Aquatics Job Descriptions

Aquatic Position Descriptions:

Student Program Assistant (SPA): Aquatics

Assist with staff training, scheduling and payroll. Learn instructional materials and forms used in pool. Inspect equipment and check supplies routinely. Represent lifeguards interests to Assistant Director and at monthly SPA meetings. Program activities for the pool. Schedule staff for special events in pool. Complete additional duties and paperwork as needed.

Qualifications: Be a current Lifeguard with UNC Campus Recreation and maintain at least one regular shift. It is preferable for the SPA - Aquatics to have at least one-year lifeguarding experience for UNC Campus Recreation.


Perform all duties and skills as needed; this includes maintaining constant supervision of patrons in pool area, enforcing all rules, responding to all emergencies in pool area, provide immediate rescues and/or First Aid when necessary, maintain a safe and clean pool environment and complete reports as needed. Remember that the primary responsibility of a lifeguard is to keep all patrons safe. Be professional, alert and courteous. Provide excellent customer service to all patrons.

Qualifications: Lifeguards need current CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Lifeguard certifications. A swim and skills test will be required prior to hiring.

Water Safety Instructor

Prepare to instruct all students before lessons begin. Keep track of students and their progress. Instruct all students in proper swimming technique according to instructor's training. Complete paperwork as needed.

Qualifications: Water safety instructors need current Water Safety Instructor certification from the American Red Cross, previous teaching experience, and a desire to work with adult learners.