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Parks & Recreation seeks lifeguards
City accepting applications for summer pool positions
Posted Date: 12/13/2017
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The City of Clarksville Parks & Recreation will be accepting applications for lifeguard positions for the 2018 summer pool season beginning Monday, Jan. 1.

Make this summer count! Earn $8.25 an hour, feel a sense of pride working in an important position, and make new friends amongst co-workers all while making a difference in your community.

Applicants must be at least 15 years of age and able to pass a swim test that consists of swimming 300 yards continuously, treading water for two minutes without the use of arms or hands and successfully completing a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds. Apply online at and take your swim test at New Providence Pool, 168 Cunningham Lane. Training and certification are available.


To prepare those interested in becoming a lifeguard, New Providence Pool will host training sessions from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 6 to Feb. 24. Training sessions will help participants build stamina in preparation for the swim test. Cost is $2 per session.


After passing the swim test, applicants will be placed in one of the following certification courses: March 3-8, March 17-22, April 7-12, or April 21-26. The cost for the course is $96 and includes all materials.

For information about lifeguard training and certification, please contact New Providence Pool at (931) 472-3380 or

New Providence Pool is the only public indoor pool in the city of Clarksville. Located near Fort Campbell Boulevard at 168 Cunningham Lane, the pool offers swim lessons, water fitness classes, lap swim, and open swimming through May. The pool also offers a children's pool area, a climbing wall, diving board, and a concession stand for drinks and snacks. An ADA accessible hydraulic lift chair allows those with special needs to enjoy the pool.