Roles and Responsibilities of the Lifeguards

1. The lifeguards must be certified by the Red Cross or equivalent certification in lifesaving. Copies of certification must be placed on the bulletin board in the kitchen and at the pool during camp operations.

2. The lifeguard begins the week by determining swimmers and non-swimmers. A camper must be able to swim the length of the pool to be allowed in the deep end of the pool.

3. The lifeguard must arrive punctually. Campers are not allowed to enter the pool area until the lifeguard is on duty and at least one other adult is present. No child can be in the water without appropriate supervision.

4. The lifeguard must stay out of the pool when campers are in the pool. The lifeguard should stay in the lifeguard stand or another location where all areas of the pool are clearly visible.

5. The lifeguard should enforce the posted rules uniformly.

6. The lifeguard should not allow especially rowdy behavior. The safety of the campers must be kept uppermost in the mind of the lifeguard.

7. Make a regular check of the campers by using the "buddy method" or other appropriate method.

8. State of Tennessee regulations require a land-line (not cellular) telephone to be at the pool during camper swimming.

9. The lifeguard is compensated financially by the camp at a weekly rate equivalent to one week’s discounted registration.