Lifeguard holding rescue buoy at poolside

Westchase Lifeguard Certification/Recertification Classes

Westchase will host Red Cross Shallow Water Lifeguard Certification/Recertification Classes at the Westchase Swim & Tennis Center located at 10405 Countryway Blvd, Tampa FL  33626.

The first training session will take place on Nov 12, 13, 20 & 21. It is a four-day course between the hours of 9am – 5pm with a lunch break in between. Upon completion and passing the required tests, you will be provided with your Lifeguard Certificate. You must be at least 15 years of age with proven swimming skills. The cost for the course is $150 for residents of neighborhoods within the Westchase Community Association and $175 for non-residents.

Please register for a swimming pre-test by emailing our Facility Manager, Dwight Kilgore, at

Whether you’re starting a new career or protecting loved ones, the Water Safety and CPR Skills for infant and adult will take you above and beyond the call of duty.

Prior to the class, a Waiver must be completed and submitted to the facility manager. The minor form must be completed by the parent/guardian. Photocopy of adult ID and child’s birth certificate/guardianship papers must be included with the waiver. Waivers can be accessed here. 

*Note: the deadline for the swimming pre-test has been extended. Email Dwight Kilgore, at as soon as possible to schedule your test prior to Nov. 12.

Job Opportunities

Westchase is currently hiring part-time year-round lifeguards for morning and afternoon shifts. Morning shift starts between 7am to 10am; afternoon shifts start between 3pm to 4pm with closing of the facilities at 9pm. Pay rate starts at $12 per hour with specific morning open hours at $15 per hour.

They are also looking to hire Head Lifeguards for each of the pool facilities. Pay rates range between $15-$19 commensurate with experience and current certifications. This position will be responsible for the routine function of an assigned Swim & Tennis Facility. Employee will be expected to perform lifeguard duties & understanding scheduling of staff; will maintain orderly records in accordance with FDOH and aquatics best practices; perform  maintenance at the facilities; lead and train staff and enforce the facility and staff rules.

If you are interested, please complete the following application and submit to the Westchase Community Association office at 10049 Parley Drive (preferably in person) or email to the Facility Manager, Dwight Kilgore, at

If hired, you will be required to complete a New Hire Packet, background screening and a drug test. If you are not currently certified as a lifeguard, the Facility Manager can get you certified – the course is performed over a two week period depending on schedule. A job application can be accessed here. 

Current Pool Operations

The Pool heaters are up and running at both the Countryway and West Park Village pools.

The Countryway Pool is at normal operating hours: Monday thru Friday, 7am – 8pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am – 8pm.

The Village Pool is on winter schedule: Monday thru Friday, 4-8pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 8pm. Winter Hours are in effect until March 31, 2023.

Tennis courts at both locations are open daily 8am to 9pm.

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