Lifeguard, Scott K. Ginsburg Fitness Center - Georgetown University Law Center

Washington D.C.
Jun 19, 2018
Feb 26, 2019
Education, Law
Full Time
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Lifeguard, Scott K. Ginsburg Fitness Center - Georgetown University Law Center

The Lifeguard ensures the safety of patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies; keeps vigilant watch over the pool; and maintains a pleasurable and safe experience for members.  Reporting to the Associate Director of Aquatics, and having significant interaction with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their children, the Lifeguard has duties that include but are not limited to:

Pool Attendance

  • Enforces all regulations and safety guidelines of pool patrons per the Sport and Fitness Center Pool Rules.
  • Maintains an alert, prepared, and professional stance on the pool deck at all times.
  • Recognizes and responds to any perceived emergency or incident.
  • Maintains a safe, sanitary, and welcoming environment for members.
  • Assists Aquatics Manager with swim lessons and programming.
  • Provides good customer service by being helpful, pleasant, and enthusiastic throughout the scheduled shift.

Daily Operations & Maintenance

  • Counts and records hourly pool and spa attendance.
  • Meets compliance standards of State policies and procedures and enforce proper PH/chemistry by measuring temperature and recording hourly.
  • Preforms daily equipment checks and inventory reporting. Identify items in need of service.
  • Completes incident reports and shift reports as needed.


  • Participates in Sport and Fitness functions and events and consistently encourages participation in programming and classes.
  • Provides Fitness Desk and Fitness Attendant coverage when needed


  • High school diploma and/or certified equivalency -
  • 1 - 3 years (or summer seasons) of directly related experience as a Lifeguard or pool attendant
  • Ability to remain alert, attentive, and vigilant at all times throughout shift
  • Ability to lift at least 45 pounds, stand long hours, and move heavy fitness floor equipment
  • Current Lifeguard Certification and Basic Life Support or professional rescuer
  • American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR/AED first aid certification (Ellis & Associates International Aquatic Safety Certifications accepted) 
  • Willingness and availability to open and close the pool, as well work early morning, evening, and/or weekend shifts

Preferred qualifications

  • Customer service and or fitness center experience
  • Pool Operator's License

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