ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque has spent thousands upgrading its city pools but now, they need lifeguards to help keep people safe. To be a lifeguard, you must be at least 15 years old with an American Red Cross lifeguarding, first aid, and AED certification and pass the city’s aquatics lifeguard skills test.

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While summer has already begun, the city offers lifeguarding classes throughout the year for those looking to join. “We’re still offering lifeguard classes now, if someone is interested in becoming a lifeguard, all they have to do is contact one of the pools, there’s [sic] lifeguard instructors on staff who can teach you how to become a lifeguard and we’re currently hiring,” Josh Herbert, aquatics division manager from the city of Albuquerque.

The city does charge a fee of $75 for the class but it is free for city of Albuquerque new hires. People can apply to be a lifeguard online.