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Lifeguard

Aliases: Lifesaver, Pool Guard, Beach Lifeguard

Industry/Sector(s): Sports, Physical Education, Fitness and Leisure


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Lifeguard is expected to perform include:
  • Making swimmers aware of dangerous situations and in an emergency carrying out a rescue procedure
  • Checking water temperature, pH and chlorine levels in the pool/water facility
  • Setting up pool equipment and placing safety equipment within reach of lifeguard station
  • Setting preventive measures for swimmers
  • Defining precautionary measures
  • Setting safety guidelines for swimmers to be followed at pool site
  • Assisting/providing instructions on various swimming strokes, jumps
  • Demonstrating correct use of equipment according to the policies and procedures of the swimming centre from time to time
  • Monitoring sea/pool conditions and setting up appropriate safety flags
  • Highlighting the common types of injuries that might occur and affect the participants in water
  • Maintaining his/her physical fitness in water and on land
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1
  • It is not a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Swimming pools usually work for 6/7 days a week and 7/8 hours everyday. This may vary from pool to pool
  • Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

No

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1

Minimum – 10th class/be able to swim

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Ability to swim
  • Skilled in providing CPR, using artificial breathing and devices to resuscitate people
  • Proficiency in preparing concise reports and summary pool incidents/accident reports
  • In-depth knowledge of safety signs and instructions for swimmers/pool users
  • Skilled in self-defence/defence techniques required for rescue operations
  • Ability to use best accepted practices and principles of aquatic rescuing to enable prompt and appropriate responses to major aquatic emergencies
  • Knowledge of operating and maintaining aquatic equipment such as water filtration equipment, sanitation equipment, etc.
  • Equipped to use safety and flotation devices used by organization
  • Knowledge of safety and security guidelines for swimmer
  • Proficiency in various swimming techniques and strokes
  • Ability to swim as per emergency training requirements
  • Knowledge of physical limitations and fitness requirements for rescue operations
  • Knowledge of safety signs and instructions for swimmers/pool users
  • Basic knowledge of location of storage of safety equipment
  • Skilled in conflict resolution techniques to deal with difficult or aggressive clients
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1

Swimming training required 

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 4

Various private and government institutes across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

Coming soon

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://www.niws.nic.in/profcourses.htm

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 1

Intern → Lifeguard → Swimming Pool Manager 

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 5
  • For freshers - ₹ 16,000 to ₹ 40,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1

Not required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 
  • Swimming pool clubs
  • Beach clubs
  • Hotels
  • Amusement parks
KEYWORDS 
  • Lifeguard
  • Lifesaver
  • Pool Guard
  • Beach Lifeguard
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 3423.0501 Lifeguard
ISCO 2008 3423 Fitness and Recreation Instructors and Programme Leaders
NIC 2008 93190 Other sports activities
QP Reference SPF/Q1104 Lifeguard
NSQF NA NA
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