Richard Lucero Recreation Center





Under the supervision of the Recreation Program Supervisor or designee, this position is responsible for swimmer/patron safety by supervising, teaching swimmers water safety classes, and enforcing swimming pool rules. This position is also responsible for assisting the Aquatics Coordinator in maintaining, planning and coordinating operations of aquatic programs of the City of Española swimming pools.

$11.50 to $14.00 per hour plus benefits


  1. High School graduate or equivalent (GED) and three years related experience and/or training;
  2. Must possess a current Lifeguard certification issued by American Red Cross; Water Safety Instructor issued by the American Red Cross preferred;
  3. Pool maintenance certification (Certified Pool Operator) preferred OR must be able to obtain within six (6) months of hire;
  4. Lifeguard Instructor certification preferred OR must be able to obtain within six (6) months of hire;
  5. Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico driver’s license and be insurable by City’s vehicle insurance carrier.

First review of applications will be on Monday November 25, 2019

Swimming Pool is CLOSED due to Under-staffing

If you have any questions feel free to call 505-747-6055

Our Pool is CLOSED 

1. Two Lifeguards are Required and we only have One. 

(Currently Hiring Lifeguards) 

2. Burnt Pump which makes the water temperature fluctuate.

We apologize for the Inconvenience. If you have any question Please Call Maria Sandoval Recreation Supervisor at 505.747.6051 or 505.692.7706 or you can call the main line at 505.747.6055

Ranchitos Pool is now Closed for the Season

Lucero Center exterior

Lucero Center Activities

  • Every Tuesday & Thursday Nights- Fitness Exercise (all ages), 5:30pm-6:30pm

  • Every Tuesday & Thursday Nights- Men's Basketball League- 7:00pm-9:00pm

  • Every Wednesday Nights- QUADS Volleyball League- 7:00pm-10:00pm

  • Monday & Wednesday Morning's- Strong Women's Program (Fitness for elderly adults) 9:30am-10:30am


Mon - Thurs 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Friday 6:00 AM -6:30 PM

Saturday 9:00 AM -1:00 PM

CLOSED Sundays & Holidays

For more information please call us at 505-747-6055