The Lifeguard has a legal duty to protect the safety of people in an assigned area. The Lifeguard has a professional obligation to prevent potential accidents by enforcing the rules and regulations of an aquatic setting and to react to any emergencies that occur.
- Must be able to read, and interpret printed material and illustrations.
- Must have good eye-hand coordination.
- Must be able to:
- Anticipate how and where incidents will occur
- Recognize incidents utilizing the “10/20 Protection Rule”
- Effectively manage the incidents with skills that must be maintained at a “test-ready” competency, including,
- NPWLTP technical skills
- ECSI Professional Rescuer CPR
- ECSI AED
- ECSI First Aid
- ECSI Oxygen Administration
- Think critically about the complications that might be present in real situations
- Act in a professional manner
- Protect your safety and well-being
- Understand how to prevent exposure to disease transmission
- Abide by the contents and obligations as set forth in the NPWLTP Lifeguard License Agreement.
- Able to lift and drag up to 150 pounds unassisted.
- Able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time, including in elevated chairs.
- Able to visually inspect conditions of pools and swimmers with 20/20 vision in both eyes (with or without corrective lenses).
- Able to hear noises and sounds of distress even outside one’s vision.
- Able to communicate verbally including projecting the voice across large distances.
- Ability to follow and accomplish technical and complex instructions & procedures.
- The Lifeguard is responsible for maintaining an environment that is both safe and pleasant for pool patrons by maintaining a 10/20 send protection standard.
- The Lifeguard is responsible for attending weekly in-service training sessions as well as any others deemed necessary by the Aquatics Department.
- The Lifeguard must maintain their test readiness at all times while employed. (Test ready – required to pass the ECSI and NPWLTP course skills examination at any times.)
- The Lifeguard is required to assist in maintaining a high level of customer service (Aloha Spirit).
- The Lifeguard performs other tasks and/or related duties as assigned or required by management and supervisors when necessary.
- The Lifeguard is to wear approved uniform and any necessary job-related safety equipment during assigned shift or anytime while on duty.
- The Lifeguard may be subject to both pre-employment and random drug/alcohol screening during tenure of employment.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
- Ability to properly and safely operate equipment used.
- Must be 16 years of age or older.
- Knowledge of the standards of care in aquatic industry.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently.
- Ability to communicate effectively with public, guests and staff members.
- Must be firm, fair, consistent and courteous in order to gain the respect and cooperation of the public.
- Must have a positive attitude in order to fully cooperate with other guards in a team effort, and adhere to rules and regulations to ensure successful operation of a facility.
- Must have the physical and mental conditions necessary to be able to properly and timely activate and complete the EAP system in the case of an emergency.
- Must possess good oral communication skills.
- Must be skilled in the use and care of supplied equipment.
- Independent judgment concerning work methods and procedures is required.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
- The Lifeguard must possess a Special Facilities/Shallow water Lifeguard license from the National Pool and Waterpark Lifeguard Training Program.
- Ability to stand for long periods of time.
- Ability to bend, squat, kneel, reach, stretch, and climb without any difficulty.
- Ability to effectively work at different heights.
- Able to swim 200 yards continuously using breaststroke and/or front crawl.
- Able to retrieve a ten-pound diving brick from the deepest part of the pool and bring it to the wall.
- Able to tread water without using hands or arms for a period of two-minutes.
- Works in tiring or uncomfortable positions for long periods of time.
- Able to exit lifeguard stand in an emergency.
- Able to exit any/all of the pools without the use of a ladder or any additional assistance.
- Able to work in team environment as a team member and as team leader.
- Must work in environmental conditions that include, but not limited to:
- Wet and humid environments.
- Indoor environmental conditions with up to 90% humidity and temperatures ranging from 70F to 120 F.
- Exposure to chemicals, fumes, dirt, caustic chemicals, acids, odors, waste, and dust
- Uniformed position – with bathing suit required.