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Surprise, AZ (February 13, 2020) Looking for a great summer job?  The city of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department is looking for responsible individuals 16 years of age or older with a positive attitude to join our team. 

Lifeguard certification classes will be offered consecutive Saturdays, February 29 – March 21; or Monday – Thursday, March 16 – 19.  All classes will be held from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. The course enrollment fee is $100 for Surprise residents and $120 for non-residents. 

Swim Lesson Instructor certification classes will be offered March 16 –18 (online portion) and March 23 – 25 (in-person) from 3 – 7 p.m. Participants must be lifeguard certified or currently enrolled in a lifeguard certification class to enroll in this class. The registration fee is $120 for Surprise residents and $140 for non-residents.

All classes will be held at the Surprise Aquatic Center, 15831 N. Bullard Ave.

Participants who successfully complete both courses will be certified by the Starfish Aquatics Institute; however, course completion does not guarantee employment with the city of Surprise. 

For more information about the certification courses or how to apply for a Lifeguard or Swim Instructor position, please contact the Parks & Recreation Office at 623.222.2000 or visit

Register for lifeguard, swim lesson instructor classes and apply to work at the Aquatic Center

Aisha Alexander<aisha.alexander@surpriseaz.gov>5:55 PM 

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Surprise, AZ (February 13, 2020) Looking for a great summer job?  The city of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department is looking for responsible individuals 16 years of age or older with a positive attitude to join our team. 

Lifeguard certification classes will be offered consecutive Saturdays, February 29 – March 21; or Monday – Thursday, March 16 – 19.  All classes will be held from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. The course enrollment fee is $100 for Surprise residents and $120 for non-residents. 

Swim Lesson Instructor certification classes will be offered March 16 –18 (online portion) and March 23 – 25 (in-person) from 3 – 7 p.m. Participants must be lifeguard certified or currently enrolled in a lifeguard certification class to enroll in this class. The registration fee is $120 for Surprise residents and $140 for non-residents.

All classes will be held at the Surprise Aquatic Center, 15831 N. Bullard Ave.

Participants who successfully complete both courses will be certified by the Starfish Aquatics Institute; however, course completion does not guarantee employment with the city of Surprise. 

For more information about the certification courses or how to apply for a Lifeguard or Swim Instructor position, please contact the Parks & Recreation Office at 623.222.2000 or visit www.surpriseaz.gov/aquatics.

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Home water treatment units Failure to perform maintenance on your home water treatment unit can result in poor water quality. If you installed a home water treatment system such as a water softener or reverse osmosis system, please remember to follow the manufacturer’s instructions on operation and maintenance. For more information, contact the manufacturer of your treatment system for maintenance instructions or assistance. Additional information about home water treatment systems is available from the Water Quality Association at 630-505-0160 or by visiting wqa.org.

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Surprise, AZ (February 4, 2020) Beginning February 5, motorists traveling along westbound Bell Road will experience curb lane restrictions between Litchfield Road and Bullard Avenue due to APS utility work.

The work is scheduled to occur daily from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Turning movements will be maintained at signalized intersections.

Construction activities along Bell Road related to the utility work will be suspended prior to the first Spring Training game at Surprise Stadium on Friday, February 21 and will resume after the Spring Training season.

Surprise, AZ (February 6, 2020) Help shape funding priorities for housing and community development needs in Surprise by attending a public hearing! Every five years the city is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to develop and submit a Consolidated Plan which identifies goals and objectives as they relate to providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and opportunities for expanding economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons. The city will also create a Program Year 2020 Annual Action Plan for the program year beginning July 1, 2020.