Recreation and Wellness Center

General: To ensure a safe and comfortable environment for all members of the Recreation and Wellness Center engaging in pool use.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To ensure the safety of yourself and co-workers.
  • To ensure the safety of all patrons using the aquatics facility during hours of operation, recreation events, and special functions.
  • Must staff at least 2 events per semester
  • Must attend monthly meeting for lifeguard updates or staff training
  • Must attend 1 in-service (4 hours) each month to maintain knowledge of aquatic skills pertaining to Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid.
  • Thoroughly perform all Opening, Closing, and Maintenance duties at the Leisure pool as well as all other duties assigned.
  • Perform a visual check to ensure that all safety and swimming equipment is in place.
  • Always be customer service oriented and assist with programs and personnel when safe and reasonable.
  • Keep pool deck clean and deck chairs straightened.
  • Execute emergency procedures when necessary.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


  • Must have current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification.
  • Must have current American Red Cross CPR, AED and First Aid certifications.
  • Must possess effective communication skills.
  • Must have good customer service skills.
  • Must be aware of the student/member needs.
  • Must be willing to maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Previous life guarding experience is preferred.
  • WSI certification is preferred.

Assumption of Risk Statement

Participation in Recreation and Wellness Center programs is completely voluntary. Individuals participate at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own health and safety. The University of Central Florida and the Recreation and Wellness Center are not liable for injuries sustained during participation in a Recreation and Wellness Center sponsored activity. It is strongly recommended that all participants consult a physician and/or have a physical exam prior to participation. The University of Central Florida does not provide personal accident/health insurance. Therefore, participants are urged to secure their own insurance. You may suffer physical and/or mental injury from participating in these activities.