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Become A Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

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Working As A Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

  • 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

  • $19,500

    Average Salary

What Does A Lifeguard/Swim Instructor Do At YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

* Provides a high-level of customer service to members, program participants and guests at all times
* Supervises and guards the pool and aquatic facility and ensures participants adhere to all YMCA aquatic guidelines and procedures.
* Examines injured persons and administers first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, if necessary, using training and medical supplies and equipment.
* Rescues distressed persons, using rescue techniques and equipment.
* Contacts emergency medical personal in case of serious injury.
* Actively participates in obtaining further water safety certifications.
* Attends all in-service trainings and staff meetings as scheduled by supervisor or center leadership team.
* Supports the mission and vision as assigned.
* Maintains job-related certifications and documents completion of certifications in the HR information system
* Child Abuse Prevention:
* Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by:
* Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
* Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
* Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor

What Does A Lifeguard/Swim Instructor Do At Jewish Community Center

* Active Wellness manages the athletic center for the Peninsula Jewish Community Center.
* Active Wellness is the leading Health Services Management Company passionate about building active communities through fitness and wellness.
* With 60 sites across the country, our mission is to build and inspire healthier, more active lives through high touch interactions and technologies that support a better quality of life.
* We accomplish this by creating inspiring environments, delivering results-based programming and building meaningful relationships that support positive change in people's lives.
* Our team is energetic, active and fun.
* We listen to our team, doing what's best for our people while focusing on delivering the best products and programming in the industry.
* Our employees have continued support, training and resources to deliver results to our members, and clients.
* If you love making a difference in people's lives, we'd love to connect.
* We're dedicated to helping people live the best lives possible, and we're always looking for individuals that are passionate like us to join Team Active.
* Competitive Base Salary.
* Full Medical, Dental, Vision Health Benefits.
* Complimentary Club Membership and discounts on all Active products and more

What Does A Lifeguard/Swim Instructor Do At City of Thornton

Instructs swim lessons; keeps accurate records of lessons being taught; distributes swimming lesson report cards to participants

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Lifeguard/Swim Instructor Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Mandarin

  • Russian

  • Italian

  • Chinese

  • Portuguese

  • Japanese

  • Greek

  • Cantonese

  • Korean

  • Arabic

  • Polish

  • Swedish

  • Turkish

  • Hebrew

  • Armenian

  • Hindi

  • Ukrainian

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Top Lifeguard/Swim Instructor Skills

  1. Lifeguard Training
  2. Cpr/First
  3. Emergency Situations
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Position taken to keep certifications current, responsibilities include guarding and teaching lifeguard training and water safety classes.
  • Learned proper CPR/First Aid techniques.
  • Recognized for maintaining safety, preventing incidents and effectively responding to emergency situations.
  • Assisted swim instructors by demonstrating proper stroke techniques and encouraging safe behavior around pool area.
  • Watch the water Teach swim lessons Maintain pool chemicals Keep pool clean & safe for all patron Provide excellent customer service

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How to Become a Lifeguard

Prerequisites - American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course

Lifeguard Training / Recertification, Swim Lessons & More!