Writing a great lifeguard resume is important because it is one of the first things a potential employer will see when they are considering you for a position. It is your opportunity to make a good first impression and sell yourself as the best candidate for the job.

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Laqueta Pita | (119) 525-1021 | Phoenix, AZ


I am a certified lifeguard with over three years of experience. I have extensive training in CPR and first aid, and I am comfortable working with all age groups. I have worked as a swim instructor for both children and adults, and I am confident in my ability to keep people safe while they enjoy the water.


Head Lifeguard at Blythe Group, AZApr 2022 - Present

  • Trained and supervised a team of 20 lifeguards.
  • Monitored swimmers and enforced safety rules to prevent accidents.
  • Performed CPR and first aid when necessary.
  • Kept the pool area clean and well-maintained.
  • Organized pool activities such as water aerobics classes.

Lifeguard at Desert Aquatics, AZJul 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Monitored and ensured the safety of swimmers at a local pool, saving 4 lives in 2 years.
  • Taught swimming lessons to children aged 3-12, helping 50% of students pass their level.
  • Trained new lifeguards on rescue techniques and first aid procedures.
  • Kept the pool area clean and well-maintained at all times.
  • Helped develop new policies for the pool that improved safety for both employees and guests.


High School Diploma at Pinnacle High SchoolAug 2014 - May 2019

I have learned how to study for exams, how to do research, and how to write essays.


  • First Aid
  • CPR Certification
  • Water Rescue Training
  • Lifeguard Training
  • Emergency Medical Response training
  • Basic First Aid and Safety

Ernest Rognlie | (874) 042-4699 | Newark, DE


I am a certified lifeguard with over three years of experience. I have worked as a head lifeguard at a local pool, and have also been responsible for training new hires. In addition to my experience in the water, I am also CPR and First Aid certified.


Head Lifeguard at High Five Lifeguard Services, DEJun 2022 - Present

  • Monitored and supervised up to 50 swimmers at a time.
  • Trained new lifeguards in CPR, First Aid, and water rescue techniques.
  • Implemented new policies that improved safety and decreased the number of accidents by 20%.
  • Led public education campaigns on beach safety that reached over 10,000 people.
  • Responded to emergencies and administered first aid when necessary.

Lifeguard at Sun and Surf Lifeguard Services, DEAug 2019 - Apr 2022

  • Successfully completed over 500 water rescues.
  • Became certified in CPR and First Aid.
  • Received awards for bravery during two separate shark attacks.
  • Was promoted to head lifeguard after only one season on the job.
  • Successfully trained 5 new lifeguards.


High School Diploma at Newark High School, Newark, DEAug 2015 - May 2019

I have learned time management, organization, and study skills while studying for my High School Diploma.


  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • AED
  • Water Rescue
  • Swimming
  • Lifeguard Training
  • First Responder

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