Team Members Responsibilities | Specific Job Responsibilities | Requirements/Qualifications 

Lifeguard - Campus Pools

RecSports Team Members Responsibilities

  • Develop professional relationships with co-workers, participants and guests
  • Uphold and exceed the expectations of the Cornerstones of RecSports Service: accountability, anticipating needs, attitude, and atmosphere
  • Demonstrate a desire to learn and apply knowledge as a RecSports ambassador
  • Take ownership of RecSports facilities and programs by exhibiting a responsible work ethic
  • Promote and maintain cleanliness and appearance within and surrounding RecSports facilities
  • Enforce RecSports policies and procedures to promote participant safety and satisfaction
  • Respond to all emergency situations and adhere to established protocol including pre- and post- incident procedures

Area Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Recognize and respond to emergencies
  • Administer CPR/AED and First Aid in an emergency
  • Prevent injuries by eliminating hazardous situations and behaviors
  • Enforce rules, regulations and policies
  • Complete Daily Logs and scan Gator 1 Cards
  • Perform maintenance as needed and monitor water chemistry
  • Inspect facilities for unsafe conditions, remedy the condition and/or notify supervisors
  • Participate in departmental fall training and all in-service trainings
  • Maintain current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Coordinator for Aquatics


  • University of Florida student
  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard/CPR/AED/First Aid Certification
  • Successfully complete the pre-employment water test
  • Contribute 10-15 hrs/ week; additional special event hours required
  • Additional certifications required for merit advancement