Working as a Lifeguard

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Lifeguard Ratings

9K Lifeguard reviews for 4K companies

Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Compensation & Benefits
3.2 ★
Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
Number of Jobs on Glassdoor

2K Lifeguard Jobs

Lifeguard Reviews

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Town of Cutler BayTown of Cutler Bay
Lifeguard/Swim Instructor
Dec 16, 2022

“Fun happy energy life great”

Typhoon Texas WaterparkTyphoon Texas Waterpark
Deep Water Lifeguard
Nov 18, 2021

“I enjoyed the working environment and the camaraderie.”

Hillside Country ClubHillside Country Club
Jan 28, 2022

“Being able to enjoy outdoors”

Midtown Athletic ClubMidtown Athletic Club
Dec 16, 2021

“Fun enjoyable easy nice yes”

Associated Students (Cal Poly)Associated Students (Cal Poly)
Oct 13, 2023

“Fun staff and enjoyable working conditions.”

Top Companies for Lifeguard

3.9 ★
14K Jobs
20K Reviews
26K Salaries

The YMCA was established over 160 years ago as a charity dedicated to the health of both individuals and communities. Our focus on inclusiveness and accessibility means we serve people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through all stages of life. Through YMCA financial assistance programs, the YMCA is accessible to all.

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American Pool Enterprises
American Pool Enterprises
3.5 ★
578 Jobs
367 Reviews
459 Salaries

American Pool was founded in 1984 and has since grown to be the largest commercial swimming pool management, maintenance, construction and recreational facility management operation in the United States. We currently have 26 wholly-owned subsidiaries that are operating in 16 U.S. States and Washington D.C. Internationally, we have locations in Toronto and Ottawa, Canada. As a whole, our company serves over 3,000 commercial swimming facilities and over 9,400 residential pools. Commercially-focused American Pool companies service apartments, homeowner associations, country clubs, swim clubs, hospitality businesses, condominiums, fitness clubs and active adult communities. Essentially, any commercial property with a pool or aquatic element (like a fountain). In addition, we employ over 7,500 lifeguards and 300 full-time, year-round employees. Our operations are presently concentrated along the U.S. East Coast with expansion efforts looking to broaden this base. Our business support team for all offices and our executive Leadership are located in Owings Mills, Maryland. Our Lifeguard Program, Guard for Life: Guard for Life is a one-of-a-kind recruiting program from American Pool. With over 6,500 participants, our goals are to build an exciting lifeguard culture based on empowerment, and have fun while doing it! We provide a friendly work environment where you can develop skills, gain professional confidence and even advance into an aquatics career. We hire and match lifeguards with lifeguard jobs in local communities. There are pools down the street, in your city or where you go to school. Throughout your employment, we provide online scheduling, on-time payment and supervision. Our lifeguard training is offered through Ellis & Associates, a world leader in aquatic safety and lifeguard certification training. Through Guard For Life, you can get a job for the summer, make friends, win prizes and be a part of a larger community of lifeguards. Become part of our online community! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We’ll provide you

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