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POSITION:  HSU Workstudy Fitness Center - Lifeguard

DEPARTMENT:  Fitness Center

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Assistant Director of Fletcher Center Operations and Aquatics

FLSA STATUS:  Non-Exempt


LOCATION:  Abilene


CONTACT INFORMATION: Quinton Hunt at or Chantelle Lancaster 325-670-1181or


To provide a safe and sane environment for all patrons and student employees in the Fletcher Fitness Center outdoor pool.


Guard the outdoor facilities with constant supervision, using preventive life-guarding techniques.

Enforce all rules fairly (you are responsible for knowing them).

Maintain cleanliness of the pool and outdoor areas.

Work to create friendly relationships with all patrons using the facility.

If there are signs of fecal contamination, vomit, blood contamination, or dead animals in the pool, clear the pool and notify the head guard or Assistant Director immediately.

Any questions about pool parties should be directed to the Assistant Director.

Be sure to maintain current certifications. The UREC Department will offer opportunities to update your certifications, but you are ultimately responsible.

Constantly monitor the pool chemistry. If the water shows signs of turning green or cloudy contact a supervisor or director immediately.

Maintain hourly water chemistry checks and records.

Monitor pool equipment to ensure it is not stolen or broken.

If a storm is approaching, take down umbrellas and put away any loose equipment.

If you cannot see the main drains at the bottom of the pool (due to rain, wind, or water clarity) you must clear the pool.

Be sure to check with your supervisor or director before leaving from your shift.

Attend all staff training and meetings.

Must complete other duties as assigned


Special Skills Wanted

Certified Lifeguard through American Red Cross. If not currently certified, contact Chantelle Lancaster at  The UREC Department will work accordingly to ensure you're eligible to attend a training for certification.


HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission. 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, except when the accommodation would impose an undue hardship. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.


HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position, applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.