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Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

99300 Lifeguard

Monitors activities at swimming pool to prevent accidents and to provide assistance to swimmers. Maintains order in pool and pool areas. Rescues swimmers in danger of drowning, and administers first aid. Inspects facilities for cleanliness, and cleans pool and pool areas, including bath house. Determines chlorine content and pH value of water, using water testing kit, and records readings. May check in and out items such as towels and personal items, including rings, watches and apparel. May conduct or officiate at swimming meets. May give swimming instruction.