Santa Clara University
Department of Athletics and Recreation
Lifeguard Job Description
Lifeguards are responsible for protecting the safety of patrons using the Sullivan Aquatic
Center on the Santa Clara University campus. They are primarily responsible for
monitoring the pool and surrounding area to prevent potential accidents by ensuring
adherence to policies and procedures.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure safe and responsible operation of aquatic facilities at all times.
Respond to, and initiate, all emergency action procedures.
Prevent injuries, eliminate hazards, and render first aid and/or CPR as needed.
Posses good posture while sitting in the lifeguard stand. Be alert to what is
happening in the pool area to anticipate problems before they occur.
Provide a positive public relations and policy education to participants.
Attend and contribute to all in-services, staff trainings, and meetings.
Provide a friendly, welcoming, inclusive, service-oriented environment.
Maintain the pool and surrounding areas in a safe, attractive, and healthful
Represent the Department of Athletics and Recreation in a professional manner
at all times.
Currently enrolled Santa Clara University student.
Currently certified in American Red Cross (ARC) CPR for the Professional
Currently certified in American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguard Training and First
Willingness and ability to work early morning, night, weekend, finals, and
quarter break hours.
Pass the Campus Recreation aquatic swim test
o When Campus Recreation is hiring for the lifeguard position, a mandatory
swim test will be scheduled. Applicants must attend and pass this test in
order to be considered for interviews. The test includes a timed 500 yard
swim, water tread, and demonstration of ARC Lifeguard, First Aid and
Genuine interest in a variety of individuals and commitment to providing quality
Previous experience in aquatics and/ or lifeguarding.
Advanced/ specialized safety certifications.
Candidates should be reliable, self-motivated, able to perform multi-tasks, and
respond quickly in an emergency.
$10.25/per hour- minimum 9 hours per week