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Lifeguard Job Description

Classification: PT – Non-Exempt

Reports to: Lead Lifeguard

Pay Grade (2023) $18/Hour (most hours will be in the afternoons between lunch and dinner)


Position Purpose:

Oversee patron safety at the Lake Retreat waterfront. Maintain waterfront and dock areas.

Lifeguard Job Responsibilities:

• Supervises swimming activities at the waterfront and ensures that policies, guidelines, and safety procedures are followed.

• Warns swimmers of improper activities or danger and enforces waterfront rules and water safety policies.

• Administers first aid in the event of injury, rescues swimmers in distress or danger of drowning.

• Evaluates conditions for safety and initiates aquatics emergency action plan as required.

• Inspects waterfront, dock, equipment, and water to ensure that they are safe and usable.

• Maintains equipment and first aid inventory.

• Ensures that first aid supplies is maintained and that equipment is in good order and placed properly at the start of each shift.

• Clear lily pads or other obstacles from swimming areas.

• Fill out required check lists.

• Attends scheduled lifeguard training and meetings.

• Other waterfront projects as assigned.

Lifeguard Qualifications / Skills:

• Must be or willing to become CPR/First Aid, Lifeguard Certified through the American Red Cross and maintain certification.

• Must be attentive and able to give directions.

• Must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 50lbs

Education, Experience:

• Previous lifeguarding experience preferred but not required.

• 18 years or older preferred (those under 18 will be considered on an individual basis).

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