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Lifeguards protect the lives of swimmers in the waters, as well as those on beaches, docks, piers, and rafts. Responsibilities highlighted on example resumes of Lifeguards include observing and organizing the activities of swimmers, enforcing applicable pool policies and regulations, rescuing swimmers in distress, and providing emergency care. Lifeguards must be able to list formal training and certification on their resumes, with a minimum requirement being a Red Cross Advanced Lifesaving Certificate. Lifeguards must also complete a refresher course every three years in order to qualify them for continued employment.

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1

Senior Lifeguard -lead

Integrating an Online scheduling service to make scheduling more efficient resulting in minimal downtime, and coverage to prevent lapses in employees

  • Developed spreadsheets and databases to plan, track and schedule training sessons with students
  • Analyzed individual student data to identify patterns and areas of potential improvement.
  • Developed detailed lesson plan using Microsoft Office tools.
  • Created a database for swim lessons of all types to ensure growth and success of students
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
BS
Technical Management
2

Lifeguard/swim Instructor

Supervised up to 400 swimmers to ensure that they were swimming within safety protocols

  • Enforced guests' adherence to pool guidelines and rules in a professional manner
  • Performed rescues in the event of drowning or swimming accidents
  • Administered first aid and CPR in response to life threatening situations
  • Provided swimming and safety instruction to varying class sizes
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
C
Liberal Arts
BA
Economics
Entrepreneurship
3

Lifeguard

Created a safe and enjoyable recreational environment for up to 120 children daily

  • Supported facility management including: indoor/outdoor pools, platforms and slides
  • Maintained pump room and pool chemicals according to state rules and regulations, cleaned and maintained indoor and outdoor pool areas daily including: Locker Rooms and Restroom Facilities
  • Provided information, assistance, and customer service to members regarding safety, issue/resolution
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
Leadership
French Legion
4

Lifeguard/swim Instructor

Instructed and motivated children ages 2 - 13 in swimming safety and stroke education

  • Coordinated and scheduled private swim lessons
  • Tested and placed students in appropriate swim levels
  • Communicated to parents about student progress
  • Created student progress reports
  • Supervised and ensured patrons during open swim hours
  • Kept deck and pool clean
  • Assisted with creative process for flyers and power points
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Psychology, Minors
5

Head Lifeguard

Coordinated employee schedules for summer season

  • Communicated verbally to large groups inside and outside of staff
  • Completed payroll for lifeguard and instructor staff, bi-weekly
  • Evaluated all facility employees upon exit of position, post- season
  • Conducted mandatory 40 hour training sessions for all employees
  • Managed customer service within the facility, interaction with patrons
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Political Science
6

Lifeguard

Guarded the lives of patrons with daily occupancy around 2,000

  • Supervised and directed use of equipment
  • Worked with members of the public and responded to inquiries and complaints
  • Assisted with preparation and organization for Family Fun Nights and private parties
  • Received three Five Star awards from Starfish Aquatics
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Communication Studies And Cer Entrepreneurial Management
7

Head Lifeguard

Maintain safe atmosphere by enforcing rules

  • Created shift schedule and helped manage other lifeguards
  • Helped patrons with needs and cleaned and prepared pool area for closing
  • Instructed children from ages 6-10 in basic swimming
  • Prepared evaluations for children for parents to see progress
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
8

Lifeguard Supervisor/pool Operator

Lifeguard Supervisor. Assists in the Supervision of Lifeguard Staff of 25 lifeguards.

  • Pool Operator. Maintain Pool Operations at 3 Pools, including 2 Massad YMCA indoor pools and the Massad YMCA Waterpark. Administrative duties as required.
  • Certifications include pool operator, CPR, First Aid, AED, Oxygen, and Lifesaving. Successfully handled patron complaints and spectrum of challenges in operating and maintaining a very high-use facility to top standards.
  • Has training in the handling of dangerous chemicals in compliance to all health regulations and MSDS data sheets.
  • Engaged in routine inspections of pool filtration systems, pumps and chemical feeders, and provided assistance in maintenance as needed.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and data entry.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
HS
Advanced Studies
AS
Associate of Science
9

Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

Taught swimming lessons and had daily interactions with YMCA customers.

  • Regularly trained for emergency lifesaving procedures and drills
  • Assisted in preparation documents in accordance with YMCA and Red Cross standards.
  • Participated in rotation schedule, ability to work under pressure and contributed as a part of team
  • Maintained exceptional positive attitude toward customer issues - always upbeat
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
HS
Practice And Clinical
Pre-medical
10

Lifeguard (certification)

Assisted young distressed swimmers to safety and demonstrated how to prevent this situation from happening again in the future

  • Recognized emergency situations and responded immediately
  • Enforced the aquatic facility's policies while on duty
  • Maintained constant surveillance of patrons in the pool
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
BS
Business

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