Lifeguards are expected to:

  • Maintain the safety of the patrons in and around the waterfront/pool areas.
  • Represent Crowders Ridge by maintaining a professional attitude when interacting with campers/adults.
  • Communicate and enforce all Crowders Ridge regulations and rules in a personable and professional manner.
  • Communicate any potentially dangerous elements of the waterfront/pool to the Aquatics Director.
  • Attend all scheduled aquatic staff meetings.
  • Participate in and help facilitate water related to related to training or other camp staff.
  • Perform patron surveillance with a rescue tube from the guard stand, dock, blob tower, and in water at the base of the water slides.
  • Remain alert and use all senses while in position; mobile devices will be prohibited during working hours at the waterfront/pool.
  • Work as a team with other lifeguards and/or other staff daily and when scheduled during special events.
  • Set up the waterfront/pool for tribal areas and free swim.
  • Be able to effectively respond to an emergency and contact/activate EMS.
  • Handle all incidents in a manner appropriate to your training.
  • Effectively communicate any incidents or injuries to supervisor and/or chaperones.
  • Participate in in-service trainings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of lifesaving equipment and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of lifesaving methods and procedures, including first aid and standard resuscitation measures.
  • Knowledge of aquatic rules and regulations.
  • Skilled in the application of lifesaving techniques.
  • Skilled in swimming.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies.
  • Ability to perform rescue actions, administer first aid and CPR.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must possess current Lifeguard certification or possess expired certification within the last 3 years.

Professional Rescuer Cardiopulmonary (CPR)

Be at least 16 years of age

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