Lifeguard Jobs

We are now accepting applications for lifeguards to work all shifts, especially on weekends.

*Pay is $9 per hour.


  • Must have the following current certifications: Lifeguard, CPR/AED, and First Aid
  • Must be able to work some weekends and attend Lifeguard In-service training once a month on Sunday evenings from 5 to 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. 


If interested in becoming a lifeguard, apply today! Please print, complete and return the form to the Student Recreation and Fitness Center. For more information, contact Ashley Chism via phone at 901.678.3461 or by email at amchism1@memphis.edu.

Become a Lifeguard!

  • Gain lifelong leadership skills.
  • Make your community safer.
  • Earn money.

Receive hands-on lifesaving training. Get certified by the American Red Cross--the gold standard in Lifesaving and Water Safety programs.

Lifeguard Certification Training Schedule