The city of Sarasota is in need of more part-time lifeguards to rotate between three different pools. Sarasota has seen a shortage of lifeguards the last couple of summers and it is something that has also been a problem nationwide. Requirements for a part-time lifeguard include a high school diploma and a year of lifeguard experience. five to 10 new part-time lifeguards are needed. Starting pay is $12 per hour.