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Role Summary: Lifeguards maintain the safety of guests, by overseeing their assigned areas to protect weak or distressed swimmers in times of need and communicating with guests regarding other safety issues.


  • Makes guest internal/external service and guest satisfaction a priority in every aspect of the job.
  • Creates and maintains a culture of safe work practices.
  • Responds quickly, intelligently, decisively and in accordance with established emergency action plan.
  • Maintaining skills at a rescue-ready level at all times.
  • Assisting with various tasks including grounds, tubes, line control and taking out trash.
  • Cleaning, sweeping, cleaning tubes, lifting tables and moving heavy objects.
  • Passing random audits of skill levels and attentiveness.


  • Must be at least 15/16 years old. (Dependent upon park location.)
  • Must be friendly and outgoing with a high customer service acumen.
  • Required to maintain established performance levels.
  • Must successfully complete a swim-test and Ellis & Associates lifeguard certification course.

Physical Requirements:

  • Walking to and from your entire assigned area, climbing ladders and stairs when necessary.
  • Standing with or without movement for extended periods of time.
  • Exposure to multiple, high-stress situations at any given time.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time while maintaining a sense of high alertness.
  • Standing in natural, untreated river water or other water for extended periods of time.
  • Must have 20/25 vision with or without corrective lenses. Both eyes must also be fully functional.
  • Exposure to sun and heat for extended periods of time.
  • Bending, pushing, pulling, and lifting heavy objects.
  • Must be able to push up to 50lbs and lift up to 20lbs.
  • Must frequently use hands/fingers to handle tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The ability to respond to whistle signals and other audible commands in accordance with established emergency action plan procedures

This job summary is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

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