Learn about Lifeguarding
Lifeguarding is a dynamic job that can put you on the frontlines of summer fun
As a High Sierra lifeguard, you’ll learn to make split-second, lifesaving decisions while also learn valuable life skills. Those who shine as lifeguards can rise through the ranks at High Sierra Pools, earning promotions to pool manager, area supervisor and more.
Be ready to save a life
When you become a lifeguard, you will:
- Prevent, recognize and respond to injuries in and out of the water
- Ensure safety and enforce facility safety rules
- Keep pool area clean and safe
- Record and measure chemicals
Learn how to save a life
The American Red Cross lifeguard training program will teach you key lifesaving skills, including:
- Water rescue
- First Aid
- Surveillance — to help you recognize and prevent injuries
- Conflict resolution — to enhance your interactions with patrons
Lifeguarding is more than sitting in a chair — it’s a resume builder
The Lifeguard responsibilities and skills include:
As part of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course, all individuals will need to:
- Swim 300 yards without stopping.
- Tread water for 2 minutes using the legs only.
- Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds as follows:
- Starting in the water, swim 20 yards.
- Surface dive, feet- or head-first to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
- Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to the starting point with both hands holding the object at or near the surface of the water.
- Exit the water with the object without using a ladder or steps
2704 Columbia Pike
Arlington, Virginia 22204
Monday – Thursday
9am – 5pm
9am – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday