Lifeguards are professional rescuers, trained to help prevent injuries and to respond in an emergency to help save a life. As part of a team, lifeguards must work together to calmly and efficiently manage crisis situations.
You will be able to showcase the following skills on your resume:
Public Relations / Customer Service
Lifeguards work with members of the public on a daily basis and must respond to inquiries and complaints in a positive and professional manner.
Lifeguards are trained to think in emergencies, take control of crisis situations and prioritize their acts in order to save a life.
Experienced lifeguards learn to mediate disputes between patrons and find creative solutions to common problems.
Lifeguards gain leadership skills as they progress up through the ranks of guards. Head lifeguards assume responsibility for supervising staff, scheduling, etc.
Lifeguards are taught to work as a part of a cohesive team in order to effectively protect swimmers.