Job Details
Ocean Breeze Waterpark - Virginia Beach, VA

No previous lifeguard experience or certification required.

Lifeguard certification classes offered through Ocean Breeze Waterpark.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and provide surveillance of swimmers according to the established protection standards
  • Perform water rescues on guests in distress
  • Provide basic first aid and emergency care
  • Maintain knowledge of and consistently enforce the rules and regulations of the water park (including attraction requirements such as height restrictions, weight restrictions, proper riding position, etc.)
  • Attend weekly in-service training sessions as directed by management to maintain CPR, first aid and rescue skills at a rescue ready level
  • Communicate with management and other employees, including the use of air phones, whistles, and hand signals
  • Assist customers in safely riding attractions
  • Be attentive at all times
  • Maintain a professional image
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment for customers and other employees
  • Provide superior guest service to all customers in a polite and expedient manner
  • Assist customers with all questions regarding Ocean Breeze Waterpark including facility layout and amenities
  • Follow all park policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Must be at least 15 years of age
  • Ability to successfully complete a Jeff Ellis and Associate lifeguard training course. Courses offered through Ocean Breeze Waterpark. No prior certification required.
  • Excellent recognition skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the public, customers and staff members
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision
  • Be aware, attentive, and work well with others
  • Energy and enthusiasm for long shifts
  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions while taking precautions, including hydration and sun-protection
  • Must be able to work days, evenings, weekends and holidays to meet business needs

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to swim 200 yards using front crawl (freestyle) or breaststroke without resting
  • Must be able to perform a feet-first surface dive, retrieve a 10-lb. brick, and bring it to the surface
  • Must be able to tread water without using arms for 2 minutes
  • Must have 20/25 corrected vision
  • Must be able to get in and out of a pool without a ladder
  • Must be comfortable jumping in the water from varying heights
  • Ability to climb stairs
  • Must be able to respond to situations quickly. This may include running to various locations around the park while carrying up to 40 lbs. of weight
  • Must be able to sit, stand or walk for extended periods of time