Lifeguard Jobs


We offer free lifeguard training for those interested in becoming a Campus Recreation Lifeguard ($250 value). The training is a two-year American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, taught in blended learning style (seven hours of online work and about 17 hours of classroom/pool time).


  • Must have the following current certifications: Lifeguard or Lifeguard Certification, CPR/AED and First Aid. If you are not certified but are willing to get certified, you must be able to attend a Lifeguarding Certification Class.
  • Must be able to work some weekends and attend Lifeguard in-service training once a month on Sunday evenings, 5-7 p.m.
  • Must have a positive and helpful attitude.

Lifeguard Duties

  • Supervise the pool facilities
  • Clear and secure the pool at closing
  • Curtail any misuse of the facility or inappropriate actions
  • Check for proper identification
  • Ensure safety equipment is in correct place and good working order
  • Inspect the pool and equipment
  • Secure off any discrepancies and make a written report
  • Enforce special participant rules (lap swim/recreation swim)
  • Use phone for emergencies only
  • Accident care and reporting
  • Cover shifts
  • Check equipment and supplies before every shift
  • Check for proper identification
  • Maintain a helpful and pleasant relationship with regular patrons
  • Keep a positive and friendly attitude when dealing with all patrons

Other Important Items

  • All lifeguards MUST be on time, at his/her lifeguard station 15 minutes prior to opening the pool.
  • Proper attire must be worn at all times (lifeguard swimsuit and whistle).
  • In the interest of training, all guards must swim a minimum of 500 yards per week.