University Recreation



    Now taking applications for Spring and Summer Lifeguards

    Email Resume and Cover Letter to Russell Cleveland, at

    URec continues to seek high caliber Lifeguards‚ Lifeguard Instructors, Water Safety Instructors, and Aqua Fitness Instructors.

    In order to Lifeguard‚ students must have current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification‚ CPR/AED with First Aid, as well as pass a required lifeguard test (see below). You must be, or be becoming, a student of Seattle University. Additionally, lifeguards must be able and willing to work in three areas of responsibility:

    1. Daily operations of the facility
    2. Light maintenance of the facility (daily‚ weekly‚ and special duties)
    3. Swim meet support staff (during all swim meets)
    4. Swim lessons and special events

    Required Connolly Aquatic Center Lifeguard Employment Test

    • Swim 500 Yards– no stopping
    • Tread Water for 2 minutes
    • Pick up a weighted (10 lbs.) full length mannequin from 12 feet depth and bring to surface
    • Perform Active rescue
    • Perform Passive rescue and victim removal
    • Perform Submerged rescue and victim removal
    • Perform CPR skills
    • Perform Spinal Management (Backboarding in Shallow & Deepwater rescue)

    Additional questions regarding employment can be directed to Russell Cleveland, (206) 220-8404, or email