University of San Diego, Campus Recreation Summer Lifeguards and Swim Instructors job in San Diego, CA

University of San Diego, Campus Recreation
Job Title
Summer Lifeguards and Swim Instructors
Job Type
Est. Wages
$11.04 to $16.18 per hour (Snag Est. )
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA 92110
Last Active
+30 days

Summer Lifeguards and Swim Instructors

We have a part-time opening for a Summer Lifeguards and Swim Instructors.

Must be able to work various shifts per week.

  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Background check required.

Additional Info

Valid Driver’s License
Minimum Age
16+ years old


Are you a certified lifeguard looking for a fun summer job? Then apply at the University of San Diego today!

Teach swimming lessons to youth ages 3 - 12 by following the American Red Cross "Learn to Swim" program (includes ARC levels Pre-K 1 - 3 (2.5 - 5 years) and Learn to Swim levels 1 -- 6 (5 - 16 years)). Class sizes will vary from 3 to 12 students per instructor. Class length is 30-minutes with 15-minutes between classes. Instructors are required to teach from "in the water" for all Pre-K classes and Learn to Swim levels 1 - 2. Instructors may teach from the pool deck for Learn to Swim levels 3-6. Some lifeguarding responsibilities during class are also required.

Primary guard responsibilities include; Supervise pool deck area and lifeguard 25 yard x 40 yard college swimming pool; Monitor safety of pool area and patrons; Enforce pool usage and facility policies during open swim and during reserved usage time; Manage/Supervise large group events in the pool area; and secure facility during non-usage time. Secondary guard responsibilities include; Open/close pool and pool deck as needed; and clean pool deck area and guarding/class equipment/supplies. Other duties as assigned.

Instructor/Guard Qualifications:
*Current Lifeguard certification required (from an accredited institution such as the American Red Cross). *Your Lifeguard certification must also include a certification in CPR/First Aid/AED for the professional rescuer.
*Current WSI certification (or the equivalent of at least 1 year experience teaching swim lessons to youth)
*Must be able to lift at least 25lbs without assistance
Proactive as well as reactive lifeguarding skills
*Knowledge of emergency procedures for swimming pools
*Ability to communicate, instruct, and supervise children in the lesson program and all patrons in the surrounding pool area
*Ability to make prudent decisions, work effectively with fellow staff members and evaluate as well as correct safety issues that may affect the health/safety of the patrons
*Friendly, outgoing, team player, caring, responsible, reliable and able to work without direct supervision

*Ability to commit to the entire duration of the summer schedule (6/20/16 -- 8/14/16)
*Ability to commit to training/orientation on varied days between June -13 -- 17, 2016 between the hours of 9am-5pm (hours will vary on each training day, totaling 8 to 16 hours of overall orientation/training

Prior to applying, please review the "Complete position description" at

To apply, please review the application process online then reply to this post with your resume.

Please call (619) 260-7751 for more information.

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Posted: 2018-12-10

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