Employment Opportunities in Aquatics

Being a lifeguard at Cal Rec Sports is no easy task, but certainly a coveted position.

Each of our lifeguards has passed several rigorous rounds of testing, and dedicates multiple hours  a month to continued on-the-job training and emergency response skills practice. Working as a lifeguard will give you a fulfilling sense of accomplishment — it’s an important job carries with it a high level of responsibility. We welcome all dedicated and talented applicants to apply for a position on our team.

At a given time, a Cal Rec Sports lifeguard will: enforce pool safety rules; rescue a distressed and/or drowning person(s); provide first aid; assist users with membership services, including program schedules, facility amenities, and general information; answer facility and program related questions; open and close facility(ies) when needed; and work flexible hours including weekends and holidays.

This is a year round position. The lifeguard position requires weekend, evening and holiday work as well as work during quarter breaks.



Current certifications of American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, and First Aid.


Pay Rate

$14.85 per hour


Work Hours

Students may work 10-20 hrs/wk during the semester, and up to 40 hrs/wk during the academic breaks.


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