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Job Title: Lifeguard

Job Summary: We are seeking a responsible and attentive Lifeguard to ensure the safety of our guests at our swimming pool. The Lifeguard will be responsible for monitoring the pool area, enforcing safety rules, and responding to emergencies. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be a strong swimmer, and have a current Lifeguard certification.


  • Monitor the pool area and ensure the safety of all guests
  • Enforce safety rules and regulations
  • Respond to emergencies and provide first aid as needed
  • Keep the pool area clean and organized
  • Assist with swim lessons and other pool activities as needed


  • Current Lifeguard certification
  • Strong swimming skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to remain calm and focused in emergency situations
  • Availability to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to swim and perform rescues as needed

Working Conditions:

  • Work is primarily outdoors in a pool environment
  • Exposure to sun, heat, and water
  • May be required to work in inclement weather conditions

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits may include health insurance, paid time off, and retirement savings plans.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Lifeguard

What is the best way to find and hire a Lifeguard near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Lifeguard applicants. Employers posting their Lifeguard job on Indeed get about 15 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Lifeguard applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Lifeguard are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 9 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 10 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Lifeguard positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Lifeguard role?
SMS has 99% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Lifeguard job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Lifeguards are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 119% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Lifeguard applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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