Lifeguards & Swim Instructors
Intramural-Recreational Sports is accepting applications for lifeguards at the AFC and North Grounds pool and various aquatic programs. Want to become a Lifeguard? Learn about our Lifeguard Training certification programs. Joining the UVA lifeguard team is a great way to maintain your skills, meet new people, earn money, and have fun. Students who are interested in applying for a position can apply here. The application should be completed with attached copies of certifications and returned to the Intramural-Recreational Department Business Office at the Aquatic and Fitness Center.
Lifeguards typically log 10-20 hours per week, current Red Cross lifeguard training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid certifications are required. Certification in Oxygen Administration preferred but not required. Good skills, attitude and customer service required. Varied hours. Read the job description below.
Wage: Starting at $8.00 per hour.
Candidates must be able to:
Swim 300 yards continuously using the front crawl and breaststroke
Swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke. Surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object,return to the surface and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object. (Time limit at 1:45)
demonstrate high skill level in swimming, approaches, carries, resuscitation, assists and victim removal
enforce specific pool and safety rules
All lifeguard applicants must possess current certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and First Aid. Copies of these certifications must be included with the employment application form.
To apply, please see below for application instructions and form.
See our jobs page for application information.