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Working As A Lifeguard/Head Lifeguard

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Make Decisions

  • $45,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Lifeguard/Head Lifeguard Do At City of Commerce City

* Supervises lifeguards in performance of assigned responsibilities in the manner of a lead worker
* Monitors activities in swimming pool and adjacent areas to prevent injuries, accidents or drowning; maintains order
* Provides vigilant surveillance over users of a public swimming pool
* Rescues swimmers in danger of drowning and administers first aid
* Handles emergency or crisis situations; may be required to perform emergency care
* Conducts swimming classes for various age groups and ability levels
* Updates all skills through in-service training
* Performs preventative maintenance and basic repair of pool facilities, as necessary
* Maintains filter system, steam room, and vacuums the pool
* Inspects facility for cleanliness; assists with daily pool, locker room and deck cleaning; tests water purity; makes necessary adjustment to comply with established health standards
* Handles various reports and records such as rescue logs, accident reports, etc
* Submits a shift report to the Aquatic Coordinator at end of shift
* Provides exceptional customer service
* Assists supervisor in training subordinate staff in performance of their duties
* Participates and assists in the implementation of City-wide Special Events, i.e. Halloween, Neighborhood Outreaches, Fourth of July, etc.
* Complies with City and departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
* Performs other duties as assigned

What Does A Lifeguard/Head Lifeguard Do At City Colleges of Chicago

* Supervises lifeguards on duty and schedules lifeguard hours.
* Communicates staff and equipment needs to facility management.
* Assists the Aquatic Director with hiring of new lifeguards.
* Provides water surveillance and swimming rule enforcement ensuring the safety of patrons participating in recreational swimming activities, learn-to-swim classes, or competitive swim training, swim meets, or other aquatic facility activities.
* Watches for unusual activities on the part of swimmers and is able to recognize struggling swimmers, drowning swimmers, distressed swimmers, and swimmers with sudden medical conditions such as stroke, heart attack, asthma, diabetes, or seizures along with the ability to recognize potential emergency conditions or situations.
* Provides rapid response lifesaving swim rescue and basic first-aid treatment and CPR administration, if required.
* Fills out incident report forms after accidents or injuries proactively collecting witness names and numbers.
* Maintains safe and clean aquatic facilities along with proper maintenance of life saving equipment and related materials and supplies.
* Participates in in-service training to maintain life guarding skills.
* Exhibits public respect and enthusiasm as duties and responsibilities are carried out in all work environments

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Top Skills for A Lifeguard/Head Lifeguard

  1. Head Guard
  2. Water Safety
  3. Ensure Patron Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Head guard additional duties added incident reports, customer assistance, operated cash register at entrance and assisted with bank deposits.
  • Cooperated with other instructors to ensure that water safety/swimming lessons were conducted according to appropriate guidelines.
  • Operated as shift supervisor by assisting facility manager to ensure patron safety through management of lifeguard staff.
  • Supervised and allocated responsibilities to guarantee safety and function of aquatic facility.
  • Keep all lifeguard certifications up to date including CPR, First aid, and AED.

Lifeguard/Head Lifeguard Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 6,175 Lifeguard/Head Lifeguard resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Lifeguard/Head Lifeguard Demographics

Gender

Male

50.3%

Female

41.5%

Unknown

8.2%
Ethnicity

White

66.3%

Hispanic or Latino

13.0%

Black or African American

11.4%

Asian

6.0%

Unknown

3.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

59.2%

French

11.6%

German

8.8%

Russian

3.6%

Italian

3.2%

Greek

1.6%

Portuguese

1.6%

Polish

1.6%

Arabic

1.6%

Vietnamese

1.2%

Dakota

1.2%

Mandarin

0.8%

Thai

0.8%

Chinese

0.8%

Korean

0.4%

Khmer

0.4%

Ukrainian

0.4%

Turkish

0.4%

Tahitian

0.4%

Norwegian

0.4%
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Lifeguard/Head Lifeguard Education

Schools

Texas A&M University

9.1%

James Madison University

6.1%

University of Alabama

5.9%

University of Texas at Austin

5.9%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

5.7%

Pennsylvania State University

5.6%

University of Connecticut

5.6%

Appalachian State University

5.4%

Virginia Commonwealth University

5.1%

George Mason University

5.1%

Texas State University

5.1%

West Virginia University

4.5%

Florida State University

4.2%

Ohio State University

4.0%

Temple University

3.9%

University of Maryland - College Park

3.9%

University of Colorado at Boulder

3.9%

Purdue University

3.9%

Clemson University

3.7%

State University of New York Buffalo

3.7%
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Majors

Business

16.5%

Kinesiology

9.7%

Psychology

8.9%

Biology

8.5%

Criminal Justice

6.8%

Communication

6.1%

Nursing

4.7%

Marketing

4.7%

Political Science

4.4%

Finance

3.7%

Mechanical Engineering

3.2%

Accounting

3.1%

Economics

3.0%

History

2.6%

English

2.6%

Sociology

2.5%

Environmental Science

2.5%

Management

2.4%

Liberal Arts

2.3%

Computer Science

2.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

64.7%

Other

18.9%

Masters

7.3%

Associate

6.2%

Certificate

1.4%

Doctorate

1.1%

Diploma

0.3%

License

0.1%
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