Life Guard Employment

Lifeguard - Campus Pools

The Aquatics program delivers opportunities for participants interested in swimming and provides four on-campus pools including Broward Pool, Florida Pool, Graham Pool, and the O’Connell Center Pool. Aquatics Lifeguards provide service to RecSports participants by overseeing the safety of our swim participants and facilitating swim lessons for youth and adults. All Lifeguards must successfully complete a pre-employment swim test in order to serve the UF community.

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