Junior Lifeguard Program now accepting applicants!

Release Date: February 08, 2018

Has your teen thought about becoming a lifeguard? The City of Sammamish offers a Junior Lifeguard program to certify eligible teens (15 and up) who commit to working at Pine Lake during the summer months. This year’s lifeguard season will run from Saturday, June 16 through Labor Day, Monday, September 3. The beach is open Monday through Sunday from noon to 7:30 pm.

Email Recreation Coordinator at Lynne Handlos at lhandlos@sammamish.us to express interest and confirm eligibility.

Prerequisites to the American Red Cross course are:

  • a 300-yard continuous swim using front crawl and/or breaststroke with breath control and rhythmic breathing
  • Within one minute and 40 seconds, swim 20 yards, surface dive 7 to 10 feet, pick up a 10-pound object and return to the start position holding the object with both hands while keeping the face at or near the surface to enable breathing
  • Tread water for two minutes using only legs