Lifeguards and Other Pool Jobs


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Our Lifeguards are our biggest assets.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about employment opportunities at Guard For Life.

We have been providing quality pool management and lifeguard staffing services for decades. Because we service so many pools throughout the Eastern United States, Guard For Life is capable of providing an enriching experience where our smart young professionals can interact with people from many cultures and demographics. From the cities to the suburbs, employees are placed in positions of responsibility, in which they can provide a high level of service for guests that deserve a safe place to swim. Our lifeguards serve as role models for the youth in our communities and pride themselves in making a difference.

Guard For Life employees undergo lifeguard training and recertification each year to stress the importance of safety and accident prevention. You will be trained in all aspects of water rescue, first aid, and emergency management. In order to ensure well-educated and well-rounded lifeguards at our facilities, you’ll also receive training in basic leadership skills. We are constantly reinforcing these skills throughout the summer with in-service training. Aquatic emergencies do not happen every day but, in the event that one does occur at your facility, we want you to be completely prepared for any situation. Keeping your skills sharp could change someone’s life forever.

All Guard For Life employees, at every level, focus on customer service. Communication and problem resolution is a key focus, and everyone is involved in the process. This creates a sense of unity and team spirit that is clearly visible whenever customers need us. These are just a few of the things that make Guard For Life a special place to work. If you would like to bring your talents to our team, please contact us with your information.


Get the work and life experience employers are looking for! Guard For Life gives our lifeguards unlimited opportunities to develop desirable job skills. Work ethic, Leadership, Teamwork, Time Management, Emergency Management and Interpersonal Skills are just some of the skills we provide.


Get paid to spend your summer in the sun! As a Guard For Life lifeguard, 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 high school and college breaks.


  • Guard For Life understands the importance of flexible scheduling. We can adjust your work hours to accommodate any commitments, vacations or other activities you have scheduled this summer.

  • Change your schedule according to your availability
  • Choose your employment status:
    • Full-time, 40 hours per week
    • Part-time, less than 30 hours per week
    • Some-time, variable hours per week


As a leading pool management provider throughout the east coast, 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.


At Guard For Life, you’re never alone. We make sure our lifeguards are constantly supported with whatever help or advice they might need, and they are completely comfortable with their abilities, duties and the operations of their assigned facilities.

  • 3-day certification training
  • Continued training throughout the summer
  • Site-specific poolside orientation
  • Multiple layers of supervision
  • Management can be called for assistance 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM, seven days a week, with an emergency call line after hours


Established in 2010, Guard for Life is a national program from American Pool and we hire more than 8,000 lifeguards each year. Guard for Life provides a great sense of community and inclusiveness across the United States for our lifeguards and staff combined. Our goal is to provide an exciting work experience where you will develop skills that last a lifetime, gain professional confidence and experience, and have room for advancement!


We understand that hard work should be rewarded. Our recognition programs provide opportunities for our staff to standout and get noticed by management and their peers! Our Lifeguard of the Month and Lifeguard of the Year distinctions encourages our current and future talent.


Have friends that are interested in lifeguarding? Refer them to American Pool to take advantage of our referral bonus program and earn extra cash.