211

For more information call 904.255.6777 or 904.255.4271 or email

Certification is valid for two years.
Must be 15 years of age to become a lifeguard.

Outdoor Pools

Beginning, August 6th, pools located on school property will only be available on weekends. Park property pools will remain open August 7th - August 11th, 2023 and will begin weekend only the week of August 12th through Labor Day. 
  • Monday through Friday 1 pm – 7 pm
  • Saturday 11 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday 2 pm – 6 pm

End of Season Outdoor Pools and Hours

Park property pools will remain open, Monday, August 7 - August 11, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and will begin weekend only, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays the week of August 12th through Labor Day.

Park property pools: 

   • Adolph Wurn – 2115 Dean Rd.

   • Emmett Reed – 1093 W. 6th St.

   • Grand/ Johnnie Walker Park – 2740 Division St.

   • Harts Rd/ Eartha Napolean Park – 11597 Harts Rd.

   • Julius Guinyard Park – 1358 Jefferson St.

   • Robert F. Kennedy – 1133 Ionia St.

   • Woodland Acres/ Warrington Park – 8200 Kona Ave.

The City of Jacksonville is still seeking qualified lifeguards to staff City pools. This is a great opportunity to serve your community and make money! Becoming a lifeguard is wonderful opportunity to learn leadership, responsibility, and teamwork. Apply now for a rewarding summer job that also looks great on a professional resume. The starting salary for lifeguards is $14.00 an hour once hired. For additional information, call (904) 255-6777 or (904) 255-4271, or email

Memorial Day Weekend Outdoor Pool Hours

2024 TBD

Cecil Aquatics Center 

Swim year-round at the Cecil Aquatic Center:
  • Monday through Thursday: Lap Swim Only 7 am – 8 am; Open Swim 8 am – 12 pm; (Maintenance Break 12 pm – 1 pm); Open Swim 1 pm – 8 pm
  • Friday: Lap Swim Only 7 am – 8 am; Open Swim 8 am – 12 pm; (Maintenance Break 12 pm – 1 pm); Open Swim 1 pm – 6 pm
  • Saturday: Open Swim 9 am – 12 pm (Maintenance Break 12 pm – 1 pm); Open Swim 1 pm – 6 pm
  • Sunday Open Swim 1 pm – 6 pm
Summer hours will be announced as we get closer to the season.

Splash Pads

Splash around in any of our 16 locations around town.
  • Splash Pads will open the first weekend in May this year through the last weekend in October
  • Open daily from 10 am - 7 pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances splash pads may be off/closed for a limited time during the season for maintenance or weather related issues.‚Äč

2024 Swim Lessons

Learn to Swim Schedule

Registration begins May 6, 2024!
$60 per two week session.
Times: Classes taught Monday - Thursday with Fridays as make-up days when needed.
*Adult Lap Swim is available at Cecil Aquatics Center Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Aqua Tots- ages 3 to 5

Participants learn basic swimming and water safety skills.

Youth Swim- ages 5 to 13

Participants are placed in classes based on skill level. Activities range from water acclimation to competitive swimming strokes.

Teen Swim- ages 13 to 18

Same as youth swim.

Adult Swim- ages 21 and up

Placement is based on skill level and water acclimation.

JaxParks Swim Teams (Summers only)

To Be Determined

The swim team experience is offered at JaxParks pools throughout the county. New participants are required to take a JaxParks swim test before registering for a team.  

Ocean Camp (Summers only)

Registration begins May 9, 2022!

Participants explore the waters and shoreline at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park. Activities include surfing, sand castle art, beach art, volleyball and environmental adventures. Campers must pass a preregistration swim test administered by JaxParks. 

JaxParks Aquatics Office

Call us at (904) 255-6777
JaxParks Aquatics Office, 4012 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville, FL  32277