Lifeguards are expected to:

  • Maintain the safety of the patrons in and around the pool
  • Represent the office of UREC by maintaining a professional attitude
  • Communicate and enforce all UREC regulations and pool rules in a personable and professional manner
  • Communicate any potentially dangerous elements of the facility to the Aquatics Coordinator
  • Attend all scheduled staff meetings
  • Participate in and help facilitate staff training
  • Perform patron surveillence with a rescue tube from the guard stand
  • Remain alert and use all senses while guarding
  • Work as a team with other lifeguards during special events
  • Record daily participation numbers and complete daily activity reports
  • Test the water, record results and repord imbalances to the supervisor
  • Set up the pool for various activities such as laps, classes, etc.
  • Be able to respond to an emergency and contact/activate EMS
  • Handle all incidents in a manner appropriate to your training
  • Complete all injury reports in black or blue ink
  • Assist Publicity Programmers in keeping the community informed of pool activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned


If you are unable to complete a shift, you are to find a subsitute for your shift, fill out the subsitute form and turn it in to your supervisor accordingly.

Contact Us

Student Recreation Center
150 Bodenheimer Drive
Boone , NC 28608

Phone: (828) 262-8707


SRC Office: (828) 262-2100
UREC Hotline (828) 262-UREC
(for game schedules and cancellations)
SRC Console: (828) 262-8704
Quinn Rec Center: (828) 262-3035

A department of UREC in the division of Student Affairs.