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Campus Recreation Aquatics Jobs 

Campus Recreation Aquatics is a great place for current USA students to find employment. The Student Recreation Center is conveniently located on Stadium Boulevard and easily accessible to USA students who live on and off campus.

Lifeguard Jobs

Lifeguard jobs are available each semester for any current USA student who holds an American Red Cross lifeguard certification. Lifeguard shifts are available from 5:00 AM-9:00 PM weekdays, 7:30 AM-8:00 PM on Saturdays and 12:30-8:00 PM on Sundays. Lifeguards are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week and are scheduled based on availability and around scheduled class times. Lifeguards rotate weekends to allow time for other activities and home visits.

If you are a current American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard, please email sfick@southalabama.edu or call 251-460-6460 to inquire about a lifeguard job.

WSI Jobs (Water Safety Instructor/Swim Lessons)

Are you a current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor? Do you like teaching children and adults how to swim? If your answer is yes to these questions then we would love to have you join the Campus Recreation Aquatics team. We are always looking for qualified swim lesson instructors to teach group and private swim lessons.

If you are a current American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor, please email sfick@southalabama.edu or call 251-460-6460 to inquire about a swim instructor job.

If you are not a certified Lifeguard or WSI instructor, but are interested in working for our department, there are several ways you can qualify:

You can register for the Water Safety Instructor or Lifeguard (KIN 231) courses that are taught Fall and Spring semester through the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Sport. Registration is via PAWS and you will earn 3 credits.

Or, you can register for a lifeguard certification course with the Department of Campus Recreation. Registration is via the Campus Recreation Portal.