Lifeguarding at MTSU

Certified lifeguards are critical to a safe aquatic environment, and we take great pride in training our aquatic staff at Campus Recreation. If you have been a lifeguard or want to train to become one, read this important information, follow the directions, and apply today!

5 Reasons to Be a Lifeguard

  • Be a hero! You can literally help save lives in an emergency.
  • Help people have fun and prevent emergencies in aquatic spaces.
  • Act as a role model for younger people.
  • Actively keep your community safe.
  • Get paid to keep up your skills and stay fit!

I Want to Be a Lifeguard! Now What?

We only train and hire American Red Cross (ARC)-certified lifeguards. The requirements are that you must:

Join Our Team!

Working at Campus Recreation provides many great benefits to lifeguards like you, including:

  • Student-friendly, flexible work schedules
  • Shifts available at indoor and outdoor pools
  • Lower training costs (only pay the cost of the training)
  • Access to the Campus Rec facility (weight room, basketball courts, etc.)
  • Opportunities for advancement and leadership
  • Build your resume and credentials

Download an official application or pick on up at the Campus Rec office. Once your application is completed, email it to and set up an appointment time for the facility lifeguard skills test.

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