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These operational changes  are reflective of the suggested guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the Iowa Department of Public Health. The City is committed to protecting its employees and citizens during this pandemic. View additional information on the City of Ankeny response and updates at

    Work at the Pool!

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    Accepting applications now!

    Have fun, make friends and earn money working at the Ankeny pools this summer! Get real-world experience in an atmosphere that is rewarding, challenging and fun.

    All lifeguards must be age 15 or older and are required to take and pass the American Red Cross Lifeguard training course. Lifeguard training classes are offered throughout the metro, as well as locally through Ankeny Parks & Recreation.

    We are currently accepting applications for the following positions, view full job descriptions and apply now.

    • Lifeguard - $10.50/hour - (must be age 15+) 
    • Water Safety Instructor - $11.50/hour - (must be age 16+)

    Want to work at the pool but not lifeguard? Check out these positions:

    • Water Slide Attendant - $9/hour - (must be age 16+)
    • Aquatics Maintenance - $10/hour - (must be age 16+)

    View full job descriptions and apply now.

    Interested in lifeguarding but not certified? No problem! Register for training classes AND apply!

    Upcoming Lifeguard Training and Certification Classes:*

    • March 20-22
      Friday 5-7 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • May 1-3 
      Friday 5-7 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • May 13-15 
      Friday 4-7 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • June 6-7 
      Saturday & Sunday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    $175 for Ankeny residents. Learn more and register now.

    *Please note that completion of this course does not guarantee employment with Ankeny Parks & Recreation.

    Questions? Please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 515-963-3570 or