Pool Guard

Beach Lifeguard

Minimum 10th class/be able to swim

Not required

The tasks a Lifeguard is expected to perform include:

Making swimmers aware of dangerous situations and in an emergency carrying out a rescue procedure

Checking water temperature, p

H and chlorine levels in the pool/water facility

Setting up pool equipment and placing safety equipment within reach of lifeguard station

Setting preventive measures for swimmers

Defining precautionary measures

Setting safety guidelines for swimmers to be followed at pool site

Assisting/providing instructions on various swimming strokes, jumps

Demonstrating correct use of equipment according to the policies and procedures of the swimming centre from time to time

Monitoring sea/pool conditions and setting up appropriate safety flags

Highlighting the common types of injuries that might occur and affect the participants in water

Maintaining his/her physical fitness in water and on land

Ability to swim

Skilled in providing CPR, using artificial breathing and devices to resuscitate people

Proficiency in preparing concise reports and summary pool incidents/accident reports

In-depth knowledge of safety signs and instructions for swimmers/pool users

Skilled in self-defence/defence techniques required for rescue operations

Ability to use best accepted practices and principles of aquatic rescuing to enable prompt and appropriate responses to major aquatic emergencies

Knowledge of operating and maintaining aquatic equipment such as water filtration equipment, sanitation equipment, etc.

Equipped to use safety and flotation devices used by organization

Knowledge of safety and security guidelines for swimmer

Proficiency in various swimming techniques and strokes

Ability to swim as per emergency training requirements

Knowledge of physical limitations and fitness requirements for rescue operations

Knowledge of safety signs and instructions for swimmers/pool users

Basic knowledge of location of storage of safety equipment

Skilled in conflict resolution techniques to deal with difficult or aggressive clients

Swimming training required



Physically fit


High concentration

Good communication skills


It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Swimming pools usually work for 6/7 days a week and 7/8 hours everyday. This may vary from pool to pool

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include stiff back, joint pain and muscle injuries, if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 16,000 to INR 40,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Sports Trends in India

India is arguably the biggest sports market in the world with a 1.2 billion population and a long established sports culture founded largely on its love of cricket. Events such as the 2010 Commonwealth Games and inaugural Indian Formula One Grand Prix in 2011 have put the country on the business of sports world stage.

With increasing urbanization in India and growing interest for swimming, amusement parks and other adventure sports, appointing a Lifeguard at every such place has become a necessity. Public swimming pools have increased a lot in number in the past few years in the country. All these swimming pools are required to follow the safety norms imposed on them by Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India. These norms include necessary appointment of Lifeguards being at disposal every time. Also, Lifeguards are required at various water parks around the country.

Hotels and beaches also appoint Lifeguards to ensure maximum safety and in order to avoid any mishap. Lifeguards are life savers; hence the profession is highly respected all over the country. Lifeguard as a career option has great potential and it holds a promising future.

Swimming pool clubs

Beach clubs


Amusement parks

Cities and towns across India