The Aquatics program consists of over 100 student staff working at various campus pool locations. In order to apply you must hold current certification in Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED for lifeguards, and First Aid. We will accept certification from American Red Cross, Ellis and Associates, STARGUARD, and YMCA Lifeguard. Your application must be accompanied by proof of certification to be considered for a position with the Campus Recreation Aquatics program.

Entry Level Positions

Lifeguard
  • Ensures member safety by providing patron surveillance, responding to emergency situations in accordance with established methods and procedures, and enforcing rules and regulations regarding pool activities.
  • Maintains aquatic safety equipment by inspecting and reporting any repairs needed to the pool or other equipment installed as safety measures.
  • Lifeguards may also assist and lead in aquatic instruction.
Learn-to-Swim Instructor
  • Provide swimming instruction following the American Red Cross learn-to-swim guidelines. They will also maintain safe and effective classes and fill out records to track the progress of students in class.
  • This is a security-sensitive position and requires completion of a background check before beginning work.

Promotional Opportunities

Head Lifeguard
  • Requires experience as Campus Recreation Lifeguard before applying for position.
  • Provides on-deck leadership to lifeguard staff and members by knowing departmental policies and procedures, ensuring lifeguard staff is actively involved in work-related activities, and maintaining a high level of customer service. They will also act as a liaison between lifeguards and administration and assists with implementation of lifeguard trainings. They may also conduct other projects and duties as requested.
  • This is a security-sensitive position and requires completion of a background check before beginning work.
Aquatic Student Coordinator
  • Requires experience as Campus Recreation Head Guard before applying for position.
  • Provides day-to-day assistance to the Assistant Director of Aquatics by providing guidance to Head Lifeguards regarding policy enforcement. They will conducts operational projects such as payroll, implementation of in-service training, maintaining accurate records of pool usage and training, monitoring pool schedules and ensuring adequate coverage. This position will allow them to act as an extension of professional staff.
  • This is a security-sensitive position and requires completion of a background check before beginning work.
Learn-to-Swim Coordinator
  • Requires experience as Campus Recreation Learn-to-Swim instructor before applying for position.
  • Organize and implement the learn-to-swim program, ensure adequate staffing for all classes, and conduct instructor training. The position also includes communicating with instructors and participants, evaluating programs and developing reports to reflect evaluation results, future recommendations, and areas of success.
  • This is a security-sensitive position and requires completion of a background check before beginning work.
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