Lifeguards are responsible for ensuring the safety of the swimming pool environment and must closely monitor and rescue swimmers.
Project and promote a professional image.
Explain and enforce facility regulations, policies, and procedures to patrons.
Rescue swimmers in need of assistance.
Demonstrate proper rescue techniques, including but not limited to, swimming rescues, First Aid, and CPR.
Administer emergency care to patrons in need of assistance.
Monitor activities of patrons in the water and on deck and minimized the possibility of patron injury.
Conduct routine chemical test of the water on an hourly basis.
Keep accurate records of incident reports, maintenance, and chemical testing.
Perform routine maintenance of pool and pool equipment.
Keep all certification current.
Effectively supervise the swimming area from an elevated Lifeguard chair.
Attend all in-service trainings.
Keep physically fit in order to perform the job effectively.
Lifeguards must posses’ current certification of the following:
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (or equivalent training).
American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer (or equivalent training).
American Red Cross First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (or equivalent training).
Aquatic staff must adhere to the Club One Aquatic Uniform Guidelines.
All aquatic staff are subject to Emergency Response Auditing performed by the Aquatic Manager or approved personnel.
All Club One staff will be reviewed on an annual basis.
All lifeguards are required to perform the following performance test prior to employment and may be tested at any time throughout their employment. Performance test are as follows:
Swim 200 yards in 3:30.
Tread water with a 10-pound brick for one minute using legs only.
Demonstrate the proper use of rescue equipment.
Surface Dive to the deepest part of the pool and retrieve a 10 pound brick.
Perform aquatic rescue skills.
Emergency Response Auditing
- Failure to adequately perform these performance tests will result in a loss of shifts until the failed portion of the test can be completed accurately in accordance with Club One guidelines. Repeated failure of performance tests can result in loss of employment. It is highly recommended that all aquatic staff follow a physical fitness routine that will enable them to perform the required skills of the job.
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