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Job Description

Lifeguards monitor the safety of people when using the swimming pool or at the coast, they will intervene when needed and administer first aid if necessary.  They will make swimmers aware of any dangerous situations and will carry out a rescue procedure in an emergency.

Entry Requirements

To become a Lifeguard you will need to pass the UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification or National Beach Lifeguard Qualification depending on where you want to work.  

Required Skills

  • A very strong swimmer
  • A good level of fitness
  • Good concentration levels
  • Very observant
  • Able to keep calm in difficult situations
  • Able to act quickly in an emergency
  • Good communication skills
  • Confidence in your own abilities

Starting Salary

£13,000 to £18,000

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