Lifeguard​​​/Water Safety Instructor


Job Description

Provide a safe, clean, and enjoyable facility for the patrons of the Joe Frank Sanderson Center.

Responsibilities & Duties (*not limited to)

  1. Maintain constant supervision of the pool and its patrons
  2. Maintain proficiency in all lifeguarding skills
  3. Enforce all pool and University Recreation rules
  4. Respond to all accidents or emergencies in the natatorium
  5. Respond to all emergencies in the building if called
  6. Render immediate First Aid or other rescue skills
  7. Provide a safe and clean pool environment
  8. Properly fill out all forms and paperwork as needed


To qualify as an MSU University Recreation Lifeguard, you must:

  1. Have current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification
  2. Be able to pass written and skills test

Skills test

  1. 300 yard swim using lifeguard strokes
  2. 2 minutes treading water, using legs only
  3. Brick retrieval
  4. Rescue skills
  5. In-line stabilization skills
  6. First Aid, CPR, and AED skills

Contact Person

Brooke Keen