SECURITY, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS:
The primary responsibilities of a lifeguard include: Safety, Security, and Public Relations. These three areas are of utmost importance in fulfilling the position of lifeguard. All lifeguards are responsible to the Aquatics Manager.
report and document all accidents.
the pool facilities.
and secure the pool at closing.
v The lifeguard should enforce all pool rules (page 7) and use the discipline technique mentioned on page 8. All warnings (above a minor one such as running), time outs and dismissals will be documented in the Discipline Report Book.
that the safety equipment is in the correct place and is in good working order
on a daily basis.
the pool on a daily basis.
phones for emergencies only.
on time for shifts.
and/or any additional articles left in the pool or on the deck need to be
cleaned up and placed in their appropriate locations at closing time.
have the right to test the ability of a swimmer if he/she feels the swimmer is
not capable of swimming in an area in which the depth of the water exceeds the
capabilities of the swimmer.
have the right to refuse admittance to any patron having an obvious communicable
disease, skin eruption, cut, sore or lesion, eye, ear, nose, or throat
infection: Or any other reasons where admittance may be detrimental to the
well-being of the individual. (*These
examples have been taken directly from the Nebraska Swimming Pool Operator’s
Manual*) Such conditions include: colds, ringworm, fevers, foot infections, skin
lesions, carbuncles, inflamed eyes, ear discharges or any other condition which
has the appearance of being infectious. Persons
with excessive sunburn, abrasion which has not healed, corn plasters, bunion
pads, adhesive tape, rubber bandages, etc., or other bandage of any kind should
not be admitted.
all areas secure both during and after normal operating hours.
soon as employees arrive, check the pool and surrounding areas for safety.
Don’t forget to look at the pool bottom.
are city employees. Therefore, if a
patron is misbehaving or damaging property in the city park area outside the
pool the lifeguard has the right to give warnings to the patron and follow up
with discipline that is appropriate if the warning is not heeded.
v Have patrons who are buying a Season Membership fill out the Season Membership Form to ensure accuracy and a proper record.
participants are our customers. We
need to be as accommodating as possible without creating additional risk.
participants look as if they need assistance, help!
participants arrive, make them feel welcome by greeting them politely when you
are in the office.
misunderstandings in an articulate, dignified manner.
information from the participants to the Manager.
not hesitate to point the participant to the Manager or Assistant Manager on