Waterpark Lifeguards

Become a Charleston County Lifeguard

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Waterpark lifeguards are certified by Starfish Aquatics Institute, through the StarGuard Lifeguard Training. We begin recruiting lifeguard and aquatic safety staff in December. Search for available opportunities online.

Employee Benefits

  • Paid uniform
  • Paid training
  • Paid Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR certification
  • Approx. $500 value per employee

Waterpark Lifeguard Requirements

  • Must be at least 16 years-old
  • Must complete an interview with management staff
  • Must submit the CCPRC Physician’s Certification signed by a physician
  • Complete the Starfish Aquatics StarGuard Lifeguard Class 
  • Participate in in-service training throughout the season

Shallow-Water Requirements

  • Swim 100 yards without stopping (front crawl or breast stroke) 
  • Swim 10-ft. underwater 
  • Retrieve a 10-lb. dive brick from four feet of water and bring it to the pool deck
  • Deep-Water (Whirlin’ Waters) Requirements 
  • Swim 200 yards without stopping in 5 minutes or less (front crawl or breast stroke) 
  • Tread water for 2 minutes without the use of arms 
  • Retrieve a 10-lb. dive brick from 6 feet of water, and bring it to the pool deck

In-Service Training 

Lifeguards are required to complete eight hours of in-service training every month to include, but not limited to:

  • Calisthenics
  • CPR
  • Crowd Control
  • Emergency Procedures
  • First Aid
  • Victim Recognition
  • Victim Transport
  • Legal Aspects
  • Severe Weather
  • Spinal Management