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Lifeguarding is a great way to make money while helping people stay safe in the water. Lifeguards are responsible for monitoring an area, providing assistance to swimmers, and responding to emergencies. To become a lifeguard, one must complete specialized training and certification. Opportunities can be found at swimming pools, beaches, water parks, and lakefronts, and lifeguards are in high demand with competitive wages.

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The average hourly wage for lifeguards is $10.25* (Source:


Strong swimming skills and knowledge of water safety.
• Ability to identify and respond quickly and effectively to dangerous situations.
• Knowledge of CPR and first aid.
• Patience and the ability to remain calm under pressure.
• Good communication and customer service skills.

⚠️Potential Risk

Drowning risk: Lifeguards are responsible for ensuring pool and beach safety, which involves the risk of drowning.

Dehydration/Heat Exhaustion: Lifeguards must remain vigilant for long periods in the sun, risking dehydration and heat exhaustion.

Injury: Lifeguards must be physically fit to respond quickly to potential incidents, and risk injury during rescue attempts.

Liability: Lifeguards must be vigilant to ensure the safety of others, and may face legal liability if an incident occurs.

Liability Insurance: Lifeguards may need to obtain special liability insurance to cover incidents that occur while on duty.

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