The Lifeguard oversees the aquatic complex, ensuring the safety of members and guests in the swimming area. This position reports to the Wellness Director.
Ensure the “Trilogy Experience” for members and guests by modeling and maintaining the standards set in the Trilogy 10 and adhering to BlueStar Resort & Golf (BSRG) and facility policies.
Help ensure the pool area is only accessed by members and guests, and is safe and secure at all times.
Monitor activities in the pool and surrounding area to maintain order and prevent accidents.
Report any unsafe or inappropriate situations to a supervisor.
Inspect facilities for cleanliness; complete general pool cleaning and maintenance duties.
Assure emergency equipment (rescue tubes, backboard, signs, and other equipment) is in working order and available at all times.
Caution swimmers regarding unsafe practices and safety hazards; enforce pool rules and regulations.
Administer first aid.
Rescue swimmers in distress or in danger of drowning, following the Club’s emergency action plan and established procedures.
Perform lifesaving procedures, like CPR, when necessary.
Test the chlorine content and pH value of water, using the water testing kit; record daily readings.
Complete required paperwork.
Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.
Must be highly customer oriented and responsive with high need for closure.
Able to work under pressure and balance multiple priorities and assignments.
Strong team-building skills including the ability to lead, cooperate, and motivate.
Must be role model and able to live our BlueStar core values:
Honesty and Integrity
Respect for the Individual
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS:
High School diploma or equivalent preferred.
One to three months' of related customer service preferred.
Must have current lifeguard training and be a skilled swimmer.
Current First Aid, CPR/AED certification, and other safety certifications, as required by the Club.
Aqua group fitness certification a plus.
Knowledge of swimming pool sanitation and chlorination systems, and pool equipment and maintenance.
Knowledge of lifesaving methods and procedures; ability to perform rescue actions and administer first aid.
Knowledge of rules and regulations governing conduct of the public at pools.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memorandums.
Ability to communicate positively and effectively with team members and supervisors about job tasks and responsibilities.
Ability to maintain a mature presence and speak assertively to pool patrons when necessary.
Ability to respond quickly and confidently, while keeping calm in emergencies.
Desire to contribute to a productive work environment by maintaining a positive attitude with team members and the public.
Must be self-motivated, follow direction, and able to work independently with little supervision.
Must demonstrate initiative with an ability to think and act quickly, making independent decisions based on sound judgment.
Must be able to pay attention to multiple details and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment where continuous improvement is expected.
This position requires a flexible schedule to include evenings and weekends.
This position is performed in the pool area, with exposure to weather conditions and occasionally native wildlife. There may be exposure to chemicals and fumes. The noise level in the work environment is sometimes moderate, but often noisy, with crowds of people in the pool.
The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see and hear, speak clearly and give directions which can be heard over noise from people and play in the pool. This position requires being alert and focused while sitting for most of a work shift, standing and walking, bending, using hands to fingers, touching and holding, and reaching with hands and arms. The position requires strength and the ability to lift and/or push or pull items weighing up to 50-100 pounds. Dependable vision is critical to this position, including close and distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
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