Writing your first resume for the position of lifeguard is not a difficult task. Just keep in mind the basic job duties of a lifeguard before writing a lifeguard resume while you have no prior experience.

Lifeguards are skilled swimmers who make sure the protection of other swimmers. They work about all over the place that swimming is open to the public, together with pools and beaches, youth and sporty associations, schools, community recreation departments, personal swim clubs, and hotels.

Lifeguards have to be qualified in water safety. They know how to begin a rescue and take a distressed swimmer away from the water. They also know first aid and are clever to give artificial respiration if needed. In an effort to make sure swimmers’ safety, lifeguards watch for situations that could make accidents possible. They do not permit rough play or hazardous objects in the water or the surrounding area.

The following sample resume of an entry level lifeguard will give you assistance while writing your resume. Also see this Lifeguard Cover Letter to complete your job application.


Lifeguard Resume – No Experience


Claire Lee

Apt 501, Atlanta Avenue, Peterborough, ON D5S 1C1
(999) 222-7777, Email Address

OBJECTIVE: A competent and enthusiastic individual looking for a part time position as a lifeguard with Marriott.

● Knowledge of day to day maintenance in the pool area
● Able to ensure a safe and clean environment to members and guests
● Committed to maintain safe and enjoyable aquatic environment
● Adept at providing emergency care and treatment

● Communication ● Customer Service ● Personal safety ● Observation ● Public Interaction

Bachelor’s in Psychology – Ongoing
St Andrews University, Peterborough, ON

● Certified American Red Cross Lifeguard
● First Aid and CPR – 2011

• Current year round spirited swimmer since 2005
• Advanced knowledge of basic swim techniques and strokes
• Ability to react rapidly
• Able to work well with children and elderly
• Ability to follow instructions timely and efficiently

Jan 2009 – Dec 2009
AAA Babysitting Agency
Babysitter – Part-time

REFERENCES: Available on request