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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

  • $28,003

    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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Lifeguard/Head Lifeguard Demographics

Gender

Male

53.0%

Female

45.9%

Unknown

1.1%
Ethnicity

White

66.4%

Hispanic or Latino

12.7%

Black or African American

11.2%

Asian

6.3%

Unknown

3.4%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

57.5%

French

10.6%

German

10.0%

Italian

4.4%

Russian

3.1%

Vietnamese

1.9%

Greek

1.9%

Dakota

1.9%

Arabic

1.9%

Thai

1.3%

Portuguese

0.6%

Khmer

0.6%

Chinese

0.6%

Mandarin

0.6%

Korean

0.6%

Japanese

0.6%

Tahitian

0.6%

Norwegian

0.6%

Polish

0.6%
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Lifeguard/Head Lifeguard Education

Schools

Texas A&M University

7.9%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

6.6%

Appalachian State University

6.3%

West Virginia University

6.3%

James Madison University

6.3%

Virginia Commonwealth University

5.6%

University of Connecticut

5.3%

Florida State University

5.0%

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

4.6%

Auburn University

4.6%

University of Alabama

4.3%

State University of New York Buffalo

4.3%

University of Texas at Austin

4.3%

George Mason University

4.3%

Iowa State University

4.3%

Kansas State University

4.0%

Temple University

4.0%

University of Vermont

4.0%

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

4.0%

University of North Texas

4.0%
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Majors

Business

16.0%

Kinesiology

8.8%

Psychology

8.7%

Biology

7.6%

Communication

7.3%

Criminal Justice

6.9%

Marketing

5.0%

Nursing

4.6%

Political Science

4.5%

Environmental Science

3.3%

Finance

3.3%

Mechanical Engineering

3.1%

Sociology

2.8%

English

2.7%

Education

2.6%

Economics

2.6%

History

2.6%

Accounting

2.6%

Management

2.4%

Public Relations

2.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

63.1%

Other

19.0%

Masters

8.6%

Associate

5.9%

Certificate

1.7%

Doctorate

1.4%

Diploma

0.3%

License

0.1%
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Top Skills for A Lifeguard/Head Lifeguard

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  1. Head Guard
  2. Safety
  3. Facility Rules
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  • Head guard additional duties added incident reports, customer assistance, operated cash register at entrance and assisted with bank deposits.
  • Assist with ensuring facility compliance with state and federal safety/risk management procedures.
  • Greet new arrivals to activities, introducing them to other participants, explaining facility rules, and encouraging participation.
  • Examine injured persons and administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, if necessary, using training and medical supplies and equipment.
  • Experience with conducting weekly refresher meetings on lifesaving skills and CPR/First-Ai

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