Pool Lifeguard - Training Available!

Lifeguards enforce safety rules and provide appropriate supervision for the pool/spa area, and ensure a safe environment in and around the pool area.

  • Ensure safety in and around the pool area at all times.
  • Anticipate hazardous conditions and take precautionary measures.
  • Render first aid and CPR within the scope of employee's certifications.
  • Rescue swimmers in distress within the scope of the employee's certifications.
  • Maintain pool area so that area is kept clean and safe at all times.
  • Promote classes and programs as appropriate.
  • Create a warm and welcoming environment for all members.


  • Strong swimming background
  • Appropriate aquatics teaching experience.
  • Current American Red Cross CPR, AED, Lifeguarding certification.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Weekend availability highly desired.


Strong swimming skills, including the ability to:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first to a depth of 6 feet, swim 10 – 15 feet along the bottom and retrieve a 10-poind object.
    • Return to the surface and swim on the back to the starting point with both hands holding the object at the surface and the face remaining at or near the surface or able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance underwater.

HOURS/SCHEDULE: Shifts may include early morning, daytime, or evening hours. Weekend availability is especially helpful.

Job Details
Reference # 6972
Posted on Nov 12, 2015
Closes on
Department Aquatics
Career level Hourly
Hours/Status Part-time
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