How to Join the Aquatics Team

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 It's not too early to start thinking about summer jobs!
Applications for summer employment are available at If you'd like to be a part of our team in 2020, please click on the above link and submit your application. If you have any questions, please call 972-744-7893.




The City of Richardson Aquatics Program

The City of Richardson Aquatics program began back in the 1950s when the city opened its first city pool. Since then, the program has seen tremendous growth and now maintains five pools, including the newest addition in 2013, the Heights Family Aquatic Center. With the growth of the facilities, the department has also seen an increased number of employment opportunities ranging from lifeguards to swim instructors to pool managers.

A position with the City of Richardson Aquatics program is rewarding, builds character and has additional opportunities for individual growth. If you are interested in pursuing a position with the city, please follow the links below to read job descriptions and apply to join the team!


The City of Richardson requires all lifeguards to have a valid American Red Cross Certification. Swim Instructors and Coaches are preferred to have a Water Safety Instructor Certification but it’s not required. To find a class near you, please visit and select the certification you are needing and the location closest to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can become a lifeguard?

From teens to college students, being a lifeguard is the best summer job. The minimum requirements are:

  • Must be at least 15 years old
  • Will need parent/guardian signature (under 18)
  • Must have a valid lifeguard certification (American Red Cross)
  • Must be willing to work a minimum of 20-hours per week throughout the aquatics season (Memorial Day to Labor Day)
  • Must have a positive attitude and customer service skills

Why should I join the COR Aquatics team?

With five facilities, we are constantly looking for energetic and passionate employees to help fill out our team. We offer flexible schedules and great facilities. If you like making a difference, this is the perfect job for you. We rely heavily on our staff to ensure that everyone has a fun and safe experience at the Richardson pools.