Primary Function

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.

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