All lifeguards must be at least 15 years old and possess or be willing to obtain an American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification. Guards must also be willing and able to teach swim lessons. Guards report to the head lifeguard and General Manager. Lifeguarding is a variable hour position. Hours change weekly and will include days, evenings, weekends and/or holidays. The head lifeguard is responsible for making the schedule but guards themselves are responsible for their shift. Guards must find their own substitutes if necessary and inform the head lifeguard of any changes to the schedule.
-Ensure the safety of all members and guests by having a working knowledge of the pool rules as well as the ability to enforce those rules.
-Guards should be courteous and friendly to members but social talking is not permitted while the guard is on duty.
– Anytime a person is in the pool a guard must be on the guard stand. Guard positions are divided into three stations, deep, shallow and rover, and must be rotated every 15 minutes.
– Effectively respond to emergency situations by performing lifesaving procedures when necessary. Accident/incident reports must be filled out for any injury. The head lifeguard should be told about all incidents and the report given to the General Manager.
-Maintain a clean pool and pool area both during your shift as well as when the pool closes. Daily duties include but not limited to picking up trash and other debris, cleaning the men’s and women’s locker rooms, picking up and stacking pool furniture, scrubbing pool tiles and brushing pool walls and ensuring the pool area is locked up before leaving.
-Promote SGCC programs and provide information