Lifeguards and Other Pool Jobs


All Locations, NY, US Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15237 Columbia, MD, US, 21046 Nanuet, NY, US, 10954 Houston, TX, US, 77084 Berlin, NJ, US, 08009 Bensalem, PA, US, 19020 Owings Mills, MD, US, 21117 Elkridge, MD, US, 21075 Alpharetta, GA, US, 30004 Islandia, NY, US, 11749 Edison, NJ, US, 08837

Get ready to dive in!

Get paid to spend your summer in the sun! At Guard for Life, you’ll help keep swimmers safe alongside friends and your new Guard for Life family. Our season is Memorial Day to Labor Day, so the timing is perfect for seasonal gigs, summer jobs, and school breaks.

Fully supported

We make sure our guards are constantly supported with the help and advice they need. We want you to feel completely comfortable with your abilities, duties, and operations and your assigned facility. 

  • Lifeguard certification training (required)
  • Continuous training throughout the summer
  • Site-specific poolside orientation
  • Multiple layers of supervision
  • Management can be called for assistance seven days a week, 8:30 a.m. — 8:30 p.m. There’s also an emergency call line after hours.

At Guard for Life, you’re part of the family

As the leading lifeguard recruitment program in America, Guard for Life takes pride in fostering a community spirit among employees at all levels of the organization. When we all work together, our guests receive the highest level of service and safety.

Our lifeguards work closely together and perform as a team, all the while making new friends. We always provide easy access to instructors and supervisors and there is continuous hands-on training all season long.

Flexible scheduling

You have the opportunity to work in one of three different types of employment:

  • Full time, 40 hours per week
  • Part time, less than 30 hours per week
  • “Some time,” or variable hours

Refer a friend. Get paid. It’s that easy!

Have friends that are interested in lifeguarding? Refer them to Guard for Life to get a bonus and earn extra cash if your friends sign up!


About Guard for Life

Guard for Life is a national program from American Pool and hires more than 8,000 lifeguards annually. We provide a rewarding work experience for guards to develop skills that last a lifetime, and may even start you on a path toward an exciting career in aquatics!