Glendale Parks and Recreation is Nationally Accredited.
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AQUATICS PROGRAMS & FACILITIES
The City of Glendale owns two aquatics centers, the Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center and the Rose Lane Aquatics Center, plus a splash pad in Heroes Park. For more information, call 623-930-2838.
Strong Swimmer? Be a Lifeguard! Glendale will be conducting interviews to hire summer, certified lifeguards, 15 years or older, at our two aquatics centers. Click here for details.
Foothills Aquatics Center
5600 W. Union Hills Dr. • 623-930-4600
(on Union Hills, east of 59th Ave.) Year-long aquatics is only available at this facility. For information about Deep Water Aerobics, Lap Swimming Schedules, Lifeguard Training, and Adult Swim Lessons, click here.
Rose Lane Aquatics Center
5003 W. Marlette Ave. • 623-930-7905
(east of 51st Ave., north of Bethany Home Rd.) This facility is seasonal and is currently closed. Watch for summer 2015 hours and dates.
Heroes Park Splash Pad FREE! (subject to change)
83rd Ave & Berridge Ln. • 623-930-2838
(on 83rd Ave., just north of Bethany Home Rd.) This facility is seasonal and is currently closed. Watch for summer 2015 hours and dates.
The Foothills Aquatics Center is a year-round facility that includes: lap swimming, water aerobics, seasonal private swim lessons, summer group swim lessons, summer recreation swimming, pool rentals/parties, and lifeguard instructor certification programs. Foothills amenities include 2 giant slides, a zero depth entry leisure pool with spray features, a lazy river, diving well with 2 diving boards and 6 lap lanes. Foothills has indoor locker rooms with “day use” lockers. Please bring your own lock.
The Rose Lane Aquatics Center, a seasonal facility, is only open to the public during the summer. Activities include aquatic party rentals, group swim lessons, and summer recreation swimming. This facility includes a large, zero depth entry leisure pool with spray features, a splash pad, a giant slide, and a big pool with a diving well and 2 diving boards. This facility is only staffed when the pools are open for aquatic programming. The summer Splashbook includes schedules, costs, and swim lessons.
Lifeguard Applicants Lifeguarding is a leadership position where you will learn to handle emergencies in, on and around the water. Glendale will be conducting interviews to hire summer, certified lifeguards, 15 years or older, at our two aquatics centers.
Applying for a Lifeguard Job with Glendale
When Glendale has certified lifeguard positions available, the jobs will be posted at www.governmentjobs.com. If you do not see a part-time position posted, you can still register your application and then check back for the posting you are interested in. Click on the APPLY link whenever you see a job you want to be considered for. A resume may NOT take the place of an official application.
Lifeguard Certification Classes
Need a certification class? Two classes are available during the month of March. Since they are a combination of online and personal instruction, the fee is less than our normal in-person classes. Flyer | Register online
Learn to Teach Swim Lessons!
Learning to swim is a life-changing skill. Train to be a swim lesson instructor so that you can help change lives for the better. If you are 16 years or older, a good swimmer in all 4 competitive strokes, and want to have a positive impact on countless lives, become a water safety instructor in our April class! Flyer | Register online
Swim & Diving Team Information
The City of Glendale does not offer competitive team programs. As alternative options, following is a list of community organizations that offer competitive team programs. (Note: These organizations are NOT affiliated with the City of Glendale).
Swim Neptune / 602-358-8458 / Website
Practice at Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr., and at the Glendale Peoria YMCA located at 14711 N 59th Ave. Offers a summer swim and diving team/league similar to the program Glendale has offered in previous years.
Arizona Swimming Gauchos / 602-674-0125 -
Practice at Glendale Community Pool at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave. Offers swim training, competitive teams and meets for all ages and levels, including an adult (Master’s) swim team.
Arizona Desert Gems / 480-609-1776 -
Practice at Glendale Community Pool at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave. Offers synchronized swim (swimming and dancing combined) training and competitive meets for all ages and levels.
The Glendale Aquatics Division would like to remind Glendale residents to follow some simple rules for water safety and healthy swimming. These rules should apply to your backyard pool and any pool you may visit during the summer.
Always watch your children around water (even at pools with lifeguards)
Learn CPR (The Glendale Fire Department Offers Classes)
Teach your children (and yourself) how to swim
Follow the 6 “PLEAs” of Healthy Swimming (Directly from Center for Disease Control Website):
Please do not swim when you have diarrhea. This is especially important for kids in diapers. You can spread germs and make other people sick.
Please do not swallow pool water. Avoid getting water in your mouth.
Please practice good hygiene. All City of Glendale Pools require participants to take a shower before swimming. Please wash your hands after using the restroom or changing diapers. Germs on your body may end up in the water.
Please take your kids for bathroom breaks or check diapers often. Waiting to hear “ I have to go” may mean it’s too late.
Please change diapers and swim suits in the bathroom or changing area and not poolside. Germs can spread to surfaces and objects in and around the pool and spread illness.
Please wash your child thoroughly (especially the rear end) with soap and water before swimming. Everyone has invisible amounts of fecal matter on their bottoms that end up in pools.
For more information on water safety and swimming programs,please call 623 930-2838. Keep you and your family safe .