Student Employment


Position Title:  Lifeguard and/or Swim Instructor


Description: Lifeguarding involves patron surveillance, ensuring the safety of patrons who utilize the pool for recreational purposes, and enforcing rules and regulations. A Swim Instructor is responsible for teaching children and adult swim lessons in the Learn to Swim Program.

  • Represent the Office of Campus Recreation in a professional and mature manner
  • Communicate and interact with a culturally and behaviorally diverse campus population
  • Maintain a polite, considerate, and cooperative attitude
  • Ability to communicate positively and effectively
  • Enforce all facility/program policies, rules, and regulations
  • Maintain all equipment and ensure proper use
  • Maintain a neat and professional appearance
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Detail oriented and self-motivated
  • Attend all regularly scheduled training and/or meetings
  • Model program values and expectations
  • Go through Blood Borne Pathogen training
  • Be able to meet all requirements to get onto payroll
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR and AED certifications.
  • Current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification
  • Ability to operate independently within program standards of conduct and professional expectations.
  • Early morning, evening and weekend availability

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend monthly in-services and staff trainings
  • Maintains constant surveillance of patrons in the facility; acts immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of an emergency
  • Enforce all policies and procedures
  • Performing Emergency Protocol when needed (CPR/AED or EAP actions)
  • Inspect the facility and report unsafe conditions or equipment to the Aquatics Coordinator and/or Facility Manager
  • Performs various maintenance duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe facility
  • Swim 500 yards during their shift while on break
  • Make yourself available for questions or comments following classes.
  • Inform Aquatics Coordinator when unable to teach class and finds own replacement.
  • Be on time and ready to teach when scheduled. This includes arriving 15 minutes prior to scheduled class time. Have a class format prepared and other items you may need during class.

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