Love the water - Do you love the water, and all the activities that come with it? If so, we’ve found your true calling. Lifeguards will spend the majority of their time scanning their station and making sure that all rules and regulations are being followed, and everyone is safe in the water.
Good social skills - Do you always find yourself chatting any chance you get? A great lifeguard knows how to interact well with others, especially while handling large groups of people. As a lifeguard, you will come across all walks of life while at work, which means you’ll have to learn many ways to communicate. Someone who is already a “social butterfly” will be a natural working as a lifeguard.
Works well in a team - Every lifeguard becomes a member of a team when they are hired, and that team becomes their “work family.” As a team, lifeguards will work to help each other, the customers, and the company they work for. A great lifeguard knows how to grab the reins when needed, leading and helping his or her teammates through tough situations or everyday work. It is also important to know when you should pass the reins off to another team member, understanding that everyone on the team has a different role to play.
Happy to help - Lifeguards are trained to be watchful to prevent or assist in any emergency that happens. If a lifeguard sees a guest struggling with a chair or a malfunctioning piece of equipment, it is his or her duty to jump into action and fix whatever the problem may be.
Reliable - A great lifeguard always comes to work on time. Every pool has a certain number of lifeguards needed to keep guests’ safe and everything functioning properly. An understaffed pool is not safe, and a reliable team of lifeguards will prevent that from ever happening.